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26. February 2021
Successful dating

The houses Elisabeth, Brigitte and Richard in Wedel have found their partner! Three of a total of six new buildings will be ready for occupancy from March 1st 2021. The other houses will be realized in the next few months.

Click here for more information on the project Bel Ami.


01. September 2020
1. Preis für Holsten Quartier

Together with Rabe Landschaftsarchitekten and Drees & Sommer, we have won the first prize for the office building at the Holsten Quartier in Hamburg!

The proposed building design pays respect to the unique history of the place. The character of the old brewery shall be maintained. The quiet, elegant and reluctant buildings within the block are reminiscent of the earlier use of the Holsten site: a reminiscence of its industrial past.

18. March 2020
Current availability

Dear business partners,


Due to the current situation, we are implementing various measures against the spread of the coronavirus to protect our team as well as our customers and partners. Among other things, we will conduct all meetings as telephone or video conferences until further notice.


We will continue to work on current projects on schedule. If you want to contact us, the fastest way to reach us is by mobile phone or e-mail.


Thank you for your understanding and stay healthy!

19. February 2020
Building applications submitted for Residential on Nonnenstieg

Affordable housing in Göttingen: 214 new apartments will be built on Nonnenstieg street. Due to the high elevation of the building site, blauraum positions the seven buildings at different levels to minimize their impact. The rear buildings will have generous garden decks formed by a filigree and open shelf. Building applications have been submitted and blauraum is now continuing with the implementation planning.


More about Residential on Nonnenstieg

28. January 2020
Hybrid city block completed in Hamburg

A small “city within the city” has been created not far from the Elbphilharmonie. The KPTN building ensemble combines apartments, restaurants and shops as well as the Hafenbühne stage, a cinema and a hotel under one roof and behind a varied brick façade. The new development brings liveliness and diversity to Hamburg’s HafenCity district. At the same time, it is home to a wide variety of residents lilving in 220 free and subsidised apartments.


More about mixed-use project KPTN

16. January 2020
Werkbericht über innovativen Wohnungsbau

Die gemischte Stadt hat das Leitbild der funktionsgetrennten Stadt abgelöst. Zugleich erfordert die steigende Nachfrage nach Wohnraum in den Städten eine höhere Dichte, ohne dass Wohn- und Lebensqualität darunter leiden. Wie dies gelingen kann, zeigen hybride Gebäude wie das KPTN in der HafenCity und Nachverdichtungen wie die Treehouses Bebelallee in Hamburg.


Auf dem Allgäuer Baufachkongress stellt blauraum-Partner Carsten Venus am 16. Januar aktuelle Projekte vor.

29. November 2019
Architects, not Architecture

On November 28, blauraum partner Carsten Venus was invited to speak at "Architects, not Architecture" in Hamburg. Being one of the three prominent guests he gave insights into his career and his personal view of architecture.


More about "Architects, not Architecture"

25. November 2019
1st prize for Baltic Harbor design

blauraum's vision of a new port typology on the Baltic Sea has achieved first place in an ideas competition. It aims to preserve fishing as a cultural heritage in the town of Sassnitz. The closeness of fishery and tourism provides local fishermen with new possiblities of income in times of declining fish quotas. The "House of Fisheries" will become a new landmark. Being built in the harbor basin, it evolves from the wooden pier landscape and protrudes above the water.


More about the prize-winning design "Baltic Habor"

14. November 2019
Award for Bel Ami Wedel

The densification project in the west of Hamburg has been awarded the "Special Prize BIM" at Heinze ArchitektenAWARDs 2019. Bel Ami places partner houses side by side with the existing buildings, creating a diverse spatial network. The jury praised "the good quality of its BIM process, the resource-saving design approach and its impressive socio-cultural value".


More about Bel Ami Wedel

18. October 2019
Residential project in Berlin

The building application has been submitted: On Fischerinsel in the middle of Berlin, blauraum is planning 210 modern and affordable rental apartments. The new building takes into account the exposed location on the Mühlendamm street and at the same time opens up to the park on the riverside. The building complex serves as a link between the high-rises of the 70s and newer block developments.


More about Residential Building Fischerinsel

25. September 2019
Pierdrei celebrates soft-opening

Pierdrei has received its first guests in Hamburg's HafenCity. The entertainment and family hotel is part of the new building ensemble KPTN, which also includes 219 apartments, a premium cinema, restaurants, shops, and a central piazza. The hotel offers 212 rooms as well as a large area for children and teenagers, a restaurant, bar and roof garden as well as a mini campsite.


More about KPTN - HC34

17. September 2019
2. prize for Vattenfall Headquarters

blauraum gained 2. prize for Vattenfall’s new headquarters in Hamburg. The studio designed the building at a central location of the HafenCity as a sustainable wood hybrid construction. Its complex DNA takes into account the interests of the many stakeholders: It provides modern and open working spaces grouped around a large sun atrium. The city gains a lively and public ground floor zone, while the owner can respond flexibly to possible changes in use.


More about Edge Elbside DNA - Vattenfall Headquarters 

26. August 2019
International Building Forum 2019

At the International Building Forum in Hamburg, blauraum and other renowned architectural offices developed ideas for the future of the city‘s highways. In close and inspiring cooperation, the interdisciplinary team developed the concept "From Freeway to Leeway" for Kieler Strasse, one of the city's main arterial roads.


Video of the final presentations [blauraum's team starting at 1:36h]

23. July 2019
First flagship store for Stadtsalat

The delivery service Stadtsalat opened its first flagship store yesterday in Berlin. blauraum was responsible for the planning of the shop with approximately 280 m². A large counter is at the center of the restaurant. It is designed as a simple white cube that directs the visitors‘ attention to the diverse healthy ingredients the salads and bowls.


More about the Stadtsalat Flagship Store

08. July 2019
2nd prize at competition in Berlin

In the competition for an office and residential complex at a prominent location in Berlin, blauraum was awarded 2nd prize. The architecture office designed the project on Kurfürstenstraße as an innovative timber hybrid skyscraper, with a module-based support system. The construction is not only sustainable, but also very light and flexible. The wood in the construction of the facade is visible from the outside.


More about the Office and Residential Complex Kurfürstenstraße

20. June 2019
Breaking Ground at Langeness

On the Hallig Langeness community and project participants celebrated the ground-breaking ceremony for raising the mound of Warft Treuberg. blauraum plans the rebuilding of the Warft, which they have designed as an energy self-sufficient ensemble. In addition to a market place for residents and holiday guests, it also includes a health centre, permanent residences and the two works units of the municipality .


More about the project Warft Treuberg

14. May 2019
Throughout Germany

blauraum architects are now working on projects throughout Germany, from Lörrach in the extreme southwest up to the island of Sylt in the far north. Among the latest projects is the Dune Park List on Sylt, which includes new holiday cottages in the dunes as well as double and terraced houses for the islanders. A special feature of the planned holiday homes are "crows’ nests" from which every vacationer can enjoy his own sea view.


Find out more about the project Dune Park List

06. May 2019
blauraum wins competition for student residence

blauraum has developed an innovative approach to modern learning environments for the expansion of the Ferdinandeum student residence in Würzburg. Inspired by the traditional structure of monasteries, its design features two buildings with a covered walkway and courtyards. In the architecture competition the concept received the first prize.


Find out more: Ferdinandeum

04. April 2019
Groundbreaking at Baakenhafen, Hamburg

An ensemble of subsidized apartments and commercial space is being built on construction field 99 in Hamburg's HafenCity. Today, the project partners celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony. blauraum plans the northern part of the building with 67 apartments. The aim is to create attractive and affordable living space directly on the banks of the Elbe river.


More about the project Baakenhafen Area 99

16. November 2017
The research project to convert non-residential buildings into residential real estate has been completed

The research field has accompanied and evaluated seven model projects in order to obtain further information on the specific conditions of construction, planning and licensing law, behaviors and logics of the actors involved as well as on incentives that are suitable for qualifying and stimulating transformation processes. Particular importance in the field of research was provided by approaches to the creation of low-cost housing.

For more information click here.

07. November 2017
City in Conversation - Berlin in Transition
High-rise development plan for Berlin - a panel discussion with Carsten Venus

The coalition agreement between Rot-Rot-Grün stipulates the establishment of a high-rise development plan for Berlin. According to Berlin building regulations, skyscrapers are buildings with a height over 22 meters. Such buildings have been created in Berlin almost over the entire urban area in East and West in their time without an overall planning concept.

Panel discussion with Prof. Dr. med. Harald Bodenschatz, social scientist and urban planner, Regula Lüscher, senate building director, Oliver Schruoffeneger, district councilor Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, head of urban development, construction and environment and Carsten Venus, architect, blauraum Architekten GmbH

When: 14.11.2017 at 7pm
Where: Urania Berlin, An der Urania 17, 10787 Berlin

Click here for further infos.

26. September 2017
28.09. Topping out ceremony
blauraum is celebrating its topping out ceremony at HafenCity

We are happy to announce that our HafenCity project KPTN/HC34 has reached a new step. Next Thursday we are going to celebrate the topping out ceremony at Überseequartier, the commercial center of the HafenCity.

At this vital location blauraum have envisaged a hybrid scheme with residential use over a base of commerce/gastronomy.

Find out more.

25. September 2017
Harbour Island Mainz: 1st prize for the Flössercourt and 2nd prize for the Kaufmannscourt
blauraum wins two prizes and plans the so called Flössercourt at the former harbour port in Mainz

In the next few years, a new inner city town with islands will be built in the area of the former Zollhafen in Mainz.

The harbour islands have two different characters: the Flössercourt has the character of a homely residential block with a garden while the, the Kaufmannscourt has with its mixed use a more urban character.

The buildings of the Flössercourt form a closed block structure, with a green garden with hardwoods and shrubs inside. The residential buildings on the Flössercourt have so-called "Rheinlogen". These small balconies invite you to take a step out of the apartment and take a look over the harbour and the Rhine.

The dissolved block structure of the Kaufmannscourt has different building types and functions: The ground floor areas of the duplex apartments and townhouses of the city and captain's houses are also suitable for a private use by f.e. freelancers.

Find out more.

06. September 2017
Construction News
The project Residential at Listholze in Hannover is progressing incredibly well.

The buildings towards the waterfront are far advanced while the construction of the long block on the western side of the construction site is starting at the moment.

The quarter is composed of four point houses and a long block. The point houses are positioned towards the waterfront while the long block builds a  prelude to the quarter.

A quality feature of the apartments is their corner orientation of the living and dining areas. These rooms have loggias or balconies so that everybody has the possibility to see the water. 

The residents have access to a large communal space, which is connected to the public space of the neighborhood, thus promoting exchange and communication within the neighborhood.

Find out more about the project.

23. August 2017
blauraum. en détail goes Berlin
blauraum celebrates 15 years anniversary with a new exhibition in Berlin.

Lukas Feireiss curated the exhibition "blauraum. en détail" that portrays seven selected buildings of the Hamburg-based architecture practice blauraum in photo and film by Andreas Gehrke in a three-canal installation and accompanying publication.

exhibition: blauraum. en détail
location:  Studiolo Berlin, Prinzenstrasse 85 C, 10969 Berlin
opening: 15.09.17 at 7 p.m.
opening-hours: 16.-17.09. 2017, 12-6 p.m.

25. July 2017
1st prize for the competition Baakenhafen
blauraum won the first prize for Baakenhafen Area 99 at HafenCity in Hamburg

We are going to plan the northeastern part of the small quarter with a mixed use building.

The seven-storey angle building includes as a multifunctional building with commercial and residential units. The apartments vary from 1 to 4-room apartments.

Find out more.

17. July 2017
blauraum in NAX
blauraum is a new member of NAX - Network For Architecture Exchange

We are thrilled to announce that blauraum is a new member of the NAX – Network For Architecture Exchange. We are looking forward to being part of an international network of architects and planners.

Find out more.

28. March 2017
Volker Halbach gives a lecture at the AIT salon.

Big names,rising stars, local heroes, new products. From 29th to 30th of March the AIT Architektursalon invites to the Innovation Days 2017. Volker Halbach talks about current projects.

When: 30.03. at 11.15 am
Where: Bei den Mühren 70, 20457 Hamburg

Find out more here.

23. March 2017
Closing event: ExWost
Carsten Venus attends the closing event of the ExWost research in Berlin

Carsten Venus moderates the closing event of the ExWoSt research "conversion of non-residential buildings in residential buildings".

The registration deadline has been extended to the 2nd of May.

When: 10. 05. 2017
Where:Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BMUB)
Stresemannstraße 128-130, 10117 Berlin

See the full programe of the event here.

07. March 2017
digital construction site – the new ways of designing
Talk with Jan Busemeyer (blauraum), Dr. Christian Bergmann (Hadi Teherani Architects) and Reiner Nagel (German Federal Foundation of Baukultur) at the MIPIM fair in Cannes

The panel discussion deals with the topic of BIM as a new planning-tool in architectural offices. The main focus is on the advantages of three-dimensional working in the communication of architecture.

when: 15th of March at 4pm
where: German Pavilion R.7.G38

Visit us at MIPIM at the German Pavilion!

10. February 2017
Baumeister at blauraum
This was the evening at our headquarters.

Above the rooftops of the city of Hamburg in the premises of blauraum, Baumeister spoke with Carsten Venus and Michael Gebhardt, Interior Architect at Steelcase, about topics such as employee management, workplace satisfaction and the office 4.0.

Read more here.

27. January 2017
The future of working
Baumeister nach 8 at blauraum HQ

The architecture magazine Baumeister visits blauraum at the headquarters in Hamburg to talk about the future of our working environment.

Discussion with Tanja Braemer, Joachim Müller Wedekind and Carsten Venus.

When: 3rd of February at 6 p.m.
Where: blauraum, Paul-Nevermann-Platz 5, 22765 Hamburg

Find out more about the Baumeister Roadshow.

12. January 2017
The Future of Building
19.01.2017: Carsten Venus speaks at the BAU fair in Munich

Carsten Venus attends as keynote speaker the lectures about the Future of Building at the BAU fair in Munich.

When: 19.01. at 11.15 a.m.
Where: Hall C2/309

There will be simultaneous translation in English for all talks.

Find out more.

01. November 2016
Top Architecture-Office 2017
blauraum was selected as one of the top architecture offices in Germany

After a survey published for the Focus magazine, around 1.000 architects gave their recommendation for the best architectural offices in Germany. They could choose between seven categories which were: apartment buildings, single-family houses, office buildings, cultural buildings, industrial buildings, urban design and landscape architecture.

blauraum received the distinction for the categories apartment buildings and office buildings.

Find out more at Focus-Spezial "Architects".

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26. October 2016
Commercial Building at Kugelbrunnen
Completed Residential and Commercial Building in the inner city of Aachen.

blauraum completed a new additional building adjacent to the "Aquis Plaza" mall by ECE. It contains space for retail (ground- and first floor) and appartments in the upper floors.


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25. August 2016
1st prize in the competition residential quarter Hilligenwöhren
cooperative competition

1st prize in the competition residential quarter Hilligenwöhren, Hannover.

blauraum wins invited competition for urban development of a residential quarter in the north-eastern part of Hannover.




08. July 2016
District School Bergedorf shortlisted for WAF Architecture Award

District School Bergedorf has been shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival Award (category schools).

The school has been completed in 2015.

You can find a complete list of all buildings on the official WAF site .


Read more.

21. June 2016
Architecture Day 2016
Project Hansaterrassen - June 25th 2016

Visit our project Hansa- terrassen at Architecture Day, June 25th. Guided tours between 2pm and 4pm.

Location: Hansaburg, Wendenstraße 493/499 in Hamburg.


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28. April 2016
Residential at Waldquartier
blauraum finishes the construction of 163 residential units in Hamburg Langenhorn.

The site is laid out in two areas with two buildings each, resulting in four buildings in total. The construction in solid masonry with compartmentation and structural stair cores allows for modular units and optimised floor layouts. All apartments are accessed via Ochsenweberstraße and guarantee dual aspect for sun lit rooms and pleasant views overlooking the adjacent park.

The four buildings are designed in a uniform approach but show variations in the two top floors. A change of directions of each single unit is generated through the modular concept. This generates maximum of privacy for the individual resident. Furthermore all apartments are fitted with loggias, balconies or terraces which correspond with the surrounding park. The overall façade treatment, in its variations, creates an appearance of town houses, in a placid setting.


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15. February 2016
blauraum nominated for Best Residential Development

We are happy to announce that we are nominated for the MIPIM Award in the category best residential development with our project Hansaterrassen.

Vote and you can win 2 free passes for MIPIM 2017!


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