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SPIEGEL Interview with Architect Herzog: The Striking New Face of Hamburg

SPIEGEL Interview with Architect Herzog: The Striking New Face of Hamburg

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 02, 2016

Architect Jacques Herzog has designed dozens of buildings together with his partner Pierre de Meuron. But his most controversial project to date, the Elbphilharmonie, is about to open in Hamburg. SPIEGEL spoke with Herzog about what the building's importance to the city. Interview Conducted by Ulrike Knöfel more... Comment ]

Chinese Billionaire Zhang Xin: 'The Old Model Doesn't Work Anymore'

Chinese Billionaire Zhang Xin: 'The Old Model Doesn't Work Anymore'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 22, 2016

In a SPIEGEL interview, billionaire real estate mogul Zhang Xin discusses the recent market crash, the end of China's building boom and why she views Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg as a role model for the wealthy. Interview Conducted by Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]


Rem Koolhaas Interview: 'We Shouldn't Tear Down Buildings We Can Still Use'

Rem Koolhaas Interview: 'We Shouldn't Tear Down Buildings We Can Still Use'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 04, 2015

Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas talks to SPIEGEL about the new Fondazione Prada museum he designed in Milan, the danger of turning cities into historical Disneylands and his desire to raze an entire neighborhood of Paris. Interview Conducted by Marianne Wellershoff more... Comment ]

Interview with Architect Albert Speer: The Search for Sustainability at the Qatar World Cup

Interview with Architect Albert Speer: The Search for Sustainability at the Qatar World Cup

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 08, 2015

Does it make sense for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup? German architect Albert Speer, whose office is in charge of the project, says yes -- and is doing all he can to ensure sustainability. In a SPIEGEL interview, he says how. Interview Conducted by Maik Grossekathöfer and Juan Moreno more... Comment ]


Hipster Village: Berlin Nightlife Grows Up

Hipster Village: Berlin Nightlife Grows Up

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 04, 2014

For a decade, Bar 25 was one of Berlin's wildest clubs. Now, its founders want to create a new development on the site. It is to cater to former clubbers and preserve an element of 1990s Berlin. But the hurdles are high. By Philipp Oehmke more... Comment ]

Social Design Made In Turkey: Feeding Istanbul's Stray Dogs, a Bottle at a Time

Social Design Made In Turkey: Feeding Istanbul's Stray Dogs, a Bottle at a Time

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 20, 2014

The city of Istanbul is home to a special invention that is the manifestation of social design. A special vending machine dispenses food for stray dogs when people insert recyclable bottles and cans. Interview Conducted By Vivien Timmler more...


Resurrecting Königsberg: Russian City Looks to German Roots

Resurrecting Königsberg: Russian City Looks to German Roots

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 25, 2014

The Allies bombed the Prussian city of Königsberg into the ground in 1944. Residents of what is today the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, a desolate Soviet landscape, are considering rebuilding the city center to reflect some of its historical German architecture. By Susanne Beyer in Kaliningrad, Russia more... Comment ]

Bach to the Future: Fans Want to Rebuild Composer's House

Bach to the Future: Fans Want to Rebuild Composer's House

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 03, 2014

In the city of Goethe and Schiller, classical music fans want another famous former resident to be honored in Weimar. They're seeking to rebuild the home of Johann Sebastian Bach, who composed some of his most important works in the city. By Karoline Kuhla more... Comment ]


Jailhouse Chic: Investors Remake Germany's Disused Prisons

Jailhouse Chic: Investors Remake Germany's Disused Prisons

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 03, 2013

As inmate numbers in Germany steadily decline, some states are selling off unneeded correctional facilities to private investors. The result is a new brand of high-end apartments, hotels and event centers housed in renovated former prisons. By Stephan Degenhardt more... Comment ]

From Apple to Amazon: The New Monuments to Digital Domination

From Apple to Amazon: The New Monuments to Digital Domination

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 29, 2013

Technology giants in the United States are building bombastic new headquarters to immortalize their grandiose ambitions, while inside they plan to turn traditional office culture on its head. By Thomas Schulz in San Francisco more... Comment ]