Ways of Life is an investigation into the new condition of working in close proximity in nature. The time ‘after work’ was traditionally where ‘life’ began. Today, the line between work and life has never been so blurred. More people now work from home than ever before, which has also enabled a new nomadicism into the countryside and nature. The following emerging offices from around the globe have been asked to develop a prototype dwelling that immerses work in nature while clarifying the relationship between work/ life and the individual / collective. The projects will be present at EXPERIMENTA URBANA, a co-event with documenta 14 in Kassel/Germany on July 5th 2017.   04.07.2017

Georgia Rest Stop

"The World's 10 Best Filling Stations for 2017"

Our Wissol, Georgia Rest Stop has been ranked in the top 10 world's best filling stations for 2017! More info: The World's 10 Best Filling Stations for 2017  27.06.2017

Sarpi Border Checkpoint

The Architectural Review's "Sarpi Border Checkpoint case study: Q&A with Jürgen Mayer H."

Q&A: The Architectural Review sits down with Jürgen Mayer H. for a discussion about an upcoming "wall-less" border competition in the US, using his Sarpi Border Checkpoint on the Georgia/Turkish border as a case study. More info: Sarpi Border Checkpoint case study: Q&A with Jürgen Mayer H.  16.06.2017

Ways of Life

ARTICLE: "19 Emerging Firms Design Prototype Houses for Living Among Nature" in ArchDaily

Article: ArchDaily writes about the upcoming exhibition "Ways of Life" in Kassel, opening July 5th for Experimenta Urbana with 19 firms, including J.MAYER.H. More info: 19 Emerging Firms Design Prototype Houses for Living Among Nature  15.06.2017

La ville en marchant


Exhibition: Metropol Parasol is featured in "La ville en marchant" at the Archipel Centre de Culture Urbaine in Lyon, June 20th - September 24th, 2017. Opening event: June 19th, 18:30 21 place des Terreaux/ 69001 Lyon/ France More info: ARCHIPEL CENTRE DE CULTURE URBAINE  12.06.2017

16 Stationen


Exhibition: "16 Stationen" showing all 16 "White Houses" curated by Jorunn Ragnarsdottir. Location: DasRöhm / Tor 2, Weilerstrasse 14 73614 Schorndorf. May 8th-14th, open daily More info: 16 STATIONEN photo of photo by Boris Miklautsch  10.05.2017


"Architektur und Visionen" at Architekture Dialoge, Basel

Join us tonight, May 9th, 2017 for a conversation on "Architektur und Visionen" at Architektur Dialoge ARCHITEKTUR UND VISIONEN Jürgen Mayer H., Architekt, J.MAYER.H und Partner Architekten, Berlin Prof. Fabio Gramazio, Architekt, Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zürich Druckereihalle Ackermannshof | St. Johanns-Vorstadt 19/21 | Basel (CH) More info: ARCHITEKTUR UND VISIONEN   09.05.2017

Architektur und Visionen

Event Tonight in Basel: "Architektur und Visionen" @ Architektur Dialoge

Join us tonight, May 9th, 2017 for a conversation on "Architektur und Visionen" at Architektur Dialoge ARCHITEKTUR UND VISIONEN Jürgen Mayer H., Architekt, J.MAYER.H und Partner Architekten, Berlin Prof. Fabio Gramazio, Architekt, Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zürich Druckereihalle Ackermannshof | St. Johanns-Vorstadt 19/21 | Basel (CH) More info: ARCHITEKTUR UND VISIONEN  09.05.2017

ways of Life


Save the date: The open design workshop Yamazaki Kentaro, Co-event with Documenta 14, Kultur-Bahnhof Kassel, July 5th, 2017, Ways of Life is an investigation into the new condition of working in close proximity in nature. The time ‘after work’ was traditionally where ‘life’ began. Featuring: Anna Heringer, Atelier Alter, Christoph Hesse Architects, Bernaskoni, Dogma, Fake Industries Architectural Agonism, J. MAYER H., KWK Promes, NOA*, The Open Workshop, Organization for Permanent Modernity, Penda, Pezo Von Ellrichshausen, RICA Studio, SsD, Somatic Collaborative, Stinessen Arkitektur, Tatiana Bilbao , Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop  28.04.2017


Juergen Mayer H. took part in a panel discussion on Sunday April 23, 2017 on "smart cities" with StoreFrontNYC and Het Nieuwe Instituut at The New School in NYC. More info: SMART CITIES? (Impossible Objects, Political Objects, and Measuring Objects)  25.04.2017

Smart Cities?

Event: SMART CITIES? (Impossible Objects, Political Objects, and Measuring Objects)

Jürgen Mayer H. will be participating this Sunday April 23rd, 2017 from 12-6pm in a panel discussion on "smart cities" with StoreFrontNYC and Het Nieuwe Instituut at The New School in NYC. Join us if you can! Smart Cities? is a conference of fictional and critical thoughts that seeks to debate and measure the measuring of cities and the various urban epistemological models that define urbanization and development in the 21st century. More info: SMART CITIES? (Impossible Objects, Political Objects, and Measuring Objects)   21.04.2017


Für unser Berliner Team suchen wir ab sofort Architekten (m/w) mit Berufserfahrung für LPH 5 und andere Leistungsphasen. Berufserfahrung: LPH 5, Sprachen: Deutsch, CAD: ArchiCAD, Bewerbungen an: J. MAYER. H und Partner, Architekten, Jesko M. Johnsson Zahn, Knesebeckstrasse 30, 10623 Berlin, Deutschland , Telefon 030 644907700, jobs@jmayerh.de   13.04.2017


As part of the new transnational tram line crossing the Rhine river from Strasbourg, France into Kehl, Germany, J.MAYER.H designed bus and tram stops at the central square in Kehl as sculptural compositions based on organic shaped discs. The different elements are flexible in incorporating various programmatic needs and evoke images of "Rheinkiesel" or the "Rhine Pebbles".   More about the project...  29.03.2017


XXX nominated for Architizer A+ Award

J.MAYER.H is proud to announce XXX TIMES SQUARE WITH LOVE as Finalist for the 2017 Architizer A+ Awards. Originally inspired by the “X”-like intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue that forms Times Square, the loungers are the first specially-commissioned ongoing street furniture for the new Times Square plazas. Vote for us: ARCHITIZER A+  More about XXX....  16.03.2017


XXX Times Square with Love

2017 AIANY Design Award for XXX

We are proud winners of the 2017 AIANY Design Awards Merit for XXX Times Square with Love, New York, NY. A big thank you to the jury, and the whole team of Times Square Arts Alliance and UAP.  More about XXX...  08.03.2017


MIPIM 2017 J. MAYER H. German Pavilion

MIPIM 2017 - Cannes, France

Join J. MAYER H. at the German Pavilion, 14-17th March, Palais de Festival, Riviera Hall, R7.G38/09, More Info: http://www.mipim.german-pavilion.com/content/en/home/home.php  28.02.2017

Inspireli Awards 2017

Inspireli Awards 2017

Jury member Juergen Mayer H. speaking at the Inspireli Awards ceremony in Prague, celebrating the next generation of architects. More Info: https://www.inspireli.com/en/awards/results2016  20.02.2017



Paparazzi photo by Jj Acuna showing the prototype of our relaxation pavilion Palloon for Revolution - Pre-craftet Properties in Manila. Seen on the roof-top of a private mansion.  More about Palloon....  16.12.2016


Anerkennung / Honorable Recognition

Sonnenhof received honorable recognition at the Thüringer Staatspreis für Architektur und Städtebau 2016. photo: David Franck  23.11.2016



Thursday, 20th October 2016, 6.30pm
Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, #716, CMH Road, Indiranagar 1st Stage, Bengaluru, Speakers: Juergen Mayer H., Lalita Tharani & Mujib Ahmed 
Moderated by Kaiwan Mehta, RSVP: wiss-2@banga.diplo.de   20.10.2016

Nominierung Sonnenhof DAM Preis 2017

Für den DAM Preis für Architektur in Deutschland nominiert das Museum - seit 2016 auch unter Berücksichtigung von Vorschlägen der Architektenkammern - 100 bemerkenswerte Gebäude oder Ensembles. Die Bekanntgabe des Preisträgers, die Preisverleihung und Eröffnung einer Ausstellung zu den Bauten finden immer Ende Januar im Deutschen Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt am Main statt.  Mehr über Sonnenhof  19.10.2016



NordArt 2016 - Referent Jürgen Mayer H.

Mit dem Thema "(RE)Densification - Nachverdichtung im urbanen Kontext" setzen AIT-Dialog und ACO die erfolgreiche Veranstaltungsreihe auch im Jahr 2016 fort. Das Symposium mit international renommierten Referenten findet am 22. September 2016 in der ACO-Academy in Rendsburg/Büdelsdorf statt. Ort: Auf dem Gelände Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Vorwerksallee, 24782 Büdelsdorf, Schleswig-Holstein, Info: http://www.nordart.de/ueber-die-nordart.html   22.09.2016

Eurobuild Warszawa


POLAND World-renowned German architect and artist Jürgen Mayer H. is to visit Poland in mid-September. He will be the keynote speaker giving the opening speech at Warsaw’s Architecture Festival on September 14th 2016. More about Eurobuild: http://english.eurobuildcee.com  14.09.2016

XXX Times Square with love


J.MAYER.H is pleased to announce the unveiling of XXX TIMES SQUARE WITH LOVE, three X-shaped permanent outdoor loungers custom designed for Times Square in New York. Each "X" can accommodate up to four people and allow them to lie down and enjoy a totally different - and more leisurely - perspective than the bustling plazas.  More about XXX....  08.09.2016


World Architecture Diary New York


Lecture with Juergen Mayer H., 23 AUGUST 6:00PM - 8:00PM, Please join us for a lecture in partnership with Times Square Arts by Juergen Mayer H. whose XXX Times Square opens on August 24. Mayer will discuss his recent work, particularly as it relates to the public realm. Organized by: Center for Architecture, Center for Architecture, 536 Laguardia Place, 10012, NY, USA  23.08.2016


ARCHITECTURES OF CONSUMPTION - 14.7. till 16.10.2016 This exhibition explores an architectural type that first developed around sixty years ago in the USA and rapidly turning into a global phenomenon that continues to evolve through to the present day. Although its influence has for decades been discussed by urban planners, sociologists, and even psychologists, the architectural design of shopping malls has for the most part been regarded as a peripheral issue. VOLT Berlin, by J.MAYER.H is part of the exhibition. Info: http://www.architekturmuseum.de  12.07.2016


J.MAYER.H is pleased to announce that construction of the parking loft in Miami District has started. The Miami Design District, a neighborhood dedicated to innovative art, design and architecture, had commissioned The Museum Garage to be built as part of its Phase III development. It is a seven-story mixed-use structure with ground-floor retail and the capacity for 800 vehicles. Curated by Terence Riley of K/R (Keenen/Riley), the project will feature five dramatically different facades by WORKac, J.MAYER.H, Clavel Arquitectos, Nicolas Buffe and K/R (Keenen/Riley).     07.07.2016

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JMAYERH gabrielli Strukturalien


The Installation 'Strukturalien' attends to the works of J.Mayer.H from its origins to the present day. Alongside Jürgen Mayer H.´s early, speculative projects and material studies, the majority of the displays present built projects. Printed artworks with wire-frame models explore the development and translation of J.Mayer.H's spatial structures into viable sculptures and architecture. Exhibition during the Venice Biennale: May 26th - November 27th, 2016, Location: Hotel Gabrielli, Riva degli Schiavoni, 4110, 30122 Venice  20.05.2016

Transformation eines Raums: Workshop 3 / flexible surfaces


Sala architettura berlin no. 4 - Transformation eines Raums: Workshop 3 / flexible surfaces, Freitag, 8. April 2016, 18 Uhr, Ort: Sarotti-Höfe, Mehringdamm 53-57, 10961 Berlin-Kreuzberg, Programm: 18.00 Uhr: Einlass und Getränke, 18.30 Uhr: Vorstellung der Workshop-Ergebnisse durch das Entwurfsteam und Lecture von Jürgen Mayer H. zu den Schnittstellen von Architektur, Kommunikation und neuen Technologien. Wir freuen uns über Ihr Kommen und bitten um Anmeldung unter sala4@sbca.de.  31.03.2016

Juergen Mayer H. TU Darmstadt lecture


COULD SHOULD WOULD - lecture by Jürgen Mayer H., April 20th, 2016, 6 pm, Grosser Hörsaal, Architekturgebäude an der Lichtwiese, TU Darmstadt  17.03.2016

Haus am Waldsee Jürgen Mayer H. solo exhibition


Strukturalien - Architektur als urbane Plastik, April 28th - June 26th, 2016, opening: April 27th, 2016, 19:30h, location: Haus am Waldsee, Argentinische Allee 30, 14163 Berlin, +49.(0)30.8018935, Info: http://www.hausamwaldsee.de  17.03.2016

Plazebo exhibition J. Mayer H. Vanessa Enriquez


Affects between Architecture and Art, Vanessa Enriquez and J. MAYER H., April 2nd - May 1st, 2016, Artist Talk: Saturday April 30th, 2016, 3-5 pm, Opening: Saturday April 2nd, 7-11 pm, location: aquabitArt, Auguststrasse 35,10119 Berlin-Mitte, +49(0)30.26036477, Info: http://www.art.aquabit.com  16.03.2016



J.MAYER.H und Partner, Architekten are back at MIPIM, showing their most recent and upcoming projects at the German Pavilion. If you or any of your colleagues would like to meet us at MIPIM to discuss potential business opportunities or collaborations, please feel free to contact us: contact@jmayerh.de, March 15 - 18, 2016, German Pavilion, Cannes, France  10.03.2016


J.MAYER.H would like to thank all of our partners and friends for many rewarding collaborations and a fantastic 2015 -- a year in which we were able to realize a number of national and international projects with great enthusiasm and success. 2016 will continue our dynamic development with many exciting projects in the United States, Asia, and Europe. March will mark J.MAYER.H's third exhibition and presentation at MIPIM in Cannes. In April, we will open our solo exhibition at the Haus am Waldssee, Berlin with an immersive installation, architecture models, and sketches from our archive that will be exhibited for the first time.We look forward to continuing our productive collaborations with you, and sharing an exciting 2016. Images: Volt Berlin, Palloon Relaxation Pavilion, KA300 Pavilion, Sonnenhof, photos: Frank Dinger, David Franck  16.12.2015

HeatSeat - Museum für Gestaltung Zürich


What happens when you touch, press or activate something? What effect does touching objects have on them? The exhibition presents a wide selection of exhibits from the area of contemporary product design. It examines the interaction of material and form, the interface of hand and object, or the reciprocal effect of touching and feeling. Heat.Seat by J. MAYER H. shown at Museum fuer Gestaltung Zuerich, Opening Thursday, 26 November, 7 pm, Opening together with "Hand Sign", http://www.museum-gestaltung.ch/en/exhibitions/annual-program-2015/touch-it/  26.11.2015



Am 17. November 2015 um 20 Uhr laden wir ein zur Buchpremiere von Karl Scheffler, Berlin. Ein Stadtschicksal, Im Gespräch der Herausgeber Florian Illies, Dr. Hans Stimmann und Jürgen Mayer H. Potsdamer Straße 98 (Vorderhaus links)10785 Berlin, Wir bitten um Anmeldung unterbunge@suhrkamp.de   09.11.2015

Goethe Netherlands Rotterdam

Rotterdamer Dialog #03

Guus Beumer im Gespräch mit Jürgen Mayer H., Gespräch, Mittwoch, 14. Oktober 2015, 20 Uhr Het Nieuwe Instituut, Museumpark 25, Rotterdam, Eintritt: € 5,00 | mit Ermäßigung: € 3,00, Gratis mit Goethe-Pass oder Ticket für den Film Jürgen Mayer H. - Architektur als Abenteuer Veranstaltungssprache: Englisch, info@rotterdam.goethe.org   25.09.2015



On September 22nd the successful opening of HANDS-ON - an ECOLA exhibit at STO Werkstatt, London took place. The design by J. MAYER H. creates a unique experiential environment, rich in texture and materiality, through which the ECOLA winning projects will be displayed. The sculpture is a multi-functional object serving as seating and a forum for discussion of the award winning projects, which will be projected onto the surrounding walls.   More information about HANDS-ON...  24.09.2015



Royal Academy of Arts, Announcing: Jürgen Mayer H., Architecture and Freedom season, Talks, Monday 21 September 2015, 6.30 — 7.45pm, In the first lecture in our ‘Architecture and Freedom’ season, German architect, Jürgen Mayer H discusses how architecture can facilitate social interactivity.  04.09.2015



23rd September – 27th November 2015, Sto Werkstatt, Clerkenwell, London, HANDS-ON is designed by German architecture practice J. MAYER. H and draws its source material from The ECOLA Award Archives. The European Conference of Leading Architects (ECOLA) Awards is an international architecture competition managed by German architecture magazine AIT that focuses on render and plaster as building materials and how their use can define the quality of architectural design. The HANDS-ON exhibition presents all of the winning projects spanning from 2006 up to this year’s awards judged in May 2015, chaired by Sir Peter Cook.   04.09.2015



Forecast Forum, An international platform that promotes emerging talents 2015, Aug 28, Fri — 2015, Aug 30, Sun, Forecast is an international platform that promotes emerging talents and gives them the opportunity to realize their own projects side-by-side with renowned mentors. Thereby, Forecast offers insights into artistic production processes in a diverse variety of genres and reveals how creative decisions are reached. More than 360 applicants from 70 countries responded to the international call for proposals and submitted their project ideas to Forecast. The mentors Markus Diebel (design), Lars Petter Hagen (composition), Eric Joris (scientific fiction), Jürgen Mayer H. (architecture), Bas Princen (photography) and Barbara Vanderlinden (curating) offer 30 participants the opportunity to introduce themselves and their ideas to the public at the Forecast Forum between August 28 and 30.   31.08.2015



Standard International – #2 Post Spatial Devices, Opening: Wednesday, 09.09.2015, 7 PM, Location: Geisberg Berlin, Geisbergstrasse 6 -9 , 10777 Berlin, Curator: Rüdiger Lange, Group exhibition with: Elisabeth Sonneck, Terry Haggerty, Achim Kobe, Tim Stapel, Malene Landgreen, Rainer Splitt, Rebecca Michaelis, Frank Coldewey, Isabelle Borges, Christl Mudrak, Christine & Irene Hohenbüchler   31.08.2015


J. MAYER H. - could should would, new monograph, Contains smart texts by Ana Miljacki, John Paul Ricco and Georges Teyssot, English, 2015. ca. 288 pp., ca. 500 ills., 21.00 x 26.50 cm, hardcover, ISBN 978-3-7757-4053-1, Info: http://www.hatjecantz.de/j-mayer-h-6551-1.html  21.07.2015


J. MAYER H. - Could Should Would, Recent international projects include Metropol Parasol, the redevelopment of the Plaza de la Encarnación in Seville, Spain; the Court of Justice in Hasselt, Belgium; and several public and infrastructure projects in Georgia, for example an airport in Mestia, the border checkpoint in Sarpi, and three rest stops along the highway in Gori and Locchini. English 2015. ca. 288 pp., ca. 500 ills., 21.00 x 26.50 cm, hardcover, ISBN 978-3-7757-4053-1, Info: http://www.hatjecantz.de/j-mayer-h-6551-1.html  21.07.2015


J. MAYER H. with "TopViewMeltDown" shown at Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, “ANTARCTICA. History. Antarctopia”, 23 July at 7 p.m., Multimedia Art Museum, Ostozhenka, 16, 119034, Moscow, Russia  21.07.2015


FIN-GER Architecture Biennale, time: 14.-26.07.2015 | 12:00-18:00 | Exhibition & Architecture Pop-Up Store, Würzburg, http://fin-ger.com/  15.07.2015

Sonnenhof Jena


J. MAYER H. celebrates the completion of the urban renewal project Sonnenhof in the historic city center of Jena. Sonnenhof consists of four new buildings with office and residential spaces. Located on a consolidated number of smaller lots in the historical center of Jena, Germany, the separate structures allow for free access through the grounds.   More about Sonnenhof...  07.07.2015


KOTOR APSS Summer School Jürgen Mayer H.

KOTOR APSS - Lecture Juergen Mayer H.

FORUM // 2015, Montenegro, 14-18 July, Kotor APSS - Architectural Prison Summer School, As we have promised, we officially start our KotorAPSS Forum 2015 line-up with some amazing architects, designers and entrepreneurs. Lecture Juergen Mayer H., More info: http://kotorapss.me/  07.07.2015

Juergen Mayer H. @ Strelka Institute

Modern architecture transforms public space into a place for communication, creates motivation for cultural change and brings together the local community, encouraging people to cooperate. Architecture firm J. MAYER H. and its leader Jurgen Mayer H. follow this ideology. He seeks to expand the boundaries of architectural discipline and increase the sphere of its influence. In the lecture he will talk about the projects of his firm and process of their creation. He will explain how architecture and design can not just emphasize the identity of the space, but create it., The lecture will be held in English with synchronized translation to Russian., With support from РОТО ФРАНК., Strelka Institute, Moskow, 09.07.15, 20:00H, entrance free  06.07.2015

J. MAYER H. Sebastian finckh KA300 Paivlion Jubilee Karlsruhe


June 20th, 2015 marked the opening of the KA300 Pavilion in Karlsruhe, designed by J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten. To celebrate the three-hundred year anniversary of the founding of the city of Karlsruhe, this temporary event pavilion was erected in the city's Schlossgarten. During the festival summer various concerts, theatre performances, readings, film screenings, and exhibitions will be held in the open structure. Pavilion for the City Jubilee KA300, Schlossgarten, Karlsruhe, Photo: Sebastian Finckh  More about KA300....  20.06.2015