Conversation with Esra Akcan (Author), Uli Hellweg (Deutscher Werkbund Berlin e.V.), Kader Konuk (Universität Duisburg-Essen), Vittorio Magnano Lampugnani (Architect and Architectural Historian), Cihan Arin (Architect)
Moderated by Jan Krause (Professor for Architecture Education)
The decision for Hamburg’s new large urban expansion area “Oberbillwerder” has been made. On 24 May 2018, the Advisory Board of the Competitive Dialogue chaired by Uli Hellweg selected the winning design for Oberbillwerder with a clear 18:2 vote: the Danish-Dutch-German planning team ADEPT Aps with Karres + Brands and Transsolar Energietechnik. The “The Connected City” design blends in perfectly with the existing landscape structure and creates new connections to the neighbouring districts. Oberbillwerder is developed as an “Active City” model district and is decisively influenced by the topics of health, nutrition and sport. More
A top-class jury of planners, architects, representatives of local politics, representatives of the citizens and the project partners of the City of Düsseldorf and “DB Station&Service AG”, headed by Uli Hellweg, met in Düsseldorf on Friday, 20 and Saturday, 21 April. The designs of the GTL Michael Triebswetter Landschaftsarchitekt (Kassel), with Vössing Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH (Düsseldorf) and RKW Architektur + (Düsseldorf) and PLANORAMA Landschaftsarchitektur (Berlin), with HOFFMANN – LEICHTER Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH (Berlin) and MONO Architekten Greubel & Schilp & Schmidt PartGmbB (Berlin) were selected as winners for Konrad-Adenauer-Platz, the important station forecourt and entrance area to Düsseldorf city centre. More
The jury, headed by Uli Hellweg, selected the team from Machleidt + Partner – Büro Für Städtebau, Berlin, and SINAI Gesellschaft von Landschaftsarchitekten, Berlin, as 1st prizewinners in the two-phase urban development competition for the former barracks site in Krampnitz (Potsdam). The second prize went to the team happarchitecture, JJH Architekten GmbH, Frankfurt am Main, with Mettler Landschaftsarchitektur, Berlin. The 3rd prize went to the Mars Group in Luxembourg with agence TER, Paris/Karlsruhe. The aim of the competition was to find ecologically, economically and socially sustainable concepts with high urban development quality for an urban district. More
At the general meeting of the Deutscher Werkbund Berlin on 8 March 2018, a new board was elected in accordance with the statutes. The Board of Directors consists now of Uli Hellweg (chairman), urban planner, Stefanie Bürkle (deputy chairman), artist, Harald Bodenschatz, city planner.
In its fifth and sixth meeting, the selection committee for the “Am Alten Markt/Schloßstraße” award procedure, headed by Uli Hellweg, selected one best bidder for each of the nine lots to be awarded. Since December 2017, 23 bidders have been invited to further specify their bids. Among the best bidders are project developers, private investors, owner-occupiers and cooperatives. To the results
The decision for the second phase of the Oberbillwerder Competition Dialogue has been made. The advisory board under the leadership of Uli Hellweg has selected the four drafts, which are characterised by a forward-looking overall concept for Oberbillwerder and will be elaborated in depth in the coming months. More
Frankfurt is growing and growing. More and more people want to live in this city. This increases the pressure on the housing market and leads to a massive increase in rents that more and more people cannot afford far into the middle class.
Panel discussion with:
Uli Hellweg, Berlin ( architect and urban planner),
Ursula Stein, Frankfurt (urban and regional planner),
Birgit Kasper, Frankfurt (Dipl.-Ing. Stadtplanung, Netzwerk Frankfurt für gemeinschaftliches Wohnen),
moderator: Diwi Dreysse, Frankfurt (architect and urban planner)
Welcome: Dr. Nargess Eskandari-Grünberg (City Councillor, OB candidate Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen)
PODIUM DISCUSSION: What are the capabilities of international formats of integrated action and development concepts?
Presented by Uli Hellweg, with:
Jens Geier, Member of the European Parliament, Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Budgets and spokesman for his group in the Committee on Budgetary Control, Brussels;
Prof. Dr. Manfred Fischedick, Vice President of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, Energy GmbH, Wuppertal;
Dr. Heinrich Bottermann, State Secretary, Ministry of the Environment, Agriculture, Nature and Consumer Protection of NRW, Düsseldorf;
Detlef Raphael, Member of the German Association of Cities, Berlin.

The discussion will focus on the question of whether a cooperation between “European Capital of the Environment”, “European Capital of Culture”, garden shows and international building exhibitions could generate synergy effects between the formats.
Uli Hellweg talks about the topic “Is it possible to plan liveable quarters?” Download Lecture