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British Chamber of Commerce in Germany

Markus Seifermann is now an official elected member of the British Chamber of Commerce in Germany (BCCG).

The BCCG is a privately-funded, non-profit-making membership network organisation. It is the first port of call for companies and professionals seeking advice in British-German business and trade.

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A Day at Kew Gardens

After taking in the sights on a boat tour along the River Thames, the Über team docked at Kew Gardens.

First stop was The Hive, a unique, multi-sensory experience designed to highlight the extraordinary life of bees. A feat of British engineering, it stands 17 metres tall, set in a wildflower meadow.

A wander through the gardens and conservatories led us to the treetop canopy walk, 18 metres above the woodland floor. Designed by Marks Barfield architects (who created the London Eye) the structure allows you to walk through the treetops and see views right across London.

Our final stop was a hearty meal in a nearby restaurant. Great end to a lovely Über day out!

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New Chancery in Cotonou

ÜberRaum Architects, together with Roswag Architekten from Berlin, successfully applied to participate in the two-stage competition for the new chancery of the German Embassy in Cotonou, Benin. The competitors consisted of eight international teams.

The main challenge of the project was, to create an energy efficient, sustainable and green building in a tropical climate, while simultaneously complying with the required German standards in terms of security. The building’s façade consists of thick rammed earth walls, which can be erected with local methods as well as functioning both as insulation and thermal mass. The reduced volume of the new chancery is situated on site to create maximum oversight of the perimeter for the safety of staff and guests. Towards the north side it maintains the safe and private garden of the ambassador’s residence with its abundance of old palm trees.

To minimize the demand for mechanical cooling the volume is oriented east-west and a lightweight roof construction allows for a maximum of natural ventilation. The interior spaces are allocated around a central atrium with a lofty double height space, indirectly illuminated by the rooflights, fit for a contemporary chancery to represent the Federal Republic of Germany.

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Best of British Summer

We celebrated the best of British summer at our Shoreditch rooftop party with Drees & Sommer. Thanks to our 80 guests who made the night one to truly remember!

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Hugo-Häring Award 2017

We are proud to announce our project Cloud Cuckoo House in Baden-Baden has been awarded the Hugo-Häring prize of the BDA (The Association of German Architects).

Our major award winning project will now take part in the selection process for the Hugo-Häring State-prize next year.

The Hugo-Häring award is the most important architectural award in Baden-Württemberg, which has been awarded to architects and builders for their joint work every three years.

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AJ Retrofit Awards

We are delighted to announce, Cloud Cuckoo House has been shortlisted for the International Retrofit Project category of the 2017 Retrofit Awards.

The Retrofit Awards, by The Architect’s Journal, recognise and celebrate design, engineering and construction excellence that prolongs and improves the life of the build environment.

For more information, please visit AJRetrofitAwards.co.uk

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Cloud Cuckoo featured on Houzz

Houzz interviews Markus Seifermann on Cloud Cuckoo for their latest online publication.

To read the interview visit Houzz.de

 

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Full house at the RIBA

A huge thank you to Dian and the RIBA team for hosting the RIBA International small talks.

It was a great turn out with over 120 people.

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RIBA Conservation 17

The German Ambassador’s Residence is featured as a double page spread in the 2017 RIBA Conservation Directory of Chartered Practices.

The book is available to buy online at the RIBA Book Shop. Read more about the German Embassy Ambassador’s Residence here.

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The RIBA small Talks

Markus Seifermann will be speaking at The RIBA small talks on Tuesday 13th June.

Markus will be discussing self-sustaining and self-build homes in the Black Forest.

To register, visit the RIBA website.