4a Architekten GmbH

Stuttgart | Since 1990

4a Architekten GmbH
Hallstrasse 25, 70376 Stuttgart, Germany
Phone +49 711 3893000 0
Fax +49 711 3893000 99

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Architects
4a Architekten GmbH
Alexander von Salmuth, Ernst Ulrich Tillmanns, Matthias Burkart (from the left)
Alexander von Salmuth

21.05.1959 born in Heidelberg
1987 graduated from Darmstadt Technical University
worked at various architects' offices during studies
1987-1992 Behnisch and Partner, Stuttgart
project architect for new construction of the Bundestag in Bonn
1990 founded 4a architects' office
1991-1995 teaching position at Chair of Structural Engineering (Prof. Sulzer / Prof. Hübner Uni Stuttgart)
1994-2007 member of the advisory board of Röchling KG immovables
2001-2003 lecturer at the Insitute for Supporting Structures Stuttgart University
2007 Founder member of the German Sustainable Building Council DGNB

Ernst Ulrich Tillmanns

13.06.1956 Born in Soest
1977-1979 apprenticeship as joiner
1986 graduated from Frankfurt Technical College
worked at various architects' offices during studies
1986-1991 Behnisch and Partners, Stuttgart, including Leybold AG Alzenau
project architect for new construction of the Bundestag in Bonn
1990 founded 4a architects' office
since 2000 member of the IAB international academy for bathing, sport and leisure facilities
2007 Founder member of the German Sustainable Building Council DGNB

Matthias Burkart

16.11.1957 born in Karlsruhe
1986 graduated from Karlsruhe University
1986-1987 Irmscher, Karlsruhe
1987-1993 Behnisch and Partners, Stuttgart
project manager for new construction of the Bundestag in Bonn
1990 Anshen & Allen Los Angeles, USA
1990 founded 4a architects' office
1990-1992 Teaching position at Chair of Structural Engineering (Prof. Sulzer / Prof. Hübner Uni Stuttgart)
1996-2001 Teaching position at Chair of Design Prof. Boris Podrecca, Stuttgart University
1997 VFA District Chairman, Stuttgart
2007 Founder member of the German Sustainable Building Council DGNB

Philosophy

The architecture of 4a is characterized by its intense involvement with the emotional effects of space. The aim is to create buildings with a special atmosphere which convey a sense of well-being. Our plans are therefore always geared towards people and their needs. Added to this is the need to create a functional, long-lasting while at the same time aesthetically pleasing building. The basis for this approach is the incorporation of the history and culture of the location together with the requirements of the client and the users of the building. Equally central to the design are an ongoing dialogue and even-handed experimentation with the elements of space, material, colour, light and graphics. By allowing these aspects to guide the design process, individual approaches to a solution can be developed, giving rise to buildings with an independent character without the need to resort to any existing typologies. What results is a coherent concept that does not embody any one given style but which captures in detail the essence and special character of the task in hand.