How can building envelopes be designed efficiently in an international context? This highly relevant question is the focus of the 5th Edition of the International NEXT Facade Summit. Discover fascinating insights from the following offices:
3XN, Copenhagen: A company that combines Circular Design, Behavior Design and Digital Design – for an architecture in which people, materials and the environment evolve together. This was accomplished at the Cube (Berlin) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Headquarters (Lausanne).
HENN, Berlin: An architectural firm that focuses on the synergy of aesthetics and technology. Forms and spaces are not merely a goal, but are developed from processes, requirements and the context of cultural projects. This can be seen in the Zalando Headquarters (Berlin) and the Merck Innovation Center (Darmstadt).
Werner Sobek, Stuttgart: A company that focuses on the connection between engineering, design and sustainability. The goal is a constructed environment that is aesthetically pleasing and meets the interests of future generations. The company’s internationally renowned projects include the Opera House (Dubai) and Casa Enzo Ferrari (Modena).
holger meyer architektur, Frankfurt: A company that pursues the triad of simplicity, utility and sustainability. In doing so, architecture should treat existing heritage with care, while also looking boldly to the future. An example of this is the revitalization of the former Commerzbank Global Tower high-rise (Frankfurt).
Sir Robert McAlpine, London: This construction and engineering office offers project development and investment from planning and design through the realization of all services, and has been involved in exceptional British construction projects, such as the Olympic Stadium in London or Victoria Square near London.
Torben Østergaard Architect and Managing Partner at 3XN (Copenhagen)
Oliver Franke Architect and Associate / Head of Building Envelopes at HENN (Berlin)
Timo Schmidt Professor for facade technology and design at the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences and facade specialist at Werner Sobek (Stuttgart)
Holger Meyer Architect and Managing Partner at holger meyer architektur (Frankfurt)
Simone Starnini Head of Facade Engineering at Sir Robert McAlpine (London)
Werner Jager Director Application Technology and Project Sales International / Management Hydro Building Systems Germany
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