innstadt brewery

An the fringe of the historical centre of Passau with a stunning view overlooking the old city, the cathedral, the castle and the Maria-Hilf…

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This urban villa is located on the site of a former industrial area, in the heart of the Dutch city of Leiden. The spatial idea of this urban…

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Heinze Award 2017, 1st prize

Build by 40 students and the involved team of the TU Berlin based institute CODE under the lead of Prof- Dipl.-Ing. Ralf Pasel, the Agricultural School in Bella Vista, Bolivia wins the first prize of the Heinze Award.
The Agricultural School is making an important contribution to combating poverty in the rural areas of the Andean countryside and is an outstanding example of the relevants of architecture toward the contemporary needs of our global society.

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Design for a private house in a master plan by MVRDV on a former industrial site in the centre of Leiden. K07IV21 is a project that turns the…

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The design reflects the rapidly changing needs in housing by creating a dialogue between the architecture of the modern movement of the 30ies and…

dachang core area

The urban design for the new city centre of Dachang near Beijing is based on the principles of a mixed-used city. It comprises several residential…

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This urban villa is located on the site of a former industrial area, in the heart of the Dutch city of Leiden. The spatial idea of this urban…

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The diversity of existing structures in the area mirrors the social structure of the population. Breaking the Waves offers space that can be filled…

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The design reflects the rapidly changing needs in housing by creating a dialogue between the architecture of the modern movement of the 30ies and…

guangyang central business district

The 1.300 ha city extension of Beijing is designed for a total population of 500.000 inhabitants. Next to a central business district, Guangyang…

BOOK RELEASE // BELLA VISTA – Regionale Lösungen für globale Herausforderungen

Designed, planned and build by Prof. Pasel and his team from TU Berlin in collaboration with students and local stakeholders, the Agricultural School in Bella Vista, Bolivia, makes an important contribution to combating poverty in the rural areas of the Andean countryside. This publication documents all aspects of the planning and construction process of this outstanding design-build project.

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Design for a low cost housing type, which can be expanded by the future inhabitants. The unit can grow in auto-construction from 30m2 up to 90m2. In…

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In times of an intense urbanization process, conventional forms of housing seem to be in contradiction with the individual lifestyle of urban…

westewagenstraat

The urban renewal project of the Westewagenstraat in the heart of Rotterdam addresses as well urban issues as architectural ones. Being part of the…

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The pittoresk medieval city of Woerden is separated from its station through a longitudinal island. As this island is named “Defensie Eiland”, the…

BOOK RELEASE // HOME NOT SHELTER! – gemeinsam leben statt getrennt wohnen

Housing is not only a question of accommodation, but a right that is fundamental for social integration. In light of the latest wave of migration, it is therefore not merely a case of accommodation in shelters or reception centers, instead it is about developing ideas and strategies!
The cooperative university initiative Home not Shelter! has worked on this task from the perspective of architecture and urban planning to meet the complex requirements of an increasingly diverse society.

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Design for a private house in an urban master plan by MVRDV. As the plot does not allow for traditional front or back gardens, the design…

ribbon of books

The new Central Library of Cork is carefully placed in his urban context by a highly flexible building design. The ribbon of books fits every shape…

parallel cases exhibition

Parallel Cases of curator Ralf Pasel is one of the three main exhibitions of this years’ Architectural Biennale in Rotterdam. Next to the NAi and…

little heroes

The new extension of the primary school is carefully arranged between the existing green of a Belgian landscape park and Castle Dileek, near…

BOOK RELEASE // SITUATIONAL URBANISM – Directing Post-War Urbanity – an adaptive approach for urban transformation

Transforming modernistic urban areas to fit contemporary needs is one of the predominant challenges that post-war European cities face today. Although these transformation processes are highly complex they generate a wide variety of chances to take advantage of existing micro-economies, cultural diversity and spatial structures. Situational Urbanism is an adaptive methodology that identifies new ways of dealing with modernistic urban areas.

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The urban design focuses on the transformation and redevelopment of the so-called City East in the heart of Mönchengladbach, a middle size German…

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Competition Innstadt Brewery Passau, 1st prize

The project will convert the former Innstadt brewery complex into a lively, urban neighbourhood. The housing area also comprises offices and commercial spaces, as well as various gastro-spaces. The preservation of historical monuments and the overall landscape design connects the projects into its ecological, natural surrounding on one side and the urban tissue on the other. The urban connections are established by means of a network of footpaths and a sequence of public squares and astonishing views towards the medieval city of Passau.
Team PASEL-K Architects with Friedl & Partner, 2015-18, Passau, DE

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The house is located directly at the park of the new residential area of Nieuw Leyden. With being planed as high as possible within leaving the urban…

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This private house is situated on two plots of an urban master plan by MVRDV. Designed for mother and son it offers two separate units each connected…

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Book Release // CITY AND WIND – Climate as an Architectural Instrument

City and Wind – Climate as an Architectural Instrumentis a call to see architecture not just as a means of protecting us against the climate, but also as a way of bringing us back to it.
In the course of the last fifteen years the debate on sustainable architecture and ecological urbanism has risen like a phoenix from the ashes. Architects and urban planners, as well as administrative bodies and developers, face a new responsibility in terms of the complexity of their conventional design and planning methods.

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One of eleven private houses of pasel.künzel architects on a former industrial site located in the historical city centre of Leiden. ‘Black Diamond’…

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Design for a private house in a master plan by MVRDV on a former industrial site in the centre of Leiden. K01IV21 is a project that allows for both,…

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It is a widely accepted fact that gentrification can revitalise derelict urban neighbourhoods. To make it part of the city however, needs a solid mix…

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Fritz Höger Preis 2014, Double Nomination and Special Mention

We are proud to announce that two of our projects received a nomination for the prestigious German Brick Award: Fritz Höger Preis 2014. Out of more than 500 international entries Goesand V35K18were highlighted from the jury. “Never seen ourselves as Kings of Brick…”

breaking the waves

The diversity of existing structures in the area mirrors the social structure of the population. Breaking the Waves offers space that can be filled…

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The mixed-use housing project in the centre of Rotterdam was initiated for private and corporate dwellings and working spaces to revitalise the…

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This housing scheme is part of the urban masterplan “Waterstad Goese Schans” by West 8. Located at the fringe of the medieval city of Goes, the…

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Close and compact are the residences lined up along the waterside of Grote Rieteiland, an artificial island in Amsterdams hip neighbourhood…

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In the urban plan of “Kubuseiland”, a residential area of the Netherlands second biggest City, Utrecht everything has to be squared. A quite Dutch…

Bauhaus Award 2008, 1st prize

5th international Bauhaus Award 2008Housing Shortages – The minimum subsistence level housing of today
1929, the CIAM held a meeting under this title with the aim to establish new models and prototypes for minimum housing.With the contribution of their design Steps n` Slabs in the Chilean town of Temuco, pasel.künzel architects wins the 1stprize of the prestigious Bauhaus Award in 2008.

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Design for a private house in an urban master plan by MVRDV. As the plot does not allow for traditional front or back gardens, the design…

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In an inner-city plot situation the spatial quality of a private dwellings starts with the question of privacy. On the outside you ask yourself,…