The birthplace of the famous Bauhaus School of Art, Germany is the home to some of the famous and inspiring architectural styles. With a rich and varied history, Germany portrays a blend of distinct European styles ranging from Roman to the post-modern period. Gelsenkirchen, located in the western part of Germany, also known as the city of a thousand fires, is famous for its coal mines. Considered one of the most important towns of Europe in the early 20th century, Gelsenkirchen is also the 11th largest city of Germany.
Once a small village, Gelsenkirchen, evolved after the opening of its first coal mine in 1853. It is also believed that its favourable location nearby the Rhine- Herne Canal enthused its further development. As of today’s date, Gelsenkirchen houses products ranging from high tech stuff to different consumer products. Architecturally, Gelsenkirchen has been a strategic location for coal mining as well as industrial manufacturing units, therefore, it opens a vast backdrop for a modernist and a better lifestyle. Following are a few famous Architectural firms practising in Gelsenkirchen and bringing out some of the amazing and unique design styles with their distinctive design philosophies and culture.
Re-thinking The Future is a global platform for architecture and design. RTF along with our authors has curated a list of top architecture firms in various cities across the globe. Please note that the names are arranged in alphabetical order and are not ranked in any manner.
1. Architekt Lars W. Gieskes Planungsgesellschaft mbH
Scope of services: Architectural, Exhibition spaces & Experiential design, Commercial projects, Interior design
Types of Built Projects: “Rookburgh” theme world, Offices, Residences- Tilgner house
Locations of Built Projects: Gelsenkirchen, Bruhl, Mechernich and others.
Style of Work: The work style is unique and innovative. Modern, chic and eclectic.
With a diverse and multidimensional approach, ALWGP hold a strong experience in varied aspects of Architecture, from designing spaces to hosting talks and presenting ideas, one certainly has a lot to learn from them!
2. Architekturbüro Klaus Dienberg
Scope of services: Industrial, commercial, residential, administrative construction and monument protection.
Types of Built Projects: Logistics centres, office buildings, warehouses, car showrooms, residences
Locations of Built Projects: Their projects are located within different parts of Germany, such as Karlsruhe, Bochum, Duisburg, Plettenburg, Wesel and Gelsenkirchen.
Style of Work: Industrial and robust with a touch of modernity.
AKD offers its unique insight into the more robust as well as functional aspects of designing spaces. A good experience awaits here for those wanting to expand their horizons especially, in industrial design.
3. Architekturbüro Ulrich Sorhöfer
Scope of services: Residential & Commercial construction, Urban development & regional planning, Renovation projects
Types of Built Projects: Apartment buildings, Single & multi family houses, Offices, Truck stops, Self-service markets
Locations of Built Projects: Gelsenkirchen, Bochum, Essen, Bottrop, Gladbeck as well as the surrounding regions.
Style of Work: The work style is simple and elegant with a touch of modern elements.
With a diverse portfolio ranging from residential to urban planning, AUS offers a wholesome opportunity to work on multiple projects.
4. Bund Deutscher Architekten Und Architekten
Scope of services: Architecture, Interiors, Urban Planning
Types of Built Projects: Residentials, Commercials, Urban planning
Locations of Built Projects: BDA has its regional offices throughout Germany, such as in the cities of Berlin, Hamburg, Saxony, Hesse and others.
Style of Work: It consists of multiple architects, with their unique tastes. Hence the different style of work can be seen.
BDAUA is a community of like – minded individuals. Consisting of over 5000 freelance architects and urban planners, appointed by BDA to ensure qualitative potential and experience.
5. Dipl. Ing Architect Hans-Ulrich Schneider
Scope of services: Architecture and Conversion projects, Commercial & Reconstruction
Types of Built Projects: Residences – family houses, Apartment buildings, Dental laboratory, Business buildings
Locations of Built Projects: Majorly Gelsenkirchen and its surrounding regions & Frankfurt
Style of Work: Modern, simple and unique.
Not only architectural, Architekt Schneider, also specializes in restoration and conservation of buildings. Not to forget, their distinctive approach in structural design.
6. Dipl. Ing. Architektin Viola P. Stange
Scope of services: Construction, Extension and Renovation, Barrier free and Sustainable design, Interior design and Smart Home
Types of Built Projects: Refurbishment of Villa, Single family houses, Residences
Locations of Built Projects: Gelsenkirchen, Fohr
Style of Work: Contemporary and modern style.
With pockets full of colorful ideas and creative expressions, they explore the diverse avenues of designs giving them a touch of modernity and eccentricity. Driven by Sustainable practices and smart home design ideologies, this place is a complete go.
7. hawig + kowalczik
Scope of services: Industrial & administrative construction, Sports and leisure, Interior design
Types of Built Projects: Leisure pools, Offices, Housing – Bungalows, Compressor building, e – system buildings, indoor sport park
Locations of Built Projects: Gelsenkirchen and the surrounding regions
Style of Work: Contemporary and modern style.
H+k explores various dimensions of architecture through its industrial, commercial and ‘leisure’ & sports spaces. Also, one of the places to learn and grow.
8. Mark Altgassen Architekt
Scope of services: Interior design, Restoration & Redevelopment projects
Types of Built Projects: Majorly Offices, Residences and Medical centres
Locations of Built Projects: Gelsenkirchen, Wattenscheid, Hanover, Essen
Style of Work: Contemporary yet sophisticated. MAA often uses an industrial approach, with materials such as steel and exposed concrete, to create a range of unique spaces.
Planned with passion – MAA design concepts are chic and classic. Just like their motto, their designed projects too show a passion for appreciating space and celebrating its character.
9. Smodila Hans Dieter Dipl.-Ing.(TU) Architekturbüro
Scope of services: Interior design, Industrial, residential and commercial projects
Types of Built Projects: Elementary school, Industrial Hall, Cafes, Churches, Residences – single – family houses and multi-family houses
Locations of Built Projects: Their projects are located within different parts of Germany, such as Gelsenkirchen, Neuss, Herten, Marl, Harta, Gruner Weg
Style of Work: The work style gives us a hint of Modernity with a traditional backdrop.
With a vast variety of projects, the firm deals with an exciting number and offers a wonderful prospect to those willing to explore.
10. ULUPINAR ARCHITEKTEN
Scope of services: Interior design, Renovation projects
Types of Built Projects: Medical Clinics, Villas
Locations of Built Projects: Gelsenkirchen, Bottrop
Style of Work: Ulupinar Architekten uses a simplistic and subtle style while giving a modern elegance.
Being a young practice, Ulupinar Architekten, being a young firm, has designed projects showcasing an amazing architectural spirit and a sense of exclusivity. Their renovation concepts and design philosophies are quite interesting.
Citations for websites
- Levy, M., n.d. Gelsenkirchen | Germany. [online] Encyclopedia Britannica. Available at: <https://www.britannica.com/place/Gelsenkirchen> [Accessed 11 November 2021].
- En.wikipedia.org. 2021. Gelsenkirchen – Wikipedia. [online] Available at: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gelsenkirchen> [Accessed 13 November 2021].