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WAF

THOMAS WILLEMEIT CHAIR OF TWO JUDGING PANELS AT WAF 2017

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GRAFT founding partner Thomas Willemeit is going to be chair of the judging panels in the categories of INSIDE: Retail and INSIDE: Health and Education at the World Architecture Festival WAF 2017 taking place in Berlin from November 15th to 17th. As part of the festival there is going to be the award-ceremony to honor architectural projects, which either have been completed or are still in progress.
Besides the ceremony there will also be a comprehensive program with different seminars, workshops, guided tours, parties, and more.

 

When: 15th to 17th of November 2017
Where: Arena Berlin, Eichenstraße 4, 12435 Berlin

 

For more information about the program and the event, please visit: https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com

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SOLARKIOSK PART OF CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE

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The German Ministry for Environment chose SOLARKIOSK as a part of their „Prepared for the Future“-campaign within the Bonn Challenge for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, 23rd Conference of the Parties COP23. The campaign acknowledges achievements of climate protection worldwide.

Different projects, portrayed by the campaign, demonstrate why the global transformation to a greenhouse gas neutral world is progressing.

 

The world climate conference 2017 is taking place in Germany, led by the presidency of the Fiji Islands. For this purpose diplomats, politicians and representatives of the civil society from all around the world are going to meet from November 06th to 17th 2017 in Bonn.

 

For further information visit http://www.cop-23.org or https://www.cop23.de/en/campaigns/campaign-ready-for-the-future/spread-of-solar-kiosks-in-africa/

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WAVE RECEIVES EUROPEAN PROPERTY AWARD

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On October 26th, Bauwerk Capital accepted the European Property Award in London for the housing project WAVE Waterside Living Berlin. The project convinced within the category „Best Development Marketing Germany“.

 

The European Property Awards count to the most renowned awards of the European real estate industry. Every year a jury of branch-experts honors projects in categories such as design, qualtiy, service, innovation, originality and sustainability.

 

For more information please visit https://www.bauwerk.de or http://graftlab.com/de/portfolio_page/wave/

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50 YEARS BERLIN-LOS ANGELES – GRAFT AT BERLIN LAB IN L.A.

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In 2017, the sister cities of Berlin and Los Angeles celebrate 50-year city partnership. On the occasion of this jubilee, Berlin will present itself in the Arts District Los Angeles in a Berlin Lab to which all interested parties are invited. Around the Berlin Lab, numerous other events will take place in L. A., which underline the city partnership between Berlin and L.A. GRAFT founding partners Lars Krückeberg, Wolfram Putz and Thomas Willemeit participate in three formats:

 

Thursday, 05.10.2017, 1 pm

Panel Talk: Reclaiming Public Space: Street Art in Berlin and L.A. (Wende Museum)

Together with artists and activists, Lars Krückeberg talks about the role of street art and its social and political potential in the cities of Berlin and Los Angeles, and presents the recently opened Urban Nation Museum for Contemporary Urban Art. The panel is organized by the Wende Museum.

Location: BERLIN LAB, LOT 613 613 Imperial St., Los Angeles, CA 90021

Registration: http://bit.ly/2hHAJgC

 

 

Thursday, 05.10.2017, 6 pm

Creative Talk: 100 years of Bauhaus: How do we want to live?

The moderator Alexandra von Stosch, program director of the Bauhaus Council Berlin, talks to Thomas Willemeit, architect Van Bo Le Mentzel, and author Theresia Enzensberger about the connections between Bauhaus and design thinking.

Location: BERLIN LAB, LOT 613 613 Imperial St., Los Angeles, CA 90021

Registration: http://bit.ly/2xK6z2L

 

 

Friday, 06.10.2017, from 4.30 pm

Presentation: Dimensions of Citizenship meets UNBUILDING WALLS. Curators of US and German Venice Architecture Biennale

Mimi Zeiger, U.S. Pavilion co-curator with Ann Lui and Niall Atkinson, and GRAFT founding partners Lars Krückeberg, Wolfram Putz, and Thomas Willemeit, curators of the German Pavilion together with Marianne Birthler, will give a brief insight into their exhibition concepts.

In the context of next year’s international architecture exhibition topic “Freespace” the U.S. Pavilion’s exhibition “Dimensions of Citizenship” will interrogate the spatial conditions of design and citizenship. This exhibition will present works by architects, designers, artists, and thinkers who are responding to today’s shifting modes of citizenship, and putting forth visions of future ways of belonging.

In 2018, Germany will be reunified for 28 years – exactly as long as the inner German border wall (1961-1989) existed. In the German Pavilion, GRAFT and Marianne Birthler will show the exhibition “UNBUILDING WALLS” which takes this parallel as an opportunity to explore the effects of division and the process of healing as a dynamic spatial phenomenon, responding to current debates on nations, protectionism and division.

Location: Bestor Architecture, 2030 Hyperion Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027

*Street parking is available on Hyperion and Griffith Park Avenues. Please be sensitive to our neighbors.

Registration: astosch@me.com

 

All events are free of charge. Please register using the respective links.

You can view the entire Berlin Lab program: http://bit.ly/2fmORr2

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GRAFT FOUNDING PARTNERS ON US-BUSINESS TRIP

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From October 2nd to 6th, GRAFT founding partners Lars Krückeberg, Wolfram Putz and Thomas Willemeit travel to San Francisco and Los Angeles as part of a business delegation organized by the Berlin Chamber of Commerce. The delegation, consisting of 27 Berlin entrepreneurs, will meet potential business partners from the creative industries, tech start ups and green economy during the trip. Visits to large Internet companies in the Sillicon Valley and network meetings during the BERLIN- L.A.BUSINESS FORUM are part of the program.

Michael Müller, Governing Mayor of Berlin, joins the delegation in Los Angeles. He travels to California for three days on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the city partnership between Berlin and Los Angeles. One focus of his trip is the theme of urban development. In this course, the GRAFT founding partners will show him some architectural highlights of the city in a guided tour through Downtown.

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GRAFT LECTURE AT VITRA HEADQUARTERS IN VIENNA/ AUSTRIA

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On Thursday, June 22nd, GRAFT founding partner Wolfram Putz is giving a lecture at the Vitra Headquarters in Vienna/ austria. With “Work space 4.0 | we work, we build, we live” he will present new flexible work environments. The event is part of “Architekturgespräche”, a lecture series organized by ap35. Co-speakers are Ignacio Velasco Martin of MVRDV and Harald Höller of Granz & Sue Architekten

Where: Vitra Headquarter, Schottenring 12, 1010 Wien/ Austria

When: 18h30 entrance, 19h00 start

For more information about the talks and for registrations visit: http://www.architekturgespräche.at/

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CHRISTOPH KORNER FROM GRAFT LA TO LECTURE AT IDEC IN CHICAGO

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Christoph Korner, Chair of Interior Architecture at Woodbury University and Managing Director of GRAFT Los Angeles, will give two presentations on Thursday, March 9th, as part of the IDEC 2017 Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois.

Korner will talk about perception based architecture for contemporary health care design, using GRAFT’s project for an ICU at the Charité Hospital in Berlin as a case study. His second presentation will focus on the use of a hybrid class structure in a Contemporary Interior Architecture History course at graduate level.

 

The conference, organized by the Interior Design Educators Council, is themed ‘Design,  Research, and Education’ and hosts several presentations about research, education, and creative scholarship in the field of interior architecture.

The mission of The Interior Design Educators Council is the advancement of interior design education, scholarship, and service.

 

For more information visit http://www.idec.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=4262

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GRAFT AT WORLD ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL IN BERLIN

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GRAFT founding partner Lars Krückeberg will be speaking at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Berlin on Thursday 17th of November on the Main Stage at 11 a.m. The key note “Architect as Instigator” addresses the role of the architect as an active initiator for projects fostering the development of livable places and environments for people in need around the globe. With social sustainable projects like Solarkiosk or Make it Right the key note will also give an insight in GRAFTs book “Architecture Activism” which was recently published by Birkhäuser De Gruyter.

 

Key Note”Architect as Instigator” by Lars Krückeberg, Thursday 17 November 2016, 11.00-11.40, Main Stage

For more information visit: https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/2016-seminar-programme

 

As our project Eckwerk Holzmarkt is also one of the finalists for the WAF Awards 2016 in the category Commercial Mixed Use – Future Projects, GRAFT and Kleihues + Kleihues will present the project in front of an international jury of architectural experts.

 

The World Architecture Festical (WAF) is an annual festival and awards ceremony for the international architecture industry. Under the theme “Housing for everyone” this years WAF  will take place at Arena Berlin from 16th till 18th November.

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BRONZE FOR PARAGON APARTMENTS AT THE FIABCI PRIX D´EXCELLENCE GERMANY 2016

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The GRAFT project “Paragon Apartments” received the bronze award of the FIABCI Prix d’Excellence Germany 2016 in the category “Housing”, awarded by the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI) and the BFW Federal Association of Free Real Estate and Housing Companies. GRAFT Founding partners Lars Krückeberg and Thomas Willemeit, as well as our client Yeheskel Nathaniel, Managing Director of Trockland Management GmbH, accepted the award at the ceremonial gala event at the Ritz Carlton Berlin last Friday.

The jury praised the successfully implemented concept of the project Paragon Apartments. At the crossroads of Danziger Strasse and Prenzlauer Allee in Berlin, the conversion of a former hospital building and the expansion with two new buildings resulted in a living quarters consisting of 217 high-quality rented apartments, a kindergarten, a café and an organic supermarket.

The FIABCI Prix d’Excellence is the first and only nationwide competition for project development and is regarded as the most important prize in the real estate sector.

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AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE PRIZE: TWO AWARDS FOR GRAFT

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We are honored to announce that GRAFT has received two awards in this year’s edition of the American Architecture Prize (AAP). Our project “ausfahrt” Autostadt Roof and Service Pavilion was awarded with a Bronze Prize in the category Industrial Buildings. An Honorable Mention was given to the design of SOLARKIOSK in the category Small Architecture.

The official awarding ceremony took place at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City on October 25, 2016.

The AAP American Architecture Prize honors designs in the disciplines of architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture with the goal of advancing the appreciation of architecture worldwide.

For more information visit https://architectureprize.com/winners-2016/winner.php?id=2640

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LARS KRÜCKEBERG SPEAKS AT GLOBAL WELLNESS SUMMIT IN KITZBÜHL

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GRAFT founding partner Lars Krückeberg will give a keynote interview on “Wellness through Design” at the Global Wellness Summit in Kitzbühl Austria on 18 October 2016. Together with Neil Jacobs, CEO of Six Senses Hotel Resorts & Spas, he will share GRAFTs experience in creating spaces that affect the wellbeing of their users through a holistic architectural approach and good design.

 

The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) is an international gathering that brings together leaders and visionaries to positively impact and shape the future of the global wellness industries. The 2016 Summit are taking place October 17-19 in Kitzbühel in Tyrol, Austria under the theme of “Back to the Future.”

Please visit http://www.globalwellnesssummit.com/ for further information.

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EXPO REAL 2016 – LECTURE WITH THOMAS WILLEMEIT

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GRAFT founding partner Thomas Willemeit attends the roundtable on HEALTHY WORKING ENVIRONMENTS – THE OFFICE AS MOVEMENT SPACE at the Expo Real group pavilion of the Federal Chamber of Architects (BAK), the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB), the Alliance for affordable housing and construction of the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), the Federal Foundation of Baukultur and the Construction Cost Information Center (BKI) part.

Together with Burkhard Remmers (Wilkhahn) he talks about how architecture can promote occupational health. The discussion will be moderated by Inga Stein Barthelmes (BAK).

TIME 05th October, 2.45 pm

PLACE Expo Real 2016, Messe München, Halle A2, Stand 332

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FIABCI 2016

PARAGON APARTMENTS FINALIST FOR THE FIABCI PRIX D´EXCELLENCE GERMANY 2016

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The recently completed residential complex Paragon Apartments is one of this year’s finalists for the FIABCI Prix d’Excellence Germany in the category Living. Another GRAFT project, the residential quarter TelTown achieved a top 20 placement in the same category. Every year the BFW Bundesverband Freier Immobilien- und Wohnungsunternehmen e.V. (Federal Association of Independent Real Estate and Housing Companies) and FIABCI Germany award outstanding project developments in Germany with this prize.
The Gold, Silver and Bronze winners will be announced at an award ceremony in Berlin on 4th November 2016.

 

Detailed information about the FIABCI Prix d´Excellence Germany: www.fiabciprixgermany.com

 

More information about the projects:
http://graftlab.com/portfolio_page/paragon-apartments/
http://graftlab.com/portfolio_page/teltown/

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WOLFRAM PUTZ STARTS DEPUTY PROFESSORSHIP AT RWTH AACHEN

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From summer term 2016 until the 31st of January 2017, GRAFT founding partner Wolfram Putz is going to be the deputy professor for Peter Russell at the RWTH Aachen University, Germany, at the Chair of “Computergestützes Planen in der Architektur” (Computer Aided Architectural Design).

With a lecture called “Architecture Activism” Wolfram Putz will introduce himself to the student body at the annual exhibition of the Faculty of Architecture on Friday, the 22nd of April.

http://arch.rwth-aachen.de/cms/Architektur/Die-Fakultaet/Aktuell/~jycg/Jahresausstellung/

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