Sustainable Ideas

Director of the Qingdao Sino-German Ecopark at Frey Architekten


A delegation from Qiangdao under the direction of Mr. ZHAO Shiyu, Director for the Management Committee of the Qiangdao Sino-German Ecopark and Mr. CHEN Xianghua, CEO of the Qingdao Jian An Group, visited the Frey Architekten office in Freiburg on May 21, 2016. The delegation received a warm reception by Wolfgang Frey (the owner of Frey Architekten und the Frey Group), Ms. Wang (partner for the region of China) and Dr. Bernd Dallmann, (CEO of the Freiburg Wirtschaft, Touristik und Messe, GmbH & Co.KG). In 2010 China and Germany signed a memorandum to collaborate in building the Qingdao Sino-German Ecopark. Since that time, the project’s development has received a great deal of international attention from an enterprise and political perspective.


Democratising renewable energy provision in Luxembourg


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.