Werner Sobek – The ‘Aktivhaus’ Concept: Building the World of Tomorrow

Lecture date: 2014-03-04

In order to cope with the ecological, economic and social challenges of the twenty-first century, we need smart systems allowing our buildings to become an active part in our search for a maximum of sustainability in combination with a maximum of user comfort.

Werner Sobek is an architect and consulting engineer. He heads the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK) at the University of Stuttgart. He is also the Mies van der Rohe Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and a guest lecturer at numerous universities in Germany and abroad. In 1992, he founded the Werner Sobek Group, whose projects are distinguished by high-quality design and sophisticated concepts that minimise the consumption of energy and materials.


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