Siemens Magazine: Smart Green Tower2016.05.02
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.