Prof. Bernhard Winking

Bernhard Winking first graduated from the University of Munster in Structural Engineering after completing a mason’s apprenticeship. He worked in the Office of Professor Gerhard Graubner in Aachen and Hannover for the period of 3 years, followed by his studies in Architecture at Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg, where Godber Nissen and Werner Hebebrand should become his mentors. Already in 1965 he established the Architectural Partnership Patschan Winking (in 1968 Patschan Werner Winking), becoming part of the academical (teaching) staff at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg in the same year. After a substitute Professorship for Godber Nissen he was appointed Professor for Structural Development in 1978. During the years of 1972 and 1988 Bernhard Winking was member of the Board of the Bund Deutscher Architekten BDA in Hamburg. His appointment to the Deutsche Akademie für Städtebau und Landesplanung followed in 1982. The foundation of the Office of Professor Bernhard Winking Architekten BDA took place in 1993, now located in Hamburg and Berlin. He established his Partnership with Martin Froh in 1997. Due to his long working experience in China, Bernhard Winking was called to the Zhejiang University in Hangzhou as a Visiting Professor in 2008. Far more than 100 realized Projects, internationally and German, many awards and prizes as well as his work as a competition judge make Bernhard Winking to one of the leading Architects in Germany.

and his partner Martin Froh

Martin Froh, Partner in the Office of Professor Bernhard Winking Architekten BDA, completed his studies in Architecture at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg. Already while being a student he worked for serveral renowned Architect’s Offices in Hamburg. After joining the Office of Patschan Winking he founded their Berlin Office in 1993. A few years later, in 1997, Bernhard Winking and Martin Froh established their Partnership. He is a registered member of the Hamburg and Berlin Chamber of Architects. In 1997 he was appointed to the Bund Deutscher Architekten BDA. Martin Froh signs responsible for the planning of all Chinese Projects. His main emphasize is laid on the planning of competitions, expertises, and designs. Since 1990 he has won more than 20 partly international and open competitions. Several have been realized, such as Alice-Salomon-Hochschule in Berlin, extension of Davidwache in Hamburg, HypoVereinsbank in Prague, Palais am Pariser Platz in Berlin, and Ningbo Book City in China. At present he realizes among other projects the new Building of the Main Customs of the City of Hamburg in the new developed Hafencity.

i like this one:

Hamburg – Channel Tower

Owner: Arne Weber
Project: Competition 1 Prize 1998
Construction period: 2001 -2003
Cost: 10.2 million EUR
GFA: 11,300 sqm

How does a cliff into the sea, the Channel Tower from the channel landscape Harburg. Its symbolic form was created as a metamorphosis from industrial architecture and modern architecture for high-tech company and modern office work.The curved facade is a living dark brick has been chosen, with its stone surface that represents a contrast to the lightness of the aluminum and glass facade of the tower.This lively brick facade wraps around the rising tower. The result is a dynamically rising roof line that mediates between the road and the accompanying development at Karnapp high point of the tower at the intersection of Scheller for the dam.The new building serves as an office building with flexible floor rental space. At the lower office floors are tiered roof terraces, differentiated exterior spaces with beautiful views of Harburg, and the same offer to Hamburg. Behind the facade beveled resulting in small balconies on each floor as a special open spaces. The spacious foyer on the ground floor of the Channel Towers offers the ideal setting for a variety of uses.

and one of his Books: Bernhard Winking: Architecture and City


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