Jens Brinkmann

»United represents the concept of architecture as an interdisciplinary field. It is about the awareness of differences and diversity as a positive experience; it underlines the unifying meaning of architecture as a significant social and cultural intermediary of life today. To say it in the words of Louis Kahn: Every building must serve an institution of man.« Jens Brinkmann, Interview by Taehun Oh, 11/2014

 

Biography

Jens Brinkmann, the founder and head of this cross-disciplinary studio, worked as a student with Jean Nouvel in Paris and as an architect in the offices of Andrade Morettin Arquitetos, Paulo Mendes da Rocha and MMBB Arquitetos in São Paulo. In 2004 he founded his own office, United Architektur in Berlin and São Paulo. Brinkmann graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, USA, as Master of Architecture in 1998 and from the Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany, as Graduate-Engineer-Architect in 2001. In 1997 he studied in the class for performance, film and painting at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig. From 2005 to 2012 Brinkmann was an assistant professor at the Brandenburgische Technische Universität (BTU) in Cottbus. In 2017 he became a member of the Association of German Architects (BDA). Since 2019 Brinkmann holds a doctorade degree (Dr. phil.) in Cultural Studies from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Team

STAFF SINCE 2004 – PRESENT
Julie Biron,  Peter Breiler,  Simone Buck,  Jörg Burkart,  Lars Debbert,  Cristiane Egger,  Dana Faridani-Rad, Marina Felix,  Jens Gehrcken, Julius Hahmann, Sonja Hehemann,  Elena Herwath von Bittenfeld,  Felix Hildebrand,  Juliane Hummel, Derek Kleynhans, Francesca Klute, Lars Kowalke, Kristina Krings,  Vivien Mackrodt,  Martin Maleschka,  Minh Le, Lorenza Manfredi,  Peter Mehrtens,  Thomas Michal,  Magdalena Nottrott, Anton Orlowski, Taehun Oh, Carolin Paschke,  Thomas Peters, Paula Petrovíc, Noël Picaper,  Anna Ponge, Mona Rahal, Quentin Rihoux,  Enrique Sanchez,  Diana Saric,  Sven Schilling,  Robert Schöps,  Katharina Schüler,  Matthias Weyrauch,  Aya Yamanaka, Gonca Yilmaz,  Juan Carlos Zapata Baldrich, George Zautashvili,  Claire Zuber.

List of projects

CULTURAL / ARTS
2018: Competition
Mocca Eck: An Artifact of East German Modernism for the Humboldt Forum,
Art Installation with Bernd Trasberger, Berlin, Germany
2016: Competition
The Museum of the 20th Century and its urban integration, Berlin, Germany.
(with landscape architect Siegfried Bacher)
2014: Competition, 2nd Prize
RAW:almond River pop-up restaurant, Winnipeg, Canada
2005: Completed
Akademie für Malerei, Berlin-Charlottenburg.
2005: Competition
Bremen Art Gallery Extension, Bremen, Germany.
2004/06: Condition Assessment and Project study.
Derneburg Castle, near Hildesheim, Germany.
2004: Urban Design Idea Competition
Watermark Reinfeld, Waterfront Concept Plan and Housing, Reinfeld, Germany.

HOUSING
2019: Ongoing Project
Case Study House I, Weekend house, State of Brandenburg, Germany.
2013: Urban Design Competition
Landeswettbewerb 2013: Mixed generational district development in Arnsberg-Neheim »Wohnen und Leben am Müggenberg«. (with reset-studio)
2011: Competition
Europan 11: Würzburg. »Small-scale urbanity«, Concepts for the transformation of the Hubland urban district in Würzburg, Germany.
2008: Project
Paúba Seasonal Living, Beach House, São Paulo State, Brazil.
2007: Competition, 1st Prize
Housing Aulendorf, Germany. (with Alejandro Tomás-Roldán and Dana Matschek)
2005: Completed
House B, Hannover, Germany.
2004-05: Project
Amme Housing Complex and Restaurant, Hannover, Germany.
2004/05: Completed
Gera01, former GDR-Embassy of Nigeria in East-Berlin, Berlin-Pankow,
Germany. (with Dominik Schwarzer)

OFFICE
2016: Completed
Office furniture, Meyer-Köring Law firm, Berlin-Mitte, Germany.
2014: Competition
Town Hall extension with Civic Centre in Hohen Neuendorf, Germany.
(with Christoph Deimel and Iris Oelschläger)
2013: Completed
Conference room and library, Meyer-Köring Law firm, Berlin-Mitte, Germany.
2013: Project
Office for theoxx, São Paulo, Brazil.
2006: Completed
CH56. Remodeling photographer’s Studio, Berlin-Mitte.

EDUCATION / INSTITUTIONAL
2013: Competition
Archive and Research Centre of Tyrol’s National Museums, Austria
(with Bernd Huckriede).
2008-09: Completed
Haus des Kindes nursery school, Golßen, Germany.
(with Bernd Huckriede, Doreen Ebert, Alejandro Tomás-Roldán)
2006: Competition
Renovation and extension Mercado de Cascais, Cascais, Portugal.
2005: Competition
Europan 9: Palmela. Palmela Archeological site Museum, Aldeia Bacelo, Portugal.
2005: Competition

INDUSTRIAL
2013-15: Project
Hanse Trading Warehouse, Fürstenwalde/Spree, Germany. (with Bernd Huckriede)

SPORTS / LEISURE
2012: Competition
Stand and Service Unit Athletic sports stadium St. Jakob, Basle, Switzerland. (with Bernd Huckriede)
2010-12: Project
Sauna and Spa Waldhotel Eiche, Burg/Spreewald, Germany.
2009: Competition
Senftenberg City Harbour, Senftenberg, Germany.
(with landscape architect Siegfried Bacher)