büro hacke
Braunschweiger Str. 22
12055 Berlin
+49 (0) 30 - 83742437


Büro Hacke is a collaborative architecture studio based in Berlin and was established in 2016 by Max Hacke. Our work covers a wide range of sectors from educational buildings for public clients to residential projects and houses for private clients. Further, we engage with cultural projects, research as well as exhibition and furniture design. Current projects include a university building for the Universtity of Braunschweig, a residential development in Berlin and a new kindergarten in Berlin. 

Ideally, architecture is a collaborative effort between project partners, clients and consultants in an attempt to formulate an artistic, sustainable and realistic ambition for each project. We are searching for social and collective agendas in our work to create long-term sustainable environments that benefit the individual as much as the wider community and the urban environment at large. For the study pavilion at the Technical University of Braunschweig Max Hacke together with Gustav Düsing have been awarded the German Architecture Prize 2023 and the DAM Preis 2024 and are currently a finalist for the EU Mies van der Rohe Prize 2024.


Max Hacke (*1986) is an architect based in Berlin. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart (2006-2007) and at the Architectural Association in London (2007-2013). After graduating in 2013, he worked in various London offices and founded Büro Hacke in Berlin in 2016. His work covers a broad spectrum, from educational and residential buildings to research and teaching. Current projects include a residential tower and a children’s daycare centre in Berlin, as well as a pavilion in Cologne. Not only in practice, but also in teaching and research, he focusses on the role of architecture in shaping new social and collective dynamics. His conceptual focus is on the changeability and flexibility of architecture, as well as a tendency to understand architecture as a process rather than an object. He was teaching at the TU Braunschweig from 2021 to 2023 and lectured at the TU Berlin from 2016 to 2019. There he explored Design & Build projects in Vienna, Berlin and Bolivia as an experimental teaching and research method. He was appointed to the Association of German Architects (BDA) in 2023. Together with Gustav Düsing, Max Hacke was awarded the German Architecture Prize 2023 and the DAM Prize 2024 for the TU Braunschweig study pavilion.


  1. 2024

    DETAIL 01-02/2024, Jakob Schoof: Studierendenhaus in Braunschweig

  2. 2024

    Architekturführer Deutschland, Yorck Förster, Christina Gräwe, Peter Cachola Schmal

  3. 2024

    FAZ, Niklas Maak: Die Ruhe vor dem Turm

  4. 2024

    Architektur in Deutschland (Staatspreis), Falk Jäger: Die Bienenstöcke kommen noch

  5. 2023

    db Deutsche Bauzeitung 11.2023, Robert Uhde: Luftige Emporen

  6. 2023

    Bauwelt 16.2023, Anna Raischl: Studier-Salon 

  7. 2023

    Deutsches Architektenblatt DAB 09.2023, Frank Maier-Solgk: Offen für neue Wege

  8. 2023

    Deutsche Bauzeitschrift DBZ 09.2023, Ina Lülfsmann: Sozialer Lernraum

  9. 2023

    RIBA Journal, Laura Helena Wurth: Study Pavilion

  10. 2022

    FAZ, Niklas Maak: Ein Haus für morgen und alle Tage

  11. 2021

    Home not Shelter! – Ein modularer Gemeinschaftsraum, Ralf Pasel, Max Hacke (Hg.)

  12. 2020

    Braunschweiger Zeitung, Lukas Dörfler: Baubeginn für neues Studierendenhaus

  13. 2019

    Home not Shelter! – Gemeinsam bauen und wohnen in Wien, Ralf Pasel, Alexander Hagner, Ralph Boch, Max Hacke, Team Traudi (Hg.)

  14. 2009

    Critical Cities: Ideas, Knowledge and Agitation from Emerging Urbanists Vol. 02, Max Hacke: Mr Spiegelhalter and Urban Production as a Generator of Identity


  1. 2024

    EU Mies van der Rohe Award 2024 (Finalist)

  2. 2024

    DAM Preis 2024 (Gewinner)

  3. 2023

    Deutscher Architekturpreis (Gewinner)

  4. 2023

    BDA Preis Niedersachsen (Gewinner)

  5. 2023

    Heinze ArchitekturAWARD (Gewinner)

  6. 2023

    Wettbewerb Neubau Bibliothek Lensahn (3.Preis)

  7. 2022

    Wettbewerb Museum Grande Maxxi Rom (Anerkennung)

  8. 2022

    Initial II Stipendium Akademie der Künste Berlin

  9. 2021

    Wettbewerb Neubau KiTa Berlin-Wedding (1.Preis)

  10. 2022

    Initial I Stipendium
    Akademie der Künste Berlin

  11. 2020

    Joanes Preis (Gewinner des Sonderpreises)

  12. 2020

    Wettbewerb Neubau KiTa Berlin-Lichterfelde (Anerkennung)

  13. 2016

    Wettbewerb Studierendenhaus TU Braunschweig (1.Preis)

  14. 2013

    Norman Foster Prize (Nominierung)

  15. 2013

    AA Honours (Nominierung)

  16. 2010

    AA Alexander Memorial Award (Gewinner)

  17. 2010

    Pozner Prize for Architectural Drawing (Nominierung)

  18. 2009

    AA Alexander Memorial Award (Gewinner)

  19. 2008 - 2013

    Bursary for studies at the Architectural Association


Leonhard Clemens
Gustav Düsing
Guillen Esteras Architects
Felix Xylander-Swannell
Albin Haggren
Janos Bergob
James Cosgrave
Knippers Helbig Advanced Engineering
Transsolar Climate Engineering
KORG Berlin
Tatsuya Takahashi
Maximilian Rest
Graham Baldwin
Prof. Ralf Pasel
Hans Sauer Stifung
Barbara Lersch
Anne Wagner
Clara Welbergen


We are always interested in collaborations. 
Please send us an Email: info@burohacke.com

Please send your application with a digital portfolio in pdf format (max. 10 mb). Spontaneous applications are welcome. Please note that we do not return printed portfolios.


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