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11.10.2016
Official opening of the Mittweida laser laboratory

In the 151st year of its existence, Mittweida University was expanded by a new research institute, a flagship development, which is both a confirmation and a challenge. The new research building was handed over to the university in September 2016 and, on 12 October 2016 the new building was officially opened. The design for the laser laboratory, including architectural and fire safety schemes, was produced by pbr. The building owner is the Free State of Saxony, represented by the Saxony State Department for Property and Construction Management.

11.10.2016
10th architecture quartet - North Rhine-Westphalia

The North Rhine-Westphalia architects’ chamber stages the 10th architecture quartet on 3 November 2016. Using three current examples from North Rhine-Westphalia, the subject of education buildings is to be discussed. In addition to the German Football Museum in Dortmund and the Folkwang Library in Essen, the discussion will focus on the Kamp-Lintfort campus of Rhein-Waal University, for which pbr has produced all aspects of the design.

15.09.2016
Official opening of the DZNE BIN Göttingen

On Tuesday, 13 September 2016, the new research institute of the German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and the Centre for Biostructural Imaging of Neurodegeneration (BIN) on the site of Göttingen University Medical School was officially opened. In future, the researchers will be able to use the experimental research and theoretical work areas, as well as service and communication facilities, which in total comprise 3,440 m² of usable floor area. With the beige-coloured face brick as facade material, the architectural tradition of the neighbourhood was continued while using a contemporary interpretation to create a link between the existing and the new structures. All aspects of the design were provided by pbr.

10.08.2016
Iconic Award for pbr

This year, the Iconic Award was given to pbr for the design of the Federal Waterways Office in Kiel. The design, which came under the Public Architecture category, appealed to the jury of the German Design Council. This is now the fourth Iconic Award for projects by pbr over the last three years. The award ceremony took place at the BMW World in Munich on 4 October 2016 on the occasion of the Expo Real property exhibition.

09.08.2016
pbr represented by a workshop at the Educational Buildings Exhibition in Cologne

The City of Cologne is investing a budget of over EUR 2 billion in educational buildings up to 2030. A good enough reason for the International Educational Buildings Exhibition to invite all important stakeholders in this field to a networking event at the Cologne Palladium. In order to establish contacts and find out the latest information on trends in educational building, pbr also participated in the exhibition as an exhibitor on 20 and 21 September 2016. In addition, during a workshop, Mrs Wendt-Salmhofer provided a more detailed explanation of the constructive cooperation between architects, building owners and users under the title "Space for dialog – jointly developing educational architecture". The workshop took place on the second day of the exhibition, and required registration.

21.07.2016
pbr produces architectural design for the Aurich State Prosecution Office

In order to bring together the employees of the Aurich State Prosecution Office, who had previously been located at two buildings in the city quarter, pbr was commissioned by the State Building Management Office of Lower Saxony in June 2016 to produce the architectural design for a new extension building. The new building will extend the existing one towards the west. A bright inner courtyard links the new architecture with the surrounding nature. Inside the building, open corridor ends and meeting points create an agreeable working atmosphere.

21.07.2016
pbr designs inclusive school building for Bad Pyrmont

Modern, bright and inclusive – these are the characteristics of the new school building of the Humboldt grammar school in Bad Pyrmont. The design, which had to be produced for this PPP project in cooperation with Industriebau Wernigerode GmbH, was the responsibility of pbr Planungsbüro Rohling AG. The client is the City of Bad Pyrmont. The new four-storey building will be constructed on the site of the Humboldt grammar school and will take the form of an angled, four-storey building that meanders between the existing music pavilion and the former "orientation" school. The generous two-storey break hall is a key element at the centre of the building.

15.07.2016
New building for research into the nano world - foundation stone ceremony for the LENA research centre in Braunschweig

The LENA research centre (Laboratory of Emerging Nanometrology) of Braunschweig Technical University is given a new building for research into nanometrology. The symbolic foundation stone for the building project was laid in April 2016. The State of Lower Saxony and the Federal Administration have commissioned the construction of the research centre, with laboratories for over 100 people, for approx. EUR 22 million on the campus of Braunschweig Technical University. For this project, pbr is producing the design for technical services installations. From 2017, a team of interdisciplinary scientists will carry out research on the metrology of three-dimensional objects in the nano world, which is essential for the development of high-performance accumulators for electric vehicles, amongst others.

15.07.2016
Architecturally innovative concrete - pbr develops new facade for new VDZ building in Düsseldorf

After the Association of German Cement Works (VDZ) in Düsseldorf had already commissioned pbr with the design of the technical services installations and fire protection and laboratory layout schemes for the new construction of a research institute, the practice has now also been commissioned to produce the architectural design. The key focus of the architectural design is on developing new facade variants. The intention is that the new five-storey building should demonstrate the modern and forward-looking qualities of concrete as a building material. In pbr’s final design, continuous fenestration bands subdivide the facade of the building along the five storeys. The two middle storeys appear almost to float owing to a recessed and generously glazed foyer on the ground floor. This design feature also serves to highlight the entrance area.

13.07.2016
Modern vocational training college for forward-looking training - pbr produced the architectural and structural designs

The conversion and new building work on the site of the vocational training college in the Pinneberg district has been completed. Now nothing is left to be seen of the austere "Kasselerbau" from the 1970s. The design for the vocational training college was produced by pbr AG following a commission by general contractor Ed.Züblin AG. In addition to the architectural design, pbr also produced the structural design. The restructuring of the school was carried out in the form of a public/private partnership scheme (PPP). The construction contract was for EUR 24 million.

08.07.2016
Sustainable place of learning with shared centre

Currently, a new school building is being constructed in Hamburg Mümmelmannsberg for Rahewinkel primary school. The foundation stone ceremony for the new building took place in June. The client is Landesbetrieb SBH | Schulbau Hamburg. The contract for the architectural design was placed with pbr. The school building has a layout in cross shape consisting of four building wings which, owing to their position, form a central shared forum. The forum is used as break hall and for events. The outside elevations are dominated by solid larch wood bars in a vertical arrangement. The bars are installed closer together or with more transparent spacing between them depending on the function of the rooms behind the facade. Generous glazing will dominate the appearance around the entrance areas, the refectory, and the inner courtyard facades.

29.06.2016
pbr subsidiary now trading under new name

Since June 2016, the pbr subsidiary OOO pbr Architects and Engineers S.-Petersburg has been trading under its new name OOO pbr RUS. Founded in 2010, it operates in the Russian and GUS markets. Its portfolio includes all design services from one port of call, and the adaptation and continuation of German outline and scheme design schemes. In addition, the company has all necessary design authorisations for the Russian market, so that design services are now offered throughout this market rather than being limited to St. Petersburg.

29.04.2016
Foundation stone ceremony for the Carl-Hahn school in Wolfsburg

In 2012, the City of Wolfsburg organised an architectural competition for the extension and restructuring of Building A of Carl-Hahn school (BBS). With its design that was the product of cooperation with landscape architects Kuttner+Kahl, pbr won first prize in the competition and was therefore commissioned with the architectural design. The foundation stone for the new building was laid on Thursday, 28 April 2016.

07.04.2016
Floating lightbox

A combined indoor and open-air swimming pool will be built in Neustadt am Rübenberge. The foundation stone ceremony for the new building (for which pbr is producing all phases of the design) took place on 7 April 2016. With materials giving it the appearance of a "lightbox" with a dark skin, the intention is to express the underlying idea of the building.

06.04.2016
Campus of the future

The first step towards developing the philosophy campus at Justus-Liebig University has been made – in April 2016 pbr completed the first seminar building for the planned campus. The new teaching building is presented as a plain rectangle, with a facade of large-format, brightly coloured prefabricated concrete slabs, enamelled aluminium and glass. In addition to the architectural design, pbr also supplied the design for the technical services installations.

05.04.2016
Topping-out ceremony for new multi-purpose hall in Bad Neustadt

The new events hall in Bad Neustadt will appear in a modern, light-flooded and multi-functional design. However, it will take some time until that happens.  The topping-out ceremony for the conspicuous new building took place on Tuesday, 5 April 2016. The client is the City of Bad Neustadt a.d. Saale. The completion of the multi-purpose hall has been scheduled for the spring of 2017, and the cost of the project is about EUR 15.4 million. The architectural design is provided by pbr.

18.03.2016
Essen well-prepared for the future as place of jurisdiction

A new courtroom tract has been created on the site of the Essen Justice Centre. It was officially opened on 4 March 2016. The overall design, including outline, scheme and detailed designs, was produced by pbr AG on behalf of MBN Bau AG. The client and owner is Bau- und Liegenschaftsbetrieb NRW (BLB), Duisburg branch. 

With the new building, the employees of the Centre now have 35 courtrooms, consulting rooms, offices, archives, plant rooms and a refectory with 200 seats at their disposal, an area totalling 6,300 m².

18.03.2016
Essen well-prepared for the future as place of jurisdiction

A new courtroom tract has been created on the site of the Essen Justice Centre. It was officially opened on 4 March 2016. The overall design, including outline, scheme and detailed designs, was produced by pbr AG on behalf of MBN Bau AG. The client and owner is Bau- und Liegenschaftsbetrieb NRW (BLB), Duisburg branch. 

With the new building, the employees of the Centre now have 35 courtrooms, consulting rooms, offices, archives, plant rooms and a refectory with 200 seats at their disposal, an area totalling 6,300 m².

03.03.2016
Modernity coupled with local tradition

In Berckhusenstrasse in Hanover, a new office building was constructed for Mecklenburgische Versicherungsgruppe within the space of just one-and-a-half years. The new four-storey building with facing brick facade in the direct proximity of the head office offers space for 170 employees, as well as conference rooms and units for external tenants. The building was officially opened on Wednesday, 2 March 2016. The client is Mecklenburgische Versicherungs-Gesellschaft a. G. in Hanover. The detailed design was carried out by pbr. The scheme design was produced by Kaspar Kraemer Architects BDA, from Cologne.

12.01.2016
German Design Award for Kamp-Lintfort campus at Rhein-Waal University

This year, pbr Planungsbüro Rohling AG will be honoured with the German Design Award by the German Design Council. The consulting architects and engineers from Osnabrück will receive the Special Mention for "outstanding design quality" in the architecture category for the new Kamp-Lintfort campus buildings at Rhein-Waal University. The German Design Award was initiated in 2012 is now already one of the best known design accolades worldwide. The awards ceremony took place in Frankfurt on 12 February 2016. In 2010, pbr emerged as the winner of a Europe-wide architectural design competition and produced all aspects of the design for the new university buildings based on its design for the university that was newly founded in 2009; the design was produced in cooperation with the Straelen architect, Michael van Ooyen. The client is Bau- und Liegenschaftsbetrieb BLB NRW, Duisburg branch.  The landscape design was produced by Kuttner+Kahl landscape architects from Hamburg.

27.10.2016
pbr wins German Design Award

This year, pbr AG gets rewarded with the German Design Award again. pbr AG receives the international architecture and design award for the design of the Niedersächsisches Forschungszentrum Fahrzeugtechnik (NFF) in Braunschweig. This project has already been honoured with the Iconic Award in the last year. The award presentation takes place on 17th February 2017 in Frankfurt.

11.10.2016
Official opening of the Mittweida laser laboratory

In the 151st year of its existence, Mittweida University was expanded by a new research institute, a flagship development, which is both a confirmation and a challenge. The new research building was handed over to the university in September 2016 and, on 12 October 2016 the new building was officially opened. The design for the laser laboratory, including architectural and fire safety schemes, was produced by pbr. The building owner is the Free State of Saxony, represented by the Saxony State Department for Property and Construction Management.

11.10.2016
10th architecture quartet - North Rhine-Westphalia

The North Rhine-Westphalia architects’ chamber stages the 10th architecture quartet on 3 November 2016. Using three current examples from North Rhine-Westphalia, the subject of education buildings is to be discussed. In addition to the German Football Museum in Dortmund and the Folkwang Library in Essen, the discussion will focus on the Kamp-Lintfort campus of Rhein-Waal University, for which pbr has produced all aspects of the design.

15.09.2016
Official opening of the DZNE BIN Göttingen

On Tuesday, 13 September 2016, the new research institute of the German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and the Centre for Biostructural Imaging of Neurodegeneration (BIN) on the site of Göttingen University Medical School was officially opened. In future, the researchers will be able to use the experimental research and theoretical work areas, as well as service and communication facilities, which in total comprise 3,440 m² of usable floor area. With the beige-coloured face brick as facade material, the architectural tradition of the neighbourhood was continued while using a contemporary interpretation to create a link between the existing and the new structures. All aspects of the design were provided by pbr.

10.08.2016
Iconic Award for pbr

This year, the Iconic Award was given to pbr for the design of the Federal Waterways Office in Kiel. The design, which came under the Public Architecture category, appealed to the jury of the German Design Council. This is now the fourth Iconic Award for projects by pbr over the last three years. The award ceremony took place at the BMW World in Munich on 4 October 2016 on the occasion of the Expo Real property exhibition.

09.08.2016
pbr represented by a workshop at the Educational Buildings Exhibition in Cologne

The City of Cologne is investing a budget of over EUR 2 billion in educational buildings up to 2030. A good enough reason for the International Educational Buildings Exhibition to invite all important stakeholders in this field to a networking event at the Cologne Palladium. In order to establish contacts and find out the latest information on trends in educational building, pbr also participated in the exhibition as an exhibitor on 20 and 21 September 2016. In addition, during a workshop, Mrs Wendt-Salmhofer provided a more detailed explanation of the constructive cooperation between architects, building owners and users under the title "Space for dialog – jointly developing educational architecture". The workshop took place on the second day of the exhibition, and required registration.

21.07.2016
pbr designs inclusive school building for Bad Pyrmont

Modern, bright and inclusive – these are the characteristics of the new school building of the Humboldt grammar school in Bad Pyrmont. The design, which had to be produced for this PPP project in cooperation with Industriebau Wernigerode GmbH, was the responsibility of pbr Planungsbüro Rohling AG. The client is the City of Bad Pyrmont. The new four-storey building will be constructed on the site of the Humboldt grammar school and will take the form of an angled, four-storey building that meanders between the existing music pavilion and the former "orientation" school. The generous two-storey break hall is a key element at the centre of the building.

21.07.2016
pbr produces architectural design for the Aurich State Prosecution Office

In order to bring together the employees of the Aurich State Prosecution Office, who had previously been located at two buildings in the city quarter, pbr was commissioned by the State Building Management Office of Lower Saxony in June 2016 to produce the architectural design for a new extension building. The new building will extend the existing one towards the west. A bright inner courtyard links the new architecture with the surrounding nature. Inside the building, open corridor ends and meeting points create an agreeable working atmosphere.

15.07.2016
New building for research into the nano world - foundation stone ceremony for the LENA research centre in Braunschweig

The LENA research centre (Laboratory of Emerging Nanometrology) of Braunschweig Technical University is given a new building for research into nanometrology. The symbolic foundation stone for the building project was laid in April 2016. The State of Lower Saxony and the Federal Administration have commissioned the construction of the research centre, with laboratories for over 100 people, for approx. EUR 22 million on the campus of Braunschweig Technical University. For this project, pbr is producing the design for technical services installations. From 2017, a team of interdisciplinary scientists will carry out research on the metrology of three-dimensional objects in the nano world, which is essential for the development of high-performance accumulators for electric vehicles, amongst others.

15.07.2016
Architecturally innovative concrete - pbr develops new facade for new VDZ building in Düsseldorf

After the Association of German Cement Works (VDZ) in Düsseldorf had already commissioned pbr with the design of the technical services installations and fire protection and laboratory layout schemes for the new construction of a research institute, the practice has now also been commissioned to produce the architectural design. The key focus of the architectural design is on developing new facade variants. The intention is that the new five-storey building should demonstrate the modern and forward-looking qualities of concrete as a building material. In pbr’s final design, continuous fenestration bands subdivide the facade of the building along the five storeys. The two middle storeys appear almost to float owing to a recessed and generously glazed foyer on the ground floor. This design feature also serves to highlight the entrance area.

08.07.2016
Sustainable place of learning with shared centre

Currently, a new school building is being constructed in Hamburg Mümmelmannsberg for Rahewinkel primary school. The foundation stone ceremony for the new building took place in June. The client is Landesbetrieb SBH | Schulbau Hamburg. The contract for the architectural design was placed with pbr. The school building has a layout in cross shape consisting of four building wings which, owing to their position, form a central shared forum. The forum is used as break hall and for events. The outside elevations are dominated by solid larch wood bars in a vertical arrangement. The bars are installed closer together or with more transparent spacing between them depending on the function of the rooms behind the facade. Generous glazing will dominate the appearance around the entrance areas, the refectory, and the inner courtyard facades.

29.06.2016
pbr subsidiary now trading under new name

Since June 2016, the pbr subsidiary OOO pbr Architects and Engineers S.-Petersburg has been trading under its new name OOO pbr RUS. Founded in 2010, it operates in the Russian and GUS markets. Its portfolio includes all design services from one port of call, and the adaptation and continuation of German outline and scheme design schemes. In addition, the company has all necessary design authorisations for the Russian market, so that design services are now offered throughout this market rather than being limited to St. Petersburg.

13.07.2016
Modern vocational training college for forward-looking training - pbr produced the architectural and structural designs

The conversion and new building work on the site of the vocational training college in the Pinneberg district has been completed. Now nothing is left to be seen of the austere "Kasselerbau" from the 1970s. The design for the vocational training college was produced by pbr AG following a commission by general contractor Ed.Züblin AG. In addition to the architectural design, pbr also produced the structural design. The restructuring of the school was carried out in the form of a public/private partnership scheme (PPP). The construction contract was for EUR 24 million.

29.04.2016
Foundation stone ceremony for the Carl-Hahn school in Wolfsburg

In 2012, the City of Wolfsburg organised an architectural competition for the extension and restructuring of Building A of Carl-Hahn school (BBS). With its design that was the product of cooperation with landscape architects Kuttner+Kahl, pbr won first prize in the competition and was therefore commissioned with the architectural design. The foundation stone for the new building was laid on Thursday, 28 April 2016.

07.04.2016
Floating lightbox

A combined indoor and open-air swimming pool will be built in Neustadt am Rübenberge. The foundation stone ceremony for the new building (for which pbr is producing all phases of the design) took place on 7 April 2016. With materials giving it the appearance of a "lightbox" with a dark skin, the intention is to express the underlying idea of the building.

06.04.2016
Campus of the future

The first step towards developing the philosophy campus at Justus-Liebig University has been made – in April 2016 pbr completed the first seminar building for the planned campus. The new teaching building is presented as a plain rectangle, with a facade of large-format, brightly coloured prefabricated concrete slabs, enamelled aluminium and glass. In addition to the architectural design, pbr also supplied the design for the technical services installations.

18.03.2016
Essen well-prepared for the future as place of jurisdiction

A new courtroom tract has been created on the site of the Essen Justice Centre. It was officially opened on 4 March 2016. The overall design, including outline, scheme and detailed designs, was produced by pbr AG on behalf of MBN Bau AG. The client and owner is Bau- und Liegenschaftsbetrieb NRW (BLB), Duisburg branch. 

With the new building, the employees of the Centre now have 35 courtrooms, consulting rooms, offices, archives, plant rooms and a refectory with 200 seats at their disposal, an area totalling 6,300 m².

05.04.2016
Topping-out ceremony for new multi-purpose hall in Bad Neustadt

The new events hall in Bad Neustadt will appear in a modern, light-flooded and multi-functional design. However, it will take some time until that happens.  The topping-out ceremony for the conspicuous new building took place on Tuesday, 5 April 2016. The client is the City of Bad Neustadt a.d. Saale. The completion of the multi-purpose hall has been scheduled for the spring of 2017, and the cost of the project is about EUR 15.4 million. The architectural design is provided by pbr.

03.03.2016
Modernity coupled with local tradition

In Berckhusenstrasse in Hanover, a new office building was constructed for Mecklenburgische Versicherungsgruppe within the space of just one-and-a-half years. The new four-storey building with facing brick facade in the direct proximity of the head office offers space for 170 employees, as well as conference rooms and units for external tenants. The building was officially opened on Wednesday, 2 March 2016. The client is Mecklenburgische Versicherungs-Gesellschaft a. G. in Hanover. The detailed design was carried out by pbr. The scheme design was produced by Kaspar Kraemer Architects BDA, from Cologne.

12.01.2016
German Design Award for Kamp-Lintfort campus at Rhein-Waal University

This year, pbr Planungsbüro Rohling AG will be honoured with the German Design Award by the German Design Council. The consulting architects and engineers from Osnabrück will receive the Special Mention for "outstanding design quality" in the architecture category for the new Kamp-Lintfort campus buildings at Rhein-Waal University. The German Design Award was initiated in 2012 is now already one of the best known design accolades worldwide. The awards ceremony took place in Frankfurt on 12 February 2016. In 2010, pbr emerged as the winner of a Europe-wide architectural design competition and produced all aspects of the design for the new university buildings based on its design for the university that was newly founded in 2009; the design was produced in cooperation with the Straelen architect, Michael van Ooyen. The client is Bau- und Liegenschaftsbetrieb BLB NRW, Duisburg branch.  The landscape design was produced by Kuttner+Kahl landscape architects from Hamburg.