Topic of the year

The city as an infinite project

Resilience in architecture and urban planning

More topics

Also of interest?


Our know-how and experience from a large number of projects. Our publications.

  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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. The semi–public areas in and around a property are also increasingly becoming the residents’ active lifeworlds and therefore need to be designed vibrant, attractive surroundings. With this in mind, We do not only set high standards in terms of planning, construction, and design, but also questions existing living concepts.


  • 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.



  • “Prix National d’Architecture d’Algérie” - Prize of Honor for Jürgen Engel 25.12.2021

    We are delighted by a really special gift and are closing the year with a festive occasion: Jürgen Engel will today receive the Prize of Honor awarded as part of this year’s “Prix National d’Architecture d’Algérie”. As an architect who is highly successful on the international stage he is being honored for the construction of the Grand Mosque in Algiers and is expressing his thanks at the official ceremony in the form of a personal video message. The “Prix National d’Architecture d’Algérie 2021” is awarded by the Algerian Ministry of Housing, Urbanism and Urban Planning. In the presence of various ministers, members of the Algerian government as well as the Prime Minister, Algerian architects will receive awards in recognition of their achievements at the event in the capital; this will be accompanied by short video clips and an exhibition. The Prize of Honor will be bestowed on Jürgen Engel at the ceremony on December 25, 2021, as an expression of the esteem in which his international work in Algeria is held.
    The ensemble, the “Djamaâ el-Djazaïr”, which is Arabic for the “Mosque of Algeria”, was completed in 2020 and opened its doors to the public for the first time in the fall of last year. As the Friday Mosque it is designed to accommodate as many as 120,000 visitors and is considered the world’s third largest mosque.

    Further information is available on our press page in french and german.

  • Competition success for new customs port 25.11.2021

    Mainz – now a maritime city! With our design for a hybrid pair of buildings (consisting of Marina A and Marina B), we are shaping the prelude to the new urban district around Mainz customs port. The particular relationship to the place, existing developments, and surrounding new buildings is reflected in all the facets of the design.

    The bright and curved “Marina A” creates an interesting triad with the surrounding lighthouse projects. Floor-to-ceiling window openings allow for ample daylight, while closed sections of silver-colored aluminum panels create an exciting interplay of light with the water, which is also emphasized in formal terms with the wave-shaped balconies. In the interior, the new build offers a varied mix of one- to four-room apartments.

    The residential building connects to “Marina B” via the central plaza that opens out towards the canal and the customs port: Here, the bright and open office building welcomes visitors, clients, and employees. The pair of buildings with public ground-floor zones on the plaza boasts multiple niches that offer meeting places, as well as an interplay of greened outdoor areas, hospitality, and references to the water that foster a maritime atmosphere within downtown Mainz.

    The jury decided to select two winning designs: KSP emerged as the winner with its trapezoidal residential building (Marina A) and underground garage.

    Further information is available on our press page or on the website of the LBBW Immobilien Group.

  • A new high-rise for Frankfurt 09.11.2021

    Green light for our landmark in Frankfurt’s central financial district: On November 8, 2021 Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen signed the general contractor agreement with Ed. Züblin AG for the “central business tower” on Neue Mainzer Strasse. That smooths the path for a new KSP high-rise in Frankfurt’s skyline.
    Our tower consists of two parts that face each other at a slight angle and are connected by a seam in-between. With striking setbacks of the protruding flanks give rise to slender twin towers with a refined structure with a total of 52 stories above the ground. Fine recesses in the façade trace the tower’s load-bearing structure and emphasize the vertical thrust. Horizontal strips serve to underscore the new build’s eye-catching setbacks and subdivide into in four regular sections in line with a classic colossal order.

    With our 205-meter-high new build, seen from Taunusanlage the staggered twin towers constitutes the entrance to the high-rise cluster behind, defines the shape of the urban fabric, and creates a necessary counterweight to the future FOUR towers as well as the Commerzbank Tower and MAIN TOWER in the immediate vicinity.

    Press release

  • Grand Mosque of Algiers wins the “International Architecture Award 2021” 18.10.2021

    We are delighted to win an international prize in the world of art and architecture: Our Grand Mosque of Algiers has received the accolade of the “International Architecture Award 2021”. Since 2004, the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design together with the European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies as well as Metropolitan Arts Press, Ltd. has held the International Architecture Awards. They go to the best and most significant new builds, landscape architecture and planning projects designed or constructed by the world’s leading urban and landscape planners worldwide.
    The “Djamaâ el-Djazaïr” in the Bay of Algiers was completed in 2020 and publicly commissioned for use in the fall of last year. As the Friday Mosque it is destined to accommodate about 120,000 visitors a day and is considered the world’s third largest mosque. Alongside the architecture by KSP Engel, the landscape planning by Rainer Schmidt Landschaftsarchitekten and the load-bearing structure by KREBS+KIEFER International received due recognition.

  • “NAX SINO-GERMAN CITY LAB” – future trend “Urban Regeneration” 18.10.2021

    From Oct. 18 – Nov. 12, 2021, the Network for Architecture Exchange NAX - an initiative of the Federal Chamber of German Architects (BAK) – is hosting a Sino-German City Lab that will bring together German architects, representatives of Chinese cities, and industry experts. They will together discuss perspectives and exchange ideas about sustainable urban renewal strategies for Chinese metropolises. Needless to say, KSP Engel will also be taking part. The Sino-German City Lab combines virtual on-demand-content and live video conferences with architectural know-how and projects, experts’ views, video interviews, podcasts, articles, and last but not least webinars. In the joint video interview on the topic of “Urban Regeneration Perspectives for Chinese Cities” principal Jürgen Engel and Thomas Busse, Managing Director International, will narrate their experiences in Europe and China. Click here for the interview and our KSP projects.
    You can also find more information on NAX Sino-German City Lab on the linked website.

Show more news

Sebastian Tokarz
Head of Public Relations

Would you like to know more about the issues that get us thinking?

Contact us