Monthly Archive: October 2016

RTF Award 2016 for Heidelberg Village

Heidelberg Village received the second place for the 2016 RTF Awards.

The RTF Awards the biggest award program for architects and designers in the world in the field of sustainability. Registrations were send from more than 84 countries. After the huge success of Re-thinking The Future Awards, RTF Sustainability Awards 2015, IATA, and RTF Sustainability Awards 2016 and now RTF in its fifth year, launching the Rethinking The Future Awards 2016. The RTF Awards 2016 are the absolute global architectural award event with 35 categories and 15 esteemed judges across the globe. Winners from previous Awards include Bjarke Ingels Group & DIALOG, Perkins Eastman, Page, RTKL, AHR, Sanjay Puri Architects, and more. With Professionals and Creative people around the world, It’s your chance to be distinguished around the best in the profession.

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E’ in Germania la casa passiva più grande del mondo

Modello di architettura sostenibile, il progetto dello studio Frey Architekten si trova all’interno dell’Heidelberg Village, nel quartiere Bahnstadt di nuova costruzione nella città tedesca, dove è stato imposto per ogni edificio lo standard Passivhaus ed è all’avanguardia su scala mondiale per quanto riguarda l’attenzione all’efficienza energetica.

Il complesso è composto da diversi edifici con altezza che varia dai 5 agli 8 piani e comprende 162 unità abitative, la cui disposizione è studiata per farne una “comunità vivente” che incoraggi le interazioni sociali.

Uno dei tanti punti di forza del progetto – che si estende su oltre 6000 mq di spazio recuperato da un’area ferroviaria dismessa – è l’utilizzo della dimensione verticale in chiave di green building. Saranno presenti giardini verticali in aggiunta ad ampi tetti verdi, ma l’aspetto più interessante è legato alla sostenibilità energetica. Infatti le pareti esterne ospiteranno pannelli solari.

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Green Light for Asia’s Largest Passive House Settlement in Qingdao, China

Frey Architekten is working on Asia’s largest passive house settlement. Wolfgang Frey took part in the groundbreaking ceremony at the construction site spanning nearly 200 acres in Qinagdao, People’s Republic of China, together with other distinguished guests and decision-makers.

Qingdao, October 25, 2016 – Along with working on the world’s largest passive house settlement in Heidelberg, Wolfgang Frey and his team at Frey Architekten are also involved in Asia’s largest passive house settlement. In September 2016 a groundbreaking ceremony for the nearly 200-acre construction site took place in Qingdao, People’s Republic of China. Wolfgang Frey participated together with other distinguished guests and decision-makers.

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Wolfgang Frey at the 44th Martinstift-Symposium in Austria

The Protestant Diakonie Gallneukirchen celebrated its forty-fourth Martinstift-Symposium in the Brucnkernhaus in Linz, Austria on October 14, 2016. Deeply steeped in tradition, the Martinstift-Symposium is one of the most significant forums in Austria and is committed to one topic only: working with the disabled.

This type of platform offers not only a mutual meeting point for employees and students focused on disabled services, but also is characterized by its array of internationally distinguished speakers. The platform offers an opportunity to address the latest challenges and developments in work with the disabled and to pursue discussions about it.

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World’s largest passive house settlement tops off in Germany

The world’s largest passive house development just celebrated a topping out ceremony in a monumental step forward for sustainable architecture in Germany. Created by Frey Group, the energy-efficient Heidelberg Village is the epicenter of Bahnstadt, Heidelberg’s newest urban district where all buildings are designed to meet passive house standards. The new project is a “living community” emphasizing multigenerational living, access to green space, and a heterogenous neighborhood setup that encourages social interaction.

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