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"Robotic Contouring" - Angewandte Architecture Challenge 2016

The result of this year's architectural Summer Program is a 3D resarch pavilion which examines the 3D folding of plastic profiles directly through the use of a robot and then discusses and implements the resulting design approaches. Bollinger+Grohmann focussed together with an international research team of the University of Applied Arts Vienna on the topic of "Robotic Contouring".

20 October 2016

Opening of the exhibition "Fascinating Construction Process"

The exhibition, a cooperation of Max Frank and Bollinger + Grohmann, is a revised version of last year's exhibition in the Oskar von Miller Forum in Munich.
Location: Max Frank Saal in Leiblfing
Duration of the exhibition: 20/10/ - 03/11/16

19 October 2016

20th buildingSMART-Forum: "Digital Excellence now!"

Manfred Grohmann is invited to give a lecture in the course of one of the most important regular BIM events.

Location: WCC WesthafenEvent & Convention Center, Sektor B Halle 1, Berlin
Veranstalter: buildingSMART German Speaking Chapter

14 October 2016

Symposium Tragwerksplanung: Vision und Konstruktion

The symposium focusses for the second year in a row on the creative work of engineers by means of outstanding examples, their ideas in the development of structures and the design of buildings.

Location: Akademie der Wissenschaften BBAW, 10117 Berlin, Leibniz-Saal
Veranstalter: Verband Beratender ingenieure VBI, Berlin

26 September 2016


The traveling exhibition by NAX - Netzwerk Architekturexport (Federal Chamber of German Architects) presents in the course of the Beijing Design Week over 80 international projects dealing with the topics of climate change, sustainability, metropoles and technology. Bollinger + Grohmann are part of the NAX exhibition.

Duration of the exhibition: 26/09/ - 17/10/2016

24 September 2016

Oslo Åpne Hus: Trollveien 42

Oslo is one of over 30 member cities in the "Open House Worldwide Family". At this year's "Åpne Hus" the project "Trollveien 42" can be visited. Bollinger + Grohmann Ingeniører AS were besides the passive house calculation also responsible for the timber structure and sustainability concept.

22 September 2016

Laying of the foudnation stone for Allianz Campus Berlin

The completion of the construction works is scheduled for spring 2019.
The building complex is expected to receive the highest possible certification by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB), “DGNB Platinum”.

13 September 2016

Opening of the "Tower of Power" Electric Charging Station in Vienna

Bollinger + Grohmann gave expert advise for the new charging station.

September 2016

B+G Oslo extends its scope of services

B+G Oslo provides in the future also sustainability planning, building physics and façade planning. This includes the field of timber strcutures with a focus on construction and solid wood. Our services range from energy and daylight calculations, passive house planning according to Norwegian standard, thermal bridge calculation and application for subsidies to the detailed planning of complex façades, CO2 balancing and material consulting.

12 August 2016

Currently at the construction site of FLOAT

The 220 m long and 60 m wide excavation pit is now ready with a working depth of approximately 10 m for the introduction of the bored pile foundation.

11 August 2016

"Iconic Awards 2016 winner" distinction for the project "Die Welle"

In the category "Architecture - Urban Planning" the concept of the outdoor sculpture of schneider + schumacher (B + G Structural Design) was convincing. Since 2013, the Design Council awards the Iconic Awards in five main categories.

05 August 2016

Opening of the music pavilion "Soundgarden" in Darmstadt

Bollinger + Grohmann gave expert advise for the temporary pavilion and acted as sponsor.

25 July 2016

Competition "Children's Museum of the Jewish Museum": 3rd Prize

for Michael Wallraff in the competition for the exhibition concept design and construction of a new permanent Children's Museum in Berlin. B+G were in charge as advisory capacity for the structural design.

July 2016

Good Design Award for the Conservatorium of Music

of this year's Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Awards for the scheme by Hassell, Melbourne in collaboration with BollingerGrohmann Engineers, Melbourne.

18 July 2016

Inauguration of the new high-school in Ottobrunn

Oasis-like learning areas for students and open learning environments: in the east of Munich, the new building of the Gymnasium Ottobrunn was inaugurated.
Architect: Bernhard Heid Architekten, Fürth, Germany
Structural design: Bollinger + Grohmann Ingenieure

13 July 2016

Deutscher Ingenieurbaupreis 2016: Award for the ECB

The main prize was awarded to the flood barrier Greifswald-Wieck.
The new European Central Bank belongs to the five projects that have also received an award.

6 July 2016

Won: competition IMAL - CASTII in Brussels

Rehabilitation of a building for the Center for digital cultures and technology/ IMAL.
First prize for the team of CENTRAL in collaboration with NP2F and Bollinger+Grohmann.

4. - 6. july 2016

PhD Summer School 2016: Design + Tectonics

Working in the Space Between Theory and Practice
04/07/16: Keynote lecture Manfred Grohmann
Organised by The University of Nottingham, Architecture, Culture and Tectonics Research Group

22 June 2016

Best Tall Building Europe Finalist: ECB

At this year's CTBUH Awards the new building for the European Central Bank in Frankfurt has been awarded as one of the five finalists.

22 June 2016

Alban Berg Monument

Unveiling of the Alban Berg Sculpture designed by Wolf. D. Prix in front of the Vienna State Opera. B+G was responsible for the structural design.

13 June 2016

Romantik-Museum in Frankfurt: Ground-breaking ceremony

The construction work started on June 13th for the new museum which is to be built until the year 2019 next to the future Goethehöfe restidential development.

May 2016

Award for the ECB: Preis des deutschen Stahlbaues 2016

The awarding of the winners and laureates takes place on the 38th "Deutscher Stahlbautag" on 7th of October 2016 in Würzburg.

31 May 2016

Competition won: "Hafenquartier Frankfurt"

Hadi Teherani Architects from Hamburg have won the architectural competition for the "Hafenparkquartier Frankfurt - construction field South". B+G have been responsible for the structural design.

28 May - 17 November 2016

15th Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

Bollinger + Grohmann gave expert advise to the Austrian and German pavilion and acted as sponsor.

11 May - 16 October 2016

Archaeology of the Digital: Complexity and Convention

The third exhibition related to the development of a strategy for collecting and preserving digital archives at the CCA presents, among others, the planning data of the BMW Welt in Munich documented in collaboration with B+G.

16 March 2016

AIT AWARD 2016 for "One man Sauna" and "Aquamotion"

The 1st prize in the category "sports/leisure" was awarded to the project "One man Sauna" by modularbeat, Münster and the 2nd prize went to "Aquamotion" by Auer Weber, Munich. B+G were responsible for the structural design for both projects.

16 February 2016

Won: Interdisciplinary competition "Schwedlerbrücke" in Frankfurt

First prize for the team of Christoph Mäckler Architekten and Bollinger + Grohmann Ingenieure. Official award ceremony and exhibition opening: 22/2/16, 4 p.m., Amt für Straßenbau und Erschließung, Frankfurt.