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new project for Galeries Lafayette

the new department store for french group Galeries Lafayette will be located at vadistanbul shopping centre, in an “ideally situated lush green retail complex addressing to local and international customers” and will complement the first store that has opened in may 2017. we have been developing brand architecture for Galeries Lafayette since 2005. among the projects are redesigns for the berlin branch as well as the overall planning of department stores Galeries Lafayette in jakarta and istanbul.

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galeries lafayette, istanbul, department store, vadistanbul

department store, Galeries Lafayette, istanbul

department store opening: galeries lafayette istanbul

we are happy to share the first snapshots from galeries lafayette istanbul. exterior design and store concept have been developed by plajer & franz with the idea to bring a touch of french charm  to the turkish cultural hotspot.

department store Galeries Lafayette istanbul


department store, Galeries Lafayette, istanbul

the coupole is the highlight department store Galeries Lafayette istanbul

department store Galeries Lafayette istanbul

detail coupole

department store Galeries Lafayette istanbul

department store Galeries Lafayette istanbul

golden a’ design award for a space


a’ design award is an annual award and competition celebrating the most exciting, innovative creations from top designers, architects and design-oriented companies worldwide.

It is an honor for us to receive this prestigious award and we would like to thank all of our friends and partners, especially NATULIS Group AG for their support and help along the way.

find our project on the award’s website

Alexander Plajer at Euroshop 2017

this year’s trade fair euroshop is celebrating its 50th anniversary and vmm (european visual marketing merchandising association) is celebrating as co-founder with and exciting program and many speakers. alexander plajer will be holding a lecture on monday, march 6th on an essential topic: how to find an appropriate use of digital technologies in retail design.

hall 11, stand F02
march 6th, 2 pm

werner franz at DOMOTEX dialogues

at innovations@DOMOTEX dialogues, renowned architects, interior designers and product designers discuss topical issues and the latest trends and developments in the flooring industry. this year’s event focuses on discussions about future living, trend spotting, space & acoustics and consulting & sustainability.


following the overall topic consulting & sustainability, werner franz will be debating the questions “can consulting be a product?” and “do we need special show rooms for the sale of services?” with tina kammer, founder of the stuttgart-based online shop interior park, moderated by prof. rudolf schricker.

innovations@DOMOTEX dialogues
hall 6
17. january 2017
12.15pm – 1.00pm


FIABCI Prix d´Excellence Official Selection 2016 for JOHN PARK

Renowned international real estate federation FIABCI annually awards FIABCI Prix d’Excellence for commercial and residential projects. This year JOHN PARK was awarded „Prix d’Excellence Official Selection 2016“ .

Note from the jury: The synthesis of the old and new building fits harmoniously into the neighborhood of the historic Invaliden Cemetery. The facade speaks a clear language and is reserved in its form. JOHN PARK creates a balance between green space and the city, between the park and the urban quarter. The Invaliden Cemetery is an integral part of the property with the architecturally open gesture to the monument park.

John Park

FIABCI Prix d’Excellence, book presentation

FIABCI Prix d'Excellence for residential building JOHN PARK

FIABCI Award for residential building JOHN PARK

JOHN PARK, FIabci Award

FIABCI Prix d’Excellence for residential building JOHN PARK


iconic awards 2016 for ‘A space’

we are happy to share that plajer & franz studio has been announced as winner of the iconic awards 2016: interior hosted by german design council.


‘A space’ was located in berlin mitte as a temporary space for natulis group ag and was used as a platform to show and sell a range of apartments being built at the same location. the showroom’s design is marked by the mix between rough and edgy – according to the building site character of the location – and very refined and elegant elements. this symbiosis turned the space into an eye-catcher while offering great opportunities for counseling and sales conversations.

The official award ceremony will be on october 4 in munich. let’s see if we get really lucky and will be awarded best-of-the-best…




photo credit: christian rudat, photography