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  • Great Mosque

    Great Mosque

    The mosque complex, which faces Mecca, combines various cultural and religious facilities on the 26 hectare site. In 2008, our team won the international competition. Construction work on the Djamaâ el Djazaïr, Arabic for Great Mosque, began in 2011 and was completed in 2020.


  • Living


    The digital world is changing city dwellers’ life styles and their notion of society. New living typologies are needed in order to respond to this trend. Hybrid buildings that combine housing, work spaces, hospitality, wellness and service facilities, are just as much in demand as new forms of collective homes, so–called Co-Living. Residents’ needs for private and personal spaces need to be reconciled with areas for (communal) activities all under the single roof and with an intelligent footprint. The semi–public areas in and around a property are also increasingly becoming the residents’ active lifeworlds and therefore need to be designed vibrant, attractive surroundings. With this in mind, We do not only set high standards in terms of planning, construction, and design, but also questions existing living concepts.


  • Transformation


    Transformation – preserving and adapting buildings to current requirements makes sense in many instances both from an ecological and economic perspective. The aim is always to upgrade the economic, technical and aesthetic value of a property; this typically means that a wide variety of aspects relating to building law, energy, statics but also constructional and con-servation aspects need to be considered. Such work requires both extensive technical know-how and creativity to attune these various requirements with one another and ultimately find the best possible solution.



  • A new high-rise for Frankfurt 09.11.2021

    Green light for our landmark in Frankfurt’s central financial district: On November 8, 2021 Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen signed the general contractor agreement with Ed. Züblin AG for the “central business tower” on Neue Mainzer Strasse. That smooths the path for a new KSP high-rise in Frankfurt’s skyline.
    Our tower consists of two parts that face each other at a slight angle and are connected by a seam in-between. With striking setbacks of the protruding flanks give rise to slender twin towers with a refined structure with a total of 52 stories above the ground. Fine recesses in the façade trace the tower’s load-bearing structure and emphasize the vertical thrust. Horizontal strips serve to underscore the new build’s eye-catching setbacks and subdivide into in four regular sections in line with a classic colossal order.

    With our 205-meter-high new build, seen from Taunusanlage the staggered twin towers constitutes the entrance to the high-rise cluster behind, defines the shape of the urban fabric, and creates a necessary counterweight to the future FOUR towers as well as the Commerzbank Tower and MAIN TOWER in the immediate vicinity.

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  • Grand Mosque of Algiers wins the “International Architecture Award 2021” 18.10.2021

    We are delighted to win an international prize in the world of art and architecture: Our Grand Mosque of Algiers has received the accolade of the “International Architecture Award 2021”. Since 2004, the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design together with the European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies as well as Metropolitan Arts Press, Ltd. has held the International Architecture Awards. They go to the best and most significant new builds, landscape architecture and planning projects designed or constructed by the world’s leading urban and landscape planners worldwide.
    The “Djamaâ el-Djazaïr” in the Bay of Algiers was completed in 2020 and publicly commissioned for use in the fall of last year. As the Friday Mosque it is destined to accommodate about 120,000 visitors a day and is considered the world’s third largest mosque. Alongside the architecture by KSP Engel, the landscape planning by Rainer Schmidt Landschaftsarchitekten and the load-bearing structure by KREBS+KIEFER International received due recognition.

  • “NAX SINO-GERMAN CITY LAB” – future trend “Urban Regeneration” 18.10.2021

    From Oct. 18 – Nov. 12, 2021, the Network for Architecture Exchange NAX - an initiative of the Federal Chamber of German Architects (BAK) – is hosting a Sino-German City Lab that will bring together German architects, representatives of Chinese cities, and industry experts. They will together discuss perspectives and exchange ideas about sustainable urban renewal strategies for Chinese metropolises. Needless to say, KSP Engel will also be taking part. The Sino-German City Lab combines virtual on-demand-content and live video conferences with architectural know-how and projects, experts’ views, video interviews, podcasts, articles, and last but not least webinars. In the joint video interview on the topic of “Urban Regeneration Perspectives for Chinese Cities” principal Jürgen Engel and Thomas Busse, Managing Director International, will narrate their experiences in Europe and China. Click here for the interview and our KSP projects.
    You can also find more information on NAX Sino-German City Lab on the linked website.

  • 2nd prize in the competition for a new museum in Jiaxing 23.09.2021

    We were gratified to receive second prize with our design for a new museum right by the water. There are plans to erect a modern district around the new station in the south of Jiaxing, with its multi-million population. The district is destined mainly for residential housing and cultural facilities. Water as an element plays a significant role in Jiaxing. In the heart of the city, nine rivers converge to form the “South Lake”. This particular river landscape is also known as the “Nine Waters”.
    In our design we reference this special riverside location, whereby the building’s unique shape enables us to integrate it into the surroundings, simultaneously blurring the boundary between landscape and architecture. This edifice appears to be growing out of the ground, in the process enhancing the quality of both the interior and the outdoor spaces to give users a very special experience. The accessible landscaped roof is part of the municipal public space, offering the public a wealth of activities, generating additional exhibition space, and providing a great vantage point from which to watch the district taking shape, observe nature and look out over Jiaxing’s old town. Real value added for an urban planning museum.

  • Topping-out ceremony for Module 2 at the Siemens Campus Erlangen 16.09.2021

    The new Siemens Campus Erlangen is taking shape fast: On what is currently the largest construction site in North Bavaria, Siemens today celebrated the topping-out ceremony for the second campus module. Designed to plans by KSP Engel, in the south of the city of Erlangen a new, open district is arising covering a total of some 54 hectares.

    The ceremonial act attended by a select guest list marks a further milestone in what is at present the largest wood-hybrid construction project in Germany, with a total usable surface area of about 80,000 square meters. The shell of Module 2 is now complete; it features four further office buildings, three multi-storey carparks, and the new prestigious entrance building which, among other things, will house hospitality zones and a conference zone on its lower level. There will be space for around 6,000 staff members in the center of the new district. In the form of the campus, the research grounds to the south of Erlangen will in coming years evolve into one of the corporation’s most modern hubs; as a vibrant, green district it opens out toward the city. Module 1 was commissioned back in mid-2020 and staff will be moving into Module 2 from 2022 onward.

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