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11/2011 Idea screening for Am Weißenberge: DFZ awarded contract
Am Weißenberge, a new residential area in the north of Hamburg, is to be expanded as part of SAGA’s idea screening process. (Read more)

10/2016 2nd prize in non-open, two-phase planning competion with 16 participants
DFZ Architects received 2nd prize for its design for a new residential quarter to be built on the grounds of a former school. (Read more)

07/2016 3nd prize in non-open competition for the design of the facade of new Ikea store in Karlsruhe
The design for the facade of the new Ikea building envisaged a play of differently spaced metal panels, based on a barcode. Depending on the viewpoint and the different shadows created by the slightly offset surfaces, the appearance of the facade changes throughout the day. (Read more)

05/2016 3rd prize in restricted two-phase design competition “Living at Kurt-Schumacher-Ring, Wolfsburg-Detmerode”
The task of the competition was to develop a replacement building for Paul Baumgarten’s “Stufenhochhaus”. DFZ Architects won third prize for its design. (Read more)

05/2016 2nd prize in non-open ideas competition for “Priwall Waterfront”, Travemünde
DFZ has won second prize for the design of three buildings, located directly at the promenade in Travemunde. The three standalone sculptural structures house a brewery, apartments and tourist-oriented retail space. (Read more)

3/2016 1st prize in invited architectural design workshop, Mitte Altona Block Ib. 3, Construction Site 1
DFZ Architects has won first prize for the design of a seven storey residential building on the Mitte Altona development site. (Read more)

2/2016 1st prize in non-open design competition for the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz
At the end of a Europe-wide, two-stage competitive process with 27 participants, DFZ was awarded first prize for the restructuring of the exhibition and function space and an extension of the Mainz Gutenberg Museum, located in the centre of the old town. (Read more)

11/2015 1st prize in competition workshop for urban & open Space planning in Hamburg-Kirchwerder
The urban design of a new residential area and local school in the outer area of Kirchwerder unites the open structure of the surrounding landscape with the village-feel of Kirchwerder. (Read more)

08/2015 2nd prize in restricted design competition with five participants
DFZ Architects awarded second prize in restricted competition with five participants for the construction of a community centre and children’s day care centre on the site of the Evangelical Lutheran Emmaus Church in Hamburg Wilhelmsburg. (Read more)

04/2015 1st prize at invited workshop for Mitte Altona Block 02
DFZ Architects were awarded the first prize at the end of the workshop proceedings. The five-storey residential building is part of a perimeter block building in the centre of Altona. (Read more)

02/2015 2nd prize in restricted design competition for the restructuring and expansion of Goethe School
DFZ convinced the jury with its sensitive integration and interweaving of the new design with the existing structure. At the same time, the building is given a new and distinctive identity. (Read more)

12/2014 Completion of the Rumond-Walther-Haus in Hamburg-Ottensen
The construction work of the nursing home have been completed and the first residents move into their rooms.
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11/2014 1st prize in restricted competition for the construction of a three-level secondary school.
DFZ architects awarded first prize for design of new building on the school grounds at Goldbach, Langwedel. (Read more)

09/2014 1st prize in restricted, urban and architectural design competition for Lindenhof Ahrensburg.
DFZ Architects was awarded the first prize for the design of a new building with apartments, services and commercial units on the outskirts of Ahrensburg’s town centre. (Read more) 

07/2014 1st prize in restricted competition for new opera workshops and storage rooms for Hamburg State Opera
With its clear, confident architectural language and minimalist choice of colour, shape and structure, DFZ Architects’ design was awarded first prize in a limited competition with seven participants. (Read more)

06/2014 Completion of IKEA store, Altona, Hamburg
Following 18 months of construction, Ikea celebrates the opening of its first city centre store, located in Große Bergstraße, close to Altona’s train station. (Read more)

06/2014 “best architects 15” Award
DFZ wins “best architects 15” award for the Bauhaus Trade Centre in Bremen. (Read more)

05/2014 1st Prize for urban design competition “Mitten in Bergedorf, Wohnen am Mohnhof” (In central Bergedorf, living in Mohnhof), Hamburg-Bergedorf
DFZ Architects win the first prize in the competition with architectural focus. (Read more)

05/2014 Laying of foundation stone for residential development in Ifflandstraße
On 15th May foundations for the new residential development in Ifflandstraße, Hamburg, were laid. The building will house 19 different-sized residential units. (Read more)

04/2014 1st Prize Non-Open Competition, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (House of World Cultures), Berlin
DFZ Architects came out top in a competitive process against four other architectural firms, winning the competition for the renovation and modernization of the House of World Cultures in Berlin, also referred to by locals as the “pregnant oyster”. (Read more)

04/2014 Topping out ceremony for Rumond Walther Haus
Following an architectural design competition with eight participants, a new nursing home in Ottensen is now under construction. The topping out ceremony was celebrated on 1 April. (Read more)

03/2014 New Website online
Following the creation of DFZ Architects GmbH in early 2013, with shareholders Peter Dinse, Johann Zurl, Nicolas Britsch and Stephen Kausch, our company has now taken on a new image, demonstrated on our recently launched new website.