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PEANUTZ MEANS TO ACT UPON SPACE WITH A VARIETY OF NUTZ (MEANING USE IN GERMAN)

We deal with every kind of architecture and space.
Peanutz Architekten takes a multi-faceted approach to design.
As well as the design of public space and of housing in urban and rural contexts, we engage in museum and exhibition spatial design with the focus on how to communicate urban concepts, archives and cultural memory.
We often deal with the re-use (Umnutzen) and interim use (Zwischennutzen) of space.

Services

Services

  • Urban-planning and design of public spaces, concepts for housing, villages and rural areas
  • Private Space: housing, extensions, refurbishment
  • Architectural and interior design for every stage of construction, Furniture-design
  • Exhibition design: museums, exhibition spaces, pavillions, concepts for multimedia
  • Art in public space: design & accomplishment, consulting, concepts and layouts for competitions
  • Interim Use: design for the re-use or temporary use of space, assistence with concepts for fire protection
  • Performative projects: design & accomplishment
  • Teaching: workshops, seminars, lectures


Public Clients

  • Bundesgartenschau 2019 GmbH
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ
  • Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin
  • Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus
  • Förderverein des Stadt- und Regionalmuseums Lübben e.V.
  • Gemeinde Wandlitz
  • Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin
  • Haus der Kunst Brno (CZ)
  • Kreisanglerverband Lübben e.V.
  • Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH
  • Landkreis Elbe-Elster-Kulturamt
  • Land Nieder-Österreich (AUT)
  • Museum für Kommunikation Bern (CH)
  • Reformationsjubiläum 2017 e.V.
  • Stadt Bernburg (Saale)
  • Stadt Forst (Lausitz)
  • Stadt Guben
  • Stadt Halle (Saale)
  • Stadt Heilbronn
  • Stadt Lübben (Spreewald)
  • Stadt Sangerhausen
  • Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau
  • Stiftung Berliner Mauer / Berlin Wall Foundation
  • Theater Hebbel-am-Ufer HAU Berlin
  • University Stuttgart, faculty of urban design, IUSD
  • UNRWA, united nations relief and work agency, Jordan

Projects List

Team / Cooperations

Team / Cooperations

was founded by Elke Knoess and Wolfgang Grillitsch in 1997 in Berlin. Markus Blösl was third partner from 2010-12. Peanutz Architekten moved to Stuttgart, Germany in 2013.

Elke Knoess
studied architecture at Technische Universität in Darmstadt, Germany, and at the Architectural Association in London, UK. After her AA-Diploma and a working period in NYC, USA she moved to Berlin, where she cofounded Peanutz Architekten with Wolfgang Grillitsch in 1997. She taught urban design with Prof. Luise King, at the Technische Universität Berlin. And from 2000-2008 she was an assistant professor for architectural design at the Technische Universität Berlin.

Wolfgang Grillitsch
studied architecture at the Universty in Innsbruck and at the Universty of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria. He was a cofounder of "The Poor Boys Enterprise" in Vienna in 1991. Wolfgang moved to Berlin in 1995, where he founded Peanutz Architekten together with Elke Knoess. Since 2007 he is a professor at the Hochschule für Technik in Stuttgart at the faculty of architecture and design and is dean of the international Master of Interior-Architectural Design (IMIAD).

Employees 
from 1997 until now:
Silvia Albin, Ines Aubert, Reinder Bakker, Diana Berger, Markus Blösl, Jana Bolze, Deniz Bozyigit, Irene Breckner, Nikke Brock, Angelika Buck, Malick N'Daye, Joel Diamand, Jork Andre Dieter, Stephan Droste, Doris Dziersk, Bertrand Folmard, Ella Gil, Enikö Gömöri, Christian Grillitsch, Johanna Grillitsch, Marie Harms, Rita Hausmann, Cora Hegewald, Carsten Henssinger, Olga Maria Hungar, Rubén Jódar, Lisa Kadel, Martin Kalina, Katrin Klitzke, Ragna Körby, Philipp Kring, Julia Maier, Janina Jenny May, Johanna Moser, Nora Neuhaus, Julia Polinna, Marta Pozo Gil, Jakob Racek, Sascha Leth Rasmussen, Verena Ries, Britta Sänger, Cornelia Schluricke, Julia Schreiner, Georg Springer, Marianne Sonneck, Franziska Streit, Christoph Theussl, Jost Völker, Daniel Wahl, Darja Wiest, R.Oskar Wittich, Verena Wolz

Cooperations
Peter Arlt, Arndt Electronic, Cornelia Brintzinger, Deniz Bozyigit, Club Real, Complizen, Jork Andre Dieter, Christoph Doswald, Alexa Färber, Stephan Fiedler, Fri Berlin, Enikö Gömöri; A.Haschenz, HAU Berlin, Carsten Henssinger, Mathias Hornung, Martin Kaltwasser, Thomas King, Herwig Müller, jangled nerves, Stefan Petzold & Frank Prager, Thorsten Platz, raumlaborberlin, Verena Ries, Christiane Sauer, Birgit Schlieps, Stiftung Freizeit, Anja Schwanhäußer, Andy Strauß, Effi Ulrich, Studio Umschichten, Paul Zoller


Photographers
Gianmarco Bresadola, Thomas Bruns, Tim Budde, Boris Geilert, Kärntenphoto, Julia Maier, Rosa Merk, Stefan Meyer, Mathias Schormann

Film: Ella Raidl

Jobs: We do not offer any jobs at the moment. Due to the huge number we cannot answer any speculative applications.