Yearly Archive: 2015

Japanese delegation in Freiburg

The Federal Ministry for the Economy and Energy, in cooperation with the economic development company of the state of Baden-Württemberg International, organized a mission of Japanese decision-makers from the fields of economics, politics and administration.

The aim of the trip is the market preparation for the sales of German products and services in Japan in the field of energy efficiency in buildings.

Wolfgang Frey of Frey Architekten received the Japanese delegation on 12/3/2015 in Freiburg-Rieselfeld and gave an insight into the five-fingers principle. During a lecture and a subsequent tour, the “green building wood house” was presented inter alia.


Frey Architekten at the Real Estate Dialog

The exponential growth in quality of life in Freiburg is both a blessing and a curse. The arrival of numerous new settlers has considerably reduced the availability of affordable housing. A shift in thinking is required to meet these challenges in future.

During the Real Estate Dialog in Freiburg, city councils, real estate industry and consultants discussed new ways and (living) concepts to sustainably ensure high standards of living in Freiburg. This, for instance, will require new intellectual approaches that explore ideas outside of the conventional standards in housing construction.


Keynote Talk by Wolfgang Frey at Siemens Stuttgart

The primary focus of the year’s planner forums in Stuttgart were:

• Single-conductor cable and UPS units
• Construction of low-voltage substations
• Busbar versus cable
• Future of building management
• Development of civic infrastructure

The forum offers an exciting opportunity to gain some momentum by getting into conversations with excellent experts. The planner lounge buzzed with planning aids that came to good use during the daily brainstorming sessions. Wolfgang Frey made the keynote talk during the event, titled “Development of Municipal Infrastructure, Comparing Germany and China.”


Demography Convention of Germany 2015 – Award for Frey Architekten

Wolfgang Frey was awarded for the initiative called “Germany – Land of Long Life” by the Federal Ministry of Family, Seniors, Women and Youth and the Federal Ministry of Environment, Protection of Nature, Construction and Reactor Safety at the Demography Congress 2015 for his sustainable concepts.

Architect Wolfgang Frey accepted the award for the initiative Germany – Land of Long Life for the project Heidelberg Village on 4th September 2015 at the Demography Convention in Berlin. The village is currently in the Heidelberg-Bahnstadt. The award recognized his contribution in the development and promotion of community living and a social architecture in which technical developments, integration and living together of different generations as well as collaboration of service and maintenance services at the living area seek to satisfy the dynamic requirements of a society consistently getting older.


Wolfgang Frey’s Speech in Bregenz

The term ‘demographic change’ is heard quite often these days in Germany. Elderly people wish to enjoy a high quality of life for as long as possible. People with disabilities would like to be involved in active life as much as possible. Citizens and politicians should be able to together help make these small dreams come true.

The Society for Health and Care in Bregenz sees this as one of its tasks. Connexia carries out numerous services in Vorarlberg with the aim to further improve and ensure the quality of support and care in Vorarlberg.

On the Society’s invitation, Mr. Frey delivered a speech on 10/1/2015 in Bregenz on the topic “Living Communities – Livable Living Spaces for the Young and Old.”


Wolfgang Frey as a key speaker at this year’s ILGBC

Leading experts in ecological building are also meeting this year at the Israel Green Building Council (ILGBC) in Tel-Aviv. The Green Building Council was founded in 2007 as a non-profit enterprise. Today, the ILGBC enjoys world-wide recognition and has the support of national institutes and environmental associations.

As part of the 2-day event in Tel Aviv, Wolfgang Frey will be leading a day-long workshop (“Sustainable Architecture with focus on added value”) and speaking on the following topics: “From mistakes to success: the economic benefits of green building and planning” and “District Rieselfeld in Freiburg, Germany – a modern sustainable neighborhood”.


Study Project at EH Freiburg

Over two semesters (2014-2015), six students at the EH Freiburg conducted a total of 17 interviews with people including the residents of the house “pro scholare” to find out their opinions about the structural and social architecture at home, their contacts and the cultural sensibilities in district Rieselfeld, hurdles and experiences with this concept of living. In addition, they conducted interviews with experts that offers ambulant support for people with disabilities and is an important partner at the community. All findings of the project were published on July 7, 2015.


Frey Architekten at the C.A.R.M.E.N.Symposium

During the 2-day CARMEN Symposium, Mr. Jürgen Heller of Frey Architekten Freiburg will talk on “Smart building – Intelligent Energy Supply for a Sustainable Future in the City” and the Smart Green Tower. (Speech: Tuesday, 7/7/2015 at 2:30 pm)

C.A.R.M.E.N. e.V. (Centrales Agrar-Rohstoff Marketing- und Energie-Netzwerk) with its headquarters in Straubing deal with everything related to renewable raw materials. It provides consultation to companies, individuals and politicians, publishes market studies, expert reports and evaluations and supports projects that use renewable resources. C.A.R.M.E.N. e.V. aims at sensitizing the public and accelerating the transfer of technology and information.


Interview: Architect Wolfgang Frey in eve-Magazine

Wolfgang Frey and his architeture office Frey Architekten has been chosen to present an example of sustainable architecture on behalf of the city of Freiburg at the Expo 2010 in Shanghai. Nowdays Wolfgang Frey consults Chinese investors and clients. What can China learn from the architect, who wants to make the world a better place with his ideas?


Wolfgang Frey at the BT Management Meeting 2015 by Siemens

Wolfgang Frey was granted the honor at this year’s management meeting of giving a lecture on the Smart Green Tower. The latest Siemens technology is also being implemented in this flagship project, that is being built at the end of 2016 for the first time in Freiburg.

Around 160 top Siemens managers from regions around the world (Germany, Europe, America, Asia and Australia) and the headquarters come together annually at the BT management meeting in order to discuss the strategic orientation. A major focus is sustainable urban development (“Sustainable Cities Initiative”), which is reflected inter alia in the form of the event building “Crystal” in London.