OTTO factory premises
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The interdisciplinary team of more than 50 employees is led by the four managing partners Wolfgang Betz, Michael Kaschke, Henrike Wehberg-Krafft and Claus Rödding. Hinnerk Wehberg is involved as a consultant and representative. Hans-Hermann Krafft works as an extended management in the Berlin office. Yushu Liu is regional head of the Asia-Pacific division.
We place a great deal of importance on all of the working phases, imposing high standards regarding design, content, “artistic” quality, and professional realisation. The work of our firm encompasses the architectural design of interior and exterior spaces, the planning of open spaces and sites and the preparation of property surveys and urban planning concepts as well as “Kunst am Bau” (the German concept of construction-related public art).
The spectrum of our successfully implemented projects ranges from large-scale master plans from the Überseestadt Bremen or the Westbund in Shanghai to urban spaces and squares such as the Magellan or Marco Polo terraces in Hamburg's HafenCity to cultural and historical sites such as the Esterwegen memorial. Urban planning of open spaces in new urban areas such as VIERTEL ZWEI (Plus) in Vienna-Krieau (AT) or the development of the Olympic Sports Centre in Suzhou (CN) round off the complex range of tasks at the office.
Continuous competition wins confirm the quality of our work. Whether the 1. Prize for the redesign of the pedestrian zone in Meidlinger Hauptstrasse in Vienna (AT), the 1. Prize for the marketplace in Bad Lauchstädt and for the exclusive Parkhotel THE FONTENAY in Hamburg or a 1. Prize for the SOUTH BUND in Shanghai (CN) - the success of the competitions speaks for itself.
The jury of the international book "Made in Germany - Best of Contemporary Architecture" chose WES LandschaftsArchitektur as the best German landscape architecture firm. Tim Richardson counts the office in his book "Avant Gardeners" among the 50 visionaries of contemporary landscape design.