Matthias Burkart born 1957, studied architecture at the Fridericiana University at Karlsruhe. 1986-1993 at Behnisch & Partner Stuttgart. 1990-1992 and 1996-2001 lectureship at the University of Stuttgart. Since 2000 competition adjudicator. Member of the VFA and member of the Council for Building Culture at the German Cultural Council. Founder member of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). Executive Partner of 4a Architekten GmbH.
The starting point and guiding principle of our work is the concept of architecture as living space. Our buildings come into being through intensive team work shaped by interdisciplinary thinking and action.
What characterizes a location in terms of its culture and history? What are the client’s expectations and objectives? What is viable within the budget and what are the benefits for users? These questions and this approach bring us to solutions with an individual character – and they apply just as much to the planning of buildings as to the design of interior spaces. Apart from the shaping of buildings, the deciding factors for us are the choice of materials, colour design and, above all, preparation right down to the minutest detail.
As well as a high atmospheric quality, the focus of planning and implementation also lies on a building’s functionality, longevity and, above all, its cost effectiveness. Many years of experience in the facilitation of construction processes coupled with high-level professional expertise guarantee that the planning and construction phases are realized smoothly.
Our office specializes in buildings for sport and leisure, hotels, cultural and educational establishments, as well as private housing construction. We conduct new construction projects and redevelopments in equal measure.