This project consists of expanding the Frans Masereel Centre in Kasterlee, Belgium, to create exhibition areas and a new graphic studio. A new one-level pavilion, shaped like a cone with six protruding triangles, will be linked to the existing building through a passageway looking out at the rural landscape.
The walls, made of reinforced concrete framework and sand-lime blocks, will vary in height from 2.3 to 5.9 m and will support a conical wooden roof with a radius of 14.5 m. The roof will be formed by around 1,000 wooden reciprocal beams of 8 cm x 23 cm and a maximum length of 6 m. These dimensions mean that construction requires no crane. The combination of inward-slanting walls and a self-supporting roof creates a free plan.
Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium
List, Paris, France, Hideyuki Nakayama Architects, Tokio, Japan
Start of planning: 2013
Expected completion: 2017
NFA: 360 m²Service:
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23 October 2017
"Inventons la Métropole du Grand Paris": B+G among the winning teams twiceWe are proud to be part of two winning teams of the "Inventons la Métropole du Grand Paris" call for projects.
In Saint-Ouen, on the site of the flea market, with Novaxia, Engie, Wilmotte & Associés and Manifesto for the realization of a new 18000 m² cultural center.
In Paris, ZAC Paul-Bourget, with Financière Pichet, Atelier Kempe Thill, Atelier Dots Paysagistes, Toits Vivants for the creation of an exemplary building for the circular economy, focused on experimentation.
20 - 22 October 2017
Standard Architecture - From Durand to BIMLectures in the course of the symposium:
BIM—the engineer’s perspective (Manfred Grohmann)
21/10/2017, 5 pm
Standards and regulations in the design of innovative façades (Daniel Pfanner)
22/10/2017, 2:30 pm
Standardized thinking? (Manfred Grohmann)
The presentation will be followed by a discussion with ministerial director
22/10/2017, 6 pm
Location: Deutsches Architekturmuseum Frankfurt am Main
20 October 2017
Tragwerksgestaltung - Neue Entwurfsprozesse im konstruktiven EntwurfLecture by Christoph Gengnagel (Bollinger + Grohmann, Institut für Architektur und Städtebau, University of the Arts Berlin) on the occasion of the 21st Dresden seminar on structural analysis "Reality - Modeling - Structural Design".
Location: World Trade Center Dresden
Time: 10:15 - 10:45 am
17 October 2017
Competition for the Heidelberg Convention Center: 2nd prizefor Nieto Sobejano Architectos, Berlin.
Bollinger + Grohmann gave expert advice .
The 1st prize goes to Degelo Architekten, Basel, two 3rd prizes to Bez+Kock Architekten and 4a Architekten from Stuttgart.
Mit Teamwork zum KACST HeadquarterArticle of Klaus Bollinger, Manfred Grohmann and Simon Ruppert about the Headquarter of the "King Abdullah City for Science and Technology" in the annual edition of the "Bauingenieur" 2017/2018.
Opening of the Lab City CentraleSupélecThe project of the Ecole Centrale-Supélec in Paris was completed just in time for the beginning of the semester 2017-2018.
Bollinger + Grohmann was in charge of the structural and façade design.
25 - 28 September 2017
IASS 2017: InterfacesThe annual IASS (International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures) symposium will take place in Hamburg, Germany between September 25 - 28 2017. This year the theme of the symposium will be "INTERFACES: ARCHITECTURE . ENGINEERING . SCIENCE".
Applications are open for workshops (between September 20 - 24) lead by Clemens Preisinger and Moritz Heimrath - "Optimization of Statically Informed Grid-Shell Patterns", by Philipp Eisenbach - "Aggregated Structure: Approximating Topology Optimized Material Distribution with discrete building blocks".
Manfred Grohmann is Vice Chair of the organisation comittee and Bollinger+Grohmann acts a sponsor for the symposium.
23 September 2017, 2 pm
Opening: Up into the UnknownPeter Cook, Colin Fournier and the Kunsthaus
The exhibition "Up into the Unknown" traces the creation of the Kunsthaus Graz, exploring thereby the relationship between visionary ideas and their realisation.
With works by Archigram, Bollinger + Grohmann, Peter Cook, Colin Fournier, Jessica Hausner, Niels Jonkhans, Mischa Kuball, Vera Lutter, Anna Meyer, realities:united, Isa Rosenberger, Gernot Stangl and Arthur Zalewski
Length of the exhibition: 23/09/2017 - 25/03/2018
18 - 20 September 2017
Design Modelling Symposium Paris 2017This's years conference will be on the topic: "Humanizing digital reality"
Applications are open the pre-symposium workshops and Master Classes from 16 - 17 September.
The symposium will be organized with the assistance of Klaas de Rycke (ENSA Versailles / B+G Paris) and Christoph Gengnagel (UDK Berlin / B+G Berlin).
ENSA-V, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Versailles, Paris
15 September 2017
Opening of the installation "Fountain" in St. Pölten, AustriaA permanent light sculpture by the artist Brigitte Kowanz will present the former water tower on the premises of Glanzstoff, St. Pölten, in a particularly atmospheric way.
Bollinger + Grohmann were in charge with the structural design in this project.
15 September 2017
New adress of our Berlin branchFrom the 18th of September you will find our office at the following adress:
Alt-Moabit 103 / 2.OG
11 September 2017
Topping out ceremony for the future Allianz Campus in Berlin AdlershofOn 11 September, one year after the foundation stone was laid, a topping out ceremony was held at the future headquarters of the Allianz in Berlin. CORPUS SIREO Real Estate and their partner FOM Real Estate are projected to offer a total of 50,000 m² renatl office spaces, spread over three buildings desgined by schneider+schumacher. The completion is expected by April 2019.
B+G is in charge of the structural design.
Footbridge 2017 BerlinThe Paper "Intelligent Fabrication - Digital Bridges" was accepted for the Footbridge 2017 Berlin Conference.
Prepared by Klaas de Rycke, Louis Bergis, Ewa Jankowska-Kus, Dragos Naicu, Adam Orlinski and Matthew Tam.
Location: TU Berlin, Gebäude 13b, Hörsaal B, Germany
Date: 6. - 8.9.2017
27 August 2017
Darmstadt DatterichThis year once again, our team B+G Frankfurt participated at the 10 Freunde Triathlon in Darmstadt. Jointly with over 3000 participants, they finished the swim course of 380 m, the bike course of 18 km and the running track of 4,2 km.
New European headquarter of the MHK Group: progress on the construction siteMeanwhile, the installation of the translucent glass façade with its large-scaled second glass panes is almost finished.
FOUR, FrankfurtFrankfurt's new high-rise quarter FOUR is being built on the former DEUTSCHE-BANK-AREAL. The architecture of the buildings was chosen in February 2017 within the course of a competition by the Dutch architecture office UNStudio.
We are pleased to be in charge with the structural engineering together with Werner Sobek Frankfurt in a team (ARGE).
Since March 2017
Tomás Saraceno – in orbitThe installation was reopened in March 2017 after extensive renewal measures and will be open for visitors until March 2018. The accessible 25-metres-high net structure was originally planned in collaboration with Bollinger + Grohmann is installed sind 2013 in the Ständehaus in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Ferris wheel in the "Spreepark", Berlin: Expert opinionThe ferris wheel in Berlin's Spreepark shall be recommissioned. Therefore an expert assessment by B+G with the participation of a metalworking company has been effected.
The client "Grün Berlin GmbH" has made a video documentation about the assessment by the experts of the ferris wheel and presents it on its website.
10 June - 1 October 2017
Sculpture Projects MünsterBollinger+Grohmann Paris supported Oscar Tuazon in designing "Burn the Formwork" for the Sculpture Projects Münster, a German festival held every ten years.
The exhibition is organized by the LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur and open to the public from the 10th of June until the 1st of October.
27 June 2017
Competition for Walkerhill Spa & Resort: 1st Prizefor the concept by Delugan Meissl Associated Architects with Bollinger + Grohmann. For this project located in Seoul, Korea, the spa features, among other things, the longest infinity pool in the world.
15 June 2017
Inauguration of the Crematorium "Hörnli" in BaselThe new L-shaped crematorium is located on the premises of the Hörnli cemetery in Basel. It is characterized by the calm rhythm of the brickwork compounds.
13 April - 15 October 2017
IGA Berlin 2017: Inside the FlowerBetween 13 April and 15 October 2017, the IGA Berlin 2017 is inviting to a festival of the most beautiful international garden design and green urban life culture under the motto "an ocean of colours".
In the "Horizons" area is located, among others, the pavilion "Inside the Flower" by the artist Janet Laurence. The project was implemented in cooperation with LAVA and Cityplot, Bollinger + Grohmann gave advice for static issues.
Opening of HYUNDAI Motorstudio Goyang in SeoulIn Seoul, Hyundai's largest adventure centre just opened. On a total of 14 levels are located the new exhibition-, office-, educational- and recreational spaces. The building has also 5 basement levels, housing parking-, service areas. Delugan Meissl Associated Architects from Vienna were responsible for the design and execution, Bollinger + Grohmann were charged with the structural and façade design in this project.