German Design Award 2020 – Excellent Product Design – Lifestyle and Fashion


Our GRID Capsule Collection for HARBOUR has been honoured with a “German Design Award-Winner 2020” in the category “Excellent Product Design - Lifestyle and Fashion”.

Together with HARBOUR, a manufacturer of eyeglasses, Hadi Teherani is now literally designing from face to face. The laser sintering process in 3D printing is one of the new drafting and production techniques. But how does the archetypical repertoire of shapes for eyewear live on? How can it be transformed into a present-day fit and evolve further in the future? How much material is needed to ensure they are stable and conform to each and every requirement? The Grid Capsule Collection from HARBOUR offers a convincing answer.

JURY ASSESSMENT. These lightweight, futuristic and striking eyeglasses manufactured using 3D printing appear to not only open up a new, economical production option due to their honeycomb structure: the line equally offers numerous shapes, colours and sizes to suit every taste and need. The obviously functional grid-like form also acts as a subtle distinguishing feature for those viewing the frame.

German Design Award 2020 – Excellent Product Design – Building and Elements


Our HEWI door handle Series 270 is adding another chapter to the success story. Following the Iconic Awards, now Series 270 was equally able to convince the German Design Awards jury. Series 270 from Hadi Teherani Design received a “German Design Award - Special Mention 2020” in the category “Excellent Product Design - Building and Elements”.

As the name implies, the German Design Award discovers and presents unique trends in design: a competition that promotes specifically design-oriented business and commerce. The competition is sponsored and conducted by the German Design Council, one of the leading international competence centres and an authority for design. Initiated by the Federal Council of Germany, for 65 years the German Design Council has supported enterprises with their brand and design development and strengthens German design as an economic factor.

winning drafts for new construction project in Düsseldorf-Heerdt selected


In the course of an architectural competition PANDION AG has selected two winning drafts to design the project “Am Albertussee” (‘By Lake Albertussee’) in Düsseldorf. Three of the entries requested had convinced the jury in July 2019. They originated from HPP Architekten in Düsseldorf, Steimle Architekten in Stuttgart, and Hadi Teherani Architects in Hamburg. The final selection has now come down to two drafts: the ideas from HPP Architekten were chosen for the planned bar-shaped interlinked structure, the point-block buildings shall be designed by Hadi Teherani Architects.

Not One, Not Two, 3 Awards in One Night!


This year’s ICONIC AWARDS in the discipline Innovative Architecture were presented by the German Design Council on Monday at the Pinakothek der Moderne museum of modern art in Munich. We are pleased to announce that Hadi Teherani Architects was able to be on hand to accept an award for Flair of Frankfurt, and Hadi Teherani Design prizes for Range 270, a door handle, and the Open Frameworks collection. The distinction “Best of Best” was given to the Open Frameworks collection. The ICONIC AWARDS are regarded as an unbiased seal of approval for achievement in contemporary design and architecture. We thank the jury for its selection and our clients at STRABAG Real Estate/RFR, HEWI and PARADOR for the outstanding efforts working in co-operation.


Photographer: Manuel Debus (top), Lutz Sternstein (below)

Mercator One celebrated its topping-out ceremony


The building is supposed to become a landmark and new entryway between the central railway station and inner city while generally acting as a signal for a new dawning in Duisburg. Last week, at the 2nd of October, Mercator One celebrated its topping-out ceremony. Mayor Sören Link and investor Torsten Toeller joined the festivities. “The city did this extremely intelligently,” says Toeller, by not selling the property to the highest bidder and instead stipulating a price and deciding in favour of the best draft. And following a unanimous decision by the jury, that draft was submitted by Torsten Toeller, or rather by his architect, Hadi Teherani. Hadi Teherani Architects has designed a six-storey building with glassed-in frontages and fanned-out corners for the storeys at this prominent site near Hauptbahnhof, the central railway station. The aluminium cladding forms a second design-constituting element. All of the windowframes had been re-installed here at some point. In other words: solely recycled aluminium has been used. Thomas Steiger from the firm Wicona based in Ulm brought along a certificate attesting to the fact that over 100 tonnes of CO2 had been saved in the process.

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