undjurekbrüggen is an architectural practice that considers architecture as an immanent part of a common Earth shared with all people, animals, plants and things. Instead of placing individual, human objects in a natural world in crisis, undjurekbrüggen intends to connect the world you live in and the world you live from in one space.

With the aim of not only protecting the Earth, but also caring for it and actively shaping it in a positive way, undjurekbrüggen initiates ecological projects in cooperation with other actors.

These projects can have different formats (building, furniture, text, film, campaign, neighbourhood or landscape), but always deal with the existing in terms of building, ecology, economy, politics, climate and comfort.  

_undjurekbrüggen is co-founding member of the architecture collective OFEA Office for Ecological Architecture



Gotzkowskystraße 33
10555 Berlin

future office
Kirchplatz 6
39615 Werben (Elbe)

+49 157 50971179

Christian Cotting
Noah Curinga
Patrick Holzer
Emily Schlatter
Jakob Wolters 
Jurek Brüggen

Die beste aller möglichen Welten, Hochschule Bochum, 27.04.2023

und Architektur, TU Darmstadt, 27.10.2022, ENB Fachgebiet Entwerfen und Nachhaltiges Bauen

Furniture that Moves, ETH Zürich,
17.11.2021, Querformat  

Erich Mendelsohn Preis 2023 
Newcomer Award, Winner Gold

Bauwelt-Preis 2023 

KFW Award Bauen 2020 

DAM Preis 2020
Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Nominierung

Best Architects 20 Award 
Gold Winner

Häuser des Jahres 2019, Callwey Verlag

Eine Stehlampe exhibited at Vitra House, Weil am Rhein, 2022

Eine Stehlampe exhibited at 3daysofdesign Copenhagen, Vitra Showroom, 2022

_selected publications (books)
Kleine Häuser, 2023
ISBN 978-3-7667-2668-1

Jahrbuch der Architektur, 2020
ISBN 978-3-946154-51-8

best architects 20,
ISBN 978-3-946021-04-9

Architekturführer Deutschland 2020,
ISBN 978-3-86922-749-8

Urlaubsarchitektur Selection 2019, cover project,
ISBN 978-3-9817367-5-5

Häuser des Jahres 2019,
ISBN 978-3-7667-2425-0

100 Traumhäuser, 2021 
ISBN 978-3-7667-2494-6

_selected publications (magazines)
trans magazin,
36 Spannung 


Cube Select,

If you are interested in our practice and would like to join us, we are looking forward to your application. Please send a specific motivation letter and portfolio by mail to collaborate@undjb.eu, or as hard-copy via post. We will contact you, when we have open positions.

If you have a general request, are interested to collaborate on a project with us or just wanna reach out, please send your inquiry to team@undjb.eu.

Furniture designs by undjurekbrüggen are available at einsundviele.de

Joanna von Essen, Anh Hoffmann, Diana Fügener, Nina Lehrum, Lena Feit, Annemarie Niehaus, Yola Fahdt, Marcus Friede  

undjurekbrüggen baugewerbliche Architektengesellschaft mbH, Register court: Amtsgericht Charlottenburg
HRB 220318 B, Architektenkammer Berlin, AL Nr. KG474

© 2023 undjurekbrüggen



030 Luise 19E

Werder (Havel)
Jakob Wolters, Marcus Friede, Emily Schlatter und Jurek Brüggen

Luise 19E was once a dilapidated building with four garages and was due to be demolished.

Luise 19E stands on the heritage-protected grounds of the Uferwerk eG - a cooperative for communal and sustainable multigenerational living.

The building had partly no foundations. The soil was contaminated with oil and the brick walls had large cracks. Rain was pouring in through the roof. The roofing contained asbestos and PAHs. The interiors seemed small and dark. The brickwork was cold and damp.

The young architects won a competition with the aim of saving the existing building and avoiding demolition. Despite the very poor condition and the already approved replacement building, they proposed to preserve and renovate Luise 19E as far as possible. Luise 19E should become a community house for all residents - a meeting place and common living space for all.

The new design and use of Luise 19E was developed in a participatory planning and construction process with the cooperative's residents. The use and design of the building was discussed in numerous workshops, lectures and project groups, and the people involved in the construction site worked on it themselves.

The roof had to be demolished and disposed of because of the heavy contamination. The eastern garage had to be demolished because it had no foundations. The previous volume was rebuilt with large, new openings using the stones from the deconstruction. The partition walls were demolished except for wall supports, and the outer walls were built up and renovated using the stones obtained through partial deconstruction. A new ring beam stabilises the building. A ceiling made of wooden beams supports the wood fibre insulation and a green roof. Above this is a translucent photovoltaic system made of individual tubes.

The existing building was left in its heterogeneity and only structurally repaired or supplemented with material reused on site. The new roof with its visible wooden beams and concrete ring beam contrasts with the existing structure both internally and externally. The former garages remain recognisable through the wall supports and structure the large common room. The interior space opens through a large sliding window to the east onto the terrace and the adjacent river.

Luise 19E not only stores grey energy in its existing walls and foundations - the bricks recovered from the deconstruction were also reused during the renovation. Luise 19E compensates for the sealing of the ground with a new green roof. The photovoltaic system mounted above the plants produces renewable electricity. Climate-positive interior insulation made of hemp lime reduces energy consumption. Various walled-in nesting boxes in the façades provide habitats for numerous bird species and promote biodiversity.

A dilapidated outbuilding has become an open, meeting place for the cooperative housing project. Luise 19E is now an ecological, spacious community centre for all residents of the cooperative, for guests, for plants and for animals.

photos by Hannes Heitmüller 

_undjurekbrüggen Architekt:innen, team@undjb.eu, +49 157 50971179‬  Gotzkowskystraße 33, D-10555 Berlin und Kirchplatz 6, D-39615 Werben (Elbe), @undjurekbrueggen

undjurekbrüggen Architektengesellschaft 
+49 157 50971179‬ 
Gotzkowskystraße 33, D-10555 Berlin
Kirchplatz 6, D-39615 Werben (Elbe) @undjurekbrueggen