International

Wolfgang Frey on the 14th IGEBC in China

2018.04.19

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.

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

2017.12.11

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.

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Heidelberg Village Named Finalist in 2017 WORLD CHANGING IDEAS AWARDS

2017.03.27

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.

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

2017.03.23

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.

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

2017.02.13

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.

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

2017.01.26

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.

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Wolfgang Frey and Heidelberg Village on Chinese television

2016.12.21

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

2016.12.02

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.

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The Global Awards: Wolfgang Frey received an award in London

2016.11.14

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The Global awarded Frey Architekten for their ongoing project – “Heidelberg Village” as the Most Outstanding Passive House Design in the World in 2016 on 10th November in London.

The Global Awards have been created to celebrate and reward the best individual and company performances in the over-50s housing sector worldwide. The philosophy of the Awards panel is to recognize the best exemplar in the world. The Awards dinner and presentation was conducted at Conrad London St. James in Broadway, London, UK. The event was a formal presentation to the Global Award winners in the presence of nearly 80 experts who had come from all over the world including Australia and New Zealand.

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