Politics + Education

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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Horizon 2020 for the EU: Smart Cities & Communities

2017.03.13

The European Union has created one of the world’s strongest financially backed programs for research and innovation entitled Horizon 2020. About €80 billion will be used to support sustainable development in Europe. Together with its partners, the Eco-City of Freiburg is paving the way, turning the city into a smart one. The Smart Green Tower by Frey Architekten is a flagship project in this effort.

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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 at the Demografiekongress in Berlin

2016.09.13

LAST YEAR’S AWARD WINNER WOLFGANG FREY SPOKE AT THIS YEAR’S DEMOGRAFIEKONGRESS IN BERLIN, WHICH WAS OPENED BY DR. THOMAS DE MAIZIÈRE, MDB, FEDERAL MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR

Berlin, September 13, 2016 – Architect and urban planner Wolfgang Frey, who won the prize for the initiative „Germany – The Country of Longevity“ („Deutschland – Land des Langen Lebens“) for his Heidelberg Village project in 2015, spoke at this year’s Demografiekongress in Berlin on the topic: „How can architecture stimulate social consciousness?“ In our increasingly mobile world, it is hard for people to develop a sense of responsibility and connection with the place where they live. Architecture plays a significant role in fostering a sense of community.

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Bundestag representative tours the Air Rescue Station developed by Frey Architekten

2016.07.09

As a member of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Bundestag representative Matern von Marschall (CDU) is deeply engaged in the areas of sustainability, environmental research and climate policy-making. As a European Union committee member, he also addresses these issues well beyond the borders of Germany.

Matern von Marschall and Wolfgang Frey maintain regular contact to discuss the many issues pertaining to sustainability.

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Wolfgang Frey on 10th Marschall Forum

2016.06.29

Topic of Discussion: “City of the Future: Socio-Ecological Utopia or Total Data Transparency?”

Self-driven cars, agriculture on breezy terraces, refrigerators that justify our purchases and also save energy at the same time: our introduction of a “city” of the future sounds like science fiction, but is actually not too far removed from reality. What are effects of demographic changes and inflow of refugees in our cities? How do we react to the fact that there is an ever-increasing number of people living, working and purchasing in our cities? How can we make our cities even more worth living, economically strong and therefore socially and ecologically viable in future? Also, what risks does total networking entail?

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Wolfgang Frey at the German-Chinese Forum with Chancellor Angela Merkel and Minister President Li Keqiang

2016.06.19

German Chancellor Angela Merkel travelled to China June 12-14, 2016 for the ninth time. Minister President Li Keqiang met her and accompanied her throughout her trip. The main purpose of the trip was to deepen German-Chinese economic, cultural and political relations. Wolfgang Frey, owner of Frey Architekten, received the honor of being invited to attend the German-Chinese Forum in Beijing.

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Democratising renewable energy provision in Luxembourg

2016.06.13

A project group from the University of Luxemburg stopped at the Heidelberg-Bahnstadt on May 20th 2016 during its excursion lasting several days. The group compared notes about energy-related concepts and their feasibility in Germany as opposed to that in Luxemburg. The guests have already prepared a report about the green energy cooperatives and national power systems in Luxemburg during a practice-oriented advanced course certificate at the University of Luxemburg. Currently they are working on energy consumption models and innovative living concepts for apartment buildings this semester, so the projects Heidelberg Village and Smart Green Tower hold special interest for them.

Results of the excursion were  presented on June 1st 2016 during an general meeting of an energy cooperative.

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Excursion of students of the Hochschule Stuttgart

2016.05.24

Over 40 students of Industrial Engineering of Construction and Real Estate at the School of Technology Stuttgart visited Frey Architekten in Freiburg during their excursion lasting several days. Wolfgang Frey gave the students a presentation about his path-breaking project Smart Green Tower, which the school has been following for a long time with great interest, the Heidelberg Village and all the concepts crucial to the projects.

One group visited some completed projects in the Freiburg-Rieselfeld area with some architects from the Frey office and learnt about their structural and technical features. Another group was given insight in the local solar plant production “SI Modules” in the Rieselfeld area.

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