one fine day


one fine day: office for architectural design
Zietenstraße 43, 40476 Düsseldorf, Alemania
Teléfono +49 (0)211 99459707


one fine day
Holger Hoffmann, Dipl.-Ing.(FH) Dipl. SAC (hons)

Holger Hoffmann is a registered architect based in Düsseldorf, Germany. In january 2009 he founded 'one fine day': office for architectural design with the aim to complement his research as professor for digital design at the Fachhochschule Trier with a studio that focuses on the practical application of advanced digital design tech­niques and manufacturing processes. Prior to this Holger worked with UN Studio, Amsterdam, from 2002 until 2008 where he became senior architect in 2007. He collaborat­ed with UN Studio/United Architects, New York, on the competition entry for the World Trade Center site in 2002, and with Bolles+Wilson, Münster, on several projects and competitions in 2000/2001.

In 2003 he launched ‘genericdesignlab’ together with Christian Veddeler and Sven Pfeiffer as an independent research platform for the exploration of digital design methodology. Since then he has taught studios at numerous european universities such as the TU Delft, Istanbul Technical University, ABK Stuttgart, Berlage Institute Rotterdam, Arhus School of Architecture or the Münster School of Architecture. He has been lecturing at (among others) Chalmers University Gothenburg, Staedelschule Frankfurt, ABK Stuttgart, TU Kaiserslautern, Kassel University, TU Delft, and Universitat Politecnica de Valencia.

Holger Hoffmann received a postgraduate architecture diploma with distinction (SAC Hons.) in 2004 from staatliche Hochschule der bildenden Künste, Städelschule, Frankfurt. Furthermore he holds a professional degree in architecture Dipl.-Ing.(FH) from Münster School of Architecture, Germany. Before studying architecture he has spent two years after his a-levels as a mason apprentice, graduating with distinction.

Holger was awarded with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung-Scholarship (2002-2004) and the Taut Preis 2005 of the German Architects Chamber, Berlin.


One fine day is an office for architectural design that has been launched in January 2009. Its name suggests a positive basic attitude, idealism and ambition that is necessary to develop architecture beyond standard solutions. It is a claim to the speculative, the unforeseen and the exciting that we see at the core of architecture and design as a cultural discipline.

We see ourselves as belonging to a younger generation of architects who are not so much swayed by traditional stylistic argument and the fixation on specific formal vocabularies. We understand the tension between pragmatic needs and potential spatial, formal and material in­novation as the opportunity to create an architecture that is specific in its application, appropri­ate in its effort and fascinating in its appearance.

Our aim is to deliver architectural projects that formulate a clear contemporary position com­bined with precise and long-lasting technical solutions embracing cutting edge methods of industrial production and innovative craft. One fine day handles state-of-the-art computer based design and building technologies. We have in-depth understanding of the latest complex design and modelling tools - but we do not feel obliged to apply these methods if unnecessary. We are able to perform in ways as prag­matic as required, yet as elaborate and sophisticated as possible.

While we understand ourselves as an office with a focus on architectural design one fine day possesses extensive experience in all phases of the production of architecture and urban plan­ning. We are used to working in an international environment with sophisticated clients, tight schedules and complex tasks. For years we have been collaborating with highly specialized and professional offices and individuals worldwide - a reliable and flexible network tailored for out-of-the-box designs. Therefore we understand ourselves as enthusiastic partners in a process of common effort with the aim to realize architecture that transcends the ordinary.