01.01.2019 >>


Wetzlar >> KuBuS: Planning and construction management re-united

Since the beginning of 2019 KuBuS construction management has been integrated into KuBuS architecture + city planning again and thus back into the "Blue" original KuBuS. So Matthias Wissgott returns with his ever-growing, powerful team to where he had started exactly eighteen years ago as a planning architect. The decision for this strategic change results from the increasingly networked project work and the associated merging of the planning phases, also with the perspective of BIM (Building Information Modeling). In association with this development, KuBuS architektur + stadtplanung was transformed into a person-managed GmbH & Co. KG, as KuBuS freiraumplanung already did the year before. We want to point out that this does not change the status of KuBuS as a free and independent planning office.

28.12.2018 >>


Wetzlar Buderusplatz - district administration replacemant/new building with parking garage

After almost one year application and offer phase, KuBuS generalplanung was able to convince with their offer, their procedure and the project processing. The location and the urban integration of the planned use "administration and parking garage" places highest demands on planning, coordination and implementation. The local presence of KuBuS and the participating professionel planners also played a significant role in the decision-making process. It is intended to combine regional expertise with the professionel planners to create a successful project.

10.10.2018 >>


KuBuS at Expo Real 2018

This was the 21st International Trade Fair for Real Estate and Investment. For KuBuS it was the 14th year in a row as a co-exhibitor at the stand of the Region Mittelhessen (Central Hesse region). For many years, new contacts have been established in this exciting environment, existing relationships maintained and, in some cases, new projects initiated. We are looking forward to the next Expo Real 2019.

30.06.2018 >>


Competition Frankenhallle Würzburg

In the context of an investor selection process, it was about a new usage concept around the Frankenhalle in Würzburg. It has now been presented to a selection committee. The concept was developed jointly with an investor partner and provides for extensive preservation and the innovative restructuring of the listed former market hall "cattle auction and event hall". It will be supplemented by a striking new urban development on the Veitshöchheimer Straße.

26.04.2018 >>


Opening Hornbach in Affoltern am Albis in Switzerland

On April 26, 2018, the new Hornbach DIY superstore and garden center in Affoltern was opened for customers. The market is centrally located on the A4 and is thus easily accessible to all customers from the surrounding communities. Again, more than 100 jobs were created here. The total investment was about 50 million Swiss francs. A particular challenge in the planning and approval process was the transport development. The market in Affoltern is the first Hornbach market (at all) with an underground car park, which offers space for about two-thirds of the 428 parking spaces.


In the picture from the left Alessandro Pelligrini (Country Manager Switzerland), Albrecht Hornbach (CEO), Matthäus Kubica (Market Manager Affoltern)

25.04.2018 >>


1st prize for open space planning new fire station in Wegberg

In cooperation with the architecture office Scheidt Kasprusch Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH  KuBuS Freiraumplanung GmbH & Co. KG won the first prize In the competition for the new construction of the fire station in Wegberg. KuBuS Freiraumplanung created the site plan taking into account the master plan of the Astoc office and under the guidance of the environmental report of the development plan. The corner site was heavily grained to strengthen the space edge  and better mark the entrance to the village.

28.03.2018 >>


Masterplan BPW Wiehl: KuBuS with 1st prize for production and logistics

Whoever has to do with trucks and trailers: They all know BPW Bergische Achsen Kommanditgesellschaft in Wiehl. The long-established company has been manufacturing axles since 1898, initially for carriages and wagons. Today they produce complete (and complex) suspension systems for truck trailers and semi-trailers. For example, today BPW is the world's leading provider of intelligent transport solutions for the transport and logistics industry. The development from a pure producer to an innovative "complete" service provider places new demands on production processes, buildings and premises. For the core area of ​​the Wiehl headquarters in 2017, a long-term and sustainable solution was sought in a master plan workshop process. KuBuS was awarded first prize for the extensive sub-area "New Production and Internal Logistics and Development". As a result, the main plant in Wiehl, with around 1,600 employees, is the first impulse for a modern, future-oriented new world of work.

16.03.2018 >>


Wiehl - Demolition of BPWs high-bay warehouse

Within just a few weeks, the 30-meter-high cityscape-defining high-bay warehouse - "The Big Green Block" - will be dismantled and disappeare from the cityscape of Wiehl. This is planned in connection with the optimization of production and logistics processes in the context of a major construction project also with  the reuse of an existing hall. Therefore the high-bay warehouse has become superfluous. The dismantling is carried out with the participation of security experts by a large specialized demolition company.

14.03.2018 >>


Hornbach Expansion continues in Zwolle Netherlands

The 14th on the 14th: Just on time, after twelve months of construction, the fourteenth Hornbach DIY market in the Netherlands (groupwide 157th) was opened on March 14th. Very conveniently located on the highway 28 in the city of Zwolle, in the east of the IJsselmeer, this location also opens up the provinces of Gelderland and Flevoland. From now on, the "full product range" with 120,000 items is available to the customers. This probably is also the reason why the company has been honored for the twelfth time in the prestigious customer survey "Best Winkelketen van Nederland" as "Best DIY Market" in the country - Claim and incentive enough for the 150 employees under their market manager Tonnie Balkema.
Fotos from Hornbach Baumarkt AG, in the left from the left: Tonnie Balkema, Market Manager and Evert de Goede, Managing director of the country 

27.02.2018 >>


KuBuS'article in the LogReal.Direkt Magazine

With the title "Logistics in the conflict between urban planning and globalization" Andreas Richter devotes to the topic  urban planning and urban logistics. It is about making a contribution to making e-commerce, brick-and-mortar retail, and revitalizing inner cities compatible in times of ever-accelerating e-commerce. "Meso-Depot" is the working title of a solution by KuBuS Wetzlar. Read more: http://www.logrealdirekt.de/ePaper/2018.02.24/mobile/index.html#p=1

29.01.2018 >>


Wir trauern um Jörg Daus (Kopie 1)

19.12.2017 >>


Hamburg Glinde - a BOELS Distribution Hub is beeing built

In addition to the many BOELS rental centers a HUB distribution center is currently being built in Glinde,  a district of Hamburg. However, no construction machines are lent here. This center is used exclusively for the internal storage, provision and repair of construction machinery and all rental objects that BOELS operates in its small rental centers in the metropolitan area and catchment area of Hamburg and Northern Germany. The opening of this HUB is scheduled for late spring 2018.

04.12.2017 >>


KuBuS Trainee Juliana Müller - Germany's best honored in Berlin

Juliana Müller the apprentice trained at KuBuS, received her award from the DIHK President Dr. Ing. Eric Schweitzer, after she was personally asked on stage by Barbara Schöneberger. The moderator led through a nice evening. It was a very entertaining and funny event - after all, there were 200 "best" of their respective training professions. They all completed the 3-hour procedure after practicing a choreography in advande. EU Commissioner Günther Oettinger had previously launched the ceremony with an unexpectedly humorous speech. KuBuS has successfully been training in various professions for 25 years - and this, of course, is a particular success that all KuBiSts are really proud of!

Video Verleihung in Berlin

16.11.2017 >>


Opening in Halle Hornbach DIY Store with Drive-In and new offers

In Halle the Hornbach DIY store with the construction material Drive-In was opened. New to this market is a full service offer: On request Hornbach also arranges contracted craftsmen for the purchased products. A second novelty is the "women at work" concept, which appeals to women in many departments and encourages them to do DIY. So it could be that women invade this men's world and the hardware store will soon no longer be a "women free zone".

06.10.2017 >>


KuBuS at Expo Real 2017

From October 4 to 6, this years real estate trade fair Expo Real took place in Munich. For the 13th time, KuBuS was participant and exhibitor at the stand of the Mittelhessen region. Many interesting conversations were held and contacts were made and intensified. KuBuS' main subjects were geothermal energy, urban development and city logistics. And with VR glasses, it was possible to move virtually in buildings and to experience them realistically.

26.09.2017 >>


key handover to Lebenshilfe

About 200 guests, employees, residents and family members were present at the key handover for the 4,3 mio. € expensive residential home "Im Erlach" in Haiger, Germany on 26.09.2017. The building of the Lebenshilfe Dillenburg was built on a 16.000 m² large property. It offers 20 stationary and 3 short-term accommodations plus 15 accommodations for day-care structure. Lebenshilfe Dillenburg reached a new peak value in the field of assisted living the with a number of 108 disabled people. The keys were handed over to the chairman of the board Jürgen Raab, to the management board members Dr. Oliver Schmitz and Dirk Botzon and to Tanja Rockensüss, the director of the residential home. The hessian ministry for social affairs & integration, the LWV Hessen and "Aktion Mensch" assumed a cost share of round about 1.53 mio. €.

(Newspaper article, Haiger heute, 28.09.2017)

31.08.2017 >>


Opening Ikea Magdeburg

After a construction period of 10-month , the 53rd German Ikea store was opened in Magdeburg. Thus a long-cherished wish of the Magdeburgers has come true. The first visitors came very early and waitend in a final queue of 300 m, for the opening of the entrance door on the opening day. Many have come by bike or by tram. The end station of tram line 1 was renovated and renamed "Ikea". While representatives of the company, politicians, companies and invited guests celebrated the opening with a breakfast, the people outside were served sweets and drinks to shorten the hours before the entrance door was opened. (Photos: KuBuS)


21.04.2017 >>


New Hornbach DIY Market in Den Haag

In the twentieth year of the existence of Hornbachs DYS stores in the Netherlands, Hornbach has now opened its 13th construction and garden market in Den Haag. It is the 156th location in Europe. It is located in the Dutch metropolis on the A 13, offering the full range of products on approximately 15,000 m² of sales area. As a result, the traditional family business Hornbach has invested a further € 35 million in the expansion of its market position. Preparations have already begun for the next project in the city of Zwolle, located to the east of the IJsselmeer.

17.02.2017 >>


Opening Cerermony of Hornbach DIY Market in Amsterdam

In Amsterdam Sloterdijk the new construction and garden market with a building material drive-in was officially opened. This is already the 12th location in the Netherlands - the 155th Groupwide. In this new HORNBACH, designed as a "project building market", various construction projects have been built up, an enhanced attractiveness compared to a "normal" market. Another specialty is  the sales area which extends over two floors - with 150 specialists for customer advice! At the opening ceremony, the access was demonstratively "sawn free" in the do-it-yourself manner with the chainsaw. On the second opening day an app based on "Augmented Reality" was introduced by Kart world champion and Formula 1 pilot Max Verstappen within the framework of a Meet & Greet competition.

Picture right (from the right): Chairman of the supervisory board Albrecht Hornbach, Hornbach Head of the board Nehterlands Evert de Goede and branch manager Ellen van den Ham

26.10.2016 >>


Ikea places foundation stone at Milchhof in Magdeburg

The building permit for the new construction of the IKEA furnishing store on the site of the former dairy farm in Magdeburg was granted in August - since then things keep going. In the context of a great festival, Lord Mayor Dr. Lutz Trümper, IKEA expansion chief Johannes Ferber and the head of the house in Magdeburg Matthias Schrabe laid the foundation stone. Representatives of city policy, many involved partners, neighbors and also the public - and all are now looking forward to the opening in the coming year. Our managing director of urban planning Andreas Richter advised and attended the approval procedure - and of course he was there too. . . (Photos: KuBuS)

10.09.2016 >>


Laying of foundation stone at Heraeus Wehrheim

Heraeus Medical (HM) produces bone cement for surgical orthopedics and accident surgery at its location in Wehrheim. Due to the now limited production capacities, a new building "328" with production areas, a final packaging line, logistics and reserve areas is being built. On behalf of Heraeus Site Operations, KuBuS Freiraumplanung is planning the open space and logistics areas. Civil engineering infrastructure planning is carried out in cooperation with engineering office Weinand. The outbuildings are divided into the following sections: entrance situation to the new building 328 in the north, depot in the west and court-likeopen spaces between the connections of buildings 328/330 and 340/341/342 in the south. After completion of the civil engineering work and infrastructure in August 2016 the laying of the foundation stone took place on 09. September 2016. The final design of the outdoor facilities will be executed with completion of the building, beginning in 2018.  visualization: KuBuS / foto: Heraeus Site Operations GmbH & Co. KG

KuBuS with Region Mittelhessen again at Expo Real from 4 to 6 October 2016

For the twelfth time the Region Mittelhessen (Central Hesse region) will have its own stand at the Expo Real in Munich. From the very first beginning KuBuS ist partner at the by Regional Association Mittelhessen initiated performance at the "mother of the real estate fairs". In the meantime, this event has established among all participants as an important factor in the external representation of the region: Mittelhessen as an innovative research and education focus, as a reservoir for successful companies and world leaders and as likable living environment - worthwhile investments. You want to meet KuBuS at the fair? Contact us: 06441-94850

22.08.2016 >>


Ikea builds in Mageburg

After an intensive search for a suitable site IKEA decided in early 2015 to build a new furniture store on the site of the 2012 decommissioned dairy farm. After only nine months the legal planning stage for the project was provided. And after intensive consultations with the city, the concerned official agencies, interest groups, closely involving the neighbors, the necessary conditions for the building permit were achieved. KuBuS supported IKEA intensively with due diligence and approval issues. So amicable ways to grant natural regulatory approvals (displacement of an avenue) and for street legal authorizations (waiving of planned construction of an national highway)  have been found. The approval for IKEA Magdeburg was granted in August 2016 and the opening is scheduled for early summer 2017.

22.07.2016 >>


KuBuS builds on the "BLUE House"

On this day it was visible even from the outside: The complete two-storey east wall of the office was removed from the building and placed in the backyard. Notfor ventilation reasons - even if it was very airy in Open Space and the view on the dome was new - but as the start of the new extension. With the expansion of the floating building structure eight additional jobs will be created. Only a new pillar and a steel end truss were necessary to ablate ceiling, roof and wood panel walls. Everything else was already prepared with the construction in 1995.  In November this year the work should be completed, together with the new geothermal plant ... just in time for the coming winter. (Fotos: Joscha Wissgott)

14.07.2016 >>


Hornbach in Den Haag, webcam

Here you can watch how the next Dutch Hornbach market in Den Haag grows every day. The Construction began in late May, again initially with the pile foundation as in Amsterdam. The works are on schedule under the leadership of the company Dijkham (NL), which built the market in Best (near Eindhoven) last year. The construction cost is approximately Euro 13.5 million and the completion is scheduled for March 2017th. webcam hornbach den haag

29.06.2016 >>


rooftoping ceremony on "piles" in Amsterdam

Since September the work is in progress to finish one of the  structurally most demanding Hornbach stores in the Dutch metropolis in time for the planned opening in February 2017. It will differ from most others in that the DIY customers park is under the actual building, which has been implemented only once in Munich. After the conventional dutch pile foundation, the parking level was built in reinforced concrete prefabricated elements, then  the market-level in steel structure with a roof structure made of lattice girders. The trucks will approach and deliver the 15,000 m² big HORNBACH market over its own truck ramp. The progress can be recognized  from the drone photos commissioned by the general contractor BAM (NL) . One of them was now passed to Marcus Beck  the Hornbach project manager. 

22.06.2016 >>


rooftoping ceremony in Bornheim at Hornbach administration center

On 22. June the Hornbach central administration celebrated the roof topping for their two new building parts. There were built two 4-storey office buildings for Hornbach headquarters in Bonheim by a consortium of Wolf + Müller + Füssler Bau in steel-skeleton construction. Construction began in mid-January, the completion is scheduled for building IV in November and for building V in January 2017. 

21.03.2016 >>


construction site webcams: Bornheim and Amsterdam

The Hornbach Headquarter in Bornheim (Pfalz) is growing constantly. Two new central administration buildings are being created here:  webcam hornbach bornheim 

In Amsterdam Sloterdijk a Hornbach do-it-yourself store with 20.000 m² arises. It is the bigggest one planned by KuBuS:  webcam hornbach amsterdam 

03.11.2015 >>


Opening Hornbach Best, Netherlands

The eleventh Hornbach store in the Netherlands opened its doors today in the city of Best province Nordbraband near the city Eindhoven. This DIY and garden store has a shop area of nearly 20,000 square meters. A total of 30 million euros were invested and  150 people were employed. Customers have been awaiting the opening for weeks because they will find a range that is five times larger than the average listing in the construction markets of the region. HORNBACH became the "first choice" for the Dutch do-it-yourselfers.   The construction in 36 seconds: hornbach best nl - bau in 36 sec. 

28.10.2015 >>


First pile for Hornbach Amsterdam

Yesterday, the first official act for the construction of the Hornbach market took place in Amsterdam. Manfred Kummer (expansion manager of Hornbach-Europe), Ahmed Baâdoud (Chairman of the Board Committee Amsterdam Nieuw-West) and Nico Lamerichs (director of BAM Construction and Engineering) hit the first pile in the bottom of the twelfth HORNBACH store in the Netherlands. This one will be the largest  Hornbach project planned by KuBuS with its 20,000 m² and two floors (ground-level parking deck and hardware store on the first floor). Another distinctive mark is the extensive designed facade of the garden center sybolizing blades of grass. This construction of the DIY chain will be built along the A5 Amsterdam Sloterdijk (New West), the Berchvliet 16 / Sierenborch (Source: Hornbach Bouwmarkt (Nederland) BV)

first pile for hornbach amsterdam

26.10.2015 >>


Start of ground drilling for geothermic use at KuBuS Wetzlar

At exactly 14:26 the new geothermal project started today. The first of four 100-meter-deep boreholes proceeded so far without problems. BauGrund Süd, a subsidiary of the company Weishaupt will lay the ground probes within the next few days and therefore the basis for the KuBuS future energy. From spring 2016 on a geothermal heat pump will regulate the energy to heat and cool the offices building. This innovative energy source "the earth" has already been recommended by KuBuS for more than ten years in many projects and was implemented together with the specialist planner Thorsten Horn.

06.10.2015 >>


KuBuS at Expo Real 2015

In the eleventh year KuBuS was at the Expo Real from 5th-7th October 2015 as co-exhibitor. This year again there was a lot of traffic and exchange at the Mittelhessen stand, directly opposite the Rhein-Main metropolitan area. There were 23 municipal and private sector exhibitors at the joint stand of the Region MitteHessen. Determining topics were in addition to the development of cities to sustainable "Smart Cities" and digitization in the real estate industry in particular the creation of housing for refugees. To the article of regional management: www.mittelhessen.eu/mit-uns/aktuell

01.09.2015 >>


Opening Hornbach Geleen, Netherlands

Today the grand opening of the new Hornbach market in the city of Geleen, The Netherlands took place. This combined DIY and garden store with drive-in has an retail area of over 18,000 square meters on a plot of more than 36 500 square meters. It is the tenth branch of the Hornbach chain in the Netherlands and the 150th overall in Europe.

29.06.2015 >>


topping-out ceremony in Best, Netherlands

On June 30, 2015, the topping-out ceremony of the new Hornbach DIY store for Best, Eindhoven and the surrounding area has been celebrated in the Dutch place Best. It was a solemn act, which was underlined by the appearance of a Dutch actors group, similar to the topping-out ceremony in Geleen. In addition to the Dutch CEO of Hornbach Bouwmarkt Nederland Mr Evert de Goede, mayor Anton van Aert, the entire council of Best, KuBuS project manager Matthias Wissgott and numerous other guests participated. The market is expected to open this fall.

11.05.2015 >>


topping-out ceremony in Geleen, Netherlands

Some surprises marked the topping-out ceremony on the occasion of the large new building of Hornbach market in Geleen, the Netherlands. In addition to speeches of the mayor Sjaar Cox and the Hornbach-bosses Holland, Evert de Goede, all guests were surprised by an innovative musical performance: the instruments of the four artists who all wore skirts were concrete mixers, buckets, Large blade saw, tuba, hand siren and at the great finale a "domino route" built of terraces-concrete slabs, which was triggered by a pianist in an"aero wheel" - an impressive "concert"!. The live performance then of a 5-axle dump truck with demolition of a shaft head during the ceremony was rather not planned . . . The company Züblin as general contractor is well on schedule, so that the opening can take place in September . . . 

19.04.2015 >>


Urban consultancy and village renewal in Weilmünster

The borough Weilmünster with its twelve districts was now included into the IKEK program, for a period of ten years . This new program replaces the previous "Village Renewal" and provides solutions for the improvement of living and quality of life in local communities. It offers great opportunities, to make rural areas fit for the future in competition with urban centers. It also has side effects on the existence of regional companies as well as guaranteed full employment. The urban consultancy by KuBuS is already in process for several projects. 

10.04.2015 >>


HSG Youth Handball Camp

The Handball Youth Camp of HSG Dutenhofen / Münchholzhausen in the context of the Federal Handball Association HSG Wetzlar has established itself as a true institution and is sponsored by a number of middle hessian companies also KuBuS. After record levels last year Mayor Wolfram Dette could again welcome even more participants at the opening. This year the experienced coach Christian Grzelachowski  took over  the sporting management of the camps. In the tournament, the six kids teams were supervised for three days by the players of the male A and B youth.


31.03.2015 >>


Haiger: state secretary presents subsidy for Lebeshilfe project

Luckily no April Fool's joke: Dr. Wolfgang Dippel, State Secretary in the Hessian Ministry of Social Affairs, presented the decision about 781,000 euros to the  Mayor of Haiger Mr. Schramm, who passed it to Jürgen Raab, Chairman of Lebenshilfe Dillenburg. This represents an important step in the financing of the 4.2 million project. In the course of this year the construction of the new residential home in Haiger shall begin: Two separate buildings will arise with different residential structures and support services for people with disabilities.


20. March 2015 >> The sky above Wetzlar

 As expected, in Wetzlar the city of optics everything was prepared for the visual event "partial solar eclipse": After there were no more special glasses available globally, the sky over Wetzlar became so nebulized, that one could watch with the naked eye the moon pass the sun  - with flight equipment and camera some came even closer to our home star the sun. . .

31.12.2014 >>


Berlin: KuBuS freiraumplanung Berlin has moved

After the urban environment had lost  more and more quality at the old location near by the Görlitz park, KuBuS freiraumplanung moved into the Berlin neighborhood . Since January 1st, Dieffenbachstraße 37 is their new office address, together with the close cooperation partner "pukland" - and still in "beautiful Kreuzberg".

23.11.2014 >>


Apolda: Completed construction site in city center

A large part of Apolda's city center between Melanchthon place Darrplatz and the traffic node Dornburger Straße was extensively redesigned. The area of the construction site of more than 41,000 square meters was reopened after about 15 months. In addition to the renewal of all supply lines on the construction site,  the accessibility of day hospital, post office and town hall had to be organized and secured in the meantime. In the new "multifunctional city garden", a part of the entire area which was created by the offices Pukland and KuBuS freiraumplanung and succeeded after a planning competition, a locust tree was planted on this occasion solemnly. Immediately the tree got a natural irrigation "from above" just as the audience too.

(Foto: Thüringer Allgemeine)

15.12.2014 >>


Frankfurt, One Goethe Plaza - New Trees at FrankfurtGoetheplatz

The transplantation of ten about 12 meters high Amber trees and two equally large city pears along with their way out of the nursery Bruns (Bad Zwischenahn) by semitrailer to Hesse was worth a contribution to the regional channel hr3. The spectacular large trees found their ways into the traditional "Hessenschau" (see also at youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzGFDwJbFCE). KuBuS freiraumplanung on behalf of Freo Group was responsible for the partial restructuring of the Boulevard area in front of the One Goethe Plaza in the middle of the shopping area of the banking capital.

28.10.2014 >>


Hornbach opens in Kamen

On October 28th the key was handed over to the manager of the 147. Hornbach DIY Store in Kamen at Zollpost and was therewith opened officially.  On the following day the DIY store opened for the customers. About 200 clients were waiting for the market manager, Christian Brosch, to cut through the barriere tape. All 72 employees were standing along the entry hall to welcome the customers. After overtakting the Max-Bahr-markets by Hornbach this old branch was completely renovated and reopened with a retail area of 10.000 squre meters. 34 of the 72 employees are former Max-Bahr- employees and were also taken over.  

05.10.2014 >>


KuBuS at Expo Real 2014

For the tenth time the Central Hesse region exhibits at Expo Real, Europe's leading real estate fair. And also from the beginning KuBuS was  here as co-exhibitor. Even if the fair does not reach numbers in  quantitivity like in times before the great financial crisis of 2008 - the ranking in quality remains high. Again this year there was a lot of traffic and exchanges at the Central Hesse stand, which has become more attractive since it is located vis-à-vis the Rhine-Main-Area. To Reporting of regional management:  http://www.mittelhessen.eu/mit-uns/aktuell    


image source: "Regionalmanagement Mittelhessen GmbH / Tilman Lochmüller"

16.05.2014 >>


opening of Hornbach in Lübeck-Dänischburg

In Lübeck Dänischburg a Hornbach DIY store was built and integrated in a large shopping center the first time. The new building opened its doors to the customers next to Ikea and the LUV shopping center on May 17. On the site a sales area of ​​approximately 60,000 square meters was built, of which Hornbach with 10,000 square meters, Ikea with about 25,500 and the mall with its 50 stores around 24,500 square meters. Because of the grand opening of Ikea this time the opening of Hornbach was somewhat quiet and not very spectacular.

03.04.2014 >>


Dillenburg: PLS stops developement of Oranien-Galerie

Unfortunately this is no belated April Fool's joke : Yesterday the PLS informed the city Dillenburg about the stop of the development work on the Oranien-Galerie. A successful implementation of the project could ultimately no longer be displayed by economical reasons. The comparatively high costs of individual land and property were the reasons on the one hand . On the other hand and crucial was the fact that the rent had not reached the minimum level for further  successful processing and marketing of the project - this particular by an interested store for consumer electronics which has finally refrained. The decision of the City Council to agree to a relocation and expansion of a competitive market at a location near the station outside the city center, made the rental process even more difficult in addition. Thus, the long-standing efforts of the PLS partners KOPRIAN iQ , Objektwert and KuBuS come to an end, to reverse the visible Trading Down the Dillenburg downtown and to set a new point, a quality- full , integrated shopping experience into the old town  to get the people back into the centre of the city.

25.02.2014 >>


Heidelberg: Opening of first HORNBACH market in passive house standard

The entire Board of Hornbach had come, also Heidelberg Mayor Dr. Eckart Würzner,  to inaugurate the first Hornbach building of the HORNBACH Group in the Passive House standard. This standard was requested by the city of Heidelberg and was achieved by increased thermal insulation and an air heating system in recirculation mode. The airtightness of the building had been proved by various leak tests, so called blower door tests.

03.02.2014 >>


Butzbach: Also great majority of the statutes decision for Bahnhof-Arkaden

Last monday evening the city councilors of Butzbach have adopted the decision on the statute of the development plan for the project "Bahnhof-Arkaden" with a large majority (21 Yes - 8 No - 1 abstention). The way has now been opened for the next concrete planning steps. The project aims to bring back purchasing power to Butzbach and especially into the city center. The currently rather shabby quarters around the station would be completely redesigned. If all performes well, the application for construction permit could already be submitted in June.

26.01.2014 >>


Pirmasens: Overwhelming majority in principle decision for STADT-GALERIE

Even though it tended to be in sight after the public hearing a week earlier : On Monday night, the City Council of Pirmasens has taken the basic decision for the PVS project "Stadt-Galerie Pirmasens"  with an overwhelming majority of 95%. In the meantime, all the necessary land is secured. So now the "hot phase of development" of the 75 million Euro project with approximately 15,000 m² of retail space begins. It is situated in the heart of the city beside the pedestrian zone and Schlossplatz.  In the preliminary public hearing a week earlier once more all the aspects and details of the ambitious project from all sides were highlighted and discussed.  Nearly 300 questions from committees , administration and population were answered. With the voting result , the wish of Helmut Koprian ( KOPRIAN iQ ) and Achim Schäfer ( KuBuS ) from the development community "Partner Vitale Stadt" PVS came true: Such a project can only be developed and implemented with the broad support from politicians and administrators.

23.01.2014 >>


feasibility study for Bocholt Brauhaus event hall

In a feasibility study KuBuS has examined how the event hall "Bocholt Brauhaus" could be revitalized and and how a sustainable, optimized event object might look like (the building was partially decommissioned for safety reasons). The plans relating to the neoclassical former clubhouse along with an operational concept (of BEVENUE, Munich) were preseneted as confidential on 22nd January to the fraction and party leaders and the Management Board. A day later, already an editorial in the Bocholt local press appears - with "confidential sketches". . . .


21.11.2013 >>


Completion of high-bay warehouse for Bretthauer in Dillenburg-Frohnhausen

The traditional company BRETTHAUER based in Dillenburg-Frohnhausen was extended by a warehouse, which was built in a construction gap between two existing production halls. So storage capacities were reorganized and enlarged and additional areas were developed for production. Within the built-up area of about 2,000 square meters, about 22,000 cubic meters and the use of the permissible building height of 12.50 m, a shelf height of 9.40 m is achieved. Due to the he necessary relocation of material silos into the rear flank of the high-bay warehouse, the total capacity could be expanded to 6 silos. The delivery zone and transition to existing buildings are lower in the building cubature and thus form a structural context to the existing buildings. This gain has set a new milestone in the company's expansion.  

19.11.2013 >>


Opening Hornbach Nieuwerkerk, Netherlands

On 20 November 2013  Hornbach opened a new market in Nieuwerkerk South Holland  along the IJssel (22,000 inhabitants), it is the tenth market in the Netherlands. The total retail space of the building store with a garden center and a drive-in for building materials is about 14,000 m². The site of the new Hornbach DIY and garden market is almost 6:00 m below sea level. The construction on this difficult area was realized by 1,600 prestressed reinforced concrete piles which were driven into the ground in winter 2012/2013. Except the paved parking lot, the entire remaining area, including the truck drive round was carried out with reinforced concrete slabs. Total construction time took approximately 10.5 months.

14.10.2013 >>


KuBuS at Expo Real

For the eighth time KuBuS was represented at the Expo Real in Munich as Co-Exhibitor of Mittehessen e.V.. The  stand was well placed: Vis á vis Rhine-Main and other representatives of Hessian regions. The atmosphere at the world's largest real estate fair was again marked by concentrated bustle - this time in only six exhibition halls, significantly less than in previous years, where there were eight halls mostly with Eastern European representatives with mega stands. Concentrated discussions, visits of many longtime business partners and again random and promising encounters shaped three successful days in Munich.

14.08.2013 >>


new headquarters of Isabellenhütte finished - ceremonial inauguration in Dillenburg

After only 9 months of construction the new office building of Isabellenhütte Heusler in Dillenburg has now been officially inaugurated although it was moved into in July already. Representatives of the Chamber of Commerce, the Employers' Association, the city (Mayor Lotz) and the participating planners and crafts companies had come to celebrate with the owner. All works were done in time and cost frames.The Managing Directors Jürgen Brust and Dr. Felix Heusler are convinced that this project with its investment of approximately  4.0 million Euro now ensures new possibilities in optimized process-oriented work in the development, preparation and distribution. It is a milestone in the development of this successful, oldest industrial company in Hessen.

04.06.2013 >>


Groundbreaking ceremony for new Hornbach DYS in Heidelberg

On Wednesday, June 5th the groundbraking ceremony took place in Heidelberg, Wieblinger Weg. A new Hornbach DYS with construction material Drive-in will arise on the ground of almost 30.000 square meters. the sales area of the future store will be about 8.600 square meters. The opening is expected in spring 2014. In the picture: Market manager Elke Schneider Hädecke, Mayor Dr. Eckart Würzner, Albrecht Hornbach, Chairman of Hornbach Holding AG, and Christa Theurer, country manager Germany

19.02.2013 >>


Reopening Hornbach Baumarkt Bremen

After one year of construction and installation time the Hornbach Baumarkt AG opened the new branch in the Duckwitzstrasse in Bremen on 20 February. This store is currently one of the most recent ones. It includes a new Drive-in building materials center, a  bath and kitchen center with real installed situations. In the parking lot there is a Boels-rental center. There was created a total sales area of ​​11,000 square meters , the product range includes 50,000 articles. In addition 13 jobs were created.

10.12.2012 >>


Opening Hornbach Oberhausen

On December 11th the opening ceremony took place at the new HORNBACH DIY store in Oberhausen, after almost 7 month of construction work. With a special Christmas tree sale for € 5, - per piece and a raffle, the customers had already been lured to come at 6:30 h to the opening. A retail space of 10,000 m², customers will find in 15 departments a range of over 60,000 products. There is also a drive-in building materials center.

14.10.2012 >>


KuBuS at Expo Real

For the seventh time KuBuS participated in the world largest Real Estate fair in Munich, Expo Real.  A new and better positioning,  a modified, larger exhibition stand concept has convinced  participants, organizers and visitors. The atmosphere was positiv - of euro and financial crisis could be felt rather little. Focused discussions, a lot of visits of longtime business partner and again random and promising encounters impressed three successful days in Munich.

14.09.2012 >>


Construction of new office building at Isabellenhütte Heusler in Dillenburg

After building application in June this year and approval end of August, the construction works have now started for a new central office building of Isabellenhütte Heusler in Dillenburg, which is Hesse's oldest company. The completion of a three-storey building with approximately 3,300 m² is planned for summer 2013. The building is completely heated and cooled by a geothermal system with 10 boreholes up to 200 m depth. In spring 2012 KuBuS received  the general contractor assignment after a conceptual process of elimination.

30.08.2012 >>


Kindergarden Wetzlar-Niedergirmes completed

End of August the remodeling and new building of the kindergarten Fröbelstraße in Wetzlar district Niedergirmes was completed after 16 months of work. A children and family center was created with flexible usage options, with robust quality equipment. Special fixtures are mobile partitions in the multipurpose room, a creative space with water basin, a second play and storage level (Gallery) above the wet room area, kitchen and storage rooms, outdoor patio as decking and various built-in furniture. Additional access and divisibility ensure temporary and external uses of the library, and intensive training and the storerooms.

30.08.2012 >>


RATHAUS GALERIE Hagen _ first stone laying

A red carpet was laid in the city Hagen on Friday: With a festive ceremony the official start of the construction work was given.
In the circle of illustrious guests, the traditional role of copper was embedded by GEDO CEOs Martin Friedrich (Spokesman of the  of the Executive Board) and André Haase with the help of mayor Jörg Dehm, district mayor Jürgen Glaeser and the Technical Assistant Secretary Thomas Glaeser. After the demolition work and already completed preparatory earthworks, shoring and foundation work  you will now soon be able to watch the progress. Previously, however, the geothermal probes are to be drilled into the ground - a total of 93 to a depth of 200 meters - the second largest geothermal systems in Germany.


20.08.2012 >>


Hornbach Riddes Swiss - opening

On August 21st the new store in the Swiss city Riddes (canton Wallis)  was opened with an opening ceremony. It is the sixth branch in swizerland with a retail space of 13,000 square metres dys-equipment and almost 100 new employments. Due to the French as well as German catchment area all signs and tags were printed bilingual.

16.08.2012 >>


inner town development Ehringshausen

The new dirt bike track  in the meadows on the bank of the river dill was officially opened by the mayor. Another component of the framework which is managed by KuBuS has been implemented. The course fulfills a long-standing desire of the young people who have helped build the track themselves and provide for the maintenance of the  route.

17.06.2012 >>


Hornbach head office

A new employee parking garage was built on the site of the Hornbach central administration in Bornheim and put into operation. On three floors, approximately 300 new parking spaces were created.

11.06.2012 >>


inauguration of Aliceschule, Gießen

After three years of planning and construction time the school-bistro production of Alice was inaugurated with a ceremony on June 12th. The one story building with its bright red facade has cost around 2.6 million € together with modern kitchens and event technology. The bistro, with its 180 seats can be used as a lounge and as an auditorium as well. At the opening ceremony, Karl-Heinz Bremer, the head teacher, thanked all designers and craftsmen  involved,  who allowed normal school operations in spite of the work.

10.06.2012 >>



The 52nd regional festival in Wetzlar ended on Sunday, June 10th with a procession of 11 kilometer length. 1.2 million visitors came to the Hessentag within these 10 days which was a real success with all its exhibitions, events and sold out music concerts.

07.06.2012 >>


building license for Rathaus Galerie Hagen

Last Friday on June 8th, the principle GEDO received the building license for the major project RATHAUS GALERIE in Hagen. Another important milestone for the project and a nice reward for the project team, that works really hard for the realization of the project even on this bridging day, while many others  enjoyed their long weekend off.

30.05.2012 >>


KuBuS welcomes also visible the guests and hopefully thousands of visitors of the Hessentag 2012

In the time during the Hessentag the building in the Altenberger Straße cannot be reached by car. Only privilege plaques allow the passage from the track system on at the Globus DIY store. So please negotiate your dates in advance.

29.05.2012 >>



In the city centre of Hagen the demolition works are in full swing.

23.05.2012 >>


Hessentag 1. - 10. June

During 1. - 10. June 2012 the 52nd Hessentag will take place in Wetzlar. More than 1000 programm offers are being presented:  events, exhibitions, actions, concerts and more.
KuBuS wishes all participants lots of fun and a good time in Wetzlar.

14.05.2012 >>


Groundbreaking for Hornbach in Oberhausen

On May 15th the ground was broken for a Hornbach DIY and gardening market place in Oberhausen. Günter Eichert, regional manager middle of the Hornbach DIY Ltd, the Mayor Klaus Wehling and other representatives from politics, business and management attended this event. Here are 10,000 square meters of retail space to be created. The new store will be built on a 2.8 acre site on Brammenring. The Northern Irish owner of the steelworks site have finally created a concept which should cover the areas of trade, hotel and leisure. The new Hornbach DIY store shall open at the end of 2012, already. The concept of the drive-in-center ist completely new for the whohle region.

29.04.2012 >>


Urban development: city centers and town centers are essential

Inner cities and towns are key factors for urban development, they are essential for citizens' identification with their cities and towns. With this sentence from the preamble to the draft bill amending the Building Code (German federal building cde)  KuBuS is confirmed in it's commitment to the development of inner cities and communities. The development initiated by KuBuS for projects of the past years and the  planning and legal support of cities and communities  make progress by this legal development. This subject will continue to be topical due to our proper and professional town planning advice  and certainly also lead to success in own initiatives.

02.04.2012 >>


Maiden trip for new Palm-Express in Frankfurt

About 40 years the old palm-Express rode through Frankfurts Palmengarten until it was no longer safe for use. Now, the new palm-Express was sent to the tracks for its maiden voyage .  It was recreated on the first tram from 1884 which intercoursed between Frankfurt an Offenbach. It is constructed for 48 passengers and even wheelchairs and baby buggies. KuBuS freiraumplanung has overall responsibility for the complete redesign of the famous Frankfurt Palmengarten in the last decades.

28.03.2012 >>


inner town development in Ehringshausen

First projects of the open space concept now go into implementation: a dirt bike track for young people and an intergenerational fitness path. Ehringshausen can hope for the measures for financial assistance from regional support. For the upcoming projects repeatedly legal permits are required, the necessary applications have been prepared by KuBuS for the community.

29.02.2012 >>


The KuBuS world is now online !

This was not an easy or quick project. It took months of reflections, negotiations, proposals, nixed proposals to finally present KuBuS with a layout that reflects the 20 years of experience, the extensive skills of its partners and at the same time shows the modern, artistic and diverse approach of the KuBuS group.   We hope you will be as pleased as we are with the final result. The red, green, blue and grey colored KuBuS world with its people, projects and news is now at your fingertips. Eva Weil of 180-Werbeagentur in Frankfurt has been working for many years for the KuBuS-CD.  She is responsible for this new website and the final product is the result of her skills, her passion for the project, her patience with the client and her eye for detail when negotiating with the programmers (Primel, Frankfurt). Renate Harrison sits in Sunnyvale, California and produced the English version. A closer look reveals that this is a special collaboration, because like the three founders, both ladies are from the small Hessian valley of the Dietzhoelze. Katharina Sommer coordinated all aspects of the project within KuBuS. Dirk Laggner conceived most of the graphic content and the inspirational video at the beginning has been written and filmed by KuBuS employee Artur Krause, who is at sabbatical at the moment.

30.01.2012 >>


Hagen: Great things are on the horizon:

City development committee and district government held a joint public meeting during which GEDO general manager, Andre Haase gave a status update and informed about the next steps for the City Hall Shopping Mall in Hagen. Big interest and turn out from press side and the local radio station followed the presentation closely. Demolition of the first houses will begin in March.  Local residents will have been informed about the project and its impact beforehand.

26.01.2012 >>


Hagen in TD Morning-News:

… report of the finance approval for the City Hall Shopping Mall:  The banks Eurohypo, DG Hypo and HSH Nordbank have agreed to jointly finance the project. The 82.5 million euro line of credit had already been approved in December 2011. Eurohypo is the consortium manager and lead arranger. The project will be developed by GEDO in Gruenwald.

22.01.2012 >>


Great News: ESPRIT leases 1100 m2 in Hagen

With Esprit signing on for 1.100 m 2 and existing contracts with Saturn (5.000 m2), Kaufpark (1.500) and several small contracts now more than 50 % of the 22.000 m2 retail space are filled.

09.01.2012 >>


Gronau: Presentation of "Inselpark-Galerie"

The new citizen center was packed when the new project "Inselpark-Galerie" (Island park mall) was presented to the public for the first time. The people of Gronau were very interested, listened closely and contributed with several constructive questions and suggestions to a promising start into the next phases of the project. KuBuS had already presented a first draft for the future use of the area Immediately after the successful National Garden Show in 2003. Within its new cooperation with KOPRIAN IQ, PVS (Partner Vitale Stadt, partner for an alive city) KuBuS approached the city again in 2011, presesenting a new concept that connects directly to the pedestrian zone.

19.12.2011 >>


Audience in Istanbul

During a visit to Istanbul a few days before Christmas KuBuS partner Achim Schaefer und Wolfgang Kunz experienced first hand how fragile the 'extended European house' really is. Both were invited to attend an audience with the highest patriach of the Armenian church in Turkey to introduce themselves, KuBuS and a potential hotel project. Only an hour later the same church leader was seen on Turkish TV commenting on the French law initiative of genocide denial. The stormy and violent exchanges that followed between France and Turkey made headlines in the European news. .

17.12.2011 >>


KuBuS shows it sweet side

After KuBuS Sursee was founded and several projects are planned in Switzerland, here is now a new, yet a bit different project in 'four phases'. A KuBuS chocolate in the four KuBuS logo colors, red, blue, green and grey, that was immediately very well received and tastes delicious. The chocolates are produced by the Swiss chocolate maker Laederach, who also has a subsidiary in Dillenburg.

09.12.2011 >>


Bremen: Prepwork for HORNBACH Do-it-Yourself-Store have begun

The ink on the construction permit for building a new HORNBACH store is not quite dry (issued on December 6, General conctractor is METRO Group) but the construction site is already being set up. However clean up of old military munition and gas drainage are still open issues that will determine the timing of the next phases. HORNBACH is to move into the new building by November 2012.

10.11.2011 >>


Alexander-von-Humboldt-School, Asslar: Spectacular Event

It was a sight unseen end of October in Asslar:  Huge eight meter tall Pampas grass stalks were raised by two cranes, moved and then lowered into a prepared quiver of concrete. This amazing sculpture was the back drop for the festivities to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the traditional mathematics elective 'N8' of the school. This elective aims to uncover and explore the creative side of mathematics and to so make it more 'lovable'. Perfect 'fitting' guest of honor was Professor Beutelspacher, the inventor and head of 'Mathematikum' in Giessen.

18.10.2011 >>


Still a rough road ahead for PLS and the Old Town Shopping Mall in Idstein

PLS (KOPRIAN IQ - OBJEKTWERT - KuBuS) won the exclusive development contract for the planned Old Town Shopping Mall.  A public hearing on October 19, that was meant to inform and include the citizens of Idstein early on turned sour when uproar-like interuptions made it impossible to bring the positive impact of the planned shopping mall and its revival of old town Idstein across.

13.10.2011 >>


HORNBACH in Riddes/Switzerland is "growing"

Ground breaking ceremony with magnificient back drop. On the very right you can see managing partner, Rolf Bernhard digging. Only six days later the first supports went up…

08.10.2011 >>


KuBuS has a new subsidiary in Switzerland - KuBuS Sursee

To further strengthen the successful cooperation with the companies HORNBACH and Steiner GmbH in Switzerland, KuBuS Sursee was opened officially in mid September.

06.10.2011 >>


KuBuS at the ExpoReal 2011:

Attendance at the world biggest real estate fair has been high again this year. KuBus made many new contacts and reconnected with existing ones at the booth "Region Mittelhessen". KuBuS was also represented at the city booths of Kiel and Hagen (both Germany) and booth Zurich (Switzerland) with the development company STEINER AG.                             

15.09.2011 >>


Pirmasens City Mall

24 students of the Landgraf-Ludwig-Middle-School in Pirmasens asked the citizens how they felt about the construction of the planned mall. The response was overwhelmingly positive.

06.09.2011 >>


Topping-Out ceremony in Bornheim

With the structural work completed, the company celebrated with many prominent guests. As part of the second construction phase the 5-story-office building will be finished at the end of 2011. On the same day the work on the parking garage was started.

31.08.2011 >>


Idstein Historic Town Mall - Development contract goes to PLS

The majority of the city council members voted for the development contract between the city of Idstein and PLS. It followed the unanimous decision of the construction and planning committee from August 17, 2011. PLS is a cooperation between KOPRIAN iQ, Hamburg, Objektwert/Dillenburg und KuBuS.

14.08.2011 >>


Dillenburg Oranien-Mall - Media-Markt signs on as anchor

The leasing contract with Media-Markt has been signed. This means that 40% of the retails space is taken. Negotiations with other stores, for example fashion are underway. The local press compares the anchor contract with winning the jackpot - by the City of Dillenburg.


07.07.2011 >>


Unanimous decision in Ehringshausen

On July 7, the city council adopts in an unanimous vote the project for the inner town development. After the traffic flow is diverted via a new east route, it is now planned to consolidate and renew the inner town infrastructure. For example by attracting a new retail project with offices and service providers. The decision is tied to the recommendation to award KuBuS with the development contract.

05.07.2011 >>


100. Birthday and Reopening of the Spa-House Bindersbach

The new owners, Bettina and Albrecht Hornbach celebrated with a sommer party the 100. birthday and reopening. Governor Kurt Beck came and congratulated the couple. With the extensive renovation of the under historical preservation standing Jugendstil building now completed it reopened as Congress Hotel and Guest house.

30.06.2011 >>


Hagen City Hall Mall: Finally - The project is a go !

With leases and financing secured the project has officially started. Anchor is Saturn with 5500 m2 on 2 levels, which makes it the biggest store in Nordrhein-Westfalen. Another top leasee is the Rewe-Group with a "Shopping Park".

15.06.2011 >>


City Mall Pirmasens

Big turnout at the presentation of the 80 million euro project. Many people attended the citizen meeting where mayor Dr. Matheis and Helmut Koprian (KOPRIAN iQ) as partner for PVS presented on June 14. The mall is to have 18000 m2 and is to revive retail, gastronomy and service of  down town Pirmasens with the goal to retain its quality of life. PVS is a cooperation between KOPRIAN iQ/Hamburg and KuBuS.



30.03.2011 >>


New chance for City Hall Mall in Kiel

The building process had been stopped. Now the city government with the votes of SPD, Green party and CDU endorsed it for acceleration. All parties support the process in the hope to reach a decision by the end of 2011. It is now planned to build a parking garage underneath Rathausplatz instead of in Waisenhof-Strasse. This reduces the "intrusion" in the city structure substantially.

28.03.2011 >>


HORNBACH Construction of Corporate Headquarters has begun

After the company Heberger received the building contract, construction of the new headquarter building in Bornheim began. It is planned to build a 5-story building of steel and concrete.

23.03.2011 >>


Wetzlar-Niedergirmes, Construction begins for the Family Center

March 23 marks the day when the first piece of sod was moved to build a center for kids and families in Wetzlar-Niedergirmes. Mayor Wolfram Dette and many children celebrated the event. With the 1.7 million euro extension the existing center will reach almost twice its size. End of construction is planned for June 2011.

17.03.2011 >>


Festive moment in Alexander-von-Humboldt-School in Asslar

The new science wing was opened on March 17. 2011.  Many prominent guests attended the festive ceremony. Landrat Schuster (SPD), principal Arno Hintz and Joerg Daus, general manager of KuBuS were there. 20 companies were part of the construction process. 2.5 million euro have been used,  5.5 million euro more are earmarked for additional construction. 

17.03.2011 >>


KuBuS Construction Management

KuBuS added extra power to its project management team. KuBuS Construction Management was officially filed into the trade register on March 17, 2011. Acting General Manager Andreas Maier and his employees are bringing a huge collective eperience to the "table". Specialties are single object management but also the complete chain of general contract management.

24.11.2010 >>


Postcarée Hanau completed

The project development contractor HBB from Luebeck finished after 11 months the construction of the Postcarre Mall on the premises of the former slaughterhouse at Kanaltorplatz in Hanau. KuBuS provided the complete execution planning for the general contractor Markgraf.

25.10.2010 >>


HORNBACH Headquarters - Construction Phase II

According to the master plan designed by KuBuS application for the second building phase of appx. 4000 m2 has now been filed. Work is supposed to begin as early as March 2011.

22.06.2010 >>


HORNBACH Do-it-Yourself market opens in Breda, Netherlands

Today on June 23, the first Hornbach market opens in Netherlands. It will have a drive-in material center. 23000 square meters retail space have been built and 150 new jobs have been created.

07.11.2010 >>


Ehringshausen, Extension company Kuester

The planning process for the extension of the company Kuester was successfully concluded. The change for the area usage has been approved on November 8 by the government agency.

28.10.2010 >>


Ehringshausen – Innercity urban planning

Yesterdays' town council meeting approved unanimously the development concept for Ehringshausen. This is the basis for the realization of the master plan and specific single objects. For the next meeting applications for specific measures have already been announced. KuBuS will assist in the planning process.

25.10.2010 >>


KuBuS plans logistics center

Karl-Steiner AG in Zurich, has awarded KuBuS to plan two logistics centers in Switzerland. Construction application for the 15000 m2 project in Koelligen (near Zurich)will be filed as early as spring of next year.

29.09.2010 >>


HORNBACH, Oldenburg : Completion of renovation

The complex renovation and modernization of Hornbach Do-it-Yourself market in Oldenburg have been completed and will be inspected in the next days

15.09.2010 >>



The competition for the renewal of the space in front of the train station has been completed. The development and planning for the Bernward-Mall depends on how fast the new front and central bus station is finished. Approval of subsidizing funds is another factor.

16.06.2010 >>


Celle, Historic Town Mall: Decision in the "facade" competition

The architects from Celle, Nilsson Witt & Partner won the competition. The blueprint fits into the old construction of historic Celle and can be easily adjusted during the development process. The master plan now has to be adjusted to meet the needs of a "House of Trade".

26.06.2010 >>


Topping-Out Ceremony at Postcarre in Hanau

A classic topping out ceremony was celebrated on June 26 in Hanau. Mayor Kaminsky, several city representatives, the general contractor from Bavaria, Markgraf and all contractors and planners were there. KuBuS had designed the excecution plan and attended with a small delegation as well.

23.06.2010 >>


Opening of Sconto Market in Simmern

After even for seasoned builders extremely challenging efforts of all participants the new furniture market opens it doors exactly on time. The colorful facades of the new building are visible from far away and direct the customers to the market.

24.06.2010 >>


Decision in Weilburg

It is planned to be build a private medical building nn the grounds of the county hospital with additional services. This made it necessary to change the building plan. After the decision of the city council the plan designed by KuBuS has now officially been adopted.

29.05.2010 >>


Elementary School in Dutenhofen

KuBus was awarded a new government contract to plan the renovation and restructuring of the Elementary School in Dutenhofen, a suburb of Wetzlar, famous for its handball team. This includes fire safety and general renovation.

30.04.2010 >>


Contract won to restructure Steffenberg

KuBuS applied via Hessen's competition database and has now been awarded the contract to plan the restructuring of Steffenburg. Principal is the committee "Interkommunale Zusammenarbeit Hinterland". The plan includes specific investment plans and will be basis for the application for subsidizing funds. 

30.03.2010 >>


New Center for families and children in Wetzlar-Niedergirmes

The building permit for the new construction was given in March. KuBus is working on the construction plan. The grounds are already being prepared.

02.12.2009 >>


Opening of a new HORNBACH Construction and Garden Center in Galgenen

The new HORNBACH Construction and Garden Center in Galgenen was opened yesterday. It is 13000 m2 big and the fifth HORNBACH market in Switzerland. The center has 130 employees.

28.01.2009 >>


First HORNBACH market in Germany's north

After 11 months of construction the first HORNBACH construction and garden center opened in Hamburg's Eidelstadt. It has 18000 m2 retails space,  costs were 33,4 million euro and provides jobs for 120 qualified workers. HORNBACH is now almost everywhere in Germany.

06.11.2008 >>


Opening of HORNBACH in Biel (Switzerland)

Hornbach opened today in Biel its 4th construction and garden center in Switzerland on 16700 m2 and with 125 new employees. Investment was more than 46 million swiss franks.