kollektiver individualismus

At the invitation of the South African Council of Shopping Centers, our managing directors, interior designer Jürgen Gaiser (blocher partners) and design strategist Erik Schimkat (blocher partners sens), will speak on the topic of "Collective Individualism - Sustainably Relevant through Participation" during the annual conference from July 30 to August 1 in Cape Town. The focus will be on how co-creation, strategic design and the speed of transformation converge in the dynamic landscape of retail environments. In this context, Gaiser and Schimkat will also present experiential spaces in which individuality merges with collective experience. This creates vibrant spaces and dynamic centers.

So what is the actual state of urban planning, design, technical, economic, ecological, social and cultural qualities in architecture?

Yesterday evening in Stuttgart, the answer was unanimous: "Excellent!"
Nicole Razavi, Baden-Württemberg Minister for Regional Development and Housing, presented the Baden-Württemberg State Prize for Building Culture, the state's highest honour for exemplary planning and building, at the Haus der Wirtschaft. This year's focus: rebuilding and thinking ahead - exemplary and transferable solutions for planning and construction challenges. The Minister, who is also a member of the jury, emphasised that it is a social obligation to continue a building culture that is both good and economical. Reiner Nagel, Chairman of the Board of the Federal Foundation of Baukultur, emphasised that it was not easy for the panel to make a judgement. Nevertheless, in the end there was always agreement on the top three winners. A total of 235 projects in nine categories had to be assessed. Cultivated building is the ability to build well, taking all factors into account - with respect for the environment, durable and beautiful. We are proud to have been recognised for the Hotel EmiLu

Pascale Hein über Nachhaltigkeit im Bildungsbau

Pascale Hein will be giving a presentation in the XAL showroom on June 20 at 2 pm. As part of the Austrian lighting manufacturer's roadshow stop in Stuttgart, the Managing Director of blocher partners sustain will give a keynote speech on the topic of sustainability in educational buildings and why the DGNB system is leading the way.

Pascale Hein beim Expertengespräch

On May 16 at 7 p.m., an expert discussion on the future of building and living will take place in front of the Dreigiebelhaus on Besigheim's market square. The evening will be hosted by Daniel Christen. The citizens' initiative Klimaplan emphasizes the importance of residential areas that enable people to live comfortably and age with dignity. Future-oriented IBA Stuttgart projects deal with sustainable building materials that are to be reused in the circular economy. In case of bad weather, the event will be moved to the vaulted cellar under the Dreigiebelhaus.

Pascale Hein at the symposium »Circular Economy in Building Construction«

On behalf of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of the Environment, the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research Heidelberg (ifeu) and the Baden-Württemberg Chamber of Architects are hosting the symposium »Circular Economy in Building Construction – Building and Designing Together in a Circular Way« in Stuttgart on 16 April. As part of the afternoon dialogue round, Pascale Hein, Managing Director of blocher partners sustain, will reflect with other planners, clients and players from the construction industry on how the many good approaches and solutions can be transferred more quickly and comprehensively into construction practice.

Pascale Hein at the symposium »Circular Economy in Building Construction«

On behalf of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of the Environment, the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research Heidelberg (ifeu) and the Baden-Württemberg Chamber of Architects are hosting the symposium »Circular Economy in Building Construction – Building and Designing Together in a Circular Way« in Stuttgart on 16 April. As part of the afternoon dialogue round, Pascale Hein, Managing Director of blocher partners sustain, will reflect with other planners, clients and players from the construction industry on how the many good approaches and solutions can be transferred more quickly and comprehensively into construction practice.


The German Shopfitting Association has published the STORE BOOK 2024. The book is the eleventh in a series of yearbooks that have been published since 2014. The book presents 61 innovative projects, including our Bucherer Fine Jewellery Boutique in Frankfurt.

Jens Kron wird Head of Business Development bei blocher partners

Jens Kron (36), an expert in property development, is taking over the position of Head of Business Development. The studied urban planner brings with him extensive property management expertise thanks to his many years of experience at LBBW Immobilien Kommunalentwicklung (Stuttgart), where he worked as a project manager in the planning, development and marketing of properties. Additional training as a property economist at the Akademie der Immobilienwirtschaft rounds off his profile.

Living quarter Hermann-Dorner-Allee Berlin in the book project »Nachhaltige Baukultur. Ressourcenschonend planen.«

With the building sector being one of the main emitters of greenhouse gases, the increasingly urgent call for a turnaround in construction is becoming an indispensable precursor to the future. The compendium published by Deutscher Architektur Verlag provides an overview of sustainable architecture based on 40 projects from different typologies. These examples present different approaches – from building in existing structures to modern timber and straw construction and building botany. They provide vivid insights into the architecture and urban planning of tomorrow and food for thought on the way to a sustainable society and building culture. We are pleased to make our contribution to the situation and the publication with our project Living quarter Hermann-Dorner-Allee Berlin.

blocher partners at the MIPIM 2024

Save the Date: From 12 - 15 March, the leading players in the international property market will meet in Cannes at MIPIM, the world's leading trade fair for the real estate industry. Together with the state capital Stuttgart, blocher partners will be there to present Stuttgart as a property location. Our partners Wolfgang Mairinger, Matthias Both and Benjamin Blocher are looking forward to an inspiring exchange with you.
Visit us at the Palais des Festivals, stand P4.C10.

Pascale Hein at the German Retail Property Summit

ESG has become a perennial topic in the property sector. The 16th German Retail Property Summit will dedicate two days to new aspects and forward-looking retail and property concepts in top-class panels. On 29 February, moderated by Pascale Hein, Managing Director of blocher partners sustain, the panel »ESG – the unvarnished truth« will discuss what ESG means for tenants in practice.

INHORGENTA AWARD for Bucherer Berlin

Our Bucherer Flagship Boutique in Berlin was awarded the prestigious INHORGENTA AWARD, the most important award in the jewellery and watch industry. The store design and retail concept convinced the high-calibre jury of international experts in the »Next Generation Retail« category. Since 2017, the award has been an integral part of INHORGENTA, Europe's leading platform for jewellery, watches and gemstones, and is now regarded as a seal of quality. We are delighted to have received this honour.

Online Event | Timber-Hybrid | New7 Mannheim

The online event organised by the BUILTWORLD event platform is dedicated to the topic of inner-city transformation and new urbanity in Mannheim. The project New7, the former Galeria Kaufhof building, which blocher partners is transforming into a sustainable mixed-use project together with Diringer & Scheidel as project developer, client and general contractor, serves as an example of the adaptation of urban spaces to the changing needs of the population.
Register here for the free event.

Design Hotel EmiLu nominated for the State Prize for Building Culture

We are delighted that our project Designhotel EmiLu Stuttgart has been nominated as one of three projects in the »Commercial / Industrial Building« category for the »State Prize for Building Culture Baden-Württemberg 2024«, which this year addresses a very relevant issue with the theme of »Conversion Culture«. The State Prize for Building Culture recognizes and publicizes particularly innovative, exemplary and transferable solutions for the planning and construction challenges in Baden-Württemberg. A jury of renowned experts nominated 27 projects in nine categories from a total of 235 submissions.

DGNB Diamond for our Stuttgart headquarters

The German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) only awards the DGNB Diamond to projects that fulfil the highest standards in terms of sustainability, energy efficiency and ecological compatibility. Our Stuttgart headquarters was able to convince the independent commission for design quality in all criteria.

Vandana Shah & Pascale Hein at the INTERGASTRA

Intergastra in Stuttgart, the leading trade fair for the hotel and catering industry, opens its doors again this weekend. Vandana Shah, Partner at blocher partners, and Pascale Hein, Head of blocher partners sustain, will be speaking on Tuesday 6 February at the Green Stage in Hall 4 in the forum »Intelligent circular economy in the hotel & catering industry«, using the example of the EmiLu design hotel to report on sustainable planning and successful transformation.

Online-Event | Timber-Hybrid Systems

At the online event of BUILTWORLD, the leading event platform for the building life cycle in German-speaking countries, Helge Kunz, Head of Timber Construction, and Angela Kreutz, Partner and Head of Corporate Communication, will present our project Student housing Mannheim on 25 January, which is characterised by its modular timber construction. In addition to the project presentation, the event will focus on the market for modular timber construction.

Register here for the free online event.

Our Yearbook 2023 is here!

Under the motto »Learning to learn« our Yearbook 2023 explores the methodology of Artificial Intelligence, which continuously learns with each inputted piece of information. In addition to providing an overview of our current projects, various contributions explore this theme, offering a glimpse into the future. What will move us the day after tomorrow?

Jürgen Gaiser at Deutscher Fleisch Kongress

Under the motto: »Strong together! For a sustainably successful future«, this year's German Meat Congress will take place in Mainz, organized by dfv Mediengruppe. Our partner and retail expert Jürgen Gaiser will be part of the panel discussion on the topic: »Successful selling: What matters today and in the future?«.

Erik Schimkat & Jürgen Gaiser at the Change Congress

This year's Handelsblatt Change Congress will be held in Düsseldorf under the motto »Shifted Reality: Everything remains different«. The event creates understanding for visions, strategies and new trends for successful change projects. Erik Schimkat, Managing Director blocher partners sens, and Jürgen Gaiser, Partner blocher partners, will enrich the exciting program and the theme world »Future Workforce: Teams and Technology« with an in-depth workshop on »Collective Individualism - Team-Driven Transformation in Complex Times«.

Benjamin Blocher at the Smart City Conference

At the Smart City Conference in Frankfurt, curated by the dfv Mediengruppe and renowned experts, everything revolves around strategies for the city of tomorrow. In the panel talk "For a strong city center! How do we save the city?" our partner Benjamin Blocher, architect and urban planner, will join the discussion.

Award for Living Quarter Hermann-Dorner-Allee

Every year, the renowned Callwey publishing house honors the best architecture in the area of multi-story residential construction with its "Residential Buildings of the Year" competition. From the 50 most beautiful residential buildings in the entire German-speaking region selected by a jury of experts, our project Living Quarter Hermann-Dorner-Allee Berlin was awarded a prize in the category "Neighborhood Development". Together with the client HOWOGE, general contractor Diringer & Scheidel and our responsible architects Vandana Shah and Dieter Blocher, we are very pleased about the award and the publication in the associated yearbook.

Vandana Shah appointed to AKBW Housing Competence Team

The state board of the Baden-Württemberg Chamber of Architects has appointed our partner Vandana Shah to the AKBW's Housing Competence Team, which has 32 members and is dedicated to the main topic of "Housing, Neighborhoods, Services of General Interest" and the tasks set by the state board: the development of a position paper on the immediate program for housing subsidies and affordable housing, as well as housing in the neighborhood, which is to move more strongly into the public consciousness with a view to the local elections in 2024.

Visit us at EXPO REAL

Also in 2023 blocher partners will be present at the real estate fair and conference in Munich | EXPO REAL. Wolfgang Mairinger, Anja Pangerl, Matthias Both and Benjamin Blocher as representatives of the management as well as Annette Willige, Head of Business Development, will be available for an exchange at the stand of the Rhine-Neckar metro region (C1. 130) from Wednesday, October 4 to Friday, October 6. Further information under: 0711-22482-0 or

Angela Kreutz at Trendforum Retail

The credo of this year's forum: "Give the customer a reason to come, give him a reason to stay and a reason to talk about it!" In addition to the digital aspects, the focus of the event is on fascinating worlds of experience and the trends in retail, architecture and shopfitting. Our partner and Head of Corporate Communication, Angela Kreutz, will be part of the event and will focus on the topic of Fashion & Lifestyle in her Deep Dive Session on the second day of the event.

Jürgen Gaiser at the Conference on the Construction and Operation of Commercial Kitchens and Modern Catering Services

At the specialist conference of the Management Forum Starnberg on September 26 and 27 in Vienna, everything will revolve around the construction and operation of commercial kitchens and modern company catering. In his contribution on the second day of the conference at 12 noon, our partner Jürgen Gaiser will provide insights into how we create places for employees to come together, how company catering becomes a corporate ambassador, creates an emotional bond with the company and how we succeed in defining space and content for generations Z and alpha.

blocher partners india celebrates success at the CWAB Awards

The Construction World Architect and Builder (CWAB) Awards, instituted in 2006, are India's most coveted awards for the architecture and building industry. The awards recognise the people and organisations responsible for the changing landscape of the country – the Top Architects and Builders of India. Together with blocher partners india we are pleased and proud to be awarded »India's Top Architect – West«.

Award for Designhotel EmiLu Stuttgart

From a total of 94 eligible submissions in the award process "Exemplary Building Stuttgart" of the Chamber of Architects of Baden-Württemberg, the jury chose 24 objects, which they awarded as all-round successful solutions. We are very pleased about the award for our project Designhotel EmiLu Stuttgart. The jury based its decision on criteria such as external design, dimensions and proportions of the building, internal space, allocation of rooms and practicality, appropriateness of means and materials, constructive honesty, sustainability, integration and interaction with the urban context and the environment.

Wollhaus Heilbronn: Transformation into a living city building block

Together with our contractor, Neufeld Immobilien GmbH from Oedheim, Benjamin Blocher presented our vision for the aging Wollhaus to the Heilbronn City Council on Tuesday. The aim of the urban master plan is to strengthen the present qualities of the existing building as well as to expand it in a viable way, so that the Wollhaus becomes an attractor in the future. The prominent location holds great potential for urban redevelopment of the surrounding public areas. The concept also convinced the city representatives. Heilbronner Stimme and SWR Aktuell report.

Podcast with Benjamin & Angela

"We have to roll up our sleeves again": So says Benjamin Blocher from the architecture firm blocher partners, who is a guest at Immobileros with his colleague Angela Kreutz, responsible for strategic corporate communications and head of the communications agency that belongs to the firm. 🎧 You can access the #Podcast here:

Matthias Both at the Real Estate Dialog

On July 11, our partner Matthias Both will moderate the panel "My office is the whole city" at the 15th Real Estate Dialog Region Stuttgart in the Liederhalle Culture and Congress Center starting at 12 p.m. and will address the question of what the new diversity of corporate and work culture looks like with his discussion partners. The Real Estate Dialog is one of the largest meetings among real estate experts and the public sector. For 15 years, the event has stood for exchange between business, politics and the public sector.

Benjamin Blocher at the Real Estate Congress

On July 4, representatives of the real estate industry will discuss the future and challenges of the real estate market in the Swabian metropolis together with decision-makers from politics and business at the Stuttgart Real Estate Congress in the Mercedes-Benz Museum. Our partner Benjamin Blocher will be part of the panel discussion on "Urban Development & Sustainability" starting at 11 am.

Sebastian Schott at the Bestandsimmobilien-Kongress

On June 29, our Head of Design - Architecture, Sebastian Schott, will join the panel discussion on the topic of "Best Practice" at the Bestandsimmobilien-Kongress, which will take place as part of the IMMOCOM Event "Real Estate Mitteldeutschland 2023" in Leipzig. The networking event will provide well-founded insights into the wide-ranging field of portfolio development.

Dachmarkenforum visits blocher partners

On Thursday, June 22, the Dachmarkenforum will be our guest in Stuttgart with Part 3 of the trilogy on the topic of »Emotional Branding«. Together we will get to the bottom of the question of how retail can continue to flourish in the future – whether analog or digital. We are looking forward to exciting presentations by experts from the retail and consulting industry as well as inspiring discussions. Would you like to report on the event as a press representative? Then please contact us, we will be happy to organize your participation:

Benjamin Blocher at the Modular Construction Congress

On Tuesday, June 13, the second day of this year's Modular Construction Congress in Dortmund, Benjamin Blocher will present current residential construction projects by blocher partners and explain which solutions modular construction offers for current issues such as housing shortage, shortage of skilled workers and climate crisis.

Anja Pangerl at the Hotel Real Estate Congress

On Tuesday, June 6, at this year's Hotel Real Estate Congress in Frankfurt am Main, the industry event for the hotel and hotel real estate industry, our partner, architect and interior designer Anja Pangerl will reveal what makes hotel concepts successful and how to create feel-good places where people feel at home, based on our project Designhotel EmiLu in Stuttgart.

Matthias Both at the Real Estate Congress Rhine-Neckar

At the Real Estate Congress Rhine-Neckar, representatives from politics and the real estate industry discuss current developments and perspectives for the respective asset classes. Our partner Matthias Both will be part of the panel "Residential and Office". Starting at 11 a.m., everything will revolve around the question of how residential and office assets can contribute to the quality of life.

"Follow the Beat!" with Benjamin Blocher

"Manage to Green: From Heat Pump to Real Sales" is the title of a panel discussion at the Retail Symposium in Vienna, in which Benjamin Blocher will participate. Motto of the event this year: Follow the Beat!

DGNB & blocher partners auf der BAU

From April 17 to 22, BAU, the World's Leading Trade Fair for Architecture, Materials and Systems, will take place at Messe München. With its own special show, the DGNB (German Sustainable Building Council) will be addressing the question of how we need to build today so that it is still sustainable in 2030. We are pleased to be part of the exciting conference program as a partner of the DGNB. Benjamin Blocher will be a guest at the networking event on Monday, April 17, and Jürgen Gaiser will be a guest on Wednesday, April 19, both at 5 pm. Where? At the DGNB booth designed by us in hall C2 booth 518.

Excellent Transformation

Together with the Ministry of State Development and Housing, the Baden-Württemberg Chamber of Architects awarded 44 exemplary projects for good building culture in the districts of Main-Tauber-Kreis, Hohenlohekreis and Landkreis Schwäbisch Hall. Our project Fassfabrik Schwäbisch Hall was able to convince the jury and is a successful example of how a brownfield site relevant to industrial history can be reactivated, architectural heritage preserved and revitalized with new content.

Erik Schimkat als Speaker beim Dachmarkenforum

The Dachmarkenforum is an interdisciplinary communication platform for fashion, lifestyle, retail and industry. The event on March 23 in Dornbirn, Austria, will explore the question of what the framework conditions are for retail to continue to flourish in the future. Erik Schimkat, Managing Director of blocher partners sens, will provide an answer to this question with his presentation: "Collective Individualism: Sustainably Relevant through Participation".

blocher partners at MIPIM 2023

Save the Date: From March 14 – 17, the leading players of the international real estate market will meet in Cannes at MIPIM, the world's leading trade fair for the real estate industry. Together with the state capital Stuttgart, blocher partners will be on site and present Stuttgart as a real estate location. Our partners Wolfgang Mairinger, Matthias Both, Benjamin Blocher and our Head of Business Development, Annette Willige, are looking forward to an inspiring exchange with you.

Visit us at the Palais des Festivals, booth P4.C20 – City of Stuttgart.
For appointment requests, please contact us via

Presentation at INHORGENTA Munich

Kathrin Cook, Team Leader Interior Design, and Jörg Becker, Creative Director of our communications agency typenraum, will be giving a joint presentation at INHORGENTA in Munich. On Saturday, February 25, 4 p.m., the topic will be "Customer-oriented design strategy for exclusive experiences." While Jörg will deal with visual brand communication and corporate language, Kathrin will provide insights into the creative translation into store design. INHORGENTA, Europe's leading platform for jewelry, watches and gemstones, will take place from February 24 to February 27.

blocher partners at EuroShop 2023

Make your plans now: Interesting conversations and get-togethers await you at our booth at EuroShop. From Sunday, February 26, to Thursday, March 2, we look forward to sharing ideas with you. Together with our partner MuSe Content, the full-service agency in the field of in-store multimedia, we will take you on a journey into the digital world and show you new trends. So block your calendar now for our exciting presentations.

Our yearbook is here!

»In the green range«, a statement that has become wishful thinking this year at the latest in view of the many crises and events - nevertheless, we have titled our 2022 yearbook "The Green Book". Especially in these times, there is a need to raise awareness about the situation we find ourselves in and look ahead. In addition to a cross-section of current projects from all areas of our transdisciplinary work, the leitmotif of sustainability resonates in various essays and interviews.

Fassfabrik Schwäbisch Hall awarded

Our transformation project Fassfabrik Schwäbisch Hall was awarded by the Baukultur-Initiative Hohenlohe-Tauberfranken. This is awarded by the Ministry of State Development and Housing Baden-Württemberg and the Chamber of Architects Baden-Württemberg and is intended to make regional building culture visible. According to the jury's decision, the project clearly shows the potential that can be found in industrial architecture if there is a willingness to preserve it.

Regionen-Dialog Rhein-Neckar mit Matthias Both

The event »Purpose User and Life Cycle Assessment - Shaping today for tomorrow« on November 16 in Heidelberg focuses on architecture, urban planning and building of the future in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region. For blocher partners, Matthias Both will be on site and share his expertise in a panel discussion on the topics of transformation and user expectations regarding sustainable sites.

Groundbreaking ceremony for Heiner's Neu-Ulm

Another milestone for the Heiners urban development project in Neu-Ulm: The groundbreaking ceremony for the project, which just received a polis award, took place in the presence of Ministerialrätin Petra Kramer from the Bavarian State Ministry of Housing, Construction and Transport, Mayor Katrin Albsteiger and Berthold Stier, Managing Director of the Neu-Ulm Development Company. For blocher partners, Senior Partner Wolfgang Mairinger was on site for the ceremony. Learn more about the multifaceted, mixed-use building.

blocher partners beim Juwelierkongress Pforzheim

At the Jewelers' Congress in Pforzheim from October 9 to 11, everything will revolve around the world of beautiful jewelry and luxurious watches. Numerous lectures, interviews and discussions will shed light on various facets of the industry. As an office also active in the Luxury Retail Design segment, we are looking forward to being present at the Jewelers' Congress. Our interior designer Kathrin Cook, who is responsible for this segment, will additionally contribute her many years of expertise to a panel discussion on "Shopfitting of the Future" on October 10.

Erik Schimkat as speaker at Trendforum Retail

The Trendforum Retail on September 28 and 29 in Frankfurt am Main is a top-class meeting of the retail scene and offers diverse insights and best practices. Erik Schimkat, Managing Director of blocher partners sens will also be on hand to talk about the benefits of transdisciplinary processes and the three ways retailers can remain relevant in the future in his presentation on September 29.

Handelsblatt congress Future Workplace & Office

Future Workplace & Office mit Jürgen Gaiser und Erik Schimkat

This year's Handelsblatt Annual Conference on August 30 and 31 in Düsseldorf will focus on the new framework conditions for people, space, IT & culture. A question that also concerns us. Partner Jürgen Gaiser and Erik Schimkat, management blocher partners sens, will take a stand on the drastic change of our (office) working world in their dialog under the motto »Transdisciplinary into Transformation«. They will provide answers to the changing employee and employer needs and the new framework conditions. How companies can deal with these disruptive changes, which strategy and which design concept fits - there are already interesting projects at blocher partners on which Gaiser and Schimkat will exchange views.

Competition success: G6 housing with day-care centre in Mannheim

In the competition by invitation for the new development of the G6 in Mannheim, our architecture draft was able to convince the jury and was awarded 1st prize. For GBG Mannheimer Wohnungsbaugesellschaft mbH, blocher partners will now realise a new quarter with 49 flats and a day-care centre in an inner-city context.

Our entry was able to prevail against 9 other entries, with the jury praising in particular the careful consideration of the qualities of the site as well as the opportunities the architecture offers for an attractive community-oriented neighbourhood.

Auszeichnung beim Deutschen Natursteinpreis

At the presentation of the German Natural Stone Award 2022 at the stone+tec trade fair in Nuremberg, the EmiLu design hotel was honored in the "Building in Existing Contexts" category. Awarded was a special recognition for the exemplary design and technically constructive application of natural stone. "This example of a successful conversion of a building from the 1960s convinced the jury. [...] An exemplary implementation of a building task, which we will hopefully see more often in the future in the sense of a resource-saving handling of existing buildings."

Photography: Bärbel Holländer, NATURSTEIN magazine

Bründl Kaprun awarded ÖGNI Platinum

The extension of the Bründl flagship store in Kaprun, planned by blocher partners, was certified platinum by the Austrian Society for Sustainable Real Estate (ÖGNI) in the areas of interior design and restaurant based on the DGNB criteria. This is the first such award for interiors in Austria. For the assessment, sustainability is considered on the basis of ecological, economic, socio-cultural and functional factors. Technology, processes and location also play a role. Since a particularly high number of points was achieved in the area of social criteria, the ÖGNI Crystal Award was also issued.

Photography: BründlSports-JFK

Meet us on the day of architecture

blocher partners is participating in several events at the annual Day of Architecture:

In Berlin our office near Checkpoint Charlie will open its doors on Saturday, June 25 from 2 pm. We offer a look behind the scenes and show current projects. In addition, there will be keynote speeches on the topics »Architecture and interior design from a single source« and »Building with renewable raw materials - wood hybrids«.

In Baden-Württemberg, our projects design hotel EmiLu Stuttgart, ÖVA-Passage Mannheim and Hebel school Hemsbach are part of architectural tours.

In North Rhine-Westphalia, Architecture Day is already taking place on June 18. Here we are part of the event with the Kathrin-Türks-Hall in Dinslaken.

blocher partners expands group of companies

The blocher partners family is growing: the new General Planning GmbH launches in May. With the new company, we are responding to changes in the market that already have led to the firm handling an increasing number of projects as general planners.

Recognizing the need to strengthen its comprehensive and integrated support of clients across all architectural and engineering services and all service phases, blocher partners decided to professionalize the division as a separate company.

Erfolg beim polis Award 2022

We are pleased about the success at this year's polis Award, which was awarded yesterday at the polis convention in Düsseldorf! The jury of experts awarded the new building planned for the city of Neu-Ulm at Heiner-Metzger-Platz 2nd place in the category »Reactivated Centers«.

Designhotel EmiLu für Naturstein-Preis 2022 nominiert

The design hotel EmiLu in the heart of Stuttgart was nominated for the Natural Stone Award 2022 in the category "Building in Existing Structures" by the expert jury of the German Natural Stone Association. We are delighted about this award for our work and are looking forward to June 22, when the winners will be announced at the Stone+tec trade fair in Nuremberg.

Wiebke Ahues elected to the board of the Berlin Chamber of Architects

We are pleased about the successful election of our colleague Wiebke Ahues to the board of the Berlin Chamber of Architects. Since the beginning of 2021, she has been the Director Berlin Office with overall responsibility for the design and processes of the projects handled at the Berlin location. She is particularly interested in the topic of sustainability, especially resource-saving construction and the long-term improvement of the framework conditions for a sustainable building culture.

Jahrbuch 2021 digital lesen

»Value and Purpose« are the two words we have used to headline our 2021 Yearbook. Viewed on a meta level, they stand for the fundamental question of the »value and purpose« of our actions, but also very specifically for what shaped our year 2021: the joint development of a culture of values that takes into account the upcoming generation change within our company and forms the basis for future collaboration far beyond that. While the feature section with its discourse stimuli, self-reflections and essays is more of a theoretical nature, the second part shows the transfer into practice through the presentation of the projects.

Learn more about our yearbook.

Wettbewerbserfolg: Ein Campus für HOMAG

For the world market leader in the field of machines for the woodworking industry, based in Schopfloch in the Black Forest, blocher partners planned a new campus at the company headquarters as part of a design competition: A head office with 16,500 square meters and 550 workplaces, an employee restaurant and a customer center will redesign the factory premises. Our design in timber construction convinced the jury and was awarded 1st prize.

Success at HR Excellence Awards 2021

Our process "#WeForUs — Sustainable Strategy Development" made it to 1st place in the category "Employee Engagement" at the HR Excellence Awards 2021. We are very happy and proud of this great recognition of our work! We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank noesis for the professional guidance on our journey.

Wiebke Ahues elected to committee of the Berlin Chamber of Architects

We are pleased about the appointment of our colleague Wiebke Ahues to the working committee for fees and contracts of the Architektenkammer Berlin (Berlin Chamber of Architects). Since the beginning of the year, she has been responsible as Director Berlin Office for the design and processes of the projects handled at the Berlin office as well as for the further development and profiling of the branch.

Designhotel EmiLu mit ImmobilienAward 2021 ausgezeichnet

For the eighth time, the industry association IWS Immobilienwirtschaft honored properties and projects from the Stuttgart metropolitan region that stand out for their particular economic efficiency, sustainability and urban development quality. In the hotel category, the Design Hotel EmiLu received the award. For blocher partners partner Vandana Shah was on site at the event in the Alte Reithalle Stuttgart.
Photo: © IWS / Wolfgang List

Helge Kunz strengthens timber construction at blocher partners

We are pleased to welcome architect Helge Kunz as a new division manager in our office. Kunz looks back on a long career and expertise in timber construction: After working as a design architect and department head in competition, among others at Baumschlager Eberle and Santiago Calatrava, various activities abroad as well as his almost a decade-long activity at Renggli Holzbau Weise in a leading position, he held the position of managing director there for the last three years.

Topping-out ceremony on Hermann Dorner Allee

The climate-friendly and differentiated residential quarter on Hermann Dorner Allee is nearing completion. Now another milestone could be celebrated with the topping-out ceremony.

Leonhard Arbeitswelt für Best Workspaces 2022 nominiert

Our workspace for Leonhard in Filderstadt was nominated for the Best Workspaces 2022 award and voted into the top 50. The award, created by the Callwey publishing house in cooperation with the architecture magazine Baumeister, baunetz interior|design, office roxx and office dealzz, honors outstanding workspaces and office buildings. We are delighted about the nomination by the jury and are looking forward to March 2022, when the winners of the competition will be announced.

Transformation innerstädtischer Strukturen: Vortrag mit Matthias Both

At the Quartier annual congress organized by Heuer Dialog, which will take place in Bielefeld on September 16 and 17, Matthias Both will speak on Thursday afternoon about how revitalization and redensification can create sustainable urban neighborhoods and which projects by blocher partners are exemplary in this context.

Press conference for the opening of the EmiLu design hotel

We are looking forward to the opening of the EmiLu design hotel on 1 September 2021. At a press conference this Monday, some journalists were able to take a first look at the family-run hotel in the heart of Stuttgart. In addition to the owners and operators of the hotel, the Bräutigam family, our partner and hotel expert Anja Pangerl also answered the journalists' questions.

blocher partners in an interview with Stuttgarter Zeitung

An interview with Benjamin and Dieter Blocher on the subject of urban development appeared in the digital edition of the Stuttgarter Zeitung this weekend (StZPLUS). In the interview, the two architects talk about the Stuttgart of the future, the housing shortage including the forgotten solution of the candidates for mayor, the Stuttgart 21 rail project as an opportunity of the century – and the parent-son construct in the management. blocher partners is responsible for several major projects in the city and in Baden-Württemberg – in the interview they are presented in a picture gallery.

Read the full story here.

Wiebke Ahues leitet Berliner Büro von blocher partners

The Dipl.-Ing. and architect BDA Wiebke Ahues will head the Berlin office of blocher partners with immediate effect. As Director Berlin Office she is responsible for the design and processes of the projects handled there as well as for the further development and profiling of the office. She is particularly passionate about the issue of sustainability - associated with timber construction and timber hybrid construction as well as the reuse and revitalization of the heritage of late modernism.

Sustainable interior design: Bründl Kaprun receives platinum certification

The extension of the Bründl flagship store in Kaprun, which is currently under construction, was pre-certified by the Austrian Society for Sustainable Real Estate (ÖGNI) with platinum in the areas of interior design and restaurant based on the DGNB-criteria. For the assessment, sustainability is considered on the basis of ecological, economic, socio-cultural and functional factors. Technology, processes and location also play a role.

blocher partners erweitert Geschäftsführung um zweite Generation

An expansion in two senses: the architect and urban planner Benjamin Blocher will not only complement the management in the future, but also the expertise. With a focus on sustainability and innovation, he is particularly dedicated to the transformation of cities.

Wettbewerbserfolg in Mannheim

blocher partners was successful in a competition to fill a gap in a building in Mannheim's city centre, taking into account listed buildings: the design for student housing was unanimously chosen as the winner.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Wolfgang Mairinger at Immobiliendialog Rhein-Neckar

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.

Matthias Both in den Beirat der ADI berufen

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).