About us

 

THAT’S HOW WE WORK

We
are

 

Schrammen Architekten BDA was founded in 1988 in Mönchengladbach. Our staff has grown steadily and now includes around 45 employees.

We
are

 

Schrammen Architekten BDA was founded in 1988 in Mönchengladbach. Our staff has grown steadily and now includes around 45 employees.

We
create

 

With a team of architects, urban planners, engineers and architectural draftsmen, we develop individually tailored and holistic architectural concepts. As diverse as our design, so are our projects – from housing to commercial and office buildings to special buildings. In our design and development processes we draw on profound expertise gained over many years. We have participated in numerous architecture competitions and have designed or converted over 1,000 buildings to date for private individuals, companies and public bodies. The numerous awards we have received testify to the quality of our work. Schrammen Architekten BDA has established a reputation in the Rhine-Ruhr region and beyond for its customised concepts and has therefore received commissions for projects right across Germany and in other countries.

We
believe

 

One of our great strength is that we really listen to our clients and make sure we understand exactly what they want – and we take pride in finding solutions that meet even the most complex requirements down to the tiniest detail. Human beings – the people who will see, use and experience the space we design – are at the centre of everything we do. Creativity, thinking outside the box and trying out new approaches, examining different possibilities for meeting the specific requirements and coming up with the best possible solution – all of this constitutes a long process involving several steps that often need to be taken again and again. Our clients benefit from our willingness to go the extra mile in all stages of the building process, from the initial design and project planning to completion and follow-up support.

Living

 

Detached houses
Apartment houses
Barrier-free living
Assisted living

Office

 

Office buildings
Commercial buildings
Banks
Retail buildings
Administration buildings

Industry

 

Commercial buildings
Industrial buildings
Factory buildings
Business parks
Logistics centre

Sports

 

Indoor ski slopes
Hockey parks
Gymnasiums
Swimming pools
Multifunctional halls

Education

 

Schools
Kindergartens
Canteens

Health

 

Ambulance buildings
Day centre

Culture

 

Churches
Museums
Cultural centres
Community centre
Preservation of monuments

Urban planning

 

Urban quarter development
Commercial area revitalization
Vacant lots

OWNER AND MANAGER

Dr.-Ing. Architekt Burkhard Schrammen

 

Dr.-Ing. Burkhard Schrammen studied architecture at the RWTH Aachen University from 1975 to 1982.
After completing his studies, he initially worked as an employed architect in the architecture firm Eller, Moser, Maier, Walter + Partner in Düsseldorf and as an assistant to Professor Fritz Eller at the Department of Design of Structures, Industrial Buildings and Workplaces at RWTH Aachen University.
In 1988 he received his doctorate on »The relation between the changing conditions of office work and office spaces« and founded his own office in Mönchengladbach in the same year. Since 2007 he has also been the managing partner of »die projektentwickler wohnen 2030 GmbH«.

Schrammen has been involved in the Bund Deutscher Architekten for many years and since 2003 he has been the first chairman of Bund Deutscher Architekten district group Linker Niederrhein. Since 2010 he has been a member of the representative meeting of the Architektenkammer NRW and is involved as a competition consultant for the district of Düsseldorf.
In addition, Schrammen is active in other honorary positions:
He is a shareholder of the WFMG business development agency and a member of the General Assembly of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce.
In his hometown Mönchengladbach he is also involved in Initiativkreis and as a board member of the club Clean-up-MG.

»Architecture constantly presents me with the challenge of
designing spaces that work within their contexts on all levels and
that are both functional and distinctive. But in the end,
whatever shape a specific building takes, we always design
with people in mind. Their needs are the ultimate measure of
what we do.«

DR.-ING. BURKHARD SCHRAMMEN

»Architecture constantly presents me with the challenge of designing spaces that work within their contexts on all levels and that are both functional and distinctive. But in the end, whatever shape a specific building takes, we always design with people in mind. Their needs are the ultimate measure of what we do.«
DR.-ING. BURKHARD SCHRAMMEN

CLIENTS

»If you want your employees to be creative, you need to give them space. Schrammen Architekten reliably transposes our ideas about contemporary working environments into architecture. In the face of increasing digitalisation, we want our open-space offices to give our employees more space to contribute their own thoughts. Developing an idea in peace, working on a project together, talking, relaxing – our expanded office building is the right place for all these things. The new building we added in 2000 already changed our processes just as we had hoped. We and our employees are very excited about the expansion.«


 

MATTHIAS KRAMM, MANAGING DIRECTOR

VANDERLANDE

2019-08-27T17:14:29+02:00
»If you want your employees to be creative, you need to give them space. Schrammen Architekten reliably transposes our ideas about contemporary working environments into architecture. In the face of increasing digitalisation, we want our open-space offices to give our employees more space to contribute their own thoughts. Developing an idea in peace, working on a project together, talking, relaxing – our expanded office building is the right place for all these things. The new building we added in 2000 already changed our processes just as we had hoped. We and our employees are very excited about the expansion.«   MATTHIAS KRAMM, MANAGING DIRECTOR VANDERLANDE

»The project that we are currently working on at Viersener Straße/Bebericher Straße is highly complex for a number of reasons. It is to develop a space for a mixture of commercial and private use over 5000 square metres at a prominent location. This kind of project requires an architect who is solution-oriented, determined and has great willpower. We believe that Dr Schrammen is the right man for the job. We also like his aesthetic perception. The larger buildings that we know he designed convey a clear message.«


 

DR. MED ANDREA COENEN, MANAGING DIRECTOR

SRC CENTRE FOR OUTPATIENT REHABILITATION


 

STEPHAN COENEN, MANAGING DIRECTOR

AUTO CENTRUM WALTER COENEN

2019-08-27T16:53:04+02:00
»The project that we are currently working on at Viersener Straße/Bebericher Straße is highly complex for a number of reasons. It is to develop a space for a mixture of commercial and private use over 5000 square metres at a prominent location. This kind of project requires an architect who is solution-oriented, determined and has great willpower. We believe that Dr Schrammen is the right man for the job. We also like his aesthetic perception. The larger buildings that we know he designed convey a clear message.«   DR. MED ANDREA COENEN, MANAGING DIRECTOR SRC CENTRE FOR OUTPATIENT REHABILITATION   STEPHAN COENEN, MANAGING DIRECTOR AUTO CENTRUM WALTER COENEN

»Places of salvation heal the soul. I am eternally grateful to the creativity of Dr Schrammen, which I got to experience first hand during the conversion of two churches. The new liturgical space that was built in St Marien emphasises what is essential with its focused clarity and bright beauty. Here, people meet God and each other! In St Josef, the message of Christ’s resurrection is made visible. The colours of the gravestones bring the light of the church windows into its interior, making it a comforting and vibrant space. And an olive tree bears witness to the triumph of life!«


 

KLAUS HURTZ, PASTOR

PARISH ST MARY’S

2019-08-27T17:19:58+02:00
»Places of salvation heal the soul. I am eternally grateful to the creativity of Dr Schrammen, which I got to experience first hand during the conversion of two churches. The new liturgical space that was built in St Marien emphasises what is essential with its focused clarity and bright beauty. Here, people meet God and each other! In St Josef, the message of Christ’s resurrection is made visible. The colours of the gravestones bring the light of the church windows into its interior, making it a comforting and vibrant space. And an olive tree bears witness to the triumph of life!«   KLAUS HURTZ, PASTOR PARISH ST MARY’S

»ZERRES, the internationally renowned trousers designer, has implemented an extraordinary project together with the Schrammen architecture office: its new logistics centre.
The creativity, modern design and clear-cut shapes of the building are meant to reflect the dialogue between fashion and architecture.
Down to the smallest detail, we have created a clear, high-quality structure that goes beyond mere function.
The creative process was fuelled by the ideas we developed together and the implementation of solutions based on these ideas.
Its results are a perfect fit, which can be seen in many details.
The generous glass façade, water basin and the black aluminium panels give the building its unique character.«


 

HELGA ENGLER, MANAGING DIRECTOR

W. ZERRES


 

MARCUS SCHRAMMEN, MANAGING DIRECTOR

W. ZERRES

2019-08-27T17:07:03+02:00
»ZERRES, the internationally renowned trousers designer, has implemented an extraordinary project together with the Schrammen architecture office: its new logistics centre. The creativity, modern design and clear-cut shapes of the building are meant to reflect the dialogue between fashion and architecture. Down to the smallest detail, we have created a clear, high-quality structure that goes beyond mere function. The creative process was fuelled by the ideas we developed together and the implementation of solutions based on these ideas. Its results are a perfect fit, which can be seen in many details. The generous glass façade, water basin and the black aluminium panels give the building its unique character.«   HELGA ENGLER, MANAGING DIRECTOR W. ZERRES   MARCUS SCHRAMMEN, MANAGING DIRECTOR W. ZERRES

»The project for the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Krefeld involved the partial renovation of the existing building and construction of a new building that would be connected to the old. It was no mean feat. Dr Schrammen mastered this challenge with flying colours. Both the executive committee and the building committee are very happy with the result. It is not just the architecture that pleases us: Dr Schrammen’s prices are very fair, and he adhered to our schedule perfectly.«


 

HEINZ SCHMIDT, PRESIDENT (2009–2017)

CHAMBER OF INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE MITTLERER NIEDERRHEIN

2019-08-27T17:16:23+02:00
»The project for the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Krefeld involved the partial renovation of the existing building and construction of a new building that would be connected to the old. It was no mean feat. Dr Schrammen mastered this challenge with flying colours. Both the executive committee and the building committee are very happy with the result. It is not just the architecture that pleases us: Dr Schrammen’s prices are very fair, and he adhered to our schedule perfectly.«   HEINZ SCHMIDT, PRESIDENT (2009–2017) CHAMBER OF INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE MITTLERER NIEDERRHEIN

»Mönchengladbach is a mere stone’s throw from the Netherlands, but they might as well be different worlds. Without Dr Schrammen, we would not have dared to take this big step, and it would certainly not have been successful without his help. It is not just a few paragraphs that are different – it is the entire mentality, all processes. To realise large-scale projects such as Roermonder Höfe and Steinmetzstraße, you need to know a city inside out. I first met Dr Schrammen at a trade fair in Amsterdam a few years ago. Our first major project together was not easy. Over the course of several years, we went through many stages and developed enormous trust in one another. I appreciate our partnership with Dr Schrammen tremendously.«


 

PIET VAN POL, MANAGING DIRECTOR

VAN POL BEHEER BV

2019-08-27T17:09:41+02:00
»Mönchengladbach is a mere stone’s throw from the Netherlands, but they might as well be different worlds. Without Dr Schrammen, we would not have dared to take this big step, and it would certainly not have been successful without his help. It is not just a few paragraphs that are different – it is the entire mentality, all processes. To realise large-scale projects such as Roermonder Höfe and Steinmetzstraße, you need to know a city inside out. I first met Dr Schrammen at a trade fair in Amsterdam a few years ago. Our first major project together was not easy. Over the course of several years, we went through many stages and developed enormous trust in one another. I appreciate our partnership with Dr Schrammen tremendously.«   PIET VAN POL, MANAGING DIRECTOR VAN POL BEHEER BV

»VIVAWEST is a housing enterprise that primarily invests in holistic district developments. Dr Schrammen’s new construction project at Vituspark in Mönchengladbach convinced us of his skills as a project developer and architect. His sustainable approach played an important part. The district is innovative in a number of ways: its flexible layout makes the courtyard and patio houses very adaptable. They offer a great deal of options for families, couples and singles at different stages of their lives. The campus houses are similarly versatile. While there are flats on top of each other, they do not all have the same layout. This is quite obvious from looking at the balconies, which face different directions. The district is in an extremely attractive location, too: surrounded by greenery, close to the city centre and with a view of Mönchengladbach’s most picturesque sight, the Abteiberg.«


 

CLAUDIA GOLDENBELD, MANAGING DIRECTOR

VIVAWEST WOHNEN


 

BASTIAN BRUSINSKI, DEPUTY DEPARTMENT MANAGER ACQUISITION/EVALUATION

VIVAWEST WOHNEN

2019-08-27T17:12:59+02:00
»VIVAWEST is a housing enterprise that primarily invests in holistic district developments. Dr Schrammen’s new construction project at Vituspark in Mönchengladbach convinced us of his skills as a project developer and architect. His sustainable approach played an important part. The district is innovative in a number of ways: its flexible layout makes the courtyard and patio houses very adaptable. They offer a great deal of options for families, couples and singles at different stages of their lives. The campus houses are similarly versatile. While there are flats on top of each other, they do not all have the same layout. This is quite obvious from looking at the balconies, which face different directions. The district is in an extremely attractive location, too: surrounded by greenery, close to the city centre and with a view of Mönchengladbach’s most picturesque sight, the Abteiberg.«   CLAUDIA GOLDENBELD, MANAGING DIRECTOR VIVAWEST WOHNEN   BASTIAN BRUSINSKI, DEPUTY DEPARTMENT MANAGER ACQUISITION/EVALUATION VIVAWEST WOHNEN

»Those who build workshops and living spaces for people with disabilities work with two critical limitations: a large amount of official regulations and a tight budget. The Hephata building project posed an additional challenge: we wanted to free the facilities from their former institutional atmosphere, so our residents would be able to live in normal houses. Dr Schrammen listened carefully, understood our philosophy and built the rooms we needed for our ideas. He has given us workshops and houses that are as functional as they are aesthetically pleasing. This is why we have been working with Dr Schrammen for twenty years.«


 

KLAUS-DIETER TICHY, BOARD MEMBER

EVANGELICAL FOUNDATION HEPHATA

2019-08-27T17:18:08+02:00
»Those who build workshops and living spaces for people with disabilities work with two critical limitations: a large amount of official regulations and a tight budget. The Hephata building project posed an additional challenge: we wanted to free the facilities from their former institutional atmosphere, so our residents would be able to live in normal houses. Dr Schrammen listened carefully, understood our philosophy and built the rooms we needed for our ideas. He has given us workshops and houses that are as functional as they are aesthetically pleasing. This is why we have been working with Dr Schrammen for twenty years.«   KLAUS-DIETER TICHY, BOARD MEMBER EVANGELICAL FOUNDATION HEPHATA

»The ROERMONDER HÖFE project is really special to us. We were very lucky that the market situation and the opportunities arising from the urban development of the area complemented each other so perfectly. The investor and the architect had a common goal for Roermonder Höfe: innovation. Our project raises the bar – not just for Mönchengladbach. Dr Schrammen has convinced me of the potential of the city. He has told me about its dynamism, its appetite for change and the good interplay of politics and the local economy. This is a rare combination.«


 

KLAUS NIEWÖHNER-PAPE, MANAGING DIRECTOR

INDUSTRIA WOHNEN

2019-08-27T17:21:56+02:00
»The ROERMONDER HÖFE project is really special to us. We were very lucky that the market situation and the opportunities arising from the urban development of the area complemented each other so perfectly. The investor and the architect had a common goal for Roermonder Höfe: innovation. Our project raises the bar – not just for Mönchengladbach. Dr Schrammen has convinced me of the potential of the city. He has told me about its dynamism, its appetite for change and the good interplay of politics and the local economy. This is a rare combination.«   KLAUS NIEWÖHNER-PAPE, MANAGING DIRECTOR INDUSTRIA WOHNEN

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Schrammen Architekten BDA GmbH & Co. KG
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D-41061 Mönchengladbach

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