On 22 June 2017, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) held a special conference at the ThyssenKrupp Test Tower in Rottweil, Germany. The focus of the conference was on the future of vertical transport in highrise buildings. Werner Sobek’s lecture presented various new developments in the field of adaptive structures that may help towards substantial savings of energy and building materials.
Prof. Dr. Dr. E.h. Dr. h.c. Werner Sobek (* 1953 in Aalen)
Werner Sobek stands throughout the world for engineering, design, and sustainability. Our studio comprises more than 350 employees and maintains a global presence. We work on all types of buildings and materials. Special emphasis lies on lightweight structural design, transparent facade systems, and sustainable building concepts. Our work is defined by premium design on the basis of high-class engineering combined with sophisticated green technologies. The overall objective is to reach the highest quality possible – this is also reflected in the company’s quality management system which has been certified according to ISO 9001.
Werner Sobek works with many leading architects such as Christoph Ingenhoven, Barkow Leibinger, Helmut Jahn, Populous, Sauerbruch Hutton, Ole Scheeren, UNStudio, Zaha Hadid Architects, and others. Our company was founded in 1992 by Prof. Dr. Dr. E.h. Dr. h.c. Werner Sobek. He is an architect, consulting and proof engineer for all fields of structural engineering. Prof. Sobek heads the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK) at the University of Stuttgart and is chairman of the DFG Collaborative Research Centre SFB 1244 (Adaptive Building Skins and Structures). In addition, he is founder and president of various non-profit organizations such as aed and SIS.
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Editorial: Frank Heinlein
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