“Built neither for short-term effect nor conspicuousness at any price – our architecture is timeless and designed for the long term. In 30 years, a building must be just as contemporary and appropriate, coherent and comprehensible as the day it was constructed.”
The architecture firm slapa oberholz pszczulny | sop architekten is developing offices and headquarters as well as projects for commercial, hotel, industrial, educational and residential purposes, including airports, sports stadia and research facilities. Based in Dusseldorf with 90 employees, the international firm is committed to a clear and timeless architectural language and offers every design brief, irrespective of the size of project or building type.
Our scope of work includes urban planning analysis, sophisticated planning preparation, design from concept to detailed development, project and construction management, coordination of all consultants, interior architecture, general contracting as well as the revitalisation of existing properties. Sustainably is key from the beginning of the design process, saving resources and improving the quality of life, proven with numerous certifications and awards.
In addition to the eponymous Jurek M. Slapa, Helmut Oberholz and Zbigniew Pszczulny, who have been working together for more than 30 years, Wolfgang Marcour and Lothar Simonis extend the executive shareholders with Bjørn Polzin as managing director. With buildings such as the Gap 15, the Hyatt Hotel in Media Harbour, the Stadium or the new Dusseldorf Airport, sop architekten heavily influenced the skyline of Dusseldorf. Further signature references are e.g. Wroclaw’s UEFA Euro football stadium, the Campustower apartment building at Hafencity Hamburg, the extension of the Messe Dusseldorf, the Orjin Maslak business centre in Istanbul and the Terminal 1 Extension at Munich Airport.
The success of the office is predicated not only on the partners’ 30 years of combined planning experience, but also on the team spirit and specialist knowledge of around 90 committed employees – competent and creative architects, site managers, interior designers and architectural draftsmen and draftswomen.