Vanke visting Frey Architekten2015.01.22
The 10-member group who came to visit on 22nd Jan was a delegation from the Chinese capital Beijing. It was made up of senior representatives of the Emerald Architecure Sci-ence and Technology Co. Ltd and Vanke. Vanke is the largest estate company in China which builds approximately 4 million square meters each year, and also acts as a major investor internationally.
The Freiburg-based architectural firm Frey architects invited the Chinese delegation on a tour to Freiburg, Bahlingen and Eichstetten. The group was heartly received by mayor Harald Lotis in Bahlingen, mayor Michael Bruder and former mayor Gerhard Kiechle in Eichstetten.
The first stop was a visit at the ASB retirement home Bahlingen where the group was greeted by the housemaster Silvia Finkbeiner. Vanke is currently planning several care retirement home in Beijing. They met in Adlergarten and Schwanenhof (both nursing homes in Eichstetten) significant examples of integrative social care concepts. In the afternoon, the group visited the passive house project in Bugginger Straße, Freiburg. The charm of the communes in Kaiserstuhl region and the old town of Freiburg left a last-ing impressions on the guests from China.