Discover Germany, Issue 86, Architecture Special, October 2021

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Discover Germany  |  Architecture Special

Hi, Germany has long been known as the land of poets and thinkers – but did you know that it could also well be called the land of architecture? With approximately 135,840 architects, landscape and interior architects and urban planners, an ever-growing amount of young people interested in studying the field at university level, as well as an annual construction sum of 240 billion euros it is fair to say that the industry is booming. To celebrate the sector’s diversity and showcase some of its best buildings, we have put together a special issue filled with top German architecture firms as well as interesting features about the German architecture industry. Some examples: On page 6 we discuss the future of the sector with Dr. Thomas Welter, managing director of the Association of German Architects (BDA), while we explore the best architectural creations within Germany (page 8), focus on the important issue of sustainability on page 24 and speak to Barbara Ettinger-Brinckmann, architect and former president of the Federal Chamber of German Architects (BAK), on page 14 to find out more about women in architecture. Let’s celebrate the industry’s past, present and future – thanks for reading.

Nane Steinhoff Editor

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