The architectural blog KLINKERKULTUR (clinker culture) discusses everything worth knowing about building with clinker bricks. This includes the special technical features of fired clay, its haptic and optic as well as the roots of its craftsmanship. The interactive platform wants to make a contribution towards promoting discussions concerning the design quality of the clinker building material, to preserve the traditions of the mason’s trade and those of the bricklayer’s art and, at the same time, to enhance the recognition of clinker architecture.


Creating clinker architecture, thinking ahead and maintaining the building culture – to be part of this concept, the Hagemeister clinker factory regularly runs its clinker seminar for architects. Renowned planners and well-known speakers from the world of architecture hold exciting lectures on various subjects. The clinker factory promotes this regular exchange and, with its seminars, offers a forum for continuous further training – recognised by the nationwide chamber of architects. Discussions on red-hot topics takes place annually in the showroom of the clinker factory.

For over 13 years, national and international representatives from the architectural scene have been enriching the event with their contributions involving the core subject of “clinker façades”.

List of Speakers  


List of Speakers 

Prof. Frank Hausmann - Dipl.-Ing. Architekt – AachenProf. ir. Jo Coenen - Jo Coenen & Co. Architekten BV – MaastrichtProf. Julia Bolles-Wilson Dipl.-Ing. Architektin -   Bolles+Wilson MünsterGerhard Eckl  -  Nickel & Partner Architekten GmbH, München Prof. Eberhard Klapp - EssenThomas Rau  - RAU AmsterdamProf. Dr. h.c. mult. Meinhard von Gerkan - gmp Architekten, HamburgProf. Ulrich Coersmeier  - COERSMEIER TEBROKE ARCHITEKTUR GMBH, KölnProf. Hans Kollhoff - KOLHOFF Architekten, BerlinJeanne Dekkers  - Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur, DelftProf. Oskar Spital-Frenking - Profs. Spital-Frenking + Schwarz Architekten und Stadtplaner BDA LüdinghausenProf. Walter A. Noebel - Berlin †Prof. Christoph Mäckler - Christoph Mäckler Architekten, Frankfurt a.M.Prof. Beata Huke-Schubert - Huke-Schubert Berge Architekten, HamburgStefan Beck Dipl. Ing. Arch.- Büro Baumschlager & Eberle, Lustenau/Vaduz/Wien/St. Gallen/Zürich/Hongkong/Berlin/Hanoi/Paris HamburgProf. Jörn Walter - Oberbaudirektor HamburgProf. Wolfgang Lorch - Wandel Lorch Architekten, Saarbrücken/ Frankfurt a.M.Peter Bastian Dipl.-Ing. Arch. -  MünsterProf. Arno Lederer - Lederer+Ragnarsdóttir+Oei, StuttgartJan Kleihues Dipl.-Ing. Architekt BDA  -  Kleihues + Kleihues, Berlin/ Dülmen-Rorup/ OsloHelmut Heuer - Architekturbüro HeuerFaust, AachenGer Rosier - DEDRIE Architecten, SchimmertProf. Karl-Heinz Winkens - Winkens Architekten, BerlinStefan Ritzen - RITZEN Architecten, Maastricht Stefan Forster  Dipl.-Ing. Arch. -  Stefan Forster Architekten, Frankfurt Prof. Klaus Sill  - architekten prof. klaus sill, Hamburg Andreas Hild Dipl.- Ing. Arch.- Hild und K Architekten BDA, MünchenAlexander Schwarz - Managing Director -  David Chipperfield Architects  Germany, Berlin Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerd Hauser - Ordinarius der Technischen Universität München Prof. Olaf Lauströer - Atelier Lauströer Richter, DresdenRobert Wetzels  Dipl.-Ing. Architekt AKNW -  bob-architektur BDA, KölnJan Peter Wingender - OFFICE WINHOV BV, Amsterdam Jörg Preckel Dipl.-Ing.-  PFEIFFER ELLERMANN PRECKEL, MünsterPaola Pellandini  -  Studio Architetto Mario Botta, MendrisioSergey Skuratov -  SERGEY SKURATOV ARCHITECTS, MoskauFriedrich Wolters -  Wolters Partner – Architekten & Stadtplaner GmbH, CoesfeldProf. Peter Böhm - Peter Böhm Architekten, KölnProf. Dr. Thomas Stark - HTWG Konstanz, Fakultät Architektur und Gestaltung Prof. Dr.-Ing. Paul Kahlfeldt - Petra und Paul Kahlfeldt Architekten, BerlinChristoph Kohl   -  KK Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH, BerlinProf. Nikolaus Bienefeld  - Architekturbüro Bienefeld, Swisttal-OdendorfProf. Dr. Gernot Böhme -  TU Darmstadt, Institut für PhilosophieThomas Torkler  - Bildhauer/Architekt, Aachen


As part of several days of student workshops, scholarships and endowment professorships at various universities, Hagemeister actively supports the teaching of architecture. The transmission of knowledge about the brick as well as its architectural importance and conveying the craft value of masonry is brought to life here every day. Professors, lecturers and students work intensively with master masons and expert consultants from the clinker factory and open up fascinating topic areas dealing with clinker architecture time and again.

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