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19 October 2019


We mourn the loss of our good friend and colleague

Hendrik Laing

He worked with us from the beginning.
Without him, we would not be where we are today. We owe him a lot.

Our sympathy goes to his family,
especially to his wife Antje Laing and his children Nele and Sören.

Klaus Bollinger, Manfred Grohmann,
The management team and all colleagues.

October 2019

"Parkapartments am Belvedere" in the DBZ journal

The October issue of the "Deutsche Bauzeitschrift" (DBZ) focuses on structural engineering. Buildings were deliberately selected for this purpose that see the supporting structure as a central design element and thus make it a very special architectural statement.

15 October 2019

Return of the Frankfurt Pavilion

The temporary structure was realized in collaboration with schneider + schumacher architekten. The iconic building was constructed for the first time on the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2018 and is also this year's venue for events with authors and industry experts from all over the world.
The space-defining construction was generated and optimized using genetic algorithms taking into account architectural and structural criteria.

07 October 2019

Torroja Medal for Manfred Grohmann

After his plenary lecture at the IASS Symposium 2019 "Form and Force", Manfred Grohmann received the "Torroja Medal", which was awarded to him this year.

26 September 2019

Opening: University of Graz Library

The University of Graz celebrated the opening after the extension and renovation of the campus library. A new reading hall cantilevers 20m above the original 1890s building.
Bollinger + Grohmann was responsible for structural engineering.

September 2019

Completion: Temporary modular Kindergarden in Jardins du Luxembourg, Paris

The temporary kindergarten designed by Djuric Tardio Architectes in Jardin du Luxembourg has just been completed. Located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, this modular timber structure is fully demountable and reconfigurable.
B+G Paris was in charge of the structural design.

26 September 2019

Fotografihuset på Sukkerbiten

I konkurranse med 97 andre bidrag vant Atelier Oslo den internasjonale arkitektkonkurransen om utforming av Fotografihuset på Sukkerbiten i Oslo.
Bollinger+Grohmann var ansvarlig for konstruksjonsteknikk.

Illustrasjon: Atelier Oslo

19 September 2019

How to become an apprentice in 10 minutes - 10 minutes to find an apprenticeship

This year, Bollinger + Grohmann takes part for the first time in the Apprentice-Speed-Dating at the IHK in Frankfurt. The event offers people who are searching for an apprenticeship and companies the opportunity to find suitable apprentice positions or suitable applicants in 10 minutes.

Venue: Industrie- und Handelskammer, Börsenplatz 4, Frankfurt
Time: 10 am - 3 pm

7 - 10 October 2019

Plenary Lecture by Manfred Grohmann: Architecture und Structure

This year the joint international conference "IASS Symposium 2019" and the "Structural Membranes 2019" under the title "Form and Force" will take place from 7 to 10 October in Barcelona.

21 - 25 September 2019

Design modelling Symposium Berlin 2019

By synthesizing artistic, theoretical and technological perspectives and positions, the Design Modelling Symposium will provide a platform for key research questions about the role of the digital age in relation to art, architecture and design, and the impact on the future of society, environment and innovation.

14 September - 06 October 2019

Stadtlabor Friederike

The experimental structure FRIEDERIKE is presented as of the City of Vienna's cultural initiative to showcase art in an public space. Performances, concerts, film showings will be held under the temporary structure which runs from 14.09.2019 until 6.10.2019 in the 14th district of Vienna. Bollinger + Grohmann gave expert advice on the structural design.

12 September 2019

Omniturm. Work Life United

At the 14th Jung architecture talks, Manfred Grohmann (B+G), Kai-Uwe Bermann (BIG) and Florian Reiff (Tishman Speyer) used the example of the Omniturm project to discuss what the combination of working and living means for architecture and interdisciplinary planning.

The event was held in the crowded Frankfurt Jugend- und Kulturkirche Sankt Peter in Frankfurt.

© JUNG.DE / Fotograf: Markus Eichelmann

11 September 2019

Tragwerksentwurf und -modellierung am Beispiel des Hochhauskomplexes FOUR, Frankfurt

Lecture by Simon Ruppert in the course of the seminar "Weiterbildung für Tragwerksplaner 2019: FE-Berechnung und Modellierung" at the TU Darmstadt.

Venue: TUD, Institut für Massivbau, Gebäude L3/01 Raum 93
Time: 16.45 - 17.15 Uhr

18 September 2019

SO FOUR SO GOOD Zum Tragwerksentwurf des ersten Hochhausclusters Deutschlands

The second lecture by Simon Ruppert within the seminar "Weiterbildung für Tragwerksplaner 2019: FE-Berechnung und Modellierung", this time at the TU Kaiserslautern.

Venue: TU Kaiserslautern, Gebäude 46, Raum 210
Time: 4.45 - 5.15 pm

08 September 2019

Opening: Bauhaus Museum Dessau

The opening of the Museum in Dessau is one of the highlights of the annyversary year of Bauhaus. For the first time the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation’s unique collection will be comprehensively displayed.
Bollinger + Grohmann was in charge of the structural and façade engineering, the fire protection planning as well as for the building physics.

06 - 07 September 2019

Bollinger + Grohmann future workshop in Antwerp

On 06 and 07 Semptember, the team of the entire Bollinger + Grohmann Group came together to a workshop in Antwerp to discuss about roots, philosophy and future of our company.

September 2019

Connect 3/19: Norge forfølger målene sine konsekvent

Michael Lommertz, faglig leder bærekraft B+G Oslo, snakker om bærekraft i Norge i et intervju med det norsk-tyske handelskammerets magasin «connect». (32-37)

13 September 2019, 12 am - 2 pm

Just a simple engineering love affair. Workflow / Digital Fabrication

On September, 13th, Klaas de Rycke (B+G Paris) will give a lecture at SCAU architecture in Paris.

Information and registration:

29 August 2019

Lunch lecture at Gewers Pudewill

Daniel Pfanner (B+G) visited the colleagues of Gewers Pudewill end of August for a lunch lecture about the challenging façade engineering of the project Louvre in Lens, France.

Picture: Philipp Winter

6 August 2019

Opening of the new school and gymnasium in Berlin Mahlsdorf

The new school for 550 pupils was completed on time at the beginning of the new school year, along with the gymnasium. The school is the first of three model projects that the Berlin Senate has commissioned to be built as a modular timber construction. The design for all three schools is by the architects NKBAK from Frankfurt, who worked in a joint-venture together with Bollinger + Grohmann, Ecotec (MEP) and Franz Reschke Landschaftsarchitektur.

Photo: Thomas Mayer

29 July 2019

1st prize: Xingtai Science and Technology Museum

Coop Himmelb(l)au wins Science & Technology Museum Competition in Xingtai, China. Bollinger + Grohmann Ingenieure was in charge of structural engineering.

23 July – 30 November 2019

Research project RegoLight at “ZERO GRAVITY” exhibition

The exhibition “ZERO GRAVITY” revolves around concepts and ideas that defined and changed arts and science from the moment humankind stepped on the moon. Selected material from research project RegoLight, which Bollinger + Grohmann was part of between 2015 and 2017, will be a part of media artist Peter Kogler spatial installation at ERES-Stiftung in Munich.

Room installation by Peter Kogler, Ohne Titel, 2019, © the artist, Photo: Thomas Dashuber

4 July 2019

1st prize for "Kurfürstenstraße, Berlin"

Congratulations to the team of Barkow Leibinger who won the competition about the "Wohn- und Bürokomplex Kurfürstenstrasse" in Berlin. B+G gave technical advice.

© Image: Barkow Leibinger

24 July 2019

2nd prize for "Heinrich-Hoffmann-Grundschule, Darmstadt"

We are very happy about the 2nd prize, which Dietrich Untertrifaller Architekten received for the design of the "Heinrich-Hoffmann-Grundschule" in Darmstadt. B+G gave technical advice.

@ Image: Dietrich Untertrifaller Architekten

29 - 30 June 2019

Tag der Architektur 2019

"Räume prägen" - this is the motto of this year's nationwide Architecture Day. Of a total of 76 selected examples in Hesse, three structures are also open to the public, and B+G was involved in their realisation with structural and/or façade engineering:

Kornmarkt-Arkaden, Frankfurt
Residential and office building Berger-/ corner Höhenstraße, Frankfurt
Headquarters Europe Musterhausküchen, Dreieich

09 June 2019

Installation of the timber construction modules

After the Marie Curie School, the August Gräser School in Frankfurt is currently being extended by a modular timber construction. The installation and assembly of the 12 modules only takes two days. The new premises should be ready for occupancy by August. B+G was responsible for the structural design as well as for the building physics.

19 June 2019

1st prize with Nieto Sobejano Architectos

We are happy about one of two 1st prizes within the competition of the new event hall and hotel with underground parking in the Kaiserpfalzquartier in Goslar. B+G gave technical advice. Auer Weber won a further 1st prize.

© Visualization: Nieto Sobejano Architectos

12 June 2019

Sykehusområde på Bragernes, Drammen

I samarbeid med Powerhouse company og Skajaa arkitektkontor har B+G Oslo blitt engasjert i et parallelloppdrag for utvikling av sykehustomta på Bragernes i Drammen.

06 June 2019

Project Winner

We are very happy to announce that our project “Gradient” is the winner of the international engineering, architectural, landscaping and integrated art competition held by the City of Nyon related to the development of Greater Geneva.

May 2019

MOCAPE - "Steel Construction" Volume 12, 2019

The May issue of the magazine „Steel Construction“ features an article about the MOCAPE Museum in Shenzhen written by B+G.
The project even made it onto the cover!

27 May 2019

First prize for "Bildungscampus " in Pforzheim

Bruno Fioretti Marquez (BFM) won the competition for the "Bildungscampus" Pforzheim.
B+G supported the architects with the development of a 4- and 3-floor timber construction for two school buildings, a canteen and sports hall and the concept for the further development of three existing buildings.

22 May 2019

C40 Reinventing Cities: Winning project 'The Urban Village'

Teaming up within "The Urban Village Team" with LPO Architects / SLA, Bollinger + Grohmann won within the C40 Reinventing Cities competition. The site is located in the northeast of Oslo and aims to drive carbon neutral and resilient urban regeneration focusing on social, environmental and economic sustainability. Bollinger + Grohmann is involved as an environmental expert and for the structural design.

Image: ©The Urban Village Team

3 May - 1 June 2019

Opening of the PLAY! exhibition in Paris

The exhibition is entirely dedicated to the project Quai de la Moselle sports center in Calais, France designed by Bureau faceB. Bollinger + Grohmann is responsible for the structural engineering.

Venue: Gallery ArchiLib, 49 boulevard de la Vilette, 75010 Paris.

14. mai 2019

"Miljøvennlig materialbruk"

Michael Lommertz (B+G Oslo) vil holde flere kursinlegg om miljøvennlige materialer og gjenbruk i forbindelse med NALs kurs.

7 May 2019

Winner MKNO: C40 - Reinventing Cities

Together with Coldefy & Associates, Triptyque Architecture, SO-IL and as part of the team MKNO, Bollinger + Grohmann have been selected winners of the International Competition MBK in Bobigny - within the C40 Reinventing Cities to drive carbon neutral and resilient urban regeneration.

Bollinger + Grohmann is responsible for structural and façade engineering.

Image credit: © ArtefactoryLab / NODI

4 May - 13 July 2019

Biennale d’architecture et de paysage, Versailles

The first Biennale of Architecture and landscaping hosts six exhibitions with the participation of French and international architects and landscapers in exceptional venues and focuses on the main theme “L’homme, la nature et la ville (Man, nature and the city)” and is open to the public.
Bollinger + Grohmann has worked on the structural design and has provided technical advice for several installations.

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09 April 2019

Topping out ceremony of the K1 in Jena

The future residential and commercial building with around 5,870 m² of residential and commercial space will be Jena's first high-rise since German reunification.
Bollinger + Grohmann was in charge of the structural engineering.

March / April 2019

New publications by B + G

In March/April, B+G is represented with a total of three articles in the "Stahlbau" and "Beton- und Stahlbetonbau" (Verlag Ernst und Sohn):

1. "Hyundai Motorstudio Goyang",
Stahlbau 88 (2019), Heft 3, S. 223-233
2. "Moderne Parametrik in der Tragwerksplanung",
Stahlbau 88 (2019), Heft 3, S. 184-193
3. "Eso Supernova", Besucherzentrum und Planetarium,
Beton- und Stahlbetonbau 114 (2019), S. 1-8

30 March 2019

Topping out ceremony at the Barmbeker Bahnhof

The topping out ceremony of the new hotel and office building "Fuhle 101" in Hamburg Barmbek was celebrated at the end of March.
Architects: Bieling Architekten
Client: Development Partner AG und BL Gruppe
Structural Engineering: B+G

26 March 2019

Bollinger + Grohmann jetzt auch auf Instagram

With our new profile on Instagram, we extended our social media presence. We would like to use our account to give an overview and inform about our scope of work and projects during the different design and development phases. If you want to follow us, please use the link below:

6 March 2019

Deutscher Ingenieurbaupreis 2018

Stadtwerke Düsseldorf and B+G donate the prize money.

1 March 2019

Competition "Hafenpark Quartier Frankfurt": 1st prize

First prize for the hotel design at "Molenspitze" in Frankfurt for Barkow Leibinger. Bollinger + Grohmann gave expert advice in structural engineering.
From 01/03/ to 14/03/2019, the nine submitted designs will be exhibited in the atrium of the Stadtplanungsamt at Kurt-Schumacher-Straße 10 in Frankfurt.

28 February 2019

Frankfurt Pavilion wins the IDA Award

in the architectural category "Exhibits, Pavilions and Exhibitions". The new landmark of the Frankfurt Book Fair was designed as a temporary building and was opened in September 2018 for the first time.
Bollinger + Grohmann gave expert advice to the schneider+schumacher architects during the whole process and was in charge of the structural engineering.

28 February 2019

ISS Berlin-Mahlsdorf: topping-out ceremony

Yesterday the topping-out ceremony was celebrated at the Integrated Secondary School Berlin-Mahlsdorf. Both the modular school building and the sports hall will be built in timber.

27 February 2019

And another topping-out ceremony: Extension Hager building D

The electrical engineering group Hager expands its headquarters in Blieskastel by an office building for another 100 workplaces.
The planning company schneider + schumacher is responsible for the architecture and site supervision. Bollinger + Grohmann had already completed two buildings at this site together with them.

26 February 2019, 7pm

Haute Agora : The opening of the exhibition

The « Haute Agora » tower, a research project developed by the architect Jean Christophe Quinton and Bollinger + Grohmann Paris, will be exposed at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal in Paris from 27 February to 31 March 2019.

19 - 21 February 2019

63th concrete congress BetonTage in Neu-Ulm: lecture by Holger Alpermann (B+G Berlin)

Holger Alpermann is invited to talk about the Merck Campus Innovation centre in Darmstadt, Germany.

Venue: Kongresszentrum Neu-Ulm, Podium 7
Time: 20/02/2019, 2 pm

February 2019

JKU Campus - TNF Tower

The 18 metres tall steel grid construction of the new terrace at Johannes Kepler University in Linz is located on the TNF tower which is the tallest building on campus. The construction is planned to be completed in March 2019 which makes it the first of many new places for university visitors to discover!

11 February 2019

Tower of Power: Transport Design of the Year 2018

The public charging station by Göbl Architektur in Vienna is awarded Dezeen’s Transport Design of the Year 2018. A photovoltaic panel roof and a built-in wind turbine supply the station with necessary electricity to charge four electric cars and four electric bikes at a time.
Bollinger + Grohmann was responsible for the structural engineering.

9 February 2019

Franz Masereel Center: Opening

The opening of the extension of the Franz Masereel Center, in Kasterlee, Belgium took place on Thursday, 9 February 2019. The project has been designed by LIST and Hideyuki Nakayama Architects. B+G Paris & Brussels were already part of the competition team and afterwards responsible for the structural engineering.

Ido Avissar of LIST will give a lecture about the construction at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal in Paris, next Thursday, February 21th at 7pm.

November 2018

ECSN-Award: 2nd prize for Merck Campus in Darmstadt

We are very happy about the European Concrete Award 2018 for the Innovation Centre and Company Restaurant on the Merck campus in Darmstadt.

Januar 2019

Deichman Hovedbibliotek i Oslo : detaljert dokumentasjon i "Teknisk Ukeblad"

Januar-utgaven av teknisk ukeblad omtaler de avanserte konstruksjonene på Deichman Hovedbibliotek i Oslo. Bollinger+Grohmann har bidratt ifm. konstruksjonsteknikk og fasade.