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Retail Design International 6 published

The sixth edition of Retail Design International has been published. The reference book presents over 40 concepts that are driving change in the retail sector.
blocher partners is represented with several projects: In addition to Breuninger in Nuremberg, Bucherer in Hamburg and Braun Hamburg can also be found in the book. Also part of Retail Design International is a guest article by Jutta Blocher on the planning and working concept of Design Strategy practised at blocher partners.

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Stuttgart meets Mumbai 2021

The 17th installment of Stuttgart meets Mumbai will take place digitally for the first time. From 22 to 28 February 2021, the audience will be offered an intercultural festival with a virtual exhibition, interactive webinars and culinary delights. The event, which includes the Stuttgart Wine Festival, has played an important role in promoting Indo-German relations over the past 17 years with visitors from politics, business and culture.
Due to our branch in Ahmedabad, India, we have maintained close ties with Indian culture for many years and have been represented with our own stand at the Stuttgart Wine Festival for several years. Find more information about the event here.

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Wettbewerbserfolg in Neu-Ulm

In the competition for the redevelopment of the former LEW site in Neu-Ulm's city centre at Heiner-Metzger-Platz, the design by blocher partners was unanimously chosen as the winner by the jury of experts. The architects' design envisages a six-storey building with around 13,500 square metres of usable space. In addition to the municipal library and a generational meeting place, there will be residential units, office space, gastronomy and an underground car park.

The clearly structured building translates the diverse uses into a stacked structure in which the individual building blocks are clearly recognisable, but at the same time enter into a multitude of synergies with each other. Wooden hybrid construction, a green transition between the base and staggered storeys, and communal areas for urban gardening are all part of the concept. The result is a striking building with a high recognition value in a central location that will have a lasting positive impact on the quarter in the heart of Neu-Ulm.

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blocher partners in «Where We Work: Design Lessons from the Modern Office»

How could workplaces and office concepts of the future look like? What design choices characterise a modern working environment? The publication by Frame Publishers sheds light on these questions and offers a reference work on the contemporary design of workspaces. Also included is the project house developed by blocher partners for the AOK Baden-Württemberg.

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Greening the city im Deutschen Architekturmuseum

From 23 January to 20 June, the exhibition «Einfach Grün - Greening the city» at Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt/Main explores the question of how green buildings in cities can provide a better local climate. The exhibition also includes the Marvel Artiza building in Hubli, India, designed by blocher partners.

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Yearbook 2020 published

In 2020, many things have turned out differently than we had imagined, many things we could never have imagined or wanted to imagine. The world seems to be upside down, and with it the longing for orientation and participation, for transparent and comprehensible decisions, is growing. In terms of content and form, this yearbook, which for us is not always just a retrospective, but also a perspective, is marked by the changes that the year brought, the changes in perspective that occurred, the reflections that were stimulated.

Learn more about our yearbook.

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DGNB-Gold awarded to offices and living space in Krefeld

The office and living space in Krefeld was certified with gold by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). The certification system evaluates the overall performance of a building in several categories like environmental quality, economic quality, sociocultural quality, technical quality, process quality and location quality. More facts about the building by blocher partners.

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Competition success: New construction of community centre in Olpe

At the competition “new construction community centre (town hall with museum)” in the North Rhine-Westphalian city of Olpe, the design by blocher partners received recognition as well as the first prize for the ideas section, which was developed together with Gänssle + Hehr landscape architects. Designed in a wood-hybrid design, the new building takes up the conditions of the surroundings, creates a high point along the Bigge River and, together with the area from the idea part, a new city square for the city society.

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Plans for living quarter Spitalhöhe in Rottweil approved by municipal council

Rottweil's municipal council ratified the result of the architectural competition on "Spitalhöhe Rottweil", which was won by blocher partners. The new construction of this living quarter will provide around 35 apartments constructed in innovative hybrid design.

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Sucess at Rethinking The Future Awards 2020

The business center Mondeal Heights in Ahmedabad – planned by blocher partners – was sucessful at the Rethinking The Future Awards 2020 in the category"Commercial (Built)". Further information on the project Mondeal Heights.

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First prize for blocher partners in architecture competition for quarter in Feuerbach

blocher partners has won the first prize in the architecture competition " Quartier am Wiener Platz Baufeld Süd Los 1". For the future area on Wiener Platz, the architects are developing the largest of the three emerging houses with 62 apartments and an underground car park for the entire area. The apartments with a size of one to five rooms are efficiently planned over five upper floors, on the ground floor, an including catering, a day care as well as a commercial space, round off the diverse range of the district.

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blocher partners wins competition for residential units in Stuttgart-Degerloch

blocher partners has won the first prize in the competition "Modernes Wohnen in gewachsenem Wohngebiet in Stuttgart-Degerloch". Surrounded by partly old, rural building fabric, 22 residential units with individual apartments are created in "Alt-Degerloch", which combine what distinguishes Degerloch: the rural meets the urban. The building structure is flexible in order to be able to react to changes in demand. The focus is on compact living units, which offer the possibility of arranging many rooms and at the same time achieving high quality if they are used openly.

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Messestand von blocher partners auf EuroShop ausgezeichnet

blocher partners' fair booth at EuroShop 2020 has been awarded with the 1st prize at Exhibitor Magazine's EuroShop Awards in the category XS and succeded against nine competitors in the final round.

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BOSS-Outlet Metzingen awarded with DGNB-Platinum

The BOSS-Outlet in Metzingen has been awarded the DGNB-platinum certification – the highest certification by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB).
The certification system evaluates the overall performance of a building in several categories like environmental quality, economic quality, sociocultural quality, technical quality, process quality and location quality. More facts about BOSS-Outlet.

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Favo überzeugt beim German Design Award

"Favo – the light net" scored at German Design Award 2020. The innovative luminaire was developed by the product designers at blocher partners together with Sattler GmbH. Partner Angela Kreutz and product designer Alexander Rybol attended the award ceremony for blocher partners.

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PICK luminaire wins at iF Design Award

The PICK luminaire, a track-based spotlight which was developed for RD Leuchten, scored at iF Design Award 2020 in the category product.

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Rieger furniture store successful at "Stores of the Year" award

The new Rieger Group flagship store in Heilbronn scores with a combination of CO2-neutral architecture, top design quality, gastronomy and a wide range of products that makes for a holistic shopping experience. The jury at the "Stores of the Year" awarded the first prize to the furniture store in the Home/Living category.

Foto: f.l.t.r: Andrea Kurtz (Presentation), Stefan Dechering (Hermann Dechering), Benno Rieger (Möbel Rieger), Anja Pangerl, Angela Kreutz, Matthias Both, Stefan Genth (CEO HDE)
Photography: Jörn Wolter

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Groundbreaking ceremony for integrative residential living district Hermann-Dorner-Allee Berlin

On January 27 in 2020 we celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony for the HOWOGE housing association's largest new building project, which blocher partners together with the Diringer & Scheidel Bauunternehmung GmbH & Co. KG implemented as general contractor.

Eleven houses, a 500 square meter day-care center and 1,000 square meters of commercial space are to be built here by autumn 2022. Of the total of 613 apartments, 108 are planned as 25 square meters unfurnished micro-apartments for students. Half of the 505 rental apartments are rented as subsidized housing in accordance with the cooperation agreement of the State of Berlin.

"With our design, we wanted to develop a holistic neighborhood that appeals to different strata of the population and guarantees a lively, social and age-specific mix of residents," said Dieter Blocher. In addition to affordable rents and high-quality urban development, the district on Herman-Dorner-Allee stands for the latest energy technology: A climate-friendly overall concept with photovoltaics, CO2-free tenant electricity and energy-saving system technology ensures a good ecological balance.

In addition to CEO Dieter Blocher and team, district mayor Oliver Igel, Thomas Felgenhauer and Ulrich Schiller, managing director of HOWOGE, as well as Heinz Scheidel, chairman of the management board of Diringer & Scheidel were on site.

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Read our Yearbook 2019 online

The blocher partners yearbook is already a kind of celebrity and popular among customers as well as lovers of architecture, interior design and design. The recently published edition looks back on 30 years of blocher partners and at the same time offers a cross section of current projects. You can read it in digital form as an e-paper.

We wish you a pleasant reading!

PICK luminaire succeeds at Good Design Awards

Light forms an elementary part of any staged setting. The PICK luminaire combines innovation and variability with a high-end design. The efficient interaction of the components translates into compact dimensions and a broad variety of uses, be it in retail, work or hotel environments.
The jury of the renowned Good Design Awards was convinced by the flexible luminaire. PICK was developed by the product designers at blocher partners together with RD Leuchten.

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blocher partners auf der EuroShop 2020

EuroShop is the leading fair in the retail branch and takes place in Düsseldorf from February 16th until February 20th. blocher partners is amongst the exhibitors. You can meet us at hall 12 / A17-18

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Angela Kreutz und Jürgen Gaiser auf der EHI Retail Design Konferenz 2019

Ist Genuss die neue DNA? Was sind die Trends der Gastronomie und wie beeinflussen sie Gestaltung und Branding im Handel? Über 180 Teilnehmer diskutierten auf der EHI Retail Design Konferenz am 17. und 18. September in Köln darüber, wie sich der stationäre Einzelhandel mit starken Konzepten und einer guten Story behaupten kann. Für blocher partners waren Angela Kreutz und Jürgen Gaiser dabei und sprachen über Do‘s and Don‘ts, Herausforderungen und Chancen in der Branche.

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Summer party at blocher partners in Stuttgart

30 years of blocher partners: Colleagues and their families celebrated this anniversary with a summer party at the Stuttgart office

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Realty+ Excellence Award for Skydeck Select

Das von blocher partners geplante Wohnturmensemble Skydeck Select in Ahmedabad erhielt beim Realty+ Excellence Award in Indien eine Auszeichnung für Architectural Design of the year. Auf der Preisverleihung nahm Hartmut Wurster, Head of blocher partners india, den Preis entgegen.

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Wolfgang Mairinger at Immobiliendialog Rhein-Neckar

How do the changes in the retail sector affect our cities? To discuss this question, a dialogue among experts took place at the Immobiliendialog Rhein-Neckar. For blocher partners, Senior Partner Wolfgang Mairinger took part in the discussion.

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Matthias Both in den Beirat der ADI berufen

Matthias Both, Partner bei blocher partners, wurde in den Beirat der Akademie der Immobilienwirtschaft in Stuttgart berufen. Die Akademie verleiht in Kooperation mit der Dualen Hochschule Baden-Württemberg den Abschluss Diplom-Immobilienökonom/in (ADI).

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Fashion store Henschel in Heidelberg is the store of the day

We are glad to announce that the fashion store Henschel in Heidelberg was awarded the prize "store of the day" from the specialist magazine Textilwirtschaft.

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