ahrens & grabenhorst are an architecture studio in Hanover, Germany, setting a focus on the city, its buildings, and their volumes for over twenty years. The office reached nationwide recognition for the extension of the East-Frisian Regional Museum, the expansion of the Art Museum in Celle as well as for the conversion of a former church into a synagogue for the Liberal Jewish Parish in Hanover, honoured with the State of Lower Saxony Award for Architecture in 2010.
The studio was founded by Prof. Gesche Grabenhorst and Roger Ahrens in 1994, realizing projects of various types since then, enjoying an excellent reputation in the field of architecture for a long time and being awarded with several prizes over the years.
Their projects hold a clear form language combining high quality design and cost awareness. Ecological, social as well as economic factors influence each phase of a project. Furthermore, transparent communication and a dialogic approach present the base of the architect’s work.
The interdisciplinary team of experts consists of architects, engineers, designers, model makers, lighting professionals, cultural scholars, and historians. Depending on the project, the team is then individually set up, staffed with engineers, landscape architects and exhibition designers.