Simplicity and contrast. Kita im Park by Birk Heilmeyer und Frenzel Architekten

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Project team
Stephan Birk. Liza Heilmeyer. Martin Frenzel. Felix Fritz. Mykola Holoviznin. Hanna Münzenmaier. Sophia Riehl. Marc Holtschmidt. Daniel Eichele. Project management.- Jochen Günzler.
Collaborators
Structural planning.- Tragwerkeplus Ingenieurgesellschaft. M&E.- Paul + Gampe + Partner Beratende Ingenieure. Building physics.- Brüssau Bauphysik. Landscape architecture.- Prof. Jörg Stötzer.
Client
Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart, Hochbauamt. Eva Farkas, Johannes Meinke.
Products and brands
Metal roof.- Prefa, Prefalz P.10 OXYDROT. Sun screen.- Roma Serge 600 / Leinen Bordeaux. Wooden facade.- Holz-Brettschalung norwegische Fichte, sägerau. Lasur Rote Grütze, Adler Pullex. Floor covering.- Forbo Marmoleum Walton Rosemary Green. Interior wooden ceiling.- LIGNO Akustik, Lignotrend.
Area
Gross floor area.- 965 sqm. GV.- 4,020 m³.
Dates
Project.- 2016. Completion.- Winter 2020.
Location
Stuttgart, Germany.
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Stephan Birk, Liza Heilmeyer, Martin Frenzel, Felix Fritz. Birk Heilmeyer und Frenzel Architekten

Birk Heilmeyer und Frenzel Architekten is an architecture studio founded by Liza Heilmeyer and Stephan Birk in 2005 shortly after graduating, since then their practice has grown steadily. Since 2012 they have been associated with Martin Frenzel. In 2019, Felix Fritz was appointed additional CEO.

Stephan Birk Prof. Dipl.- Ing. Architekt BDA, was born 1975 in Stuttgart. He completed his architectural studies at the University of Stuttgart, where he graduated in 2003. Upon his graduation, Stephan joined Foster+Partners in London. Subsequently, in 2005, he founded his practice together with Liza Heilmeyer in Stuttgart. Their work has been acknowledged with several awards, among them the prestigious Deubau-Preis for Young Architects, the Emerging Architects Award Weissenhof Architecture Gallery, the North Rhine-Westfalia Award for Young Artists, and Europe 40 under 40 - Europe's emerging young architects and designers. Since 2012 the practice has operated together with Martin Frenzel.

In addition to his work as an architect, Stephan Birk has been engaged in teaching and research since 2007. Until 2011 he worked as a research assistant, and from 2012 - 2015 as deputy professor at the Institute for Building Construction and Design at the University of Stuttgart. He was appointed as a full professor at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern in 2015. Until 2021 he has led the Department of Building Construction and Design and jointly established the research area T-Lab Timber Architecture and Wood Materials together with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Graf. In 2021 Stephan Birk took over the chair of Architecture and Timber Construction at the Technical University of Munich. He is part of the research group TUM.wood.

Liza Heilmeyer Dipl.- Ing. Architektin BDA, was born 1975 in Freiburg. Before her architectural studies and graduation at the University of Stuttgart, she completed a one-year study program at Art School Stuttgart. Upon her graduation in 2003, Liza joined Foster+Partners in London. Subsequently, in 2005, she founded her practice together with Stephan Birk in Stuttgart. Their work has been acknowledged with several awards, among them the prestigious Deubau-Preis for Young Architects, the Emerging Architects Award Weissenhof Architecture Gallery, the North Rhine-Westfalia Award for Young Artists, and Europe 40 under 40 - Europe's emerging young architects and designers.

From 2008-10 Liza was an academic researcher at the department ibk2 (Building Technology, Construction and Design, Chair 2). In 2009 she was appointed to the Association of German Architects (BDA). In the years 2010 and 2012, Liza was a member of the convention of the Federal Foundation of Baukultur. Since 2012 the practice has operated together with Martin Frenzel. In October 2020 Liza Heilmeyer was elected as the new state chairman of the BDA Baden-Württemberg.

Martin Frenzel Dipl.- Ing. Architekt, was born 1971 in Heidenheim. He studied architecture and graduated from the University of Kaiserslautern in 2000. From 1997-2005 he worked as a freelancer for Mahler Günster Fuchs Architekten in Stuttgart. During 2001-2003 he shared his experience as an academic researcher for the department Städtebau (Urban Design Institute) of the University of Stuttgart. In 2004 he began to work as a self-employed architect. The cooperation with Stephan Birk und Liza Heilmeyer started in 2008 and since 2012 the practice has operated under the name Birk Heilmeyer und Frenzel Architekten. In 2017 he was appointed to the Association of German Architects (BDA)

Felix Fritz Dipl.- Ing. Architekt, was born in 1982 in Reutlingen, he studied architecture at the University of Stuttgart, where he graduated in 2010. During his studies, he worked at several architectural practices in Stuttgart, Freiburg as well as in Shanghai. Since 2010 he has been employed at Birk Heilmeyer und Frenzel Architekten, where he has been an associate as of 2017. In 2019 Felix Fritz was appointed to the management board.

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