Ladies and Gentlemen,
here you have Issue II/11 of our Newsletter, informing you on current projects, interesting publications, awards, lectures and exhibitions on and by Franken Architekten. You can also see our Newsletter here.
Interview with Prof. Bernhard Franken on the importance of sustainability in the real estate sector in the recently published book "Baukultur im Wertewandel".
"The Germans have more of a problem with communication than they do with innovations"
LINDNER HOTEL & SPORTS ACADEMY
Franken Architekten's first hotel project in Frankfurt now completed
In the presence of Frankfurt's Lady Mayoress, Ms. Petra Roth the German Association of Gymnasts (DTB) officially opened its new building on Otto Fleck Schneise on June 24. The core of the new building is the Lindner Hotel & Sports Academy, which has 111 rooms. Franken Architekten was commissioned by DTB with planning the interior decorations for this three-star theme hotel with restaurant and bar facilities.
Prof. Bernhard Franken (center) at the handover of keys on June 24 with DTB President Rainer Brechtken (right) and Markus Karow. (photo from the Frankfurter Rundschau, June 25-26, 2011)
Entering the building, guests are confronted by a dramatic setting with different scenes for the hotel's various individual zones. The hotel was designed with details of, and materials from the world of gymnastics that evoke associations with sports halls, changing rooms etc., in terms of both materials and shape. Each floor of the hotel is devoted to a sporting exercise, with the individual guest room representing the culmination of this exercise. Once the guest gets past the corridor, the exercise develops parallel to his movements. Coherent down to the very last detail, the architectural concept is the emotional springboard in this theme hotel for lovers of gymnastics and indeed sport in general, succeeding in maintaining the balance between economic viability and quality of design.
One of Vietnam's largest ongoing construction projects is making excellent progress
The building shells of the first three of a total of nine residential high-rises in Hanoi, featuring a kilometer-long shopping mall on a continuous platform, has now reached the 20th floor (building section CT1). Extending as deep as 80 meters below ground, the foundations and the two-storey underground car park on top of them are largely concreted. Provisional completion date for the entire complex is 2014.
MOBILE NOODLE BAR
Franken Architekten is planning Germany's first mobile noodle bar
Franken Architekten is planning the first mobile noodle bar in Germany for hospitality brand MoschMosch. The MoschMoschMobil is a fusion of high-tech and Japanese tradition, kitchen and culture.
The roof elements with oriental lanterns create a diorama-like, transitory restaurant area with seating for around 35 guests and standing room for about 25 more. Inspired by mobile cook shops in Asia, as of July 2011, MoschMoschMobil is starting out, for the first time, on a tour of six selected towns in Germany, with the aim of attracting new guests in new venues there.
The mobile restaurant will be at the Museumsuferfest in Frankfurt from August 26-28.
04.- 08.05.2011 Messe Frankfurt
The motto of the 2011 ADC summit was "IDEEN.DURCHSETZEN". With the presentation once again designed by Franken Architekten in collaboration with agencies Voss + Fischer and Hauser Lacour, the Art Directors Club competition, the world's largest creative show, was in Hall 5 at Messe Frankfurt, Frankfurt's exhibition center.
Spatially, the festival was divided into three areas: exhibition, congress and competition for the young generation. In the first part of the exhibition, the creative process involved in coming up with a promising idea was symbolized by covering the girders in the entrance area with white paper, hanging down in sheets. The paper was folded over and creased, thus representing the work involved not only in having an idea but also in committing it to paper, reworking it, reformulating it, often starting on a new sheet of paper in the process. Just as the path to the idea has a number of levels, the paper was also arranged into several layers.
With the projects EQ7 - World of Coffee, Siemens Messeauftritt, IFA 2008 and MINI - What a Birthday, IAA 2009, Franken Architekten has been nominated for the Federal Republic of Germany's 2012 Design Prize.
09.06.2011 - Düsseldorf
On June 09, 2011, as part of the 2011 Grohe Dialoge, Prof. Bernhard Franken took part in a panel discussion on the subject of "Baukultur im Wertewandel". In this context, the book of the same name was also presented for the first time.
08.06.2011 - Hamburg
For the second time, Prof. Bernhard Franken presented the ULI Leader Circle Hotel Germany, which he was instrumental in founding. This time, the meeting took place in Hamburg.
07.06.2011 - Coburg
On June 07, 2011, Frank Brammer gave a lecture on the subject of "Context/Subtext" as part of Coburg University of Applied Sciences' Tuesday series.
21.-28.05.2011 - Hunan
During this year's delegation trip by the Hessenagentur to the People's Republic of China from May 21-28, Christoph Cellarius gave a lecture entitled "Traffic regulation, urban development" as part of the specialist dialogue between Hessen and Hunan on the subject of "Establishing a resource-saving, energy-efficient, environmentally conscious and low-emission economy and society".
06.04.2011 - Marktschwaben
Frank Brammer has been invited by HTI Gienger KG to take part in a panel discussion on the subject of "Schnittstelle_architektur_wasser".
15.-16.09.2011 - Karlsruhe
On September 15, Cathrin Loose will be speaking at Branded Spaces 2011, a conference organized by Karlshochschule on the subject of "Management & Process".
11.10.2011 - Wiesbaden
On October 11, Franken Architekten will be holding a seminar entitled "Messebau: Ex und hopp oder nachhaltig?". The seminar will be chaired by Cathrin Loose (Design Director Brandspace) and will take place at the Architekten- und Stadtplanerkammer Hessen.
Baukultur im Wertewandel
Subsequent to the book "Baukultur im Wertewandel", Prof. Bernhard Franken has been interviewed, alongside 25 other leading personalities from the German construction and real estate sector, on the question of what sustainability really means in the real estate market. The book was published by Forum Fachverlag in cooperation with Grohe AG.www.grohe.com www.forum-verlag.com
The Structural Basis of Architecture
The Dynaform project was presented in the chapter entitled "Structuring Space" in Björn N. Sandaker's book, which was published by Routledge.www.routledge.com
The Bubble Project has been selected for issue three of the magazine. The magazine is published by Verband Deutscher Architekten- und Ingenieurvereine e.V.www.dai.org
An article "Zukunftsweisende Entwurfsstrategien - Marken in 3D" in Performance, a magazine appearing for the first time, refers to the Take Off Project. The magazine is published by BASF Performance Flooring.www.flooring.basf.de
F.A.Z. Rhein Main Zeitung 28.04.2011
The Rhine-Main section of the April 28 edition of the F.A.Z. newspaper featured an article by Matthias Alexander on Franken Architekten's contribution to the Dom/Römer competition: "Die etwas anderen Altstadt-Fassaden".
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