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.


Frey Architekten on the Photovoltaic Conference in Lyon, France


The German-French agency for renewable energies (DFBEE) organized its PV conference in Lyon in the Chamber of Industry and Commerce on December 2, 2014 on the topic: “What contribution can solar energy make to the implementation of the German and French energy efficiency goals?”

The building sector is responsible for a substantial share of energy consumption in Germany and France. This sector is therefore an important field of action for the implementation of the energy turnaround.


Lecture by Wolfgang Frey at the Tongji University


At Shanghai’s Tongji University, Wolfgang Frey gave a lecture before an audience of international students on sustainable architecture and the Smart Green Tower. Tongji University is known throughout the world and is one of the main research centers of the PRC.

The German-Chinese exchange has great significance for the Tongji University. In 1998, the Chinese-German College for Postgraduate Studies (CDHK) was founded. It is a joint project with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).


Frey Architekten and Siemens at the Econstra Freiburg


Along with Dr. Thomas Aigle of Siemens AG, Wolfgang Frey introduced the concept of the so-called Smart Green Tower (former Green City Tower) at the Econstra – Technical Fair and Convention for Engineering Construction, Architecture and Building Conservation in Freiburg. Smart Green Tower is a 51-meter high residential and trade center planned in the Güterbahnhofareal in North Freiburg. It is a noteworthy structure primarily for its innovative energy management system.


Conference on Urban Development and Planning


For the ninth time already, on 9/23/2014, the city of Tianjin (China) is holding the “Conference on Urban Development and Planning”, which will be focusing completely in the topic “Eco-City” this year. Over two days, an international audience will be listening to experts from all over the world in Tianjin near Beijing, as they describe the experiences so far with so-called eco-cities in practice and what politicians, planners and implementers can learn for the future from it.


Of the possibility and impossibility of sustainable building in China


At breakneck speed, China has become one of the leading economic powers in the world. Not without cost. Massive environmental problems in many cities in the Middle Kingdom are only one of a number of challenges confronting the state. A change of mentality seems imperative. But what role can the architecture play? What can you do and where do sustainability concepts hit their limits? And how far apart are claims and reality? Wolfgang Frey would like to pose these questions and report on his own personal experiences. The Freiburg architect has dedicated himself to sustainable planning and building and has also been involved for some years in a wide range of construction activities in China.


“The Value of Design: Enhancing Education Through Architecture”


What contribution can and must architecture provide in order to enable better learning in the school system? This question was at the heart of the conference held by the American Institute of Architects Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) under the title “The Value of Design: Enhancing Education through Architecture” was hosted this year on 4/27/2014 in Barcelona.


Wolfgang Frey at the “Urban Design International Symposium” in Shanghai


The “Urban Design International Symposium 2014” was held on 1/14/2014 in Shanghai with renowned urban planners and architects. The symposium was organized by RCC China Co. Ltd. in collaboration with the World Architecture Magazine. RCC China Co. Ltd specializes in services and market research for construction projects.

Using the example of the highly current topic around the area of expansion and the design of the district “Feng Xian” in Shanghai, the speakers discussed new development strategies for urban development and the potential for ecological and sustainable building.