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Werner Sobek Architect, Germany
Contemporary German Architect & Structural Engineer: Information + News
post updated 26 October 2021
Werner Sobek – Key Projects
Featured Buildings by Werner Sobek:
26 Oct 2021
i-Mesh Canopy, Dubai, UAE
Design: Werner Sobek
photo : i-Mesh
i-Mesh Expo 2020 Dubai Canopy
These canopies are made with an innovative textile fiber: 2.7 kilometers of retractable textile surfaces provide 52,500 square meters of lightness and technology, acting as a screen between land and sky. i-Mesh, a Made in Italy technical fabric, allows the realization of a high-performance cover for Expo’s promenade.
It can be called soft architecture: an ethereal, translucent “cloud” hanging between land and sky that protects from the heat during the day and transforms into a projection screen at night.
16 Sep 2017
Station Z memorial, Sachsenhausen, Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
Date built: 2003-05
Design: with HG Merz
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Location: Stuttgart, Germany, western Europe
Stuttgart Architect Practice Information
Head office based in Stuttgart, southwest Germany
Werner Sobek design Studios based in Cairo, Dubai, Frankfurt, Khartoum, Moscow and New York
This is a global company with offices on several continents.
WS stands throughout the world for engineering, design, and sustainability. The firm has offices in Stuttgart, Dubai, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Moscow and New York. The work of the company is defined by premium design on the basis of high-class engineering combined with sophisticated green technologies.
Founded in 1992, this architectural studio has now more than 280 employees. They work on all types of buildings and materials. Special emphasis lies on lightweight structural design, transparent facade systems, and sustainable building concepts. 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.
The company was founded in 1992 by Prof. Werner Sobek. He is an architect, consulting engineer, proof engineer for all fields of structural engineering, and holds various licenses, e.g. a Structural Engineering License for Illinois. As a successor to architect Frei Otto and structural engineer Jörg Schlaich, Werner heads the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK) at the University of Stuttgart.
From 2008 until 2014 he was also Mies van der Rohe Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. In addition, he is founder and president of various non-profit organizations such as aed and SIS.
German Architectural Designs
Contemporary Architecture in Germany – architectural selection below:
Cycle And Pedestrian Bridge Heidelberg
Design: schlaich bergermann partner, LAVA, and Latz + Partner
image © schlaich bergermann partner/LAVA/Latz+Partner
Bridge over Neckar River in Heidelberg
schlaich bergermann partner, LAVA, and Latz + Partner, have won first prize in an international competition for the design of a new pedestrian and cycle bridge over the Neckar River in Heidelberg.
Carmen Würth Forum, Künzelsau, Baden-Württemberg, south central Germany
photography © Simon Menges
Carmen Würth Forum in Künzelsau
A second construction phase completes the Carmen Würth Forum for the Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG situated in the town of Künzelsau in southern Germany. The diverse range of functions further establishes the complex’s conceptual idea of a forum and allows the building to be open continuously, in particular due to its use as a museum.
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