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DBZ – Deutsche BauZeitschrift 1 | 2019: Future of building

09.01.2019 – 

“HENN architecture office is present since more than 70 years and led in 3rd generation by now. Since its establishment the job and work environment has changed immensely. How does such an ever-growing and internationally working office manages the future?” (Source:

Gunter and Martin Henn interviewed in January 2019 edition of DBZ – Deutsche BauZeitschrift.


Happy New Year 2019 ...

09.01.2019 – 

... with a throwback on our spring 2018 project milestone for Merck and a wonderful HG Esch photo documentation merged into the illustrated book “Merck Innovation Center” by Heine/Lenz/Zizka​, published at Ernst Wasmuth Verlag Tübingen / Berlin​.

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Bauwelt 24.2018: Three office building concepts of advanced flexibilty

30.11.2018 – 

Office building typologies are in a continuous change: Walter Henn's former Osram Headquarters, Gunter Henn's BMW Project House and Martin Henn's Merck Innovation Center in the current Bauwelt 24.2018 issue – three architects, three office buildings from 1965, 2004 and 2018.

At the end of reliability? – How to survive in times of radical change of present age?

26.11.2018 – 

Panel discussion at Forum for Building Culture of Bavarian Chamber of Architects with:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gunter Henn, architect, HENN München / Berlin / Peking
Prof. Jörn Walter, Chief Planning Director of Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg (retired), Hamburg
Henning Gronkowski, director, Gruppe Gronkowski, Berlin
Helmut Krausser, writer, Potsdam

In talk with Prof. Dr. Armin Nassehi (Soziologe, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich)

Monday, December 2, 2018, 8 pm
House of Architecture, Waisenhausstr. 4, 80637 Munich

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Architecture guide Germany 2019: Merck Innovation Center

14.11.2018 – 

„Hier entfaltet sich ein kontinuierlich fließendes Raumgefüge. Brückenartige Stege spannen sich diagonal durch den Raum und verbinden die Arbeitsflächen. Treppen, Rampen und Flächen schrauben sich in die Höhe und entwickeln eine inspirierende Atmosphäre. […] „Mit dem Innovationszentrum ist eine neue Typologie der Industriekultur entstanden.“ (Source: Architecture guide Germany 2019, DOM publishers, p. 215)

HENN's Merck Innovation Center published in the current DOM publishers' Architecture guide Germany 2019.

Giovanni Betti at “Expanding information modeling” – InnoChain conference in Copenhagen, DK

08.11.2018 – 

Giovanni Betti, HENN Head of Performance Based Design, is going to participate at the “Expanding information modeling – For a new material age” InnoChain conference in Copenhagen, DK (November 8 – 9, 2018) on Thursday, November 8: Session 3 “New workflows” (from 2 – 4:30 am).

The conference takes place at BLOX – Danish Architektur Center (DAC).

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Architecture, culture and cautious city making – Ideas and inspirations between Germany and China

30.10.2018 – 

NAX (Netzwerk Architekturexport) is going to be in China (Beijing / Shanghai) during the NAX GOES CHINA tour and a event series of several days' duration. From October 30 – November 3, 2018, major topics are going to be discussed and debated in workshops and field trips under the headline CAUTIOUS URBAN RENEWAL.

Wei Sun (Partner at HENN Beijing) and Martin Henn (Managing Director / HENN Head of Design) will speak on October 30, 2018, at the initial event ARCHITECTURE, CULTURE AND CAUTIOUS CITY MAKING – IDEAS AND INSPIRATIONS BETWEEN GERMANY AND CHINA at German Embassy in Beijing.

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