ASTOC ARCHITECTS AND PLANNERS stands for architecture and urban planning in all scales.

Since 1990 we have been planning and realising projects in Germany and abroad, for both public and private clients. To date we have handled over 1500 projects and have 80 employees.



We do not shy away from any new challenge, on the contrary: we find projects with particularly challenging starting points especially exciting.
Discussions and confrontations with our planning responsibilities inspire our work. Starting from the quarter and an examination of the quality of social spaces, we develop master plans for both whole cities and districts, but also considering every individual building in detail. Designing neighbourhoods is our particular strength, with clarity and system.

Projects which we are able to support through all phases and proportions from the initial urban planning concept to building completion enable us to a deliver a consistent result creating a sense of identification and in the end satisfaction for users. For us the needs of our clients are always foremost.



Our open-plan offices in Cologne’s Südstadt reflect our working methods. As a team we support each other even under complex conditions to find the best solutions. We see ourselves as communicators at the interface between various actors and interested parties. Our clients greatly appreciate our long years of experience – we stand for intelligent thinking, a sense of proportion, a sense of rhythm.

Open communication within the team is also important. We have felt very at home in Maria-Hilf-Strasse for a number of years now, not only because the premises allows us to work with concentration, but also because it allows us to celebrate just as intensely. Our kitchen is a place of informal exchange on all sorts of matters. Our team spirit and enthusiasm for our work has bound us together for almost 30 years and we are very proud of that.