Europan Germany



Dipl.-Ing, born in Hamburg. Studied landscape architecture and urban design at the University of Kassel and the Academie van Bouwkunst in Amsterdam. Partner at since 2008, project manager A24 Landscape from 2009 to 2020, at the University of Kassel since 2019 and co-managing director at Europan Germany since 2021. She lives in Berlin and the Prignitz and works and researches on the future of mobility, rural space, landscape architecture, sustainable urban development and participation.

Prof. Dipl.-Ing., born 1978 in Berlin. Studied architecture at the Technical University of Berlin. Active as an architect and urbanist in the fields of architecture, urban development, urban and regional planning. Since 2020, she has been teaching as a professor of urban planning at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences. Managing director of Europan Deutschland e.V. and owner of PfAU.

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Prof. Dr, professor of urban development in the interdisciplinary faculty of education and arts at the Universität Siegen. His focuses are on sustainable transformations and coproduction in urban development. With his firm studio metris, Thorsten Erl won Europan 8 in Babenhausen.

Architectural critic, urban planner and curator in Berlin and Brussels.  Editor of the weekly architectural journal Bauwelt since 1995. 2010 –2022: deputy editor-in-chief of the journals Bauwelt and Stadtbauwelt; curator of the annual international Bauwelt conferences on European urbanism and urban development strategies. Jury member of numerous architecture and urban planning awards and competitions, including the 'Grand Prix de l'Urbanisme' in France. Vice-president of Europan Germany and member of the elective board of the Schelling Foundation Prize for architectural theory. Since 2023 co-editor of Bauwelt Fundamente, the book series of Birkhäuser Verlag, which has published important texts on architectural theory and urban development since 1963.

Dr, study of architecture in Hamburg und Berlin. Along with Matthias Lohmann, she manages the firm subsolar* architektur & stadtforschung in Berlin. She received her doctorate in 2012 and works today in practice, teaching, and research on urban and societal transformation. She is member of the Association of German Architects (BDA), is part of the Immovielien network, and deputy chairperson of Europan Deutschland.

Dr., studied architecture and architecture management in Karlsruhe and Berlin. He worked as an architect and urban planner in Karlsruhe and Stuttgart before becoming a consultant for integrated urban development, urban planning, structural engineering, architecture and building culture at the German Association of Cities.

Dipl. Ing. (FH) Architect BDA a.o., Urban Planner, Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. (FH), senior building director (ret.). His previous activities included: head of the municipal building authority in Selb and managing director of SelbWERK GmbH (housing and municipal planning company of the City of Selb); district office in Regensburg (lower building supervision authority); head of planning at a construction company; technical manager at a property developer (housing construction); member of working groups of the Bavarian Ministry of Construction, the Bavarian Association of Cities, the Bavarian Chamber of Architects, and member of the advisory board of the Upper Franconian housing companies.

Studied architecture at the HTWK Leipzig and urban design at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London. He has been a partner in the office Station C23 Architects and Landscape Architects in Leipzig and Weimar since 2002. He participated in Europan 7 in Tromsø (runner up) and Europan 8 "Kleines Dreieck" (winner) and is chairman of the board of Europan Germany. Since 2019 he is involved in the Masterplan Stadtgrün Leipzig.

Architecture studies at the TU Munich. Architect, board member of Europan Deutschland e.V., Munich

Architect and urban planner DASL, studied architecture at Regensburg University of Applied Sciences. After successfully completing his degree, he went on to study architecture at the TU Dresden, specialising in monument conservation and urban planning.

Dr- Ing. Born in Berlin, study of architecture, ongoing education in urban development, and doctorate at the RWTH Aachen. She is the councilman for planning, construction, and land of the City of Essen a.D., honorary president of the German Association for Housing, Urban and Spatial Development in Berlin, a past president of the International Federation for Housing and Planning, formerly The Hague, and of the HABITAT Professional Forum, Nairobi, has been appointed several times to the Joint Mission of the World Heritage Centres of UNESCO, Paris, and been a member of national/international prize juries as a judge, teaching activities at various universities. Proprietor of the firm BBAS – Beratungsbüros für Architektur, Stadtplanung und Stadterneuerung.

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Prof. Dr., studied architecture at the Technical University of Darmstadt and at Bartlett University Collage London. She received her PhD in urban and regional planning from the University of Kassel. She is a full professor of urban planning and theory of the city at the University of Applied Sciences Munich, architect, urban researcher and co-founder of OFFSEA (office for socially engaged architecture). She researches everyday places in urban regions, rituals of living, the future of large housing estates, co-creation as a form of (post)participatory urban development, personal perspectives on the production of space in old age, cultural houses as places of urban society, and the inclusive city.

Born in Offenbach am Main in 1969, deputy editor-in-chief of and author for the professional architecture journal Bauwelt in Berlin. He studied architecture and urban development at the TU Darmstadt and did his diploma with Tom Sieverts.

Prof., studied architecture at the Technical University of Berlin. She is an architect and since 2018 professor for urbanism and design at the Institute for Urbanism at the TU Dresden. Since 2017, she has been running the planning office Urban Catalyst GmbH in Berlin with eight partners*. The office focuses on integrated urban development and cooperative urban planning.

Studied architecture at the TU Munich and at the University of the Arts in Berlin. He is a co-founder of and partner in Teleinternetcafe Architecture and Urbanism in Berlin (since 2011) as well as co-founder of ‘das große kleine Haus eG’, a cooperative for mixed-use housing. His work is situated at the intersection of architecture and urbanism and is dedicated to the search for new, open, and mixed forms of urbanism on an architectural and urban scale.

Prof. Dr. (Univ. Florence), architect, head of the Department of Urban Planning and Building Regulation, City of Munich, since 2007. After freelance work and further studies in Florence, she was responsible for urban design, urban monument preservation and special projects in Munich and Regensburg from 1995-2000. 2000-2005 she was head of the urban planning office in Halle/Saale. Elisabeth Merk was a professor at the HfT Stuttgart from 2005-2007, has been an honorary professor there since 2009, president of the German Academy for Urban and Regional Planning from 2015-2022, and an honorary professor at the Technical University of Munich since 2020.

Prof., studied architecture in Germany and France, where he later worked. Since 2001 he runs an office for urban planning and architecture in Berlin. He taught at several European universities and has been head of the department of urban planning, transformation and design at the Saar School of Architecture since 2017.

Prof. Dr., born 1959 in Mühlhausen, Thuringia. Studied architecture at the University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (now Bauhaus University) Weimar. She worked as a freelance architect and urban planner with the Büro für urbane Projekte in Leipzig from 1991 to 2013 and has been Senate Building Director of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen at the Senator for Climate Protection, Environment, Mobility, Urban Development and Housing since 2013. From 2004 to 2013, she also taught as a professor of urban and regional planning at the University of Kassel.

Architect, urbanist, and senior consultant in the Cities Team of Arup Germany. There, he is the head of the workgroup on integrated mobility and works overall at the interfaces between urbanism, mobility, digitization, and climate resilience. In addition, within the framework of his doctoral thesis, he is conducting research at the TU Berlin and the University of Kassel on the urban development potential of spatial heterogeneity for the diversity of uses of cities based on the example of the Berlin block typology.

Dr., born 1969 in Hamburg. Since 2020, she has headed the foundation projects of Stiftung Berliner Leben - a foundation of Gewobag. From 2017-2019, she was deputy chair of the board of the Bundesstiftung Baukultur. Together with Dr. Constanze von Marlin, she led the office schmedding.vonmarlin. for research and editing in the field of recent architecture and art history from 2011.

Born in Rostock in 1976, study of architecture at the TU and the University of the Arts in Berlin, since 2010, the proprietor of mrschmidt Architekten in Berlin. Her interests include communal spaces, economical building structures, comfort and gaining space, with a specialization on school construction. She is also involved in the MINT education for children and young people for a holistic understanding of the environment.

born 1971 in Halle (Saale). Apprenticeship as construction worker. Study of architecture in Dessau at the FH-Anhalt. Project work in Aswan / Egypt for the GTZ. Worked as project manager, urban planner, school construction coordinator and portfolio manager in Halle (Saale). Since January 2020 Managing Director of Gebäude- und Wohnungsbaugesellschaft mbH (GWW) in Wernigerode.


1974 – 2023 in Ebern, Franconia. Studied architecture at the Technical University of Munich. Since 2020, he has been head of urban planning in the Department of Urban Planning and Building Regulations in Munich. Prior to that, he was department head of construction at the municipal housing association GEWOFAG for around four years.

born 1956 in Hamburg. Trained as a banker and studied sociology at the University of Hamburg. Chairman of the Executive Board of GEWOBA Aktiengesellschaft Wohnen und Bauen since 2011 and member of the Supervisory Board of GBG - Mannheimer Wohnungsbaugesellschaft mbH since May 2021. 

born 1958, studied architecture at the Technical University of Hanover. Since 2021, she has been a State Councilor at the Department of Urban Development and Housing of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. She is a member of the presidium of the German Academy for Urban and Regional Planning (DASL), a member of the Association of German Architects (BDA), the Chamber of Architects and the board of the German Association for Housing, Urban Development and Regional Planning.