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Neu Hohenschönhausen

The main goal of the competiton entryof BURA and morePlatz for the Neu Hohenschönhausen city center is a balanced mix of living and working. Recognizability and context are created by individual green areas, usages and different dimensions of distinct spaces. The detailed development varies building types and heights and is fitted into a diverse network of paths, squares and parks.

Ringpark Ludwigsfeld

The new ring park in Ludwigsfeld wraps around the existing settlement like a green passe-partout. As a continuous, diversely designed open space, it offers many possibilities for local recreation. It runs through the entire area and concentrates a large part of the open spaces in itself, connects the existing with the new neighborhood and offers a high identity for the new quarter.

Südliches Gartenfeld

With the closing of Berlin's airport Tegel in 2020 the industrial area ‚Gartenfeld', south of the former runway, is apt for redevelopment. In 2019 morePlatz was commissioned an urban study for the southern part of the island in the canal between Berlin and Spandau with the distinctive shape of a rounded triangle. The study also comprised a concept for a planned depot for the new fleet of e-buses of the BVG.

Citycenter Freiham

What kind of a center Freiham should get? What is special about the developing community around the ‘Mahatma Gandhi Platz’? How open and diverse is this place? How adaptable and alive during the day from early morning till late evening? The main point of the design is the vitality and use of the square. The buildings form a serving and in a comprehensive sense sustainable scenery.


The concept for Dietenbach is built on an adaptive design that picks up existing structures and forms a stable basis for future conditions yet unknown. The historical principle of the European city - structural flexibility - is applied to the new district by tracing existing elements and organizing them as a base for the new development - similar to a ‚small acre city'.

Hamburg Innovation Port
competition 1st Prize; collaboration with MVRDV

HIP, the Hamburg Innovation Center, is located at a bassin in the port of Harburg, as one important piece of the long-term project 'channel harburg' for conversion and development of the area. The basic organisation and the high density is based on an interpretation and densification of the combinations and compositions of large building-volumes that are characteristic for harbour areas.

Neuperlach München
invited urban design planning competition, 1st phase

The location is an especially interesting place in itself, which should be considered in a broader perspective. In North-South direction it is situated inbetween two very different, almost contrary areas of the city; in East-West direction it is fitted inbetween two very different types of open space or landscape. At present it is a gap in the otherwise built-up eastern edge of the city, and it is functioning as a buffer between the suburban family houses of Trudering and the large scale urban blocks of Neuperlach from the 70ies.


The urban plan for the so-called 'communication zone' Garching foresees a permeable and open district that loosely links housing, public functions, schools, sports as well as social and commercial facilities. The buildings are embedded in a public landscape of fruit trees and walnuts.
The concept restricts the surfaces of fenced-off private property and aims at a maximum of communicative areas in order to mediate between the city and the University Campus.


Conceiving a solution for the centre of Martinsried deals with the identity of the town - especially because of its location in-between the city of Munich and the 'Würm' valley. Besides its proximity to the prosperous suburbs along the river, Martinsried is influenced by the internationally renowned research campus for biotechnology and the Max Planck institute. The future connection to the subway system puts Martinsried on the Munich 'mind map' and therefore into a new context.


The project asks for a long-term conversion strategy of a 20ha area north of Munichs center. Currently a mix of temporary atelier spaces, start-ups, municipal infrastructure services, empty lots and abandoned industrial monuments compose the scenery.
How can the new development preserve some of this undetermined mixed and open atmosphere while at the same time create 900 new houses, office space and faculties for the University of Applied Science in Munich?


An entire cityblock in the western areas of Stuttgart is to be remodeled and developped for residential programme of ca. 200 houses. The erratic collection of large scale medical buildings of the Olga hospital that was composed of several decades should be 're-contextualized' in the new proposal.
The city block of the 19th century provides useful formal reference regarding scale and density. How can this type be applied and improved to match contemporary criteria? Which qualities could be added to the traditional block and how should it be upgraded to meet the requirements of 'new urban living'?


In the 60’s and 70’s harbour areas and their waterfronts were not much appreciated in many european cities. They were neglected and considered problematic.
Quite often they were cut off from the city’s most frequented neighborhoods by vast infrastructural bodies and douane barriers.
Today – due to re-location and modernization of harbor activities - these areas offer great opportunities for development of new neighborhoods.

Amsterdam aan Zee

According to the Dutch policy plan Randstad 2040, there will be an enormous need for new housing in the west of the country. At the same time, the endless suburbanization and loss of natural resorts and agricultural areas has to be opposed.
New developpments should be dense and vital and have to suffice to sustainable demands for energy consumption, social cohesion and mobility.

Eco City

Following the succesfull concept of the existing farm in Belbeis, Sekem is planning a large scale extensions of around 930 ha in the Oasis Wahat. Next to the irrigation and conversion of the desert soil into fertile farmland, the so-called ‘ECO CITY’ project comprises the construction of buildings for housing, production, education and culture.



Compound = heterogeneous elements combined to form a new entity. The specific condition of the site in Enschede is the confrontation of the existing low rise residential area with the future vision of massive, urban highrise structures along the railway tracks.

Le Bloq Sportif

The site of Malley represents a truly interior situation of Lausanne. It is a flat piece of land, that is sunk into the ground between roads and rails. It is lacking topography and the magnificent view over the lake Geneva into the Alps. Its vast, yet enclosed character attracts large scale buildings and space consuming, semi-industrial programme.


The reflection on Citybranding reveals an actual conflict of nowadays cities’ realities. Both cities, Amersfoort and Breda, have been developing rapidly over the past 20 years. The growth in scale and the altered relations with the surroundings form a new context in which the role of the historic centre as the one provider of identity is not sufficient anymore.

From Inside To Outside

The project focuses on the dynamic process of spatial and social changes in the region of Weimar - Erfurt after the German Reunion in 1989. Formerly derelict GDR borderland, now central in Mid Europe and Germany,the region is facing uncontrolled development of enormous extent. The country‘s inner order was substituted by another operating system. Together with the impact of economic cravings this released a wave of newness which set the whole region in motion - transforming its surface appearance.


By superimposing aspects from James Joyces ‘Ulysses’ on the site of Munich‘s powerplant ‚HKW Süd‘, dense urban life, multilayered complexity and heterogenity is generated. James Joyce: «I always write about Dublin, because if I can get to the heart of Dublin, I can get to the hearts of all the cities in the world. In the particular is contained the universal.»


A secluded slope in the Italian Sea-Alps forms the background scenery for a place where filmstudents, directors, scriptwriters, cameramen and actors get together to learn, teach and work. The analysis of Federico Fellinis movie «8 1/2» shows the scenes and their duration, the performing characters in relation to the protagonist and the differentiation between dream and reality. Projected onto the site, the 3D graphic forms the spatial framework for the academy buildings.

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