Wolfgang Frey Honorary Professor of the Jilin University of Architecture


On June 3, Professor Dai Wei, President of Jilin University of Architecture, officially appointed Wolfgang Frey Honorary Professor – the highest dignity the university has to bestow – at a ceremony at Jilin Jianzhu University, PR China.

On the same day, Wolfgang Frey gave a lively lecture on “Green Eco-City Construction Cases” in which he presented the planning and design concepts of green ecological cities in Germany to the academic audience. In his speech, he also highlighted the group’s extensive practical examples of investment designs and construction projects and encouraged teachers and students to actively interact in the following question and answer session to gain a more in-depth experience on this special occasion.

During his visit, Wolfgang Frey had the opportunity to draw the attention of the students of Jilin University of Architecture to the concern for environmental protection and sustainable development in building design. After the ceremony, the lecturers and students of the college visited the Laboratory of Materials Science and Engineering and the Energy and New Energy Center of the Faculty of Municipal and Environmental Engineering and discussed with Wolfgang Frey the importance of renewable energies in Germany.

Several visits and appointments followed, e.g. with experts and professors of the School of Architecture and Planning, so that in summary this academic exchange became a complete success thanks to the strong support of the management of Jilin University of Architecture.


Wolfgang Frey on the 14th IGEBC in China


Wolfgang Frey from Frey Gruppe on The Fourteenth International Conference on Green and Energy-Efficient Building and New Technologies and Products Expo (IGEBC), 2nd April – 3rd April 2018, Zhuhai, China. IGEBC is ranked the most influential event with the largest scale in the green building industry in China, and sees each year over 3000 participants, including more than 300 high-ranking officials, renowned experts and specialists, along with more than 300 exhibitors at home and abroad.


Bonn COP23: German city of Freiburg leading the way on green energy


Freiburg, Germany, prides itself on its green image. Every aspect of living here is environmentally thought through. Wolfgang Frey and his family have been at the forefront of this renewable revolution. He heads one of the city’s most progressive eco-conscious architectural firms with many projects across China.


Heidelberg Village Named Finalist in 2017 WORLD CHANGING IDEAS AWARDS


Frey Architekten’s Heidelberg Village Named Finalist in Fast Company’s 2017 WORLD CHANGING IDEAS AWARDS. Other Honorees include AIRBNB, GE, etsy and Microsoft.

Freiburg, March 27, 2017 —Fast Company has named Frey Architekten’s Heidelberg Village one of the finalists for its premiere World Changing Ideas Awards, which honor businesses, policies, projects, and concepts that offer innovative solutions to the issues facing humanity. All of the finalists are highlighted in the April issue of the print magazine, which hits newsstands on March 27.


Sustainable Urban Planner Wolfgang Frey at the IGEBC in Peking, China


Peking, 03.22.2017 – The „International Conference on Green and Energy-Efficient Building & New Technologies and Products Expo“ (IGEBC) is taking place for the thirteenth time in China’s capital city with over 3,000 participants including politicians, business leaders and scientists as well as 300 exhibitors from around the world. Wolfgang Frey, an internationally recognized expert in sustainable urban planning and ecological construction, has been invited as a speaker once again.


World’s Largest Environmental Prize GreenTec Awards celebrates its 10th Annual Awards Ceremony


Berlin, February 13, 2017 – The world’s largest environmental prize GreenTec Awards will be awarded on May 12, 2017 in Berlin and will be televised to an audience of over 100 million viewers. Every year prominent members from the business and scientific communities as well as the media and pioneers for a sustainable future convene during the awards ceremony. The GreenTec Awards is celebrating its tenth year this year. The Smart Green Tower by Frey Architekten, a cooperative project with partners Siemens and the Fraunhofer Institute, has landed a slot in the top 3 in the category ProSieben Galileo Wissenspreis.


Wolfgang Frey meets Maia Melikidze, adviser to the president of Georgia on economic affairs


Freiburg-based sustainable architect Wolfgang Frey met today with Maia Melikidze, adviser to the president of Georgia on economic affairs, at the President’s Official Residence in Tbilisi, Georgia, to discuss sustainable urban development. The meeting was organized by the president’s administration.

Freiburg-based sustainable architect Wolfgang Frey met in mid-December 2016 with Maia Melikidze, adviser to Giorgi Margwelaschwili – the president of Georgia – on economic affairs, at the President’s Official Residence in Tbilisi, Georgia, to discuss sustainable urban development. The meeting was organized by the president’s administration.


Wolfgang Frey and Heidelberg Village on Chinese television


On September 22, 2016 a groundbreaking ceremony took place for Asia’s largest passive house settlement in Qingdao (80 hectares) that has been developed together with Frey Architekten (a member company of the Frey Group) and its Chinese partners. As a result of the kick-off, a Qingdao camera team visited Freiburg to interview the idea generator and urban planer Wolfgang Frey. The journey took the journalists then to a part of Heidelberg called Bahnstadt, the world’s largest passive house settlement that acts as a role model for the Chinese counterpart. Wolfgang Frey introduced the criteria and solutions for German passive house construction as exemplified through his own construction project “Heidelberg Village”.

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Chinese Camera Team at Frey Architekten in Freiburg


A Chinese camera team from Qingdao interviewed Wolfgang Frey in his architecture firm in Freiburg, Germany about his sustainable projects such as Heidelberg Village.

Freiburg, December 02, 2016 – Because of his experience and approach toward sustainable construction and social responsibility, Wolfgang Frey is an in demand consultant in China. A Chinese camera team from Qingdao recently interviewed Wolfgang Frey in his architecture firm in Freiburg, Germany. They continued filming at the Heidelberg Village construction site in Bahnstadt, a global role model for green buildings and modern urban development.

The journalists were also interested in learning more about the cooperation between Wolfgang Frey’s business group (Frey Group) and the Chinese partners at the Sino-German Eco-Park. The Sino-German Eco-Park in Qingdao is a flagship project that signifies Sino-German cooperation. In 2010 the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and the Chinese trade ministry signed the Memorandum of Understanding to set a signal for positive Sino-German cooperation in the presence of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the then Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao.