Awards, prizes

Ulrich Finsterwalder Ingenieurbaupreis 2017

February 10, 2017 marked the day the shiplift works at the Three Gorges Dam, China was recognized with distinction in the context of the 15th Civil Engineering Awards 2017.

Thanks to the design work of KREBS+KIEFER, in a joint venture with Lahmeyer International, the Chinese builder China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) was successful in establishing a world record:  The construction project is designed for ships up to 3000 t and lifting heights of up to 113 m, which makes it the largest of its kind in the world.

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The award from the Board of Governors at the University of Applied Sciences in Mainz goes to Mr Brucker

On 16 July 2015, our student colleague Mr Sven Brucker, B. Eng. and two of his fellow students, received the award from the Board of Governors at the University of Applied Sciences in Mainz; in the former’s case, for the 1.0 grade he received for his Bachelor’s thesis.

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KREBS+KIEFER win the Special Award “Building of the Year 2013 of the Magdeburg Architects and Engineer Association.

On 1 November 2014, the Special Award “Building of the Year 2013” was awarded to the engineering office KREBS+KIEFER Ingenieure GmbH in Darmstadt in a special ceremony for the Magedburg low water-lock in the Rothensee conjoining canal.

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1. Placing in "Construction of a three-pitch sports hall" competition in Pfullingen

Together with Herbert Hussmann Architects, Berlin and other participating planners, KREBS+KIEFER were able to obtain 1st place for a three-pitch sports hall in Pfullingen.

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Berlin Construction Industry Chamber Honorary Prize goes to Alexander Regan Dipl.-Ing.

With a total of six prizes and two honorary prizes being awarded, the variety of the world of civil engineering should be obvious.

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MIPIM Award 2013 goes to THE SQUAIRE

Developed by the IVG at Frankfurt airport, THE SQUAIRE enjoyed the greatest success at this year’s MIPIM and in the category of “Best Office & Business Development” in Cannes won the “Property Industry Oscar”. This prize, awarded in nine different categories, is presented annually to companies which have developed and realised the most outstanding projects in the context of the global industry.

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3rd place in the “Boosting Efficiency of Essen Trade Fair” Competition

As an expert consultant for HPP Architects, Düsseldorf, KREBS+KIEFER was able to submit an entry to the two-phase competition to update the Essen trade fair. As well as the 1st prize, two 3rd-place prizes were also awarded, one of which went to the HPP General Planning team.

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1st Prize in the “Weikersheim Culture and Social Club” Competition

The judges in this competition were won over by a design which combined two structures into a single building, incorporating a large culture and social club, a small rehearsal and events room, a choir hall, and other group rooms. The music academy at Weikersheim Castle will benefit from use of this new Culture and Social Club in the future.

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2nd Prize for André Hieronimus for his diploma thesis

A second prize went to André Hieronimus for his diploma thesis on the Brommy Bridge in Berlin, submitted at the Beuth Technical College in Berlin (Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin) as part of a degree in architecture being studied under the tutelage of Prof Karl Spies and Prof Peter Arnke.

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1st Prize in Bridge Competition at Kienlesberg Ulm

Working together with Knight Architects (Great Britain), KREBS+KIEFER was able to win the competition set up by the Ulm Public Services to design a new public transport, pedestrian, and cycle bridge. Two third-place prizes were presented alongside first prize.

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The Adolf Marten Fund Thesis Award 2010 for Dr Sven Huismann

On 8 November 2011, Dr Sven Huismann was awarded the Adolf Marten Fund Thesis Award for best dissertation from the Federal Institute for Material Research and Assessment (BAM) for the year 2010.

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The Georg Donges Research Prize 2010: This prize is awarded to outstanding papers, diploma theses, and PhD theses

On 5 November 2010 the Georg Donges Research Prize was awarded. This prize is awarded every two years to outstanding papers, diploma theses, and PhD theses on steel construction at the Technical University of Darmstadt. Dr Georg Geldmacher and Mr Harald Nelke, both of whom have been active members of the KREBS+KIEFER team since their respective graduations, were amongst the award recipients.

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Presenting of the Hans Messer Award 2009: Recognition went to KREBS+KIEFER employee Ms Anika Wittoesch

The Hans Messer Award 2009 was presented by the Frankfurt Chamber of Industry and Commerce [Frankfurter Industrie- und Handelskammer] on 8 February 2010. This award recognises outstanding programme achievement by graduates at the Frankfurt am Main Technical College [Fachhochschule Frankfurt am Main].

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Design Awards (Realisierungswettbewerb) for Construction of the Lautertal Bridge 2009: 2nd Prize for the consortium of KREBS+KIEFER / architecture firm Jean-Jacques Zimmermann

Eight consortia, each comprised of one engineering firm and one architect, took part in the competition for the construction of the new Lautertal Bridge in Kaiserslautern. The competition was announced in the spring of 2009 by the State Agency for Mobility in Kaiserslautern.

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Outstanding Structure Award 2007: Roof at the Commerzbank Arena, Frankfurt am Main

The International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) awarded the roof at the Commerzbank-Arena in Frankfurt am Main the award for “Outstanding Construction Work 2007”.

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Jury recognition at the Thuringia Wood Construction Awards [Thüringer Holzbaupreis] 2007: “Jägerstieg” cycle and pedestrian bridge at Erfurt

At the Thuringia Wood Construction Awards 2007, the “Jägerstieg” cycle and pedestrian bridge received recognition from the Jury.

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3rd Prize at the Design Awards (Realisierungswettbewerb) for “Modernisation of the Rhine Bridge at Schierstein”, 2007

On 9 October 2006, KREBS+KIEFER, Kaiserslautern was awarded 2nd Prize at the “Waschmühltal Bridge” awards, allowing the bridge planning department to record another success in the interdisciplinary engineering planning and construction of large bridges.

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Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Construction Award (Landesbaupreis) 2006: Construction of the Criminal Technical Institute at the State Office of Criminal Investigation

In September 2006, KREBS+KIEFER, Berlin received the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Construction Award 2006 for their work on the construction of the Criminal Technical Institute at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern State Office of Criminal Investigation in Rampe, Leezen. The design was provided by the architecture firm Busmann + Haberer, Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH, Berlin.

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German Steel Construction Award (Deutscher Stahlbaupreis) 2004: Olympic Stadium, Berlin

At the German Steel Construction Awards in October 2004, the grandstand canopy at the Berlin Olympic Stadium was awarded the German Steel Construction Award.

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1st Prize at the Design Awards (Realisierungswettbewerb) for the Chemnitztal viaduct 2003

In October 2003 KREBS+KIEFER, Darmstadt won 1st Prize at the Design Awards for the Chemnitztal viaduct. The jury described KREBS+KIEFER’s design as “a gesture of openness at the entrance to the city”.

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RIBA Award 2003 Biological research at the Boehringer company, Biberach

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma KG has constructed a new laboratory for biological research on the factory premises at Biberach/Riss.

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RIBA Award 1999 and Constructec-Award 1998: Photonikzentrum, Berlin

Innovative solutions are what was required for a structure that could meet the particularly high demands set by the Photonikzentrum in Berlin with regards to flexibility, technical construction standards, the possibility of adjusting in-house technical facilities without issue when changing tenants, and the cost effectiveness and short construction times, including static-constructional implementation, of such an extraordinary and attractive example of architecture.

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2nd Prize for the design of the Second Rhine Bridge in Basel 1994

“The German engineers who took part in a Swiss competition for the construction of a Second Bridge over the Rhine presented a well thought out, technically excellent, and very detailed plan. [...] but eventually had to settle for second place.

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European Glulam Award 1991: Nordwestzentrum, Frankfurt am Main

The canopy over the Nordwestzentrum shopping centre in Frankfurt am Main consists of a glass roof on a steel substructure which is supported by timber purlins and arched laminated timber beams on steel tree props.

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