EDGE Südkreuz, Berlin Spectacular – modular scaffold and trees

EDGE Südkreuz, Berlin
Spectacular – modular scaffold and trees

On an area of around 10,100 square metres close to the train station Südkreuz in Berlin an office complex is being built of a wooden hybrid construction. DGI Bauwerk provides the service phases 6-9 HOAI.
The shell construction work is now completed. The steel structure of the so-called trees has been installed in the atrium. Tree-like structures grow at different heights in the generously glazed atrium under a transparent EFTE roof that rests on a wooden truss construction. These are linked by stairs and connecting walkways and each open up one of the office units on the total of six upper floors.
The impressive scaffold is required for the assembly of the trees and the atrium roof, it already gives an idea of the later spectacular interior.

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DGI Bauwerk uses Luca App Scanning when entering and logging out when leaving the office

DGI Bauwerk uses Luca App
Scanning when entering and logging out when leaving the office

DGI increases the security for all employees beyond the already introduced possibilities for short tests. This concerns the quick traceability of contacts within the office in the event of an infection.
With the Luca app, registration is fast, secure and free. In our office and also in public, it is easy to use for all employees – QR codes are located at the entrances to the office floors. Visitor data remains anonymous to DGI. Only in case of an infection the data can be released to the health department for contact tracking.

Center for Fundamental Physicsexperiment hall 1 with technical center  Concreting of the ceiling starts - 130 trucks spread over about 14 hours

Center for Fundamental Physics
experiment hall 1 with technical center
Concreting of the ceiling starts – 130 trucks spread over about 14 hours

During the construction of the new Experiment Hall 1, the necessary radiation shielding standards will be achieved using a detailed concrete pouring strategy that serves as the basis of the design. This includes demanding monitoring and documentation of each of the steps in the process. A major challenge is that the 2.5m thick ceiling slab needs to be poured as one piece meaning that work starts at 4:00am with back-ups for all the necessary equipment, including a concrete plant, being readily available in order to ensure that the work is carried out without interruption. The long curing times [28+28 days] will also create its own challenges that have been taken into account.

TIBES STIPENDIUM 2021/2022 Submission of application possible until April 22, 2021

TIBES STIPENDIUM 2021/2022
Submission of application possible until April 22, 2021

For the fourth time, the BDA Berlin is awarding the € 5,000 TIBES STIPENDIUM and inviting students, alumni and doctoral candidates from the Berlin universities to apply for funding for their projects. With the scholarship, the BDA Berlin supports the realisation of study projects in the field of architecture and construction, architectural communication, architectural theory and architectural history. It provides financial support for the development of specific drafts, empirical and theoretical investigations, theses and other architectural, architectural-theoretical or construction-related works. The funding will be provided for research as well as further qualification measures, including stays abroad to research a particular topic, the publication of an examination paper, exhibition, post-production and similar activities, as well as works in the field of architecture for which no compensation can be obtained on the market. Entitled to participate are students and graduates of the Berlin universities who received their degree not more than one year ago, as well as doctoral students at the Berlin universities.
Applications can be submitted until April 22, 2021 to the office of the BDA Berlin. The relevant documents required for the submission of the application are available for download at www.bda-berlin.de .

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DGI fire protection: contemporary handling of monumentsClosely explored: 78 buildings of the Prussian Palace and Garden Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg

DGI fire protection: contemporary handling of monuments
Closely explored: 78 buildings of the Prussian Palace and Garden Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg

As architects, we unite the requirements of today’s standards with the interests of cultural monuments: Fire protection must also respect monument protection by mediating between today’s requirements and historical heritage.
Since 2014, the DGI fire protection team closely explored 78 buildings of the Prussian Palace and Garden Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg. Many of the listed objects are part of the UNESCO World Heritage. The fire protection processing of approx. 73,000 m² building area has now been successfully completed.

 

 

Multi-project management and serial construction Realisation of three-field sports halls in modular timber construction in Berlin

Multi-project management and serial construction
Realisation of three-field sports halls in modular timber construction in Berlin

The Senate Department for Urban Development and Housing Berlin tendered a competition for general planners. The task included the modular type design of a three-field sports hall, which will be implemented at nine locations with a few local adjustments. The type design is based on a modular timber construction of the hall structure with a high degree of prefabrication.
After accompanying the competition procedure, DGI Bauwerk is currently handling the entire planning cycle of the general planner and the execution of the general contractor according to the guidelines of the Senate Administration.
The innovative timber construction method requires a particularly high degree of deadline assurance in the realisation and simultaneous coordination of the nine locations, which have very different development situations. Prefabrication and delivery as well as the introduction of the wooden construction elements are closely timed in a fixed sequence on the respective construction sites.
Six sites are currently under construction at the same time. Another three are to be completed in 2021. Six locations will be finished this year.

The picture of the week Ion42-Major project FAIR in Darmstadt

The picture of the week
Ion42-Major project FAIR in Darmstadt

We start!
An exciting construction site needs exciting documentation. Currently the international accelerator facility FAIR, one of the largest research projects worldwide, is being built in Darmstadt, Germany by ion42.
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Photo: Norbert Miguletz

NEWS FROM THE BUILDING SITE FAIR

Christmas GreetingsThe year 2020.

Christmas Greetings
The year 2020.

2020 has been a curious year to look back on but we are nevertheless pleased that, owing to everyone’s joint efforts, we have been able to continue our productive work as an architecture practice. We would like to thank you for your confidence and constructive collaboration.
This year has denied us many of our habitual pleasures including the enjoyment of art and culture.
On account of this fact, we would like to combine this year’s warm Christmas greetings and wishes for the New year to you and your families with the wonderful paintings by the artist Lena Olenhusen.

Landschaft [Heimat 1988/2020] oil on canvas/31x37cm/2020
©Lena Olenhusen
www.lenaolenhusen.com

Completed  - Future orientedCenter for Light and Environmentally-Friendly Structures ZELUBA, Braunschweig

Completed – Future oriented
Center for Light and Environmentally-Friendly Structures ZELUBA, Braunschweig

At ZELUBA, the Fraunhofer WKI focuses on the research and development of lightweight hybrid materials, components and constructions as well as their fire and environmental properties. Correspondent to the research at the ZELUBA, the focus during the planning phase was directed at a modular construction method and the utilisation of renewable raw resources in combination with conventional materials. The high, single-storey test field hall with an earthquake test stand that is unique in Europe and the three-storey laboratory building with offices form two building volumes, slightly offset and rotated relative to each other. They are connected by the centrally located, spacious foyer, which gives access to all research and office areas. The modularly designed, rear-ventilated wooden facade in panel construction creates a representative appearance with natural and pre-grayed larch wood. A coordinated fire protection concept enables the use of flammable building materials, load-bearing wooden structures are completely visible. The reinforced concrete foyer between the test hall and the office block acts as a fire wall. In accordance with the high technical requirements [crane runway, vibration decoupling, fire laboratory], constructive details and connections of the various components were developed in an interdisciplinary manner and implemented directly in construction practice. This already points to the future application-oriented research on sustainability of holistic building systems and integrated solutions – to the joint competence center of the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research [Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut, WKI] and the Technical University of Braunschweig.

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1st prize for DGI Bauwerk and GINA Barcelona ArchitectsDEVELOPMENT OF THE SCHOOL SITE 'OBERSCHULE AM ROLLBERG', Bernau

1st prize for DGI Bauwerk and GINA Barcelona Architects
DEVELOPMENT OF THE SCHOOL SITE ‘OBERSCHULE AM ROLLBERG’, Bernau

Modern and sustainable timber hybrid school

The district of Barnim assumed responsibility of the the ‘Oberschule am Rollberg’ site on August 1st 2020 with the intention of developing and building a new primary and secondary school to gradually replace the existing buildings.
The design by DGI Bauwerk and GINA Barcelona Architects aims to provide a new arrangement of buildings and external spaces that respect the local conditions and qualities of the site.
The jury commented that ‘The successful positioning of the three-wing form allows the design to fit perfectly and harmoniously into its context… An atmospheric, landscaped foyer area is generated between the three houses/volumes on the ground floor and includes soft edged rooms. The tension between the soft internal and external landscape elements and the rectilinear character of the three houses is deemed very attractive. The design responds appropriately and interestingly to the heterogeneous context, the challenging landscape and the demanding functional requirements of the school. The proposal offers the greatest potential to realise the desired concept for the spaces of the primary and school.’

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