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  • New headquarters for two federal ministries in Berlin

    New headquarters for two federal ministries in Berlin

    Organize. Preserve. Renew. The new head offices of two federal ministries. Our complex revitalization of two buildings with long-standing histories in the former banking quarter in Berlin’s Mitte district. Transformation. Modernization. Preservation. From the competition through to turn-key. Heritage preservation and the power of transformation: fostering dialog between the old and the new.


  • WIKA Innovation Center

    WIKA Innovation Center

    How did we use good architecture to promote R & D ? We connected the workstations and the production facilities while creating clear structures and lines of vision. The challenge with this project was to wed production facilities and R & D in a new ensemble, as each has its own special requirements. We succeeded in combining all usages to form a striking CI for the market leader in pressure and temperature measuring technology.

  • Transformation


    Transformation – preserving and adapting buildings to current requirements makes sense in many instances both from an ecological and economic perspective. The aim is always to upgrade the economic, technical and aesthetic value of a property; this typically means that a wide variety of aspects relating to building law, energy, statics but also constructional and con-servation aspects need to be considered. Such work requires both extensive technical know-how and creativity to attune these various requirements with one another and ultimately find the best possible solution.


  • Living


    The digital world is changing city dwellers’ life styles and their notion of society. New living typologies are needed in order to respond to this trend. Hybrid buildings that combine housing, work spaces, hospitality, wellness and service facilities, are just as much in demand as new forms of collective homes, so–called Co-Living. Residents’ needs for private and personal spaces need to be reconciled with areas for (communal) activities all under the single roof and with an intelligent footprint.


  • Great Mosque

    Great Mosque

    The mosque complex, which faces Mecca, combines various cultural and religious facilities on the 26 hectare site. In 2008, our team won the international competition. Construction work on the Djamaâ el Djazaïr, Arabic for Great Mosque, began in 2011 and was completed in 2020.


  • Gleis Park

    Gleis Park

    How do you create living space where there isn't any? With new sustainability: Housing instead of parking in the heart of Berlin. We have dismantled half of the multi-storey car park along the U2 tracks and made it habitable: the front end of the piano building was retained. In between we placed a 185-meter-long formation of four six-storey houses, which can be individually read as such due to the curved building shape. They flank the park and shield it from the tracks. This is how creative densification works: you make a parking garage habitable and create new living space in the city.



  • Siemens lays foundation stone for campus expansion 08.05.2024

    The approximately 54-hectare Siemens Campus continues to grow: Following the completion of the two construction phases Module 1 and 2, the expansion of the Siemens Campus continues with the laying of the foundation stone for Module 8. The campus, which is being built on behalf of Siemens Real Estate, is designed as an integral part of the city of Erlangen and presents itself as open, green and lively. The broad, green main thoroughfare, which stretches across the entire corporate campus (Siemenspromenade), can be experienced in its entire length as an almost 2-kilometer-long axis. The four new buildings of Module 8 are lined up along this green axis, including a parking garage and three office buildings. These are designed as CO2-neutral, all-electric buildings that are heated and cooled using heat pumps. Thanks to the sustainable, CO2-neutral energy supply, the use of ecological building materials and flexibly usable building structures, the first CO2-neutral Siemens site in the world is being created. Together with the Bavarian Minister of the Interior Joachim Herrmann, Lord Mayor Florian Janik, the CFO of Siemens AG and company spokesman Ralf Thomas, and other guests of honor, architect Jürgen Engel filled the time capsule for the foundation stone of the 80,000 square meter site.
    Photo: Marcus Bredt

  • Competition win for Kepler site in Ludwigsburg 25.04.2024

    We are delighted to have won 1st prize in the realisation competition for the Kepler site in Ludwigsburg. At the interface between the city centre, railway station and Weststadt, we are planning a lively area with various uses to revitalise the station quarter. Our concept comprises three buildings: a 14-storey tower block, a perimeter block development and a hotel along Keplerstrasse. The new, cityscape-defining high-rise building with a height of around 60 metres will in future also be the headquarters of the Pflugfelder Group, the organiser of the competition, which was held jointly with the city of Ludwigsburg. The centrepiece of the Kepler site is the central square: according to the jury’s decision, the successful urban arrangement of the buildings creates an exciting centre that connects visitors coming from Keplerstrasse and the city with the park. The uses located there as well as the access to the hotel ensure a revitalisation at all times of the day. Our design is part of IBA’27 in the Stuttgart city region.

  • Planning permission for office complex in Berlin's Wedding district 28.03.2024

    Preserve, renew, expand: this is the guiding theme of our design for the new office and commercial building in Berlin, for which we were awarded 1st prize in the JAAS Group’s architectural competition in 2022. The ensemble with an above-ground gross floor area of approx. 7,600 square metres consists of a new building with a side wing on the street front and an existing factory building with a coach house, which is to be converted and integrated into the project. The buildings have a gross floor area above ground of around 7,600 square metres, of which around 3,300 square metres are serviced flats and around 3,750 square metres are office space for new work concepts in the new building. The latter closes the gap between the buildings on the eastern side of Koloniestraße and the associated perimeter block in the Wedding district. Large shop windows on the ground floor for the approximately 550 square metres of commercial and retail space convey an inviting character towards the street. The façade is characterised by green pigmented concrete and creates a colourful contrast to the neighbouring buildings. The design by KSP Engel was awarded a DGNB platinum pre-certificate for the new building.

  • Africa's largest mosque officially opened in Algiers 27.02.2024

    It is an extraordinary project: After the Islamic pilgrimage sites in Mecca and Medina, it is the third largest mosque in the world. At 265 meters tall, its minaret is higher than any other, while the Prayer Hall hosts up to 36,000 worshippers on religious festival days. The entire complex provides space for up to 120,000 visitors every day and, alongside the Prayer Hall and the minaret, comprises further facilities such as a museum with a research center for Islam, a conference center, a library, a theological college, apartments and infrastructure buildings. The mosque was designed by German planners: the consortium of KSP Engel and KREBS+KIEFER International. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Algerian President both attended the contract signing – the official launch of the planning work – back in July 2008. Realization of this major project covering a gross floor area (GFA) of around 400,000 square meters in total was entrusted to China’s biggest construction company, the “China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC for short), which acted as general contractor. Aside from the dome, the major landmark of the complex and easily visible from afar is the minaret, which soars to 265 meters. Through a series of major projects, Algeria’s government is aiming to make its country’s modernization and rejuvenation visible. The Grand Mosque is one such project, alongside universities, schools, infrastructure and transport facilities, including the new airport in Algiers. The Great Mosque represents the formation of a new Maghreb architecture with international resonance. Meanwhile, the structure is even adorned by one of the country’s banknotes (1,000-dinar note), the symbol of the city.
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    Photo: Wassil Badaoui

  • 1st prize for high-rise building at Nuremberg railway station 25.01.2024

    We won 1st prize in the realisation competition with our high-rise design for the “Bahnhofsplatz redevelopment” in Nuremberg. On behalf of Sontowski & Partner, Erlangen, a 50 metre high-rise building with a 6 to 7-storey wing is to be built on the western edge of the square. Together with the Tafelhof-Palais hotel tower opposite, they will form an urban bracket for the railway station. In addition to office space, serviced flats for business travellers and visitors are also planned. Instead of distributing the two uses across the tower and wing building, we have stacked the office and residential uses. In this way, we were able to minimise the circulation areas: both uses share a common, central circulation core. The jury particularly appreciated the fact that the sculptural façade design gives the tower, which characterises the cityscape, a unique selling point. Sculpturally protruding pilaster strips visually unite two storeys and emphasise the vertical orientation of the high-rise building. Despite the uniform façade design, the layering of office and residential use is discreetly recognisable thanks to the pilaster strips tapering towards the top.

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