In 2020, Eike Becker_Architekten established a pool of working groups within our team that would help us grow and evolve in an open, creative, and collaborative atmosphere.


How would the real estate industry fare if its output were quality-checked in a competition?


How can we do better?


In my column on "Post-corona Architecture", published in Immobilienwirtschaft 04/2021, I write about the lessons learned from one year of the coronavirus pandemic, and what this means for office architecture - and office culture - in the years to come.


The way in which we are designing our work and living spaces is changing rapidly, and EB_A is ready to take the lead in creating a more sustainable and healthy future.


Construction for an office and production building in Hamburg-Harburg is moving along with the first of five construction phases currently taking shape.


In my column on "Beatuy", published in Immobilienwirtschaft 03/2021, I write about changing conceptions of "beautiful architecture."


Design by Eike Becker_Architekten: high point and open square at the Hufelandstraße in Munich


The Berlin Wall fell in 1989, but many more have arrived in its place. Today, many countries are closing their borders for security reasons. But in many respects, nation-states have ceased to matter. We’ve seen this recently with regard to climate change and global pandemics. And it is certainly true for the consequences of global financial crises, transnational corporations and organized crime. Even the most discernably physical elements of infrastructure, such as railroads and air transport, highways, satellites, gas and oil pipelines, sea freight and fiber-optic networks are transnational in scope and can only function in this way. All societies will be more successful if they invest in the development of networks and infrastructures, and commit to cooperation over compartmentalization. create boundaries within and between communities and intensify existing conflicts that could be solved much more constructively without them. My vision is a world without borders.


The perspective of our hotel project on Bundesallee shows how it will be. On the property Bundesallee 13 / Hohenzollerndamm 1 a hotel of the Foremost Group with 176 rooms and a restaurant on the first floor is being built according to the plans of Eike Becker_Architekten. It will replace the office building from the 1970s, which has since been dismantled, and will complete the neighborhood around the Spichernstrasse subway station.


Biologists such as Bob Payne have shown that the absence of even a single species can destroy an entire community of species. If you extinguish just one key species regionally, you destroy an intact web of biological cycles. My view of contemporary societies and their cities is similar to a biologist's view of biotopes. Public institutions and infrastructures are the key species of contemporary societies. They must be nurtured and further developed. If they are missing, broken, discredited or abolished, there will be imbalances, injustices, frustrated anger and loss of diversity. And with it, the loss of quality of life for all. In my column 'Of Otters and Institutions', published in Immobilienwirtschaft 12/2020, I compare ecosystems with urban societies.


The building application for the Eastsite office building in Mannheim-Neuostheim has been submitted.


Today the poster for our project EIGHT AND ONE was put up at the Pariser Straße in Berlin.


A friendly team, challenging projects and a great office with a fantastic view over Berlin are waiting for you:


The foundations of our hotel at Bundesallee, Berlin are being casted.


The foundations of the lift pit of our office building EIGHT AND ONE at Pariser Straße, Berlin are being casted.


The high-rise building of WATERKANT Berlin is the first that Gewobag has built in this century. In an interview, Eike Becker talks about the special features of "his" new building and about the role a new generation of high-rise buildings can play for people and for the development of modern cities.


Today's cities appear for the most part as a hodgepodge of a wide variety of materials. They consist essentially of inorganic and energy-intensively produced materials. Much of it is not healthy and not environmentally friendly. The cement industry, for example, produces three times as much CO2 emissions as all air travel. Increased use of wood can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the construction sector. Right now, we are witnessing the zero hour for high-rise timber construction in Europe. This is good news. In my column 'Building Naturally', published in Immobilienwirtschaft 11/2020, I make suggestions on how this can happen.


Our projects on the Bundesallee / Pariser Straße / Meierottostraße in Berlin are now on the construction site. It is good to see that the realization after such a long planning period is now beginning:


Stay overnight at the new Berlin Gate to the World! Located in close proximity to Terminal 1 of the new Berlin Brandenburg International Airport, the Steigenberger Airport-Hotel Berlin will finally be welcoming its first guests from October 31, 2020. The modern four-star hotel, which was already completed for the originally planned opening of the BER Airport in 2012, offers 322 modern and comfortably furnished hotel rooms and suites, eleven meeting rooms and a large conference center on the first floor on a gross floor area of more than 20,000 square meters, distributed over six floors. Thanks to an Á la carte restaurant with bar as well as a spa and wellness area with separate fitness area, the Steigenberger Airport Hotel Berlin is not only particularly comfortable for business travellers, but also offers numerous amenities for private travellers. Eike Becker: "It is nice to see our architecture filling with life - not least when it is such a special project like this one in our city of Berlin. We are all the happier that after eight years of waiting, this extraordinary hotel can finally wake up from its Sleeping Beauty sleep and welcome its first guests".


The different facades for the two hotels are clearly visible. The two buildings are scheduled for completion in early 2021.


Whiny comments about dying city centers, broken windows at the market in Lüdenscheidt, closed department stores all over the country, are easy to find again. In Berlin, the Senate is letting the approval of various high-rise buildings be squeezed out of it, and in return, as if it were the Champions League, is celebrating the temporary reprieve of the closure of four ailing department stores. The end of German cities, indeed of European urban civilization, seems to have come. How I answered this question you can read in my new column, which was published in the current issue of Immobilienwirtschaft 10/2020.


The walls and columns of the first floor are already finished.


On September 17 and 18, Eike Becker took part in the Ettersburg Discussion in Schloss Ettersburg near Weimar. The topics were: Mobility, infrastructure, spaces, building for society. Our future living spaces must be actively shaped in the context of available resources, structural change, population development, energy system transformation and climate change and the associated social changes. The 12th Ettersburg Dialogue was dedicated to the potential offered by new construction and expansion, renewal and optimization, maintenance and operation of infrastructures - functional, economical, resource-efficient and worth living in. Photo credits: Ettersburger Gespräch 2020, © Axel Clemens for Bundesstiftung Baukultur


With the work exhibition in the Nidwaldner Museum, Winkelriedhaus in Stans, the Berlin architect Philipp von Matt provides insights into his current work, which ranges from the construction of studio houses to exhibition design. At the opening of the exhibition, Eike Becker spoke about his work.


Three years after Eike Becker_Architekten won an international tender for the planning of an office tower as a new landmark in the Europaviertel, the official laying of the foundation stone has now given the starting signal for the project in Frankfurt. The tower with a total of 30,000 square meters of gross floor space, which is also the new headquarters of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, will rise more than 60 meters high when it is completed in 2022. From left to right: Eike Becker Thomas Lindner, Geschäftsführer F.A.Z. GmbH Thomas G. Winkler, CEO UBM Development AG Volker Bouffier, Ministerpräsident des Landes Hessen Dr. Volker Breid, Geschäftsführer F.A.Z. GmbH Peter Feldmann, Oberbürgermeister Frankfurt Christian Paulus, Paulus² Immobilien GmbH


On 03.09.2020, Eike Becker gave a presentation to the Committee on Trade and Tourism of the International Chamber of Commerce Berlin. In the Sofitel in the Augsburger Straße he spoke about the crisis as an opportunity - what should come now. How can the inner cities not only suffer but also become better through the change in the shopping behavior of their citizens?


My colleague Dikchya Pandey recently asked me what actually is a good life. And what does the toolbox look like with which I try to make a good life possible for myself and for others. A question that is worth asking oneself. Because it is only when we ourselves have an idea of what a good life is, can we create the structural conditions for others to lead a good life. How I answered this question you can read in my new column, which was published in the current issue of Immobilienwirtschaft 09/2020.


My colleague Dikchya Pandey recently asked me what actually is a good life. And what does the toolbox look like with which I try to make a good life possible for myself and for others. A question that is worth asking oneself. Because it is only when we ourselves have an idea of what a good life is, can we create the structural conditions for others to lead a good life. How I answered this question you can read in my new column, which was published in the current issue of Immobilienwirtschaft 09/2020.


On 09.09.2020 the foundation stone for the FAZ Tower on Europa-Allee in the Europa-Viertel in Frankfurt am Main will be laid. Speakers will include Volker Bouffier, Minister President of the State of Hessen, and Peter Feldmann, Lord Mayor of Frankfurt.


Between Hannoversche Straße and Nartenstraße in Hamburg-Harburg we are planning two office and commercial buildings, a craftsmen's yard and a production hall. The facades take up the materiality of the listed buildings of the New York-Hamburg Gummiwaaren-Compagnie. The buildings will be up to 29 m high after consultation with Hamburg's head building director Franz-Josef Höing. Our first project in Hamburg.


We submitted the Spreeturm for the Berlin Architecture Prize. There is also an audience award and we need your support - please vote for our beautiful house!


Planning permission has been granted for the office building on the corner of Meierottostraße/Pariser Straße. We are currently in the execution planning phase. Tenant and contract award negotiations are underway. The 11,332 m² building will offer flexible office space for different tenants on six floors.


The Loop_Side project in Speyer is already on the construction site. A beautiful public park and private gardens will be created in the individual quarters. The houses will be realized with low-energy technology.


The Frankfurt district of Sachsenhausen is considered a "city within the city": with its high density of bars, restaurants, hip clubs and many art and cultural offerings, its central location near the Main and the high quality of life that goes with it, Sachsenhausen is one of the most popular districts of the Main metropolis. At this point, however, the large entrance streets Stresemannallee and Kennedyallee dominate. The surrounding development is heterogeneous, indeed the individual buildings do not seem to be properly coordinated. Our task now is to heal the urban planning situation and give this city entrance an appropriate articulation.