BDA Hamburg Architecture Award 2018. We’re proud!


Every two years the Association of German Architects (“BDA”) in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg confers the BDA Hamburg Architecture Award to architects and the builders commissioning them for exemplary structures built in Hamburg, a German city-state. The award is intended to contribute towards setting standards for quality in contemporary architecture.


Hadi Teherani Architects and its commissioning builder are being awarded 2nd Prize for the new construction of the office building entitled FleetOffice.


With this markedly distinctive and architecturally discerning project Hadi Teherani has successfully accomplished an up-to-date, new interpretation of Hamburg’s classic brick “counting house-cum-warehouse” in the course of urban redevelopment that corresponds to the changed economic needs.


Photographer: Swen Carlin

Completed: STRABAG Real Estate and RFR hand over FLARE OF FRANKFURT


Frankfurt, 23 Nov. 2018 – Around 300 guests came to join the tenant, SV Hotel, in celebrating the inauguration of its two new buildings in this banking metropolis: the “lifestyle-economy-hotel” MOXY and the “extended-stay-concept” Residence Inn. Starting now, both Marriott brands can be found at the FLARE OF FRANKFURT. Why the Swiss operating company secured this dual presence for itself at the real-estate property developed in the course of a joint venture by STRABAG Real Estate (SRE) and investor RFR is self-evident to Beat Kuhn, Managing Director of SV Hotel: “It’s not for nothing that people call the FLARE OF FRANKFURT the last prime piece of real estate in the City district. Locations like these are an absolute rarity, especially in major German cities.”

The German Brand and Design Congress 2018


The German Brand and Design Congress 2018 at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart was a smashing success. The German Design Council is a non-partisan institution active on an international scale. The focal points of its activity lie in the fields of brand and design assessment, strategic consulting for design and research on design. As a member of the council’s foundation, Hadi Teherani Design found a unique forum for discussions, encounters and in-depth consideration regarding the topic of “Change! – Brands in transition”. Current and future issues revolving around brand management were debated while focusing on those aspects that affect the world of brands.

Photographer Lutz Sternstein from phocst

Cornerstone Laid for New Volksbank-Areal Complex


The 24th of October 2018 was highlighted by a festive cornerstone-laying ceremony for the new Volksbank-Areal complex in Freiburg im Breisgau. Mayor Martin Horn and Martin Haag, the head of municipal construction, attended the ceremony. In the aftermath of spectacular demolition work, the festivities commenced the official start of structural work in accordance with plans by Hadi Teherani Architects. The building project involves hybrid usage and houses the new headquarters for the Volksbank Freiburg bank in a high-rise together with supplementary office spaces, a new auditorium designed for 800 visitors for the St. Ursula Gymnasium secondary school, including music rooms for practising, as well as shops and areas for restaurants, cafés and the like on the ground floor. The complex shall be enhanced by a Courtyard by Marriott hotel offering around 150 rooms. In the course of construction the school will receive a new, expanded schoolyard that extends across a large outdoor stairway as part of the school’s outdoor grounds and leads to the spaciously glazed auditorium. The publicly accessible three-storey underground car park required pit excavation ranging up to 12 metres deep. Following completion the cornerstone shall remain visible for future visitors under a glass plate in the basement. Completion is scheduled for 2021.


Hadi Teherani Architects was able to assert itself and win in competitive proceedings held in 2016. The project is currently being handled and supervised on our premises in terms of implementation planning and interior design. The execution of construction work shall be accompanied with regard to qualitative parameters until completion.


Photos: Klaus Polkowski

Mercator One: Construction begins for the commercial and office building


The Portsmouthplatz plaza is going to receive an exclamation point all its own with Mercator One. Excavation work marks the commencement of construction on this new commercial and office building bearing the address Mercatorstrasse 1. Ground-floor usage via a combination of gastronomy and retailing will enable Mercator One to ensure not only a vitalisation of the environs around the central railway station: the building complex will provide for an out-of-the-ordinary urban development accent as well. “This point of entry to the inner city will unfold and display a very special impact as a result of Mercator One. The first impression of Duisburg is going to be of major significance towards perceiving the city as a whole,” according to Mayor Sören Link.

Torsten Toeller from Devario Invest is equally enthusiastic: “Mercator One is situated at an absolutely prime location in Duisburg’s downtown ‘City’. In terms of urban planning and development, we’re setting new standards and rejuvenating the city on a sustainable scale with the plan designed by Hadi Teherani, a highly acclaimed architect. I am very glad that the work together with the city of Duisburg has functioned so smoothly and constructively.”

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