Haasestrasse, Berlin: Baugemeinschaftsprojekt fast fertiggestellt

Erste Bilder aus der Haasestrasse. Zusammen mit Stahl Denninger Architekten, Planbar 3, Steinhilber Plus, 1.0 Architekten und Veauthier Architekten wurden 5 Baugemeinschaftshäuser und ein Haus für besonders günstige Mieten fertiggestellt. 

Housing Cooperatives: Konferenz in Ljubljana

TADEJ SLAPNIK State Secretary, Republic of Slovenia
PETER GABRIJELČIČ Dean of Faculty of Architecture
KLEMEN PLOŠTAJNER Zadrugator Cooperative
ANJA PLANIŠČEK Faculty of Architecture
ANDREAS HOFER Archipel, Zürich
DAVID LEUTHOLD pool Architekten, Zürich
FLORIAN KÖHL fatkoehl architekten, Berlin
KATHARINA BAYER einszueins architektur, Wien

Faculty of architecture



Wanderausstellung Daheim geht nach Vorarlberg

Vorarlberger Architektur Institut



Talk : Selbstbau versus Normen

Selbstbau versus Normen

Die Laube ist ein Beispiel für ein „Vertikales
Gartengebäude im urbanen Raum“. Das Projekt
ist ein Baustein unserer Erforschung urbaner
Ökosysteme und stellt Fragen zum Zusammenhang
zwischen Bauen, Freiraum und Gemeinschaft
im urbanen Kontext. Die Laube wurde in
Selbstbauweise von Laien gebaut, als Material
wurde Holz dafür gewählt: es ist nachhaltig,
nachwachsend, einfach zu verbauen und bezahlbar.
Wir erläutern, wie die Regeln des Brandschutzes
gelöst wurden, damit Laien den Bau
durchführen können. Ziel ist es, in Zukunft noch
mehr Projekte in gemeinschaftlicher Bauweise
aus Holz mit Nachhaltigkeitswert im urbanen

Raum entstehen zu lassen.




Die Laube has finally started! We're proud to announce the official start of the construction site. The wood has been already delivered and the first columns are already already standing! The construction is going to last 2 months, May and June 2016.

 Link to the project 


THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE MARKET - Affordable Housing, Collective culture, and Spaces of Resistance in Contemporary Berlin

Florian Köhl will take part in the discussion 'The Good, the Bad and the Market' held on the 11th November 2015 at DAZ - Deutsche Architektur Zentrum organized by IFHC - International Federation for Housing and Planning and the the Danish Architecture Centre.

The discussion will focus on Berlin's contemporary challenges and alternative housing measures to ensure adequate affordable housing in the city. Berlin, like many cities around the world is in the midst of a 'new housing crisis. Traditionally a 'rental' city with a variety of low cost housing options, Berlin's housing situation is at risk of unbalancing the very urban fabric that makes the city so attractive. Shifting housing and planning regulations, Increasing foreign property investment, high immigration numbers, stagnating wages and a proactive citizen activist movement mean Berlin's contemporary housing environment is as complex as it is chaotic.

Engaging urban practitioners, politicians, housing groups, academics and activists to name a few, the LAB will assess Berlin's contemporary housing challenges, discuss how and why co-housing communities can be supported-through ideas, structures and financing, and question the role of public and private housing corporations to ensure Berlin's future affordable housing.

The IFHP is a Copenhagen based worldwide network of professionals Representing the fields of housing and planning. DAC is Denmark's national center for the development and dissemination of knowledge acerca urban development, cities, buildings and architecture. 






Zingster reloaded : Zur Zukunft einer Plattenbausiedlung in Berlin

The outcomes  of the research project Zingster Reloaded, in which Florian Köhl took part in charge of the architectural studies, resulted in the publication of the book.

The book that will be presented on the 5th November at TU Berlin - Raum A 053.

The objective of the research was studying how could be possible to transform this large mono-functional housing estate into a sustainable, functionally diverse and socially blended urban district with innovative and sustainably organized technical infrastructure systems. The project brought together urban designers, landscape architects and architects as well as specialists in urban water management and energy.

While the urban designers focused on differentiation and diversity, on the integration of workplaces and communicative uses, on problems of cautious densification and on a redefinition of public spaces, the architects were concerned with reconstruction measures and potential new uses, well-defined intervention in the existing stock of concrete-slab prefabricated housing, transformation of environment, integration of new housing types in existing construction as well as new construction. 
The landscape architecture is creating functional open spaces differing in their character and atmosphere, while urban water management and energy specialists, on the other hand, sought to develop concepts of responsible use of resources.
The chapter on energy technology presents decentralized solar hot water heating systems, heat recovery from wastewater, radiant heating and controlled ventilation, and shows that CO2-free heating is possible in large housing estates.
As for urban water management, its aims are water conservation, water, nutrient and energy recycling and preservation of local water resources. The project presents solutions for dealing with rainwater, grey and black water, for instance an area-integrated black water system, which is able to recycle energy and nutrients.

The particular quality of this project consists in the synthesis of the research results of all involved disciplines. The authors build up an example setting for the transformation of a monofunctional dormitory town district into sustainable mixed district.






Gemeinsam eine experimentelle Holzstruktur bauen

m Rahmen der neu eröffneten Nachbarschaftsakademie im Prinzessinnengarten bauen wir am Moritzplatz einen experimentellen mehrgeschossigen Holzrahmenbau. Entwickelt von fatkoehl architekten und Christian Burkhard (Architektuul.) lässt die modulare Struktur den Garten in die Höhe weiter wachsen und schafft gleichzeitig Räume für öffentliche Gespräche, Filmvorführungen und Workshops. Wie der Prinzessinnengarten als Ganzes, so entsteht auch dieses Gebäude nach dem Prinzip gemeinschaftlichen Engagements und wechselseitigen Lernens. 

Wir suchen eine Gruppe engagierter Menschen, die mit uns gemeinsam den ersten Schritt für den Aufbau dieser einzigartigen Struktur gehen wollen. Was wir bieten, ist die Erfahrung, gemeinschaftlich eine solche, für alle nutzbare Struktur inmitten des Prinzessinnengartens zu errichten.

Zeitraum: September, Oktober und Anfang November 2015

Praktikumsdauer: mindestens 3 Wochen, maximal 9 Wochen

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Für das Praktikum können wir leider nichts bezahlen. 




fatkoehl architekten are participating in the exhibition  "Urban living - strategies for the future" from 22.05.2015 to 04.07.2015 at DAZ- Deutsches Architektur Zentrum in Berlin.

Curated by Kristien Ring, AA PROJECTS, in cooperation with the Senate Department for Urban Planning and the Environment, Berlin, the exhibition shows strategies that improve urban life while strengthening specific characteristics of individual neighborhoods. Projects from the international URBAN LIVING workshop and from the SELF-MADE CITY publication are presented.

Opening: 21.5.2015, 7 pm -

exhibition: 22.5. - 4.7.2015, wed - sun, 2 - 7 pm

DAZ, Köpenicker Strasse 48/49, 10179 Berlin


more infromation here

Link to urban living blog

Link to facebook event  



The book presents the outcome of the international Urban Living workshop in which fatkoehl architekten participated in collaboration with Urban Catalyst studio with the project "FONDS ARCOSTRASSE". More than thirty international architecture offices contributed with designs and solutions of affordable residential space with high structural quality providing excellent examples of the potential qualities of future residential construction.   

 Have a look and buy the book at  jovis 



The Next Helsinki Competition 

The project 'The Helsinki Generator', a collaboration between fatkoehl architekten and Christian Burkhard, has been selected among 217 others in the longlist the projects which according to the jury deserved special attention.

Link to the project 

Link to the competition results


fatkoehl architekten participating in the exhibition 'Baugruppe ist super! - Contemporary Housing: Inspiration from Berlin' which took place in Prague at Gallery Kvalitář from 2.02.2015 to 20.03.2015. The exhibition was curated by Helena Doudova and Marek Kopec in collaboration with Prague Institut of Planning and Development. 

 fatkoehl architekten contributed with a model realized in collaboration with the artist John Bock. 


Gallery Kvalitář,

Senovážné namesti 17, Praha

Link to the project 

Link to the exhibition 

Link to Facebook Event 


Cooperative housing project Spreefeld has been published on the online platform for architecture Archdaily.com, after having been nominated for the european architecture awards Mies Van der Rohe prize 2015. The award will be presented in Barcelona in May 2015.

 Link to Archdaily.com

View Project 




Cooperative Housing project Spreefeld has been nominated for the prestigious Mies van der Rohe prize, which happens each two years and selects the most interesting projects in the field of architecture in Europe. The prize principal objectives are to recognise and commend excellence in the field of architecture and to draw attention to the important contribution of European professionals in the development of new concepts and technologies. The Prize also sets out to promote the profession by encouraging architects working throughout the entire European Union and by supporting young architects as they set off on their careers.

 Link to Mies van der Rohe Website 




24.11.14 18.00 Uhr, Grips Theater - Altonaer Straße 22, 10557 Berlin

Die Soziale Mischung in Wohngebieten zu erhalten ist ein wichtiges politisches Ziel. Segregation und Entmischung sollen verhindert werden, Begegnungen verschiedenster Bewohner_innengruppen sollen in einer sich zunehmend entmischenden Stadt möglich bleiben. Wir wollen an diesem Abend nach den Inhalten und dem Instrumentenkasten der Sozialen Mischung fragen. 

Was muss in Berlin bei Neubauvorhaben und im Bestand berücksichtigt werden, damit das Zusammenleben in der wachsenden Hauptstadt gelingt? Welche Rolle spielen mehr Beteiligung in der Planung, Gemeinschaftsflächen, gemeinsame öffentlich zugängliche Orte und Versammlungsräume? Welche Rolle spielen verlässliche Strukturen und Zeit? 

Wie verhandeln wir Dichte, Enge und die Veränderungen, die sich durch Neubau ergeben? 

Wie organisieren wir den Ausgleich? Wie erreichen wir Kompromisse, mit denen am Ende alle zufrieden sein können?

Link Programm




IMBAUEINBAU project has been published on the architecture blog Architectuul.com



SELF MADE CITY roundtable at the WEEKEND SPECIAL at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia


fatkoehl architekten + Urban Catalyst will take part at Funding Urbanism workshop on Wednesday 29th October at 19.00 at DAZ in Berlin.

The project Fond Arcostraße will be exhibited in DAZ, a guided tour through the exhibition will take place on Saturday 1st November.

Link to the full program 



BAUWELT 39.2014 / Neue Genossenschaften


Link als Pdf



SELF MADE CITY - WEEKEND SPECIAL - Biennale di Venezia 25-26/10/2014

WEEKEND SPECIAL PROGRAM, 25/26.OCTOBER 2014 (Arsenale, Venice)

Florian Koehl will take part as speaker and moderator during the Weekend Special dedicated to Self-Made City at the Biennale Of Architecture in Venice. Between 25 and 26 of October 3 Workshop Sessions will take place in Arsenale, focusing on the architectural und urban qualities of the Self-Made City, based on the best-practice examples from Berlin of the last ten years.Which qualities, how these are essential for sustainable urban development, as well as how they can be transferred as principles to new projects in the conditions of other cities.


Link to the full program

Link to Biennale

Buy Self Made City Book




The project by fatkoehl architekten and Urban Catalyst Studio Fonds Arcostrasse: Neue Nachbarschaften, die leistbare Stadt durch Tauschhandel has been selected as a participant of the Wonderlab Berlin Funding Urbanism, a workshop with lectures, debates and film screenings on the topic of alternative funding models to help bottom-up urban regeneration in our cities. The workshop and the exhibition will take place between 28.10.2014 and 1.11.2014 in Berlin. Funding Urbanism is hold by wonderland european platform for architecture in cooperation with the Deutsches Architektur Zentrum (DAZ) and the European Cultural Foundation (ECF).

Link to wonderlab platform for european architecture 

Link to DAZ website 



BAUWELT 12.2014 / Een Nieuw Perspectief

Bausatz Stadt





Öffentliches Abschlusskolloquium

13. Februar 2014, 14.00 bis 19.45 Uhr
14. Februar 2014, 9.00 bis 12.45 Uhr
Ort: HO | Berlin, Holzmarktstraße 66, 10179 Berlin

(Team fatkoehl architekten & Urban Catalyst Studio 13. Feb, ab 18:45 Uhr)

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Spreefeld Baustelle


The project is nearly finished. First residents have already moved in.


NBBA meeting with Jean-Philippe Vassal

Jury of Architekturpreis Berlin 2013

Florian Köhl was invited as juror of the Architecture Prize Berlin 2013

with Stefano Balletti, SEO, Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Franziska Ottrembka, Alison Brooks and Peter Cachola Schmal (left to right in the picture)



50 self-made projects in Berlin are published in this book. Three of them are by FAT KOEHL ARCHITECTS. Have a look at: jovis