Yearly Archive: 2015

Political Dialogue with Matern von Marschall

On February 12, 2015 the consortium and the expert group of the Smart Green Tower (former “Green City Tower”) met Matern von Marschall, from the Christian Democratic Union of Germany and Member of German Parliament for the constituency of Freiburg, for a political dialogue.


Wolfgang Frey’s Speech on Siemens SYMPOS 2015

Siemens SYMPOS 2015

How will buildings in the future look like? What requirements must be fulfilled so that it can operate efficiently, environmental friendly and safely? Answers to these questions can be found on the Siemens SYMPOS 2015.

Come and see highlights like the system “Desigo CC”, a milestone in the history of building management. This tool allows you to control all technics in the building and optimize them. Let yourself be inspired and discover the perfect combination in the building. Guests can also enjoy the talk by the prestigious architect Wolfgang Frey. His architectural office in Freiburg-Rieselfeld is currently planning the “Smart Green Tower”, a 51-meter-high residential and commercial tower located in Freiburg. The planning by Frey Architekten consciously departs from the common standard architectural aesthetics and relies on a building whose appearance displays the innovative photovoltaic concept.


Ground-breaking ceremony in Eichstetten

On 27th January 2015, the mayor of Eichstetten Michael Bruder invited Wolfgang Frey and locals to the groundbreaking ceremony for the current “infant day care and hall foyer” in the building complex of the school in Eichstetten am Kaiserstuhl.


Frey Architekten welcomes visitors from Tibet

A group of 20 tourism experts and local government officials from Tibet traveled through Germany in January 2015 for a study trip on sustainable tourism – a mentorship program of the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation.


Vanke visting Frey Architekten

The 10-member group who came to visit on 22nd Jan was a delegation from the Chinese capital Beijing. It was made up of senior representatives of the Emerald Architecure Sci-ence and Technology Co. Ltd and Vanke. Vanke is the largest estate company in China which builds approximately 4 million square meters each year, and also acts as a major investor internationally.


Book: The Five Finger Principle

For the architect Wolfgang Frey, the five principles of sustainability relate to ecology, economy, society, vision, and motivation. With his five finger principle, Frey demonstrates the necessity of taking a holistic approach to socially and ecologically sustainable urban development. In his book The Five Finger Principle, Frey describes and illustrates the principles of sustainable architecture using a wealth of real-world examples.


Hearty Welcome to a Delegation of Chinese Investors

Following the visit of representatives of HISUN Investment Group in Siemens Stuttgart back in June 2014, where the Smart Green Tower Freiburg was also mentioned, a Chinese delegation arrived on 8th January 2015 in Freiburg. The delegation constisted of representatives of CITIC – one of China’s largest state-owned investors. The reception took place on 8th January at the Siemens headquarter in Freiburg. Frey Architekten and Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik und Messe GmbH attended the meeting and discussed environmental technology, building technology and a possible coopera-tion in the future.