Ready for Take-Off
Contemporary German Export Architecture
Edited by Peter Cachola Schmal, Anna Hesse.
An increasing number of young German architects are taking off--becoming key players in global architecture. The firms selected for this publication, Architekturbüro Deutschland, Barkow Leibinger Architekten, Behnisch Architekten, BeL, Carsten Roth Architekt, Gerber Architekten, Gewers Kühn und Kühn Architekten, Ingenhoven Architekten, J. MAYER H., Kirsten Schemel Architekten, KSP Engel und Zimmermann Architekten, KSV Krüger Schuberth Vandreike, Pysall Ruge Architekten, sauerbruch hutton, Staab Architekten and Wandel Hoefer Lorch + Hirsch, are all currently working on their first large projects outside of Germany. These firms have in common the ability to innovate, to integrate designs into existing urban contexts and to maintain exacting technical standards--crucial skills for winning highly competitive competitions and contracts. In this volume, each firm, along with its engineering partner, presents a current commission from outside of Germany in addition to a finished building in Germany, providing an in-depth look at its development.