Faculty Students Win Architecture Competition 'TRANSFORMATION 2022'

  Copyright: © Sophia Lieberich und Laura Weber

Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft im BDI e.V. (Cultural Circle of German Business in the Federation of German Industries) organizes the annual TRANSFORMATION architecture competition with changing cooperation partners. In 2022, Siemens AG intends to redesign a 73-hectare Siemens Quarter in coordination with the city of Berlin. A working and meeting landscape is to be created in the complex of historic switchgear halls.

1st place
The winners of the competition are Sophia Lieberich and Laura Weber, whose project "Wo Zukunft wurzelt" ("Where the future takes root") was convincing. Jan Rehders, lead architect of the Siemensstadt project team, on the jury's decision: "The students' approach to the topic was very inspiring throughout and made us want more. The work of two students from RWTH Aachen was very impressive and convincing in terms of content. Their contribution 'Wo Zukunft wurzelt' (Where the future takes root) manages to reorganize the continuum of halls by means of targeted incisions that are greened in the space in between. The result is convincing 'space within space' solutions with an intelligently chosen mix of uses. Overall, the halls were handled with care and in a manner that respects the historic monuments. The holistic sustainability concept seems well thought-out and very fitting for the industrial charm of the Schaltwerkhallen."

2nd place
Philipp Goertz and Linus Hermann won with their project "100 kV. An experimental field for Berlin" won 2nd place.

Both projects were supervised by Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Christa Reicher and Marie Enders M. Sc. Congratulations to all winners!