Scharbeutz Pier – Tender complete

DKFS have completed the tender for the new Scharbeutz Pier. Demolition of the existing pier has completed in early May. We are set to host the Mercedes Benz SUP Cup in 2024! Happy Days!


The Peg- Erfurt, Germany- Super structure on site

DKFS'  Promenade Deck coined 'The clothes peg' super structure arrived on site. Super slender, super good looking.   Comparison sketch to an A380 on the right.  Engineering Consultant: Schlaich Bergermann Partner, Stuttgart  Fabricator: SEH Eiffage, Hannover


Warsaw Bridge successful tender

Warsaw Bridge has been successfully tendered and breaks ground!


Lady Herkomer_Central Section assembly

The central section with the truss structure over the pillar location lifted in via a Liebherr 1200 crane from AKM Munich


Comission for Heidelberg – Bridge over the Neckar !

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. We are in a team together with our friends and engineering experts form MLP Stuttgart. Happy Days!


Lechsteg Fabrication Underway

DKFS have been commissioned for the design of a new connection to bridge a valley in Peissenberg, Bavaria in one of the southernmost regions of Germany – The Pfaffenwinkel.  Located near the famous mountain ,Zugspitze, - Germany highest mountain- the structure connects two former communities . Its golden patina references the cultural heritage of the place as a mining community.


DKFS GO! Landsberg Bridge site near Munich…

…and we were busy! The complex piling for Landsberg bridge is finished. In the foreground you can see an artificial island of pebbles that we built in to the glacier fed river Lech to have access to the central column location and lift the 135m bridge in. Thanks to  D&K Special Constructions for the footage!...great equipment!! Check it out here!


Golden Bridge Peissenberg ‘Peißenberg’s Gold’

DKFS have been commissioned for the design of a new connection to bridge a valley in Peissenberg, Bavaria in one of the southernmost regions of Germany – The Pfaffenwinkel.  Located near the famous mountain ,Zugspitze, - Germany highest mountain- the structure connects two former communities . Its golden patina references the cultural heritage of the place as a mining community.


City of Scharbeutz signs contracts and Scharbeutz Pier design begins

The City of Scharbeutz on the Baltic Sea near Hamburg has signed all appointments and DKFS starts the design of the extraordinary pier structure that will host the Mercedes Benz SUP Cup!


EYE Bridge Fabrication advances

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. 


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


… and again! DKFS win 1st prize for their Silver Arrow

It certainly is competition season! DKFS have won the international competition for a new 430m bridge in Castrop-Rauxel near Essen Germany coined 'The Big Scarf’ by local press.  It was great working with our engineers SP Düsseldorf and Smeets Landscape architects on this. An exciting project as the innovative structural system spans over the existing Rhein-Herne Canal which in turn bridges over a river already on site. Our new bridge will feature the complex existing infrastructure project and connect to the banks with seating platforms. The international shortlist included practices such as Wilkinson Eyre UK and Feichtinger FR. Commendations go to sbp Berlin as well to Marc Mimram, Paris.  We share the win with winning group HRA Berlin as well as MLP/J2M from Munich and enter into a negotiation process. Happy Days!


Competition Win _ 3rd Prize for Bridge in Eichstätt, Bavaria

DKFS scored as one of the three winners in the competition for the new “Herzogsteg” in Eichstätt in Bavaria_ Germany.  Albeit its relative small size the international competition attracted proposals from leaders in their field up for the challenge. The new structure is in direct neighbourhood of the well-known Altmühlbrücke. The new bridge connects the historic centre of the beautiful city with the new developing east and the regional bus terminal. It has been picked by the jury for its efficient as well as elegant structure, which generates out of structural material logic as well as constraints of assembly. Its stainless steel skin adds a rather subtle quality with a light reflecting underside


WINNER : 1st Prize DKFS together with Schlaich Bergermann Partner SBP Stuttgart and SINAI Landscape Berlin

DKFS together with Schlaich Bergermann Partner SBP (Partner: Sven Plieninger) and the landscape architects SINAI from Berlin, won 1st Prize in the competition for the design of a new bridge in Erfurt. The pedestrian and cycle bridge replaces an existing construction built in GDR times. The new link, coined the “The Peg” by local press,  is an important part of the planned expansion of Erfurt's city center related to the district development of “ICE-City”. The international competition attracted entries from leaders in their field like Wilkinson Eyre Architects, London and Dietmar Feichtinger Architects, Paris. The fanning steel structure provides a short and a long side, offering pedestrians and cyclists barrier-free crossing of the so-called Gera-Flutgraben or the busy avenue Stauffenbergallee with a provision for a tramway. Wide steps and panoramic stairways provide views over the area’s greenery. Concept Design is intended to start soon.


DKFS win Warsaw Bridge competition

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 unveil proposal for Bridge in Prague

DKFS unveil their proposal for Karlin Bridge in Prague. The new piece of infrastructure will link the center of Prague with the developing northern quarters. The innovative structural system reduces the necessary use of material to a minimum while generating an exciting and elegant by mirroring the flow of forces within the semi-integral system.    


2nd in Radolfzell at the Bodensee

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. 


Fabrication begins on DKFS’ EYE Bridge in Austria

DKFS' EYE Bridge in Linz, Austria: Fabrication of the central section has begun. Segment size of the individual elements is governed by maximum transport size and workshop dimensions. The central section just fits! Architecture: DKFS Architects London, Dirk Krolikowski & Falko Schmitt Kneidinger Architekten Linz, Martin Kneidinger Engineering: Jane Wernick Associates London, Colin Jackson ( Concept), Werner Sobek Client: Oberbank Linz, AT


Landsberg Bridge Design starts

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 shortlisted for Völklinger Hütte UNESCO World Heritage Museum

DKFS unveils their proposal for the Völklinger Hütte a UNESCO World Heritage site. The bridge like structure is an addition to a historical water tower used to cool the steel during fabrication. The international competition attracted more than 120 entries. DKFS have been amongst the shortlisted four practices and became 2nd after the negotiating procedure.


More Images of DKFS’ Museum Bridge in Lüdenscheid

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 and Tosan Popo Studio team up for Lagos EKO Atlantic Masterplan

DKFS have teamed up with Tosan Popo Studio for a proposal in Lagos, Nigeria.  The project is part of EKO ATLANTIK which is though of as one of the world's most advanced new cities, rapidly developing. It is a visionary project on huge scale constructed on land reclaimed from the Atlantic Ocean.  DKFS' proposal for the 260.000m2 master-plan for the EKO Village subdivides the plot into sectors of varying privacy accumulating around a network of vibrant and shaded retails streets.


Luedenscheid Bridge and Tower are open!

Luedenscheid Bridge and Tower are erected and operational.  Both new structures were fabricated in Stemwede by Rohlfing Metalworks. While the tower houses a Pendulum as part of the new museum the bridge ensures connectivity to the inner city of Luedenscheid. A formal opening is expected to be in spring once all remaining works are carried out.


DKFS shortlisted for Lustenau Football Stadium

DKFS has been shortlisted for the new Football Stadium in the Alps! The timber structure sits within an interesting urban setting and uses cutting edge timber technology in an innovative way. The roof geometry is covered in for the region typical timber roof tiles while it twists and folds to optimise the viewers experience.


Museum Bridge Still Footage

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. 


Nice Model ;-)

Nice model of DKFS' Museum Bridge in Luedenscheid by Dortmund Germany