EFFEKT wins competition to design newspaper headquarters in northern Germany

For over 75 years, regional newspaper Kieler Nachrichten has left a significant mark on the bustling German port city of Kiel in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein. In a recent effort to get ahead of the digitization trend in news media, the publisher decided to develop new headquarters in the center of the city that would reposition its physical presence as a trusted news source. They commissioned EFFEKT, a Copenhagen-based architecture firm, to design that headquarters as a mixed-use “living hub” using the structure of a former printing press sited between Kiel’s medieval buildings and its more modern developments. 

At a time when major news sources are increasingly mistrusted

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