AIV Forum 2-2021
grossWEST - AIV Schinkel Competition 2021

Documentation of the AIV Schinkel Competition 2021

Since 1855, the AIV Schinkel Competition has been an annual competition for young planners to encourage their creativity in solving future-oriented planning tasks. In addition to promoting young technical and scientific talent, the competition initiates a dialogue between the urban public, experts, administration and politics. It aims to arouse interest in an area, to develop sensitivity in dealing with the existing buildings, to show the significance for the surroundings and thus to contribute to the qualification of the task of formal planning. In this sense, the competition aims to generate a relationship between the general public and the planning area and to win them over for the design of the public spaces. Due to its independence, the AIV Schinkel Competition thus succeeds in introducing suggestions into ongoing planning.

16 Euro
ISBN: 978-3-96551-802-5

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Müncheberg church-community centre and day-care centre


Guests were welcomed to the completed community centre and daycare centre for the first time on Architecture Day.

The idea of building a church-community community centre with an attached day-care centre was developed in a local participatory process. An extensive range of cross-generational social, ecological and educational offers is made possible with the help of EU LEADER funding.

The old vicarage next to the church was replaced by a functional new building that takes up the shape of the church roof and connects it in a contemporary design. The new building and church renovation were all carried out using sustainable building materials.

The garden and the children's kitchen are central components of the educational concept. The handling of regional food from organic cultivation teaches conscious nutrition - the visitors of the meeting centre also benefit from the results.


Le Corbusier and the Unité d'Habitation, Berlin Type. Correspondence 1955-1958

With the new 2nd expanded edition of the book we start into the summer!

Le Corbusier's participation in the International Building Exhibition in Berlin in 1957 proved difficult. At the inauguration of his Unité d'Habitation in 1958, Le Corbusier distanced himself from the realised building and deliberately gave it the title: Typ Berlin. Today, the building is one of the most prominent witnesses of Berlin's post-war modernism. The dispute - with its escalation - became a legendary example of the real conditions and limits of faithfulness to a work, copyright and architectural originality.

After the first edition was sold out after only a few months, the new edition with a new layout and many supplementary letters by Le Corbusier and the Berlin building actors will be published in bookshops on 1 July for 18 euros.

We are happy to accept advance orders. As always, we offer a bookstore discount of 35 % for 5 or more copies and 40 % for 10 or more copies.

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ISBN: 978-3-96551-012-8

Growing together - Landschaf(f)tstadt

Prof. Dr. Silvia Malcovati and Bernd Albers in conversation with Marcus Nitschke


Marcus Nitschke
Your contribution to the 2070 competition deals with the towns of Bernau and Schwedt in Brandenburg. How did you come up with these two places?

Silvia Malcovati
We started without a precise idea. At first, we started looking at places we had already looked at under other conditions, like Potsdam or Brandenburg an der Havel. Quite quickly, however, we realised how rich and diverse Brandenburg is. We then decided to explore the radials that had great significance for our design idea, especially the radials towards the north-east. A good hint came from the mobility experts, who pointed out to us how important at the moment the relationships between...

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AIV Forum 2021

AIV Forum 1-2021

Journal of the Association of Architects and Engineers of Berlin-Brandenburg e.V.


Peter Lemburg, Marcus Nitschke (Eds.)
21.0 x 29.7 cm
120 pages
ISSN 2567-5184
ISBN 978-3-96551-801-8
12 Euro

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LECTURE, 15.12.2020

Church without a future?
Churches and their buildings in uncertain times

On the occasion of the 10th birthday of the Maria Gnaden Community Centre in Berlin-Hermsdorf, we took stock and took stock of the use of the building.


Is the community centre still fit for purpose and sustainable?
How can space programmes of church buildings be planned for the future in the face of stagnating or declining membership and pandemic constraints?
Will the house group model continue to prevail, shifting space capacity outside?
How can church buildings be financed and occupied today?


Berlin East West: Modern
H#4 - Zeitungsmagazin Henselmann, fourth issue

As part of the updating of the German Tentative List for UNESCO World Heritage, Berlin 2021 is taking the opportunity to propose the listed ensembles Karl-Marx-Allee (1st and 2nd construction phase) and Interbau 1957 (Hansa Quarter, Congress Hall in Tiergarten, Corbusier House at the Olympic Stadium) for nomination again.

This revives and pushes a Berlin project that was launched in 2012 by the three application initiatives, the Hansaviertel Citizens' Association, the Friends of the Corbusier House and the Hermann Henselmann Foundation. Although the evaluation by the International Expert Commission of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder was not successful at first attempt, the experts gave the applicants good chances for a subsequent qualification - as long as the scientific justification of the "outstanding universal value" (OUV) was deepened and a convincing concept for action with regard to the future World Heritage was developed by the Berlin administration.


City walk with Marcus Nitschke

City Country Art

The Other Berlin by Fritz Lang


Metropolis: The Other Berlin by Fritz Lang
Berlin experienced a radical change in the 1920s. While the then modernist city was at the heart of the European art scene, artist and filmmaker Fritz Lang had a pessimistic view of the metropolis. In "Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler", "M" and "Metropolis", he created diabolical characters who painted a bleak picture of Berlin society shaped by the First World War.


Contribution by our employee Hanna Düspohl

In cooperation with and sponsored by the Landesdenkmalamt Berlin

In keeping with the 100th anniversary of Greater Berlin and the limited possibilities for visits in times of Corona, the Triennale der Moderne presented a special online offer for those interested in culture and architecture under the motto Vielfalt Moderne | Moderne Vielfalt: The focus was on diverse projects of the six Berlin Modernist settlements that were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2008.
In the video you can see a presentation of our exhibition in our treppe b gallery. The exhibition focused on the ring housing estate in Siemensstadt built in the 1920s by renowned architects such as Walter Gropius, Hans Scharoun and Otto Bartning, which was juxtaposed with the Corbusierhaus (built in 1957).



Junk Space

Günther Rösch (ed.)
1st edition 2020
ISBN 978-3-96551-021-0
12 Euro

"Junk space will be our grave. One half of humanity pollutes the environment to produce, the other half pollutes the environment to consume."


The image of the European city is increasingly characterised by large-scale buildings without boundaries. Placeless shopping centres combine with traffic and entertainment buildings to form an endless sequence of spaces that make a mockery of any idea of urbanity.

Rem Koolhaas, himself a globally active urban planner and architect, analyses modernist building in this essay, which is available here for the first time in a complete German translation. First published in 2001, the text seems more unsparing and topical today than ever before.


We are happy to accept advance orders. As always, we offer a bookstore discount of 35 % for 5 or more copies and 40 % for 10 or more copies.

Info at:
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ISBN: 978-3-96551-021-0

AIV-FORUM 1-2020

Journal of the Architects' and
Engineers' Association of Berlin e.V.

AIV Forum 1-2020

Journal of the Architects' and Engineers' Association of Berlin e.V.


Peter Lemburg, Marcus Nitschke (eds.)
21.0 x 29.7 cm
121 pages
ISSN 2567-5184
12 euros

Orders: HERE