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Mon, 29 June


Know-how session - via zoom

Modular building, a creativity killer?

Axel Koschany, Koschany + Zimmer Architects KZA & Valentin Hof, KLEUSBERG

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Modular building, a creativity killer?
Modular building, a creativity killer?

Zeit & Ort / Time & Place

29 June 2020, 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm

Know-how session - via zoom


Modular building and architecture - how do these two aspects come together? Does building in the grid lead to creativity restrictions or can my building concepts be implemented 1: 1 despite industrial prefabrication?

Axel Koschany , Koschany + Zimmer Architects KZA

Valentin Hof , KLEUSBERG

16:45 "Doors open" + networking

17:00 welcome

17:05 impulse architect

17:15 Industry partner statement + discussion with the architect

17:40 "Breakout-Rooms" Interactive discussions with all participants


About the speakers:

Dipl.-Ing. Axel Koschany, architect BDA

Axel Koschany studied architecture at the TH Darmstadt. After completing his studies, he worked in Delft for a few years before joining Wolfgang Zimmer as a partner in his father's architectural office in Essen in 1995. In 1998 he was appointed to the Association of German Architects. Since 2004 he has been in charge of international projects and collaborations. From 2006 to 2012 he was partner and general manager of KZA Middle East, Dubai and in 2006 one of the founding members of the “International Markets” working group in the BDA. Axel Koschany has been a partner in the newly founded KZP Koschany since 2010

+ Zimmer project development. Housing construction and urban district concepts are two of the focal points of the internationally operating office. Axel Koschany is the leading partner in the development of serial-modular concepts through his office. Lectures, moderation of lectures and publications in specialist books and journals have also been part of Axel Koschany's portfolio for many years. The architectural office Koschany + Zimmer was founded in 1959. With its now almost 80-strong team, it is in the second generation in Essen, the heart of the Ruhr metropolitan region,


Valentin Hof, sales manager

· 1983-1986 apprenticeship as a carpenter, Bender, Niederfischbach

1986-1989 employment as a carpenter at KLEUSBERG

· 1989-1991 state-certified structural engineer, Alsfeld

· 1991-1995 employment as structural engineer with project planning and sales of the product group timber frame construction


· 1995-2008 Head of calculation for the product groups timber frame construction and steel frame construction at KLEUSBERG

· 2008-2012 sales manager for the product groups modular and system construction

· Since 2008 full power of attorney

· 2012 to this day head of the KLEUSBERG Mitte profit center in the sales and project management departments


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