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

Since 1990 we have been 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.