LIN receives 2nd prize in the “Horner Geest” competition in Hamburg, DE.

In collaboration with BV Hüsler, Katja Gretzinger, Teuber+Viel, Bollinger+Grohmann, Licht Kunst Licht AG, Transsolar, Höhler+Partner, and Moll Akustik, the competition centered around the design of three underground stations in the extension of the U4 line.

New exhibition opening “Le Laboratoire du logement - Éloge de la méthode” about project “Gare d'Auteuil” in the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, Modern and Contemporary Architecture Gallery in Paris.

Vernissage will take place on the 18th of April at 6 p.m., in the presence of architects Anne Démians, Francis Soler, Rudy Ricciotti, Finn Geipel, and landscape architect Louis Benech, as well as French Minister of Culture Franck Riester and the President of Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine Marie-Christine Labourdette.


The exhibition is open until the 15th of September.


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Project Bremer Punkt has been shortlisted for the 2018 Heinze Architekten Award.

For all the shortlisted projects, please visit: here

Finn Geipel will be presenting as part of the series “here + there” at the Faculty of Architecture at the Hochschule München on the 25th of October at 7 pm.

The presentation will look at Geipel’s previous works spanning both sides of the Rhine, covering his projects ranging in program and scale across both France and Germany.

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Deutscher Bauherrenpreis

The project „Bremer Punkt“ has been awarded within “Deutscher Bauherrenpreis” in the category for serial and modular building.  More information at:

Finn Geipel will speak about the „Typenwohnhochhaus Wettbewerb“ at the Bauwelt congress „Zukunft Wohnhochhaus?“

Date: Thursday, December 07, 2017, 4:00 pm to 10: pm and Friday, December 08, 2017, 09:00 am to 3:50 pmLocation: Kosmos Berlin, Karl-Marx-Allee 131A, 10243 Berlin
For more information on the Bauwelt congress, please visit:
The supplementary publication „Zukunft Wohnhochhaus“ was published as Bauwelt no. 19.2017, September 19, 2017.

Bremer Punkt project is in the top three finalists for the "sustainable construction" prize 2017, by the DGNB

The winner will be announced at the award ceremony on the 8th of December in Düsseldorf. For more information please visit:

Bauwelt Kongress 2017

Finn Geipel will speak about the „Typenwohnhochhaus Wettbewerb“ at the Bauwelt congress „The Big Picture – Zukunft Wohnhochhaus?“
Date: Thursday, December 07, 2017, 4:00 pm to 10: pm and Friday, December 08, 2017, 09:00 am to 3:50 pm

Location: Kosmos Berlin, Karl-Marx-Allee 131A, 10243 Berlin 
For more information on the Bauwelt congress, please visit:
The supplementary publication „Zukunft Wohnhochhaus“ was published as Bauwelt no. 19.2017, September 19, 2017.

Atelier Urbain

Finn Geipel, along with Manfred Kühne and Beate Profé, will speak about the resilience of Berlin in Atelier Urbain.

Date: Monday, September 18, 2017, 9:15 am to 12:45 pm and Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 1:45 pm to 5:45 pm

Location: Großer Festsaal, Rotes Rathaus, Rathausstraße 15, 10178 Berlin

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Paris Quai Henri IV

This upcoming friday opens the exhibition “DAM Award for Architecture in Germany 2017”, Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt a.M., where the project "Paris Quai Henri IV“ will be on display!


Urban workshop in Paris.

Strategic urban workshop as a part of “Forum des Projets Urbains” on 15th of November, Palais des Congrès, Paris.
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The final master plan “Sevran Terre d’Avenir” has been presented at the “La Maison de l'architecture en Île-de-France” in Paris last week.

The ambition of the project is to accomplish a new centrality for “Grand Paris” in Sevran, the area in the immediate vicinity of the big economic poles of Roissy-Le Blanc Mesnil Bourget and Marne-la-Vallée.

LIN wins a competition for redensification of a residential neighbourhood in Munich (with Holzwarth Landscape).

In the competition “Appenzeller Straße” prizes were awarded in two categories: urban planning, where LIN is one of the four equal winners, and architecture, where LIN placed as one of the three equal winners.

Raummaschine - now on show at Martin-Gropius-Bau

Finn Geipel as part of the team „Mobile Structures“ at the Excellence Cluster „Image Knowledge Gestaltung. An Interdisciplinary Laboratory“ has developed the project Raummaschine for the exhibition +ultra. gestaltung schafft wissen. The Raummaschine is a tool, an experimental set-up that enables the investigation and visualisation of space and movement. The interaction of body and space can be felt on various levels. Museum visitors are able to experience specific spatial situations and create their own scenarios at varying intervals.

And... action!

On Friday the 30th of October there was a filming action in the office. We were visited by a film crew which documents working processes on the Bremer Punkt project.



Inauguration of “Quai Henri IV” the 21st of September

Maxime Goncalves, conducteur travaux Bouygues bat. IdF
Eric Lopes, directeur de production Bouygues bat. IdF
Geoffroy, conducteur travaux Bouygues bat. IdF
Carlos Cadete, chef de service Bouygues bat. IdF
Marcia Goncalves, conducteur travaux Bouygues bat. IdF
Sandra Badji, chef de projet LIN


Inauguration of “Quai Henri IV” the 21st of September

LIN Office announce the inauguration of the residential building “Quai Henri IV” which take place on Monday, 21st of September in Paris.

Photo: Christian Richter

Prefabrication of wooden wall modules of Bremer Punkt project

The pre-fabricated timber structure can be mounted independently of seasons and weather conditions in a very short time and reduces the construction time on site.

The First Stone Ceremony for Bremer Punkt was held on the 23rd of July

On Thursday 23rd of July, senator Joachim Lohse (from the left), together with Hans-Hermann Schrader and Gewoba´s chairman Peter Stubbe inaugurated the construction site of the first Bremer Punkthaus series.

Exhibition " Trinational Masterplan 3Land", 29.04.-22.05.2015, Atrium, Bau- und Verkehrsdepartement Basel-Stadt, Münsterplatz 11, Basel Vernissage 29.04.2015, 5.15 pm

The trinational masterplan 3Land of LIN and its project partners will be on display at the Atrium of the Bau- und Verkehrsdepartment in Basel.
The master plan presents a vision for the common urban development of the cities Weil am Rhein (Germany), Huningue (France)  and Basel-Stadt (Switzerland); with a focus on  mobility, landscape, economy and ecology. It is the first master plan for a common urban development, commissioned by one of the 33 cross-border agglomerations within Europe.

[Istanbul Smart City Information Hubs] Istanbul Design Biennial December 10 - 11

At this year's 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial Istanbul Bilgi University, the Institute for Information Design Japan, and LIN architects Berlin/Paris are organizing a one-day workshop in collaboration with TAK - Design Atelier Kadiköy on Information Hubs for Smart City Istanbul. A follow-up panel, co-organized with the World Intelligent Cities Summit 2014, will review the workshop's findings and have acclaimed authorities on Smart City developments present use-cases from around the world.

St. Ludwig Elementary School, Berlin (Phase 1)

The first phase of design and construction of St. Ludwig school in Wilmersdorf, Berlin has just been completed. Located in the backyard of a typologically common housing block built in 1903.

The programme involves refurbishment and adaptive reuse of four floors and corridors covering an area of 500m2.


LIN Architects Urbanists in BERLIN offers a position for an intern to work on current architectural housing projects, under construction.
We are looking for enthusiastic and flexible students with skills in AutoCAD and Adobe CS programs – French speaker - project communication and experience for a minimum period of 6 months from October 2014.

Please send your application with portfolio by e-mail to:

LIN in BERLIN offers jobs for interns to work on current architectural and urban projects

LIN Architects Urbanists in BERLIN offers jobs for interns to work on current architectural and urban projects.We are looking for flexible and enthusiastic students with skills in English and German or French and experience in Autocad and Adobe CS programms for a minimum period of 6 months from August 2014.Please send your application with in the next 2 weeks with portfolio by e-mail

LIN Finn Geipel Giulia Andi Architects Urbanists

Franklinstraße 15 D-10587 Berlin Tel. +49 30 39 800 900

Lecture at Cycle d’urbanisme de Sciences-Po, Paris

LIN Presented the PNE (Paris Nord est) project at the political sciences school of Paris (Cycle d'urbanisme de Sciences-Po Paris). LIN´s strategy for the re-invigoration of the former PSA site in Aulnay-sous-Bois is developed around the theme of flexibility from a monooriented site to a 365 degree multifunctional approach. The Team is continuing working on this project until 2015.


LIN Mobility Studies at AIGP


LIN Presented  its study on the microcentrality in the light city, in the AIGP seminar  (atelier international du grand Paris).






Housing project in Paris “Quai Henri IV” under construction

The LIN construction site of “Quai Henri IV”, a total area of 4.060 m², is a housing complex with 12.200 m² net floor. It consists of a social housing complex (8 storeys), high standard housing (7 storeys), and a private nursery. It has an existing central courtyard; a green space classified. The prototype of the façade has recently been completed and the construction of the complex is underway.



LIN has been selected to develop the masterplan for the tri-national territory of 3Land

Upon selection by the Trinationale Eurodistrict (TEB), LIN will lead a team consisting of Atelier Girot, IBV Hüsler AG, Une Fabrique de la Ville, Nuesch Development, Agence Franck Boutté, Michael Kleyer, Stephan Pflugmacher Lima and Joseph Hanimann in developing the master plan for the tri-national territory of 3Land – Basel (CH), Weil am Rhein (DE) and Huningue (FR).

Rencontre Grand Paris, Finn Geipel

Public Meeting
Est Seine-Saint-Denis – Grand Paris

Centre Jaques Prévert, Aulnay-sous-Bois
Rencontre Grand Paris, with Finn Geipel, 13/06/2013


LIN kitchen

Inaugurated this Summer, the LIN kitchen aims to express the energy coming from people in a collective exchange of culinary knowledge.




LIN Competition: Honorable mention "Micro Campus Köln"

LIN has been  awarded an honorable mention for its design “Micro Campus Köln” in the competition “Bildungslandschaft Altstadt Nord” in Cologne, Germany.


22.03.2013, théâtre de la Cité internationale de Paris.
David Levain
"Ville légère, la part souple des métropoles"

Vortrag Kazuhiro Kojima + Kazuko Akamatsu / CAt (Tokio)

The Japanese architects Kazuhiro Kojima + Kazuko Akamatsu / Cat will give a lecture at the “Institut für Architektur” of TU Berlin on the 6th of June. They were invited by the Cluster of Excellence "Image Knowledge Gestaltung -An Interdisciplinary Laboratory "of the Humboldt University Berlin and Prof. Finn Geipel, LIA, TU Berlin.

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"Foundation stone" Quai Henri IV

Three years after winning the competiton and followed by a rigorous design process and detailing, the Foundation stone ceremony for LIN´s building Quai Henri IV being developed by Altarea Cogedim investor, was held on the 9th of April in Paris.

This signifies the start of construction a very ambitious project, located in the heart of Paris located across the 4th arrondissement. This project comprises acquisition and social housing units and a kindergarten designed with careful consideration of its urban surroundings.

Bremer Punkt

The “Bremer Punkt”, a social housing project for the city of Bremen is being re-visited.


A single prototype is being developed to offer a low cost and prefabricated structure that can be deployed on a number of sites.  This project’s cube-like form has a wood exterior and interior, which is anticipated to be an ecological and economical solution for the city of Bremen. With a footprint of 140 m2, this building is compact and unprecedented.



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28th of March to 4th of January 2014

Organized jointly by the Strasbourg Museums group and the Frankfurt Deutsches Architekturmuseum, the exhibition entitled “Interférences/Interferenzen Architecture Germany - France 1800-2000” will be curated by Jean-Louis Cohen and Hartmut Frank, architecture historians and professors at New York University and the Hamburg Hafen-City Universität respectively.


CITE DU DESIGN designed by LIN will be showcased as an example of a deeply cooperation between Germany and France.


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28th of March to 31st of July, 2013


After Rome, the Department of Hérault presents the exhibition RE-CYCLE MAXXI, strategies for architecture, city and planet, at pierresvives – Montpellier, curated by Pippo CIORRA.

Recycling architecture, cities, landscapes, with works artists engaged in creative strategies that reflect the interrelationships between space (architectural) and waste, the architecture is itself recyclable.


"Entwicklungscampus Königinstrasse mit Neubau Forschungsbau Nano-Institut"

The project site is the former veterinary campus of LMU, which is located between the city and the south-east border of the Englischer Garten. The proposal for the new university campus is to create a link between the urban context and the park.  The main organizational concept is to create a field like condition on which free standing buildings are placed.

“Dense Fields – Light City”, Bremen 2013

LIN made a competition for the new district Hulsberg-Viertel, Bremen

The site of the former hospital Bremen Mitte is a place with a long historic tradition. Developed continuously during the past 150 years it today houses a large variety of public buildings of all kinds of epochs. Due to its use as a hospital it today displays a public space in the city with a large green network and freestanding buildings of which some offer strong identity for the city.

LIN wins international urban competition “Strasbourg - Kehl, Cour des Douanes - Zollhofareal”


The project proposes a masterplan for the former custom posts of Kehl and Strasbourg, 20 hectares along the Rhine – as well as a vision to reunite the two cities/countries along the river.


WE ARE online

LIN is a laboratory and the process is very important. It needs a different temporality. A time for observation, for projection…and this intermediate part is very slow and full of multiple experiences. Here you have the final result, the 3rd part. It’s only 1/3 of the process.

The narrative, which we represent in the gallery, summarizes the most representative work of LIN until 2012.