10th Year Anniversary for the Residential Area Riedlen


On June 19, 2016 the residential area of Riedlen in Bahlingen celebrated its 10th anniversary. An ecumenical church service kicked off the festivities at 10:30 am. The residents and other guests enjoyed an extensive program with delicious food, an organ grinder, Chinese calligraphy, a book sale, the presentation of the local petting zoo, etc.

“Living is Life” is the motto for this integrative residential model. 65 home care employees work at the residence whose ultimate purpose is to ensure quality living conditions for people with restricted mobility. The residential area includes the senior living facility from the Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB), the Haus Johannes, the assisted living facility Tagessstätte im Kaiserstuhl and apartments adapted to the elderly’s lifestyle into which anyone can move.


Democratising renewable energy provision in Luxembourg


A project group from the University of Luxemburg stopped at the Heidelberg-Bahnstadt on May 20th 2016 during its excursion lasting several days. The group compared notes about energy-related concepts and their feasibility in Germany as opposed to that in Luxemburg. The guests have already prepared a report about the green energy cooperatives and national power systems in Luxemburg during a practice-oriented advanced course certificate at the University of Luxemburg. Currently they are working on energy consumption models and innovative living concepts for apartment buildings this semester, so the projects Heidelberg Village and Smart Green Tower hold special interest for them.

Results of the excursion were  presented on June 1st 2016 during an general meeting of an energy cooperative.


Wolfgang Frey at the Health Industry Conference in Saarbrücken


The “Hello! Restructuring the Existence – The Health Industry Conference” took place on April 13 and 14 in Saarbrücken. Germany. The conference focused on people while highlighting lifestyle and services for the individuals.

Around 160 speakers from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France and Luxemburg talked about projects and strategies in medicine, economics and politics.


URBAN FUTURE Global Conference 2016


URBAN FUTURE is the largest event for sustainable cities in Central Europe. For two days, specialists and decision-makers from 280 cities met with each other and various countries to talk about mobility, living and city planning, communication and resources.

Wolfgang Frey was invited to share his expertise in one of these four topics – living and city planning. How we humans live is one of the key decisive factors for sustainable cities – and simultaneously one of the greatest challenges. Listen to how city planners, architects, engineers, developers, investors and the others have made their cities sustainable.


Convention “Science Meets Practice: Focusing on Individuals – Inclusion – Enabling Community”


Focusing on individuals marks the socio-political and technical paradigm shift since the 1990s that concentrates on designing assistance for psychological and physical disabilities. The planned Federal Participation Act and enhanced orientation towards individual requirements come under its purview.

The convention aims to on the one hand streamline the definition of the multifarious concept of focusing on individual and on the other hand, throw a light on the social and political challenges. It concerns people with disabilities, professionals at ambulant and resident disabled care facilities and those from various public institutions and scientists.


Series of lectures “An Urban Nucleus for Jena”


Bürger-AG Eichplatz was formed for restructuring of the Jena urban nucleus. The members have organized a series of lectures in which the experts from across Germany will present their research and knowledge.

The lectures aim at providing stimuli and brainstorming sessions under the aegis of Bürger-AG Eichplatzin in collaboration with the Department of Urban Planning and Environment of the city of Jena. Such high-level collaborative brainstorming with external experts is sure to contribute towards expanding the perspective and vision.

Wolfgang Frey explaining how spatial and energy can be used economically for creating spaces for humans in his lecture “Living Communities – Building for Humans”.


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.”