Revitalisation of buyer houses © Lambertus, iPE

Revitalisation of department stores

The stationary retail trade is increasingly under economic pressure due to the steadily growing online trade (e-commerce). The sales and market shares of the large German department stores' chains have been declining since the beginning of the 21st...


SWF Grundriss © iPE

Social housing promotion

As part of the federalism reform, responsibility for social housing promotion was transferred from the federal government to the Länder in 2006. Laws and regulations for the promotion of rented housing were to be enacted more appropriately for different needs and regulated on a Land-specific basis...


Office © iPE

Office building

New possibilities of digitalisation and the changed demands of Generation Y for flexible forms of work require new concepts of use. Architecture has an important role to play here. New working models such as 'Smart Office' or 'Flex Work' combine the advantages of multiple...


Industrial construction © iPE

Industrial construction

The development of efficient structures with a high level of planning quality and flexibility for industrial construction include new construction measures as well as maintenance and modernisation tasks...


hospital construction © iPE

Hospital construction

Hospital construction in Germany is characterised by buildings from the 1960s and 1970s. These were originally characterised by functional and compact structures with efficient hospital logistics. Over time, numerous conversions and extensions have swelled these structures into complex and large-format buildings...


Site plan school © iPE

Occupancy costs of school buildings

The financially weak budgets of the federal, state and local governments force those responsible to comprehensively manage all cost-influencing factors that have a negative impact on the total amount of their investments...