The foundation of all our planning activities is the endeavour to design buildings that secure and promote human health. Our plans strive to guarantee a high…
Opera of the Future
The design by ingenhoven associates won the international competition for the "Opera of the Future" in Düsseldorf - Werner Sobek was actively involved in the development of the design. Rendering: ingenhoven associates
Athens National Archaeological Museum
An international competition was held for the modernisation of the National Archaeological Museum in Athens - the joint design by David Chipperfield Architects, Tombazis & Associates Architects, Wirtz International, wh-p ingenieure and Werner Sobek was unanimously selected by the international evaluation committee. We are very pleased to have been able to accompany this beautiful project from the very beginning. Rendering: Filippo Bolognese
Germany's Largest Timber Modular Construction Project: P18 Urban Quarter
The new P18 urban quarter in Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt is a beacon project for resource-saving and energy-efficient construction. In a very short time, the Stuttgart-based company AH Aktiv-Haus has succeeded here in realising an exemplary project based on modules designed by Werner Sobek, which can be groundbreaking for the urgently needed paradigm shift in the building industry...
The Future Meets the Past – Chartres’ New Town Hall
The city of Chartres, located west of Paris, is not only known for one of the first and most important Gothic cathedrals. With a spectacular new building for the town hall, Chartres is now showing that the future is also at home here. The new town hall of Chartres directly adjoins a historic building from the 18th century. The design by the French architectural firm Wilmotte envisaged a filigree steel skeleton into which precast wooden box girders were inserted...
Grand Staircase for Grandiose Ascent in Alabama
The centrepiece of the new Tutwiler Hall dormitory in Alabama is a very special staircase. Werner Sobek was responsible for the structural engineering and advised on the execution. The special geometry of the staircase, its enormous size and prominent location in the hall required an extremely high level of attention to detail from design to completion.
Things are Happening Underground
Our Stuttgart21 team was able to report major construction progress at the end of October 2022: A large part of the chalice supports are finished. The new underground station is visibly taking shape! We are happy about the beautiful new pictures that give a good impression of what the station will look like in the future. Photos: Ingo Rasp
30 Years of Werner Sobek - the Essence in Film
From a two-man office to a think tank for the built environment of tomorrow – in September 2022 we were able to look back on 30 years of company history. We used our “round birthday” to take stock of what we have achieved so far. And we addressed the question of how we can achieve the targets of the Paris Climate Agreement in the coming years. A short film gives an insight into our celebration and what was discussed there.
Stuttgart's New Green Centre
In mid-July 2022, the plant troughs were installed on the facade of the Calwer Passage. The building complex has been transformed into an absolute eye-catcher. In this groundbreaking project, Werner Sobek was responsible not only for sustainability consulting but also for the complete facade engineering, including the supply technology and irrigation systems for the green facades. And thus significantly helped to improve the microclimate at the geographical centre of Stuttgart.
Heidelberger Schlossgespräche Autumn 2022
For the 20th edition of the high-profile series of talks on architecture, Bernd Müller invited our company founder and mastermind Werner Sobek this time. He spoke in Heidelberg's Königssaal about building in times of climate crisis. Werner Sobek presented his own successful projects as prime examples of recycling-friendly construction without climate-damaging emissions and with simultaneously high aesthetic standards... Photos: Thilo Ross, Heidelberg
Plus Energy Quarter P18 in Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt
In the annual balance, P18 generates more energy from sustainable sources than it needs. P18 is the largest wooden house quarter planned to date in Germany by a single investor. Client's wish was to set a milestone in sustainable and serial construction with this project. First construction phase of P18 was recently completed, preparations for the second phase are underway. P18 is a residential home for staff of the Bad Cannstatt Clinic.
Würth Builds "Sculpture of Sustainability"
The design by Stuttgart-based architectural firm Orange Blu emerged as the winner of a competition for a new office building in Künzelsau at the end of 2021. The "Sculpture of Sustainability" was selected from a total of twelve submitted works. We are pleased that we were not only able to help design this project as structural engineers, but are now also involved in its realisation as specialist planners. The completion of the ambitious design is planned for 2025. Rendering: Orange Blu Stuttgart
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Great Honour: The Q Has Received the Polis Award for Urban and Project Development! A major reason for the award is the immense saving in climate-damaging emissions that could be achieved at The Q by not building a new building. Our calculations showed that by revitalising the former logistics centre, more than 33,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalents were saved! Werner Sobek is responsible for the structural and facade engineering of this exemplary project.
We Must Abandon Combustion Processes for Energy Production!
Until today, the main share of primary energy demand is generated from fossil sources and wood. The use of buildings causes about 30 % of the world's final energy consumption. The production and demolition of buildings, in turn, cause (at least) an equally large share, which has, however, received little attention so far...