Onwards and upwards
An entire residential complex in Berlin-Kreuzberg is to be built out of timber – vertically. With a planned height of almost 100 metres, WoHo is set to be Germany’s tallest timber building.
Swiss urban planning combines prominent architecture with ecological timber construction. Lausanne’s Tilia Tower is setting a high standard in future-proof urban development.
Munich’s Prinz-Eugen-Park is the site of the largest integrated timber settlement in Germany. And that’s not all – the city planners have even more in the pipeline.
A master plan for Rotterdam
The old harbour district Katendrecht has long since morphed into the trendy quarter of Rotterdam. And soon it will be one gem richer: the master plan by Powerhouse Company is transforming the site of the historic Codrico factory into a sparkling mix of old and new.
With a total of €600 million being invested, Siemensstadt 2.0 is the largest development project in the history of the Siemens Group. The winning design was submitted by Ortner & Ortner Baukunst. The new site will cover an area of 70 hectares and includes listed architectural monuments.
Skyscrapers used to be unchartered territory in France’s “Pink City”. The city of Toulouse, famous for its many terracotta brick buildings, will soon boast its first tower: exquisitely designed by star architect Daniel Libeskind – and with the potential to become a new landmark.
The Imperial Shipyard in Gdańsk has had an eventful history. This historical setting is now to be revitalized and transformed into an attractive district. The master plan for the old shipyard is the brainchild of Danish architectural firm Henning Larsen. Before construction work begins, fields of sunflowers will be used to prepare the ground – in every sense of the word.