HFBK studio house in Hamburg completed

The long-needed extension to the Hamburg University of Fine Arts HFBK was realised by Winking · Froh  Architekten after winning the competition in 2017 and completed in January 2022. The studio building was created as a free-standing cube next to the main building by Fritz Schumacher from 1913. The clinker facade covers the cube like a buoyant fabric. In their layering, the diagonally cut window reveals arranged in opposite directions create an image rich in tension. The handover of the studio building to the users will also mark the opening of the annual exhibition for 2022.


HFBK Atelierhaus Ansicht Lerchenfeld
Winking · Froh Architekten plan new quarter on Alter Wall in Hamburg

Winking · Froh  Architekten have successfully won the international competition for the urban redevelopment of Alter Wall 40. After a revision phase, the competition process has now been completed by the investor Art-Invest Real Estate and presented in its updated form. The site is located between Hamburg City Hall and Rödingsmarkt.

Heilwig Grammar School Building of the Year
Heilwig Gymnasium Winking Froh Architekten

On 11 November, Winking Froh Architects were once again awarded Building of the Year for the extension of the Heilwig Grammar School in Hamburg Alsterdorf. The honour by the Architects' and Engineers' Association is reserved for buildings completed in the same year in the Hanseatic city, and has been awarded since 1979. This year, the awards for 2019 and 2020 will be presented retrospectively. The Michaelisbrücke, the Jarrestraße residential development, the extension of the Davidwache, the Hotel Kaffeebörse and the Zitadellenbrücke were previously awarded the title of Building of the Year.

New work report presented

In the monograph "Essenz/Essence - Winking - Froh Architekten" published by Birkhäuser at the end of September, Bernhard Winking and Martin Froh, together with the editor Jürgen Tietz, look back on 25 years of collaboration. The office's latest publication was already presented to a small circle at the end of August in the auditorium of the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg. The address was given by Dr Dorothee Stapelfeldt, Senator in the Department of Urban Development and Housing.

Essence. Essence. Winking - Froh Architects. Published by Jürgen Tietz, Birkhäuser Verlag 2021

Geb. 978-3-0356-2273-7 DE/EN, E-Book 978-3-0356-2274-4 DE/ EN. In bookshops from 20 September 2021


Essenz Essence Winking Froh
1st Prize of the Housing Award for Wohnhöfe Pergolenviertel

Winking - Froh Architekten have been awarded 1st prize in the Hamburg 2020 Housing Prize for the residential courtyards in the Pergolenviertel. The jury, consisting of Prof. Dietmar Eberle, Baumschlager Eberle, Tim Heide, Heide von Beckerath and Franz-Josef Höing, Chief Building Director in Hamburg, voted unanimously in favour of awarding us the Housing Prize; we had entered for the Ideas Prize. The award, which is presented by the Architekturcentrum under the patronage of Senator Dr. Dorothee Stapelfeldt, aims to "highlight special structural and design qualities as well as integrative and sustainable solutions in housing construction", according to the text of the award. In the Pergolenviertel, we succeeded in creating leeway for the high-quality façades within the narrow specifications of the design guidelines by means of a well thought-out organisation of the internal development and a sensible arrangement of the special uses, which remained within the budget.

February 2022
NRW.BANK Düsseldorf Winking Froh
In the future, NRW.BANK plans to unite all employees at the Düsseldorf location in a new building. In this context, the state-owned development bank launched a competition from…
August 2021
In mid-August, Winking · Froh will present the structural further development of existing building fabric using two recent projects in the series "Weiterbauen", a cooperation of…
May 2021
Campus Brekelbaums Park Winking Froh
With their design for the vocational and university campus at Brekelbaums Park, Winking · Froh prevailed at the end of May. In a Europe-wide VGV procedure, the design for further…
May 2021
Bayernkaserne München Winking Froh
Our design for an urban residential block with a house for children at the city park of the new Bayernkaserne district was awarded 2nd prize at the beginning of May. The project…
May 2021
Time Space Existence Venedig Winking Froh
Following an invitation by the ECC, Winking · Froh are showing ten architectural photographs by Stefan Müller in the Palazzo Bembo from 22 May to 21 November 2021 on the occasion…