Silver Arrow contracts with Emscher Genossenschaft signed! Design of the 430m structure starts !

DKFS have won the international competition for a new 430m bridge in Castrop-Rauxel near Essen Germany coined 'The Silver Arrow’ by local press.  We have been successful in the negotiation procedure and design starts!


DKFS win two international Competitions for Piers

DKFS together with Schüssler-Plan Berlin win two international competitions for pier structures in Scharbeutz and Haffkrug by Hamburg, Germany. Shown here the approx 300m pier in Scharbeutz with a 3-dimensional pier head structure forming an exciting platform for activities. It will replace the existing structure from mid last century. Scharbeutz is famous as the weekend destination for Hamburg's city dwellers and also for the Mercedes Benz SUP Cup where the new pier will serve as central piece of infrastructure for the event. It will host  exhibitions and be a platform for all who want to enjoy the sea


DKFS move to new London offices

DKFS have been commissioned for the design of the new, large span footbridge in Heidelberg with a connected urban walkway system through the adjoining quarter. The direct commission is one of five that have been awarded in the competition. The commissioned five teams will now develop their proposals to concept design stage where a final decision will be made about the project that will go to execution. 


DKFS win international bridge competition

DKFS together with Mayr I Ludescher I Partner (Partner: Hubert Busler)  have won the international competition for the Lech Bridge in Landsberg, Bavaria. The interdisciplinary competition attracted international attention and a high profile shortlist. The 140m structure stood out because of its contextual design and exciting as well as innovative structure reducing the deck to 480mm at its thinnest part.


Linz EYE Bridge awarded

Our Linz EYE Bridge won the Austrian Award for its steel structure (OÖ Handwerkspreis). Fabricated by Riegler Metallbau the bridge was awarded for its outstanding structure and design forming a new part of the skyline of Linz in Austria as well as offering new vistas towards the city.


DKFS are in the Top 15 of Competitionline's German Architectural Practice Ranking

DKFS has scored well this year in the German competitionline ranking. Due to a prolific and successful competition year we have have been ranked 15th out of more than 30.000 German architectural practices. Happy Days!


1st Prize!

1st Place! Congrats to the DKFS team. Great working with MLP Engineering from Munich and Lex-Kerfers Landscape from Freising on this! Our competition entry for Roding Bridge has convinced the 20 head jury for the new infrastructure project in Roding Germany. Tough group of competitors amongst them sbp and Knippers Helbig. The bridge is part of a major flood wall and landscape integration  project which was also part of the competition. Happy Days!


DKFS unveils proposal for New Busstation Leverkusen

DKFS unveils their proposal for the new Busstation roof in Leverkusen. The 125m long and 28m wide roof has a reflecting stainless skin and carved in dedicated spaces which serve as boarding gates. It is the keystone in the regeneration of the new railway station quarter in central Leverkusen and promotes the city as a modern and attractive place to live and work.

Architecture: DKFS I Dirk Krolikowski  Falko Schmitt
Client: City of Leverkusen, GER


Museum Bridge independently nominated for German Design Award!

DKFS's Museum Bridge in Luedenscheid by Dortmund Germany has been independently nominated for the prestigious German Design Award. The Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany (German: Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland) is the official design award for Germany presented by the German Ministry for Economics and Technology.  Great! We feel honoured!

Structural Engineer: Werner Sobek Stuttgart
Light Designer: Speirs & Major, London