Architect, Managing Director
Shirin Frangoul-Brückner is the managing director of ATELIER BRÜCKNER, which she founded together with Uwe R. Brückner in 1997. According to the motto „making the impossible possible“, she transformed the once small laboratory for scenography and architecture into an internationally leading company in the field of museum and exhibition design. In particular, Shirin Frangoul-Brückner is in charge of the acquisition, contracts and management. The architect studied in Kaiserslautern and Stuttgart and is a member of the DDC (German Designers’ Club).
In his capacity as superior project coordinator at ATELIER BRÜCKNER, Prof. Eberhard Schlag is responsible for the technically innovative and high-quality realisation of our projects. From the early beginnings – since 1997 – the architect, who studied at the University of Stuttgart and Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, stands for the integrative design of architecture and exhibition at ATELIER BRÜCKNER. Thus, amongst others, the projects Cyclebowl for the Expo 2000 in Hanover and the BMW Museum in Munich bear his handwriting. As an internal supervisor and coach he passes his long-term experience in the realisation of complex projects on to the team of ATELIER BRÜCKNER. Eberhard Schlag teaches at the faculty of architecture and design at the Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Gestaltung Konstanz.
Britta Nagel translates content into space. As an exhibition designer she manipulates the fine line between architecture and fine arts. In 2001 she received a scholarship from the Akademie Schloss Solitude, in 2006 she gained experience as an exhibition designer in England and has been teaching as a guest lecturer at different universities since 2007. Numerous competitions, concepts and drafts, which she largely co-developed, have been realised at ATELIER BRÜCKNER since 1999. In 2008 she assumed the position of project manager for the "Visitors' Center of the European Parliament". Britta Nagel is a member of the Art Directors Club for Germany.
From 1995 through 2001 René Walkenhorst studied Architecture at the universities of Hanover, Delft and Helsinki. After graduation, he first started working for Prof. Friedrich and Partner Architects in Hamburg and later co-founded 5elf Architekten in Hanover. In 2005, he came to ATELIER BRÜCKNER, where he took over the renovation of the Main Trading Hall of the German Stock Exchange in Frankfurt/Main. As a project manager he was, among others, responsible for the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum in Cologne, the Parlamentarium in Brussels or the exhibition Arabian Journeys at King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture in Dhahran, Saudi-Arabia.