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German Building Developments

Key Architecture in Germany – Neue Deutsche Architektur: Contemporary Built Environment – Key Properties

post updated 2 October 2021


Building Developments in Germany

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of German Building Developments. e-architect cover completed buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across Germany. Our focus is on contemporary German buildings.

We have 6 pages of German Architecture selections.

German Architecture : news + key projects

German Architecture Designs : A-C

German Building Designs : D-J

German Building Developments : K-Z (this page)

German Buildings : Projects outwith major cities – A-J

German Architecture Developments : Projects outwith major cities – K-Z

New German Building Developments

German Architectural Developments – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

Villa W, Frankfurt, western Germany
Design: Ian Shaw Architekten
Villa W Germany
image from architect
Villa W – 4 Apr 2013
This white, monolithic housewill reside in a suburb of Frankfurt. From the street it will appear impenetrable, so delineating a clear demarcation between the public and private realms.The building’sfront elevation is articulated as a series of windowless blocks, its recessed entranceway the only glazed element of its north facing façade.

Oberhausen Bridge Sculpture, Ruhr, north west Germany
Design: Schlaich Bergermann and Partner
Oberhausen Bridge Sculpture German Building Developments
photo : Roman Mensing
Oberhausen Bridge Sculpture – 2 Apr 2013
The 406 m long pedestrian bridge across the Rhine-Herne canal is part of the project EMSCHERKUNST 2010. Artist Tobias Rehberger envisioned a colourful ribbon wrapped in a wild, swinging spiral connecting two parks. Initial tests on the technical feasibility soon showed that the spiral, which was supposed to appear as light and vibrant as possible, could not act as support structure for the bridge.

State Fire Brigade School, Wurzburg, Franconia, Northern Bavaria, southeast Germany
Design: von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp)
Wurzburg Building
image from architect
State Fire Brigade School – 13 Feb 2013
This is the new building for the State Fire Brigade School in Wurzburg. In the summer of 2012, gmp were awarded the contract following a negotiated tendering procedure and the company has now presented its design to Wurzburg’s Commission for Urban Design and Architecture.

Ulm Synagogue, Ulm, southern Germany
Design: kister scheithauer gross architects and urban planners GmbH
Ulm Synagogue German Building Developments
photo : Christian Richters
Ulm Synagogue – 10 Dec 2012
20 months after the ground breaking ceremony, ksg handed over the synagogue to the Jewish community of Ulm, Germany. The large window with the Star of David pattern indicates the direction of Jerusalem. Federal president of Germany Joachim Gauck held the opening speech.

Siemens Munich Headquarters Architecture Competition, Bavaria, southeast Germany
Henning Larsen Architects win
Siemens Munich Building
picture from architects
Siemens Munich Building
With its highly innovative project, Henning Larsen Architects has won the international architectural competition for Siemens’ global headquarters in Munich, Germany. The building will cover 41,000 m2 and will be a spearhead project in sustainable design in an urban context, incorporating state-of-the-art technology produced by Siemens.

German Building Designs, alphabetical:

Mensa Dining Hall
Design: Jürgen Mayer H
Karlsruhe building Germany
photo : David Franck
Karlsruhe building


Leipzig Architecture

Leipzig Railway Station – Redevelopment
Design: Ian Ritchie Architects
Leipzig Glass Hall German Building Developments
picture from architects
Leipzig Glass Hall

University of Leipzig building
Design: Erick van Egeraat
German university architecture
picture from architect
University of Leipzig architecture

Open-Air-Library, Magdeburg
Design: KARO*
Magdeburg Library German Building Developments
photo : Anja Schlamann
Open-Air-Library Magdeburg

Literaturmuseum der Moderne
Design: David Chipperfield Architects
Literaturmuseum der Moderne
photograph © Christian Richters
Museum of Modern Literature : Stirling Prize

Munich Architecture

Key German Buildings in Bavaria:

BMW Projekthaus – Research + Innovation
Henn Architekten
New Munich Architecture
photograph : H.G.Esch
New Munich Architecture

BMW Welt – Event + Delivery Building
Coop Himmelb(l)au
BMW building Germany
picture from Ketchum
BMW building

Lenbachhaus Museum – Building Extension
Foster + Partners
Lenbachhaus Museum German Building Developments
picture : Foster + Partners
Lenbachhaus Museum

Skulptur Projekte Münster 07 exhibition
German exhibition building
picture from Sworks
German design exhibition

Potsdam Buildings incl. Einstein Tower
Potsdam building
image © Isabelle Lomholt

Stuttgart Buildings

Key Baden-Wurttemberg Buildings:
Mercedes-Benz Museum Building
UN Studio Architects
Mercedes Museum Stuttgart
photo : Christian Richters
Mercedes Museum Stuttgart

Porsche Museum Building
Delugan Meissl
Porsche Museum Germany architecture
image © Delugan Meissl Associated Architects
Porsche Museum Stuttgart

Key German Buildings in Wolfsburg
Henn Architekten
MobileLifeCampus Wolfsburg
photo : H.G.Esch
MobileLifeCampus Wolfsburg

Phaeno Science Centre Building
Zaha Hadid Architects
Wolfsburg architecture
image © Zaha Hadid Architects
Phaeno Science Centre

More German Building Developments online soon

Location: Germany, western Europe

German Architecture Information

German School Architecture

German Concert Hall Buildings

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Buildings / photos for the German Architecture Developments page welcome