2003 Diplom Ingenieur for Urban and Regional Planning.</br />
Brandenburg Technical University, Cottbus, Germany.
Experience and Qualifications
Cindy Kubitz is the Director of KPF’s Berlin office and has extensive experience in architecture, urban and regional planning around the world. Since joining KPF in 2009, she has been integral to some of the firm’s most complex master planning projects in China and the United Kingdom, having spent several years in both the Shanghai and London offices.
In Germany Cindy is currently leading the Gateway project a new 92m office tower in Düsseldorf’s business district. The tower will mark the entrance to the city from the airport and includes a soaring, transparent atrium, which incorporates colourful multi-floor meeting cubes, communal terraces and flexible event spaces to create a vibrant window along the Kennedydam.
In London, Cindy worked on the Covent Garden master plan, which has revitalized this mixed-use area in central London by creating an appealing destination that aligns with the area’s significant historical heritage. Cindy also led the planning for the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront project in Cape Town, South Africa, a new development concept to grow both a Cape Town neighborhood, as well as a destination for culture, retail and entertainment.
In Shanghai’s historic old town, Cindy managed KPF’s master plan for Yu Garden, which reimagines the Old City area of Shanghai as a new active heart of the city. Exuding a deep sense of history, the master plan generates a mixed-use character and livelihood that will reinvigorate the area.
Cindy recently led the team in the design of a mixed-use development for China Minsheng in Shanghai, which comprises over 700,000 square meters of office, retail, culture, and hospitality space across 11 individual plots.
Previously, Cindy worked on the development of Meixi Lake Masterplan in Changsha, China, which is a densely concentrated urban plan with a variety of building types and functions, all integrated with mountains, lakes, parks and canals. The project includes a large convention center, residential neighborhoods, cultural and educational facilities, medical service spaces, and a vast network of open spaces.