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Ceremonious Groundbreaking for Heidelberg Village – „The Lively Urban District“


Heidelberg-Bahnstadt is emerging as a new urban district. Freiburg’s Frey Architekten is making its mark with sustainable, social architecture in an energetic urban neighborhood.

Freiburg/Heidelberg, October 16, 2015 – On October 15 a ceremonious groundbreaking was held for the construction project Heidelberg Village. Gerald Dietz (Head of the Branch in Heidelberg-Bahnstadt), Otmar Männer (CEO of Implenia Bau GmbH, general contractor), Markus Ziener (Board member for Software AG – Foundation, general investor) and architect Wolfgang Frey collectively broke ground for the new urban district, which, through its multifaceted structural engineering and unique social emphasis, will act as a flagship for sustainable living space.


Siemens Magazine: Smart Green Tower


Freiburg’s Smart Green Tower: Technology meets tradition

Sustainable architecture isn’t just about technology – it’s about common-sense design as well as efficient use of resources, says architect Wolfgang Frey. His solar tower in Freiburg, Germany sets a good example.

Wolfgang Frey bounds onto the auditorium towards the end of a busy conference at The Crystal, Siemens’ flagship building in London. The architect is standing between a tired audience and their evening refreshments, and before he begins speaking, they are beginning to fidget and glance at their phones and the door. The screens, however, are soon forgotten.


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.


Interview: Architect Wolfgang Frey in eve-Magazine


Wolfgang Frey and his architeture office Frey Architekten has been chosen to present an example of sustainable architecture on behalf of the city of Freiburg at the Expo 2010 in Shanghai. Nowdays Wolfgang Frey consults Chinese investors and clients. What can China learn from the architect, who wants to make the world a better place with his ideas?


Ground-breaking ceremony in Eichstetten


On 27th January 2015, the mayor of Eichstetten Michael Bruder invited Wolfgang Frey and locals to the groundbreaking ceremony for the current “infant day care and hall foyer” in the building complex of the school in Eichstetten am Kaiserstuhl.