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bohnandviljoen
PROFILE
Bohn&Viljoen Architects is a London-based architectural practice and consultancy with a branch in Berlin. Established in 1998 by architects André Viljoen and Katrin Bohn, we specialise in sustainable urban design and low energy architecture and have gained international recognition for our strong focus on the integration of anything food into design.

We are interested in exchange and diversity, especially where they concern people, the urban, the rural, landscape and nature. We are also interested in scale, working across the entire spectrum of spatial design from urban master planning to individual furniture.

Our clients include the public, private, arts and academic sectors, and we favour to co-develop our projects with them.

We have designed, built, taught, lectured, published and exhibited widely on the design concept of CPUL [Continuous Productive Urban Landscape] which we contributed to the international urban design discourse in 2004. In 2015, this work was recognised by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) with the prestigious international "RIBA President's Award for Outstanding University-located Research". Since the publication of CPULs, a significant part of our work has focussed on exploring and testing the CPUL concept within real situations, mostly in the UK and Europe with a few commissions worldwide.
PRINCIPALS
ANDRÉ VILJOEN
Architect, Academic

Professor of Architecture, School of Architecture & Design, University of Brighton, UK
Visiting lecturer to architecture and urban design schools in the UK, Europe and North America
Diploma in Architecture, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
MSc in Architecture Energy & Environment, University of East London, UK

KATRIN BOHN
Architect, Urban Practitioner, Design Researcher

Senior Lecturer in Architecture, School of Architecture & Design, University of Brighton, UK
Visiting lecturer to architecture and urban design schools in the UK, Germany and Europe
Guest professor at the Technical University Berlin, Germany [2010 - 4]
Diploma in Architecture, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany
MSc in Architecture Energy & Environment, University of East London, UK
STAFF (past and present)
Guisi Alcamo, Michael Aling, Ian Bailey, Larissa Begault, Eva Benito Benito, Konstantinos Chalaris, Alice Constantine, Marcel Croxson, Jonathan Gales, John Hibbett, Kabage Karanja, Tom McCreesh, Áine Moriarty, Thomas Müller, Charles Piper, Victoria Ridge, Katja Schäfer, Rachel Shotliff, Lucy Taussig, Beatrice Walthall, Jack Wates
COLLABORATORS
Very Own Studio / B&V website
Thomas Müller, mullerovsky / B&V system administration
Jens Weber, mediaarchitecture / B&V photographer

AG Stadt & Ernährung Berlin [urban food working group]
David Barrie [event production]
Blauel Architects [low-energy architecture]
Charlick and Nicholson Architects [participatory events]
Marcel Croxson [architecture and urban design]
Institut für Landschaftsarchitektur und Umweltplanung, TU Berlin [landscape architectural education and research]
Prof. Jorge Peña Diaz [urban agriculture research]
Jo Foster [community gardening and food activism]
Prof. Undine Giseke [landscape architecture]
Robin Greenwood [low-energy architecture]
Hadlow Agricultural College [food production]
Dr. Susanne Hausstein, studiofroh [graphic designer]
Hayhurst & Co. Architects [architecture and urban design]
Babett Hellmann [participatory events]
Dr. Carsten Liesenberg [urban design]
Dirk Melzer [landscape architecture]
Colin Priest, Studio Columba [participatory events]
Projektwerkstatt “UniGardening”, TU Berlin [food production]
School of Architecture & Design, University of Brighton [architectural education and research]
Andrew Stuck [urban walks]
Abby Taubin [food production]
Dr. Mikey Tomkins [filmmaker]
Yuneikys Villalonga [curator]
MEMBERSHIPS
RIBA Royal Institute of British Architects
ARB Architects’ Registration Board [Viljoen]
Ecological Design Association
The Green Register
RSA Royal Society for the encouragement of the Arts [Bohn]
AESOP Sustainable Food Planning Group steering committee
Springer Urban Agriculture Book Series editorial board [Bohn]
AWARDS
2018 Implementing nature-based solutions for creating a resourceful circular city, EU Commission (COST Action), Circular Cities
2018 Smart and sustainable cities: Demonstrating innovative nature-based solutions in cities, EU Commission (Horizon 2020), EdiCitNet

2017 Kurze Wege für den Klimaschutz [Short Ways to Climate Protection] Award by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, LebensMittelPunkt Spandau

2016 1st prize School Garden Competition of the Berlin Borough of Marzahn-Hellersdorf, Germany, Spiel/Feld Marzahn
2016 Community Garden Award of the anstiftung Foundation, Germany, Spiel/Feld Marzahn

2015 RIBA President's Award for Outstanding University-located Research, UK, Second Nature Urban Agriculture
2015 Friedrich Ebert Stiftung [Friedrich Ebert Foundation] Montevideo Residency, Germany, Agricultura urbana y desarrollo urbano sustentable

2014 Arts and Humanities Research Council Network Award, UK, Urban Transformations
2014 Environment Prize of the Berlin Borough of Marzahn-Hellersdorf, Germany, Spiel/Feld Marzahn
2014 Contribution to the UN World Decade of Education for Sustainable Development Award, UNESCO, Spiel/Feld Marzahn (publications)

2011 Aktionsraum+ Award by the Senate of Berlin, Germany, Spiel/Feld Marzahn

2010 Creative Campus Campus Initiative Consortium Award, UK, Unlocking Spaces

2009 National Lottery Beacon Grant Award, UK, Harvest Brighton & Hove

2008 London Development Agency Small Grants for Sustainable Food for London Award, UK, The Continuous Picnic
2008 Arts Council England Grant, UK, The Continuous Picnic
2008 Creative Small Grants Award by the London Borough of Camden, UK, The Continuous Picnic
2008 Brief Encounters Networking Research Award by the University of Brighton, UK, The Edible Campus

2007 Dott07 Creative Community Award, UK, The Middlesbrough’s Urban Farming Project
2007 Dott07 Journal People’s Voice Award, UK, The Middlesbrough’s Urban Farming Project
2007 Runner-up Royal Society of British Architects (RIBA) Best University-Located Research Award, UK, CPUL City

2006 Triangle Network Proyecto Batiscafo Havana Residency, UK, Utilitarian Dreams Havana
2006 British Council Award, UK, Utilitarian Dreams Havana

2005 Lighthouse Digital Moving Image Award, UK, Utilitarian Dreams Brighton

2004 FRSF New Ideas/Innovation Fund by the University of Brighton, UK, Thames Gateway

2003 Widening Participation Award by the University of Brighton, UK, Youth Shelters

2002 The Scarman Trust Community Champions Award, UK, Paper Cubes
2002 Best Refurbished Community Building by the Empty Homes Foundation, UK, CUE (Conservation and Urban Ecology) Community Centre London

2000 Blueprint Residential Building of the Year, UK, Greenwood House London

1999 Runner-up Europan 5 architectural competition, Europe, ElastiCity Sheffield