Winking · Froh Architekten plan new quarter on Alter Wall in Hamburg

Winking · Froh  Architekten have successfully won the international competition for the urban redevelopment of Alter Wall 40. After a revision phase, the competition process has now been completed by the investor Art-Invest Real Estate and presented in its updated form. The site is located between Hamburg City Hall and Rödingsmarkt.

Heilwig Grammar School Building of the Year
Heilwig Gymnasium Winking Froh Architekten

On 11 November, Winking Froh Architects were once again awarded Building of the Year for the extension of the Heilwig Grammar School in Hamburg Alsterdorf. The honour by the Architects' and Engineers' Association is reserved for buildings completed in the same year in the Hanseatic city, and has been awarded since 1979. This year, the awards for 2019 and 2020 will be presented retrospectively. The Michaelisbrücke, the Jarrestraße residential development, the extension of the Davidwache, the Hotel Kaffeebörse and the Zitadellenbrücke were previously awarded the title of Building of the Year.

New work report presented

In the monograph "Essenz/Essence - Winking - Froh Architekten" published by Birkhäuser at the end of September, Bernhard Winking and Martin Froh, together with the editor Jürgen Tietz, look back on 25 years of collaboration. The office's latest publication was already presented to a small circle at the end of August in the auditorium of the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg. The address was given by Dr Dorothee Stapelfeldt, Senator in the Department of Urban Development and Housing.

Essence. Essence. Winking - Froh Architects. Published by Jürgen Tietz, Birkhäuser Verlag 2021

Geb. 978-3-0356-2273-7 DE/EN, E-Book 978-3-0356-2274-4 DE/ EN. In bookshops from 20 September 2021


1st Prize of the Housing Award for Wohnhöfe Pergolenviertel

Winking - Froh Architekten have been awarded 1st prize in the Hamburg 2020 Housing Prize for the residential courtyards in the Pergolenviertel. The jury, consisting of Prof. Dietmar Eberle, Baumschlager Eberle, Tim Heide, Heide von Beckerath and Franz-Josef Höing, Chief Building Director in Hamburg, voted unanimously in favour of awarding us the Housing Prize; we had entered for the Ideas Prize. The award, which is presented by the Architekturcentrum under the patronage of Senator Dr. Dorothee Stapelfeldt, aims to "highlight special structural and design qualities as well as integrative and sustainable solutions in housing construction", according to the text of the award. In the Pergolenviertel, we succeeded in creating leeway for the high-quality façades within the narrow specifications of the design guidelines by means of a well thought-out organisation of the internal development and a sensible arrangement of the special uses, which remained within the budget.

Winner of the Polis Award for intelligent redensification
Winking Froh Spiegel Insel Hamburg

On 13 August, the office Winking · Froh Architekten was presented with the Polis Award 2020 in the category Intelligent redensification for the project "Revitalisation of the Spiegel Island". In his laudatory speech, Reiner Nagel, Chairman of the Board of the Bundesstiftung Baukultur and Chairman of the Jury, emphasised that it had been possible to bring about a further improvement in an "iconographic, listed location through intelligent redensification". "At a location rich in tradition in Hamburg's city centre, a redevelopment in line with the preservation order has been achieved with the careful addition of new building volumes where old substance was no longer sustainable".