Topping out ceremony for Hamburg Height 3

On October 13th the HOCHTIEF project Hamburg Heights 3 has been topped out. The new building is part of the so-called Spiegelinsel and will be used by a hotel. osd provided the facade planning, thermic building physics and building an room acoustics. The architecture is by Winking Froh.

Link to an article at Immobilienmanager

Topping out ceremony at Hösbach

On October 7th the new building for the traffic police inspectorate Aschaffenburg has been topped out. Present was, among others, the bavarian state secretary for the interior and construction Gerhard Eck. osd renders structural design services. The architecture comes from Bez+Kock Architekten from Stuttgart.

Topping out ceremony at Hösbach

Link to the article from the BR


Botanical Garden Gießen

The Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen plans to build anew its greenhouse-complex at the Botanischer Garten. osd provides services regarding the structural design and thermic building physics. The architecture is by Haas Architekten.

To the website of the Botanischer Garten


Two nominations for the DGNB award 2016

Two projects by osd have been nominated for this years DGNB award 'sustainable building': the ETA-Fabrik in Darmstadt, that has been designed together with Dietz Joppien Architekten and the TU Darmstadt, and the +e Kita in Marburg, designed together with opus Architekten und ee concept. A highly renowned jury will choose the top 3 among the seven nominations in late October.

To the website of the DGNB award

Modell Factory

Klaus Siegele (frei04 publizistik) presents the ETA-Fabrik in Darmstadt as a "modell factory" in the journal Gebäude Energieberater.

Link to the article
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Recognition - Extension Staats- und Stadtbibliothek Augsburg

The draft from osd and Gerber Architekten for an extension to the Staats- und Stadtbibliothek Augsburg has been awarded with a recognition.

The jury lauded especially the addition of an similarly proportioned, but significantly smaller wing to the monument and the clear and neat arrangement of the areas. Also the attractive open spaces and the almost complete preservation of the existing trees have been appreciated.

ICONIC AWARDS 2016 - Architecture Winner

osd designed the installation TWINKLE TWINKLE together with Glasbau Hahn, NE-AR Nixdorff Etchegorry Architecture Research, lichtundsoehne - lighting & visual design and studioheyhey - visual communication for the Luminale 2014.

Now TWINKLE TWINKLE has been given the ICONIC AWARD! This award is given to both architects and its partners.


LASE Laboratory for advanced spin engineering

osd designs the LASE - Laboratory for Advanced Spin Engineering at the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern together with Reiner Becker Architekten.

The institute does spin-research. The new building provides space for 100 scientists who foster new developements and applications.

LASE Laboratory for advanced spin engineering

The institute describes its research area as follows:
"If we are able to stream music and videos from the internet despite its huge amount of data and our cars brake safely due to ABS, we owe it to spin research. Spin is the basis for magnetism, that allows us to quickly file huge amounts of data and develope modern sensors."

To the website of the institute

Award for ETA-Fabrik

The experimental ETA-Fabrik in Darmstadt has been awarded at the Deutscher Ingenieurbaupreis 2016.
The research project aims at reducing the use of recources through the interaction of machines, technical infrastructure and the building itself.

To the website of the award

Award presentation Sozial - Schnell - Gut

The award ceremony for the competition "sozial - schnell - gut" will take plane on July 18 at the Zemtrum für Baukultur in Mainz. Harald Kloft contributed as a juror.

"Wanted are exemplary models of quickly producible, affordable and innovative housing that is based on the idea of seriality. Die contributions shall consider also the adaptability to different users, retrofitability, urban contexts and suitable open spaces."

To the website of the Zentrum Baukultur