Initiators
Meinhard von Gerkan<br>President of the aac Prof. Dr. h. c. mult. Dipl.-Ing. Architect BDA

Meinhard von Gerkan
President of the aac

Meinhard von Gerkan<br>President of the aac Prof. Dr. h. c. mult. Dipl.-Ing. Architect BDA

Meinhard von Gerkan
President of the aac

Prof. Dr. h. c. mult. Dipl.-Ing. Architect BDA

Born 1935 in Riga. 1965 co-founder with Volkwin Marg of the architectural partnership von Gerkan, Marg and Partners. 1974 appointed professor, chair A for Design, TU Brunswick, head of Institute A for Architectural Design. Member of Freie Akademie der Künste, Hamburg, 2005 honorary doctorate (Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan), 2007 honorary professor (East China Normal University College of Design, Shanghai), 2007 president of aac. Numerous awards, incl. Fritz Schumacher Prize, Romanian State Prize, bronze plaque of Freie Akademie der Künste, Hamburg, BDA Prize, Federal Cross of Merit.

Volkwin Marg Prof. Dr.-Ing. h.c. Architect BDA

Volkwin Marg

Volkwin Marg Prof. Dr.-Ing. h.c. Architect BDA

Volkwin Marg

Prof. Dr.-Ing. h.c. Architect BDA

Born 1936 in Königsberg/East Prussia. 1965 co-founder with Meinhard von Gerkan of the architectural partnership of von Gerkan, Marg and Partners. 1980-1985 president of the Bund Deutscher Architekten (BDA), 1986 professor of Town Planning, Faculty of Architecture, RWTH Aachen, member of the Deutsche Akademie für Städtebau und Landesplanung, member of the Freie Akademie der Künste, Hamburg, 2007 principal of the Academy for Architectural Culture (aac). Numerous awards, including Fritz Schumacher Prize, bronze plaque of the Freie Akademie der Künste, Hamburg, BDA Prize, Federal Cross of Merit.

Nikolaus Goetze Dipl.-Ing. Architect

Nikolaus Goetze

Nikolaus Goetze Dipl.-Ing. Architect

Nikolaus Goetze

Dipl.-Ing. Architect

Nikolaus Goetze, partner, born 1958 in Kempen, graduate architect, partner at von Gerkan, Marg and Partners since 1998, management of the gmp offices in Hamburg Elbchaussee, Shanghai and Hanoi, projects in Asia include Shenzhen International Convention and Exhibition Center, International Convention and Exhibition Center, Nanning, Guangzhou Development Central Building, National Conference Center, Hanoi, Lingang New City, Dalian Twin Towers, Hanoi Museum, Siemens Center, Shanghai, National Assembly House, Hanoi.

Stephan Schütz Dipl.-Ing. Architect BDA

Stephan Schütz

Stephan Schütz Dipl.-Ing. Architect BDA

Stephan Schütz

Dipl.-Ing. Architect BDA

Stephan Schütz, partner, born 1966 in Duisburg, graduate architect, partner at von Gerkan, Marg and Partners since 2006, management of the gmp offices in Berlin, Beijing and Shenzhen, projects include New Weimar Hall, New Tempodrom, Berlin, Christian Church, Beijing, CYTS Plaza, Beijing, Qingdao Grand Theater, National Museum of China, Beijing, Shenzhen Universiade Sports Center.

Hubert Nienhoff Dipl.-Ing. Architect

Hubert Nienhoff

Hubert Nienhoff Dipl.-Ing. Architect

Hubert Nienhoff

Dipl.-Ing. Architect

Hubert Nienhoff, partner, born 1959 in Kirchhellen, graduate architect, partner at von Gerkan, Marg and Partners since 1993, management of the gmp offices in Berlin and Rio de Janeiro, projects include Leipzig New Trade Fair, Berlin Olympic Stadium, Airport Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt, Commerzbank Arena, Frankfurt, World Cup stadiums in Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth, Manaus, Belo Horizonte and Brasília (2014) and the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadion in New Delhi.

Jürgen Hillmer Dipl.-Ing. Architect

Jürgen Hillmer

Jürgen Hillmer Dipl.-Ing. Architect

Jürgen Hillmer

Dipl.-Ing. Architect

Jürgen Hillmer, partner, born 1959 in Mönchengladbach, graduate architect, partner at von Gerkan, Marg and Partners since 1998, management of the Hamburg gmp offices in Elbchaussee and Rainvilleterrasse, projects include Hamburg Airport, platform roofing for Deutsche Bahn, Berlin Central Station, Sapper School, Ingolstadt, extension of Frankfurt Airport.

Academy
Enno N. Maass<br>Managing Director aac Academy for Architectural Culture (aac)

Enno N. Maass
Managing Director aac

Enno N. Maass<br>Managing Director aac Academy for Architectural Culture (aac)

Enno N. Maass
Managing Director aac

Academy for Architectural Culture (aac)

Enno N. Maass, born 19971, graduated from Oxford School of Architecture, England. After projects in London, he joined gmp in 2001 to work on projects in Russia, China and the Baltics. After his stay in Shanghai he became gmp Chief Representative in Abu Dhabi (UAE). In 2009 he was appointed managing director and director of program of the privately funded aac. Since then the Academy has been able to teach in Vietnam and acquire the historic maritime university campus in Hamburg to be the academy’s future home base.


Annika Göttle<br>Co-Head of Faculty Academy for Architectural Culture (aac)

Annika Göttle
Co-Head of Faculty

Annika Göttle<br>Co-Head of Faculty Academy for Architectural Culture (aac)

Annika Göttle
Co-Head of Faculty

Academy for Architectural Culture (aac)

Annika Göttle was born in 1974. She studied architecture at the University of East London and, with the help of a DAAD bursary, at ETH Zurich and Technical University Braunschweig, where she completed her diploma in 2001. Since 2001 she has been working as architect for the practice of von Gerkan, Marg and Partners in both Hamburg and Shanghai. During 2005/2006 she established gmp’s competition arm at the Shanghai office. She was in charge of several projects such as Lingang New City, Shanghai, and the Audi Design and Modelling Centre, Ingolstadt.

Anja Meding<br>Co-Head of Faculty Meding Plan+Projekt GmbH

Anja Meding
Co-Head of Faculty

Anja Meding<br>Co-Head of Faculty Meding Plan+Projekt GmbH

Anja Meding
Co-Head of Faculty

Meding Plan+Projekt GmbH

Anja Meding was born in 1965. She studied architecture at the Technical University of Brunswick, accompanied by an annual scholarship at the Università degli studi di Firenze. She graduated 1994 at the TU of Brunswick. From 1994 to 2000 she worked for gmp in Hamburg. 2001 she joined the office MPP, Meding Plan+Projekt, founded in 2000. In 2005 she was one of the founding partners of the “hamburg architects”.
www.mpp.de

Christine Graff Academy for Architectural Culture (aac)

Christine Graff

Christine Graff Academy for Architectural Culture (aac)

Christine Graff

Academy for Architectural Culture (aac)

Christine Graff was born in Seoul, South Korea, in 1979. She studied languages, economics and cultural studies at the University of Passau from which she was awarded her degree (Dipl.-Kulturw. Univ.) in 2005.
Comprehensive experience abroad through a high school year in the USA (ASSIST scholarship) and an academic year at the PUCE in Quito, Ecuador as well as sustainable, non-profit project work. After the completion of her studies she worked in the area of international communications as well as intercultural project and organisational work.

Tutors
Dr. Imke Woelk Imke Woelk und Partner Architekten

Dr. Imke Woelk

Dr. Imke Woelk Imke Woelk und Partner Architekten

Dr. Imke Woelk

Imke Woelk und Partner Architekten

Studies of architecture at the TU Braunschweig and IUAV Venice, fine arts at the HBK Braunschweig. 1993 – 1997 work with Massimiliano Fuksas, Rome and William Alsop, London. Founding of the architectural practice IMKEWOELK + Partner, Berlin. 2000-2003 academic assistant at the TU Berlin, Laboratory for Integrative Architecture. In 2003 Rome Prize, Villa Massimo. 2005-2009 guest professor of the Duksung Women’s University, Seoul. 2010 PhD at the TU Berlin. 2015 research scholarship, Danish Arts Foundation. 2016 appointment to the Adv. Board on Art, for architecture and urban planning, Berlin.

www.iw-up.com

Kristina Loock

Kristina Loock

Kristina Loock

Kristina Loock

Born 1967 in Hamburg. She studied architecture at the ETH Zurich and the TU Braunschweig, where she graduated in 1994. A recipient of a DAAD stipend Kristina also has a Master of Science in Architecture from Columbia University in NY. She is a LEED accredited professional and a licensed architect in California and New York. In the US she was mostly involved with large scale projects for work, education and research. 1995-96 and 1997-2006 she worked with Morphosis/ Thom Mayne in Los Angeles, 2006-2011 with Michael Maltzan Architecture in Los Angeles, 2012-2013 with WORK AC in New York.

Henrik Leander Evers CITA Centre for Information Technolog and Architecture

Henrik Leander Evers

Henrik Leander Evers CITA Centre for Information Technolog and Architecture

Henrik Leander Evers

CITA Centre for Information Technolog and Architecture

Henrik Leander Evers was born in Vejle, Denmark, in 1983. After his studies both in Denmark and Mexico and an internship at the R&D department GXN 3XN (gxn.3xn.com), Copenhagen, he graduated with a M.Sc. in Architectural Design from Aalborg University in 2011. Since then he has been conducting research in computational strategies in the architectural domain – from algorithmic and parametric design through digital registration technologies to computational approaches in renovation, retrofitting and fabrication – as an architectural research assistant at CITA, KADK. www.cita.karch.dk

David Stasiuk CITA Centre for Information Technolog and Architecture

David Stasiuk

David Stasiuk CITA Centre for Information Technolog and Architecture

David Stasiuk

CITA Centre for Information Technolog and Architecture

Born in Albany, New York in 1973. He is an architect and researcher, currently a PhD Fellow at the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA) in Copenhagen. His research investigates development strategies for adaptive computational modelling. He is currently engaged in the application of machine learning techniques for model generation and as a dynamic means to search design space. His professional work has focused on bespoke detailing for advanced architectural geometries, computational design implementation and the deployment of digital fabrication and documentation techniques. www.cita.karch.dk

Anders Holden Deleuran CITA Centre for Information Technolog and Architecture

Anders Holden Deleuran

Anders Holden Deleuran CITA Centre for Information Technolog and Architecture

Anders Holden Deleuran

CITA Centre for Information Technolog and Architecture

Born in 1981. Completed the Advanced Design Visualisation course at Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden. Received his M.Sc. Eng. in Architecture & Design from Aalborg University, Denmark. Worked for the architecture practice Aedas as a computational design researcher. Prior to this he worked as a research assistant at the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA/KADK) where he is now a tutor and PhD fellow. His research project investigates integrative development strategies for nonlinear computational design models. Lecturer at e.g. KTH Stockholm, TU Delft, IE University. www.cita.karch.dk

Christian Dahle Schaltraum Architektur

Christian Dahle

Christian Dahle Schaltraum Architektur

Christian Dahle

Schaltraum Architektur

Christian Dahle was born in Hamburg in 1977. After studying Architecture at TU Braun-schweig, graduating in 2003, he worked at the office von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Archi-tects (gmp) in Hamburg until 2010. Christian Dahle with Timo Heise and Christian Dirumdam established SCHALTRAUM ARCHITEKTUR in 2011. Current, awarded projects of their architectural office include the Congress House Baden-Baden, the New Office Building Winter Garden Area Leipzig, the Vocational School H7and20 City Nord Hamburg as well as the hall of residence with day-nursery Landshut.
www.schaltraum.net

Stefan Wentrup Architectural Practice Wentrup

Stefan Wentrup

Stefan Wentrup Architectural Practice Wentrup

Stefan Wentrup

Architectural Practice Wentrup

Mr. Wentrup was born in 1980 in Lübeck. During his course of studies at the TU Braunschweig, he completed overseas traineeships at M.A.D.A spam in Shanghai and 3XN in Copenhagen. After graduating in 2007 he was employed for over two years at allies and Morrison in London with an emphasis on public housing. Following that he worked as project manager for Gerkan, Marg and Partners in Hamburg. In 2011 he switched over to the architectural office blauraum, also located in Hamburg. In 2012 he became independent, founding the architectural practice Wentrup.

Walter Gebhardt Walter Gebhardt Architect

Walter Gebhardt

Walter Gebhardt Walter Gebhardt Architect

Walter Gebhardt

Walter Gebhardt Architect

Born in 1962. Furniture restorer and industrial technician in Libya before studying architecture in Atlanta (World Student Fund bursary) and at the TU Braunschweig. After his degree in 1992 he was responsible for major projects for gmp (until 2004), at the same time founding the office Walter Gebhardt | Architekt. Active member of the Chamber of Architects of Hamburg, chairman of competition committee since 2008. 15 first prizes, exhibitions and publications give evidence of the excellence of his work.
www.gebhardt-architekt.com

Annika Göttle<br>Co-Head of Faculty Academy for Architectural Culture (aac)

Annika Göttle
Co-Head of Faculty

Annika Göttle<br>Co-Head of Faculty Academy for Architectural Culture (aac)

Annika Göttle
Co-Head of Faculty

Academy for Architectural Culture (aac)

Annika Göttle was born in 1974. She studied architecture at the University of East London and, with the help of a DAAD bursary, at ETH Zurich and Technical University Braunschweig, where she completed her diploma in 2001. Since 2001 she has been working as architect for the practice of von Gerkan, Marg and Partners in both Hamburg and Shanghai. During 2005/2006 she established gmp’s competition arm at the Shanghai office. She was in charge of several projects such as Lingang New City, Shanghai, and the Audi Design and Modelling Centre, Ingolstadt.

Anja Meding<br>Co-Head of Faculty Meding Plan+Projekt GmbH

Anja Meding
Co-Head of Faculty

Anja Meding<br>Co-Head of Faculty Meding Plan+Projekt GmbH

Anja Meding
Co-Head of Faculty

Meding Plan+Projekt GmbH

Anja Meding was born in 1965. She studied architecture at the Technical University of Brunswick, accompanied by an annual scholarship at the Università degli studi di Firenze. She graduated 1994 at the TU of Brunswick. From 1994 to 2000 she worked for gmp in Hamburg. 2001 she joined the office MPP, Meding Plan+Projekt, founded in 2000. In 2005 she was one of the founding partners of the “hamburg architects”.
www.mpp.de

Johann von Mansberg gmp von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Architects

Johann von Mansberg

Johann von Mansberg gmp von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Architects

Johann von Mansberg

gmp von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Architects

Johann von Mansberg was born in 1965. He studied architecture at Technical University Zurich (ETH) and Technical University Braunschweig, where he com-pleted his diploma in 1995. From 1995 to 1998 he was employed by gmp in Hamburg. From 1998 to 2011 he worked as an independent architect, and from as early as 2008, was one of the tutors at the aac. In 2009 he became assistant lecturer at HCU (HafenCity University) in Hamburg. In 2011 he re-joined gmp as Director, and since then has been working primarily on projects in China.

Fabian Faerber Faerber Architects Mainz

Fabian Faerber

Fabian Faerber Faerber Architects Mainz

Fabian Faerber

Faerber Architects Mainz

Born in Mainz in 1982, he attended the TU Darmstadt and the Università degli studi Roma Tre Architektur. After graduating in 2009 he worked at Faerber Architekten in Mainz and took part in the workshop “TXL+” in Hamburg. From 2010 till 2012 he worked at Gerkan, Marg and Partner in Hamburg. In addition to taking part in several architectural competitions, he designed the residence “von Gerkan” and the German House in Ho Chi Minh City. Since 2012 he has been employed as project manager at Faerber Architekten in Mainz.
www.faerber-architekten.de

Nicolas Pomränke gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Nicolas Pomränke

Nicolas Pomränke gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Nicolas Pomränke

gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Nicolas Pomränke, associate partner, born Wuppertal 1970, graduate architect, associate partner at von Gerkan, Marg and Partners since 2010, project management of Zhongguancun Cultural Center, Grand Theater/Qingdao, Kulturpalast/Dresden etc.
www.gmp-architekten.de
http://www.gmp-architekten.de/

Benjamin Gutsche Atelier Loidl

Benjamin Gutsche

Benjamin Gutsche Atelier Loidl

Benjamin Gutsche

Atelier Loidl

Benjamin Gutsche was born in 1981 in Berlin, graduated in landscape planning from the Technical University Berlin and is currently completing his architecture studies at the same institution. Following study visits to Switzerland and Japan he worked as a student in a number of Berlin architect’s offices. In 2007 he began an internship at Atelier Loidl where he now works as a landscape architect in the area of competitions as project manager at the interface to architecture. In the summer of 2009 he participated as a fellow in the aac workshop TXL+ in Hamburg.

Assoc. Prof. Martin Tamke Zentrum für Information Technology and Architecture (CITA), Kopenhagen

Assoc. Prof. Martin Tamke

Assoc. Prof. Martin Tamke Zentrum für Information Technology and Architecture (CITA), Kopenhagen

Assoc. Prof. Martin Tamke

Zentrum für Information Technology and Architecture (CITA), Kopenhagen

Born in 1974. Studied architecture at the TU Braunschweig. Associate Professor (since 2006) at the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA), Copenhagen. With a background in scientific research and architectural practice, his work links the speculative and its realization. The projects are of collaborative nature and include installations, competitions and interiors to architectural projects. Besides lectures, he has taught workshops in various locations worldwide.

Sona Kazemi

Sona Kazemi

Sona Kazemi

Sona Kazemi

Sona Kazemi was born in 1970. She studied architecture at Florence University and at Braunschweig Technical University, from where she graduated in 1997. From 1997 to 2003 she worked for gmp in Hamburg. From 2003 to 2010 she worked as an architect with the Andreas Heller studio, most recently as Managing Director. Following, she has been working for the De Picciotto practice and, in parallel, was undertaking a Masters in Performance Studies at the University of Hamburg. Since 2015 she has been a freelance architect with practice in Hamburg.

www.sonakazemi.com

Stephan Wachtel Kofler Energies AG

Stephan Wachtel

Stephan Wachtel Kofler Energies AG

Stephan Wachtel

Kofler Energies AG

Stephan Wachtel was born in 1968. He studied Energy and Building Services Engineering at the FH Wolfenbüttel. He was subsequently project manager for various engineering companies. In 1993, Stephan Wachtel set up as an independent consulting engineer. In 1995 he founded NEK Energy Consult AG focusing on innovative environment-friendly energy concepts. From 2000, NEK expanded under the management of Stephan Wachtel to a national company operating throughout the country. Following the takeover of NEK by Kofler Energies, in 2008 Stephan Wachtel was appointed director of Technology and Organization at Kofler Energies.
www.koflerenergies.com

Hakki Akyol Akyol Kamps Architekten

Hakki Akyol

Hakki Akyol Akyol Kamps Architekten

Hakki Akyol

Akyol Kamps Architekten

Hakki Akyol was born in 1958. He studied architecture at the Technical University in Brunswick, graduating in 1985. From 1986-1991, he was research assistant under Volkwin Marg at the RWTH in Aachen. From 1992–2000 he worked for gmp in Hamburg before becoming a founding partner of Akyol Kamps Architekten in Hamburg in 2000. In the same year, he was appointed lecturer at the University of Lüneburg. Since 2002, Hakki Akyol has been a visiting professor at the Muthesius Kunsthochschule, Kiel.
www.akyol-kamps.de

Michael Biwer biwer mau architekten

Michael Biwer

Michael Biwer biwer mau architekten

Michael Biwer

biwer mau architekten

Michael Biwer was born in 1966. He studied architecture at the Technical Universities in Munich and Brunswick, graduating at the latter in 1996. From 1996-2001, he worked for gmp in Hamburg before becoming founding partner of the firm of kramer biwer mau architekten in 2001. In 2005, he was a founding partner of the "hamburg architects" group of architects.
www.biwermau.de

Bertel Bruun Breimann & Bruun Landschaftsarchitekten

Bertel Bruun

Bertel Bruun Breimann & Bruun Landschaftsarchitekten

Bertel Bruun

Breimann & Bruun Landschaftsarchitekten

Bertel Kehlet Bruun was born in Köge, Denmark in 1964. After studying architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Arts from 1986 to 1992, he worked for German landscape architect Prof. Gustav Lange. The following year, Bertel Bruun went back to the Academy of Arts to do a degree as a landscape architect. From 1995, he lived in Hamburg as a freelance landscape architect. From 1995–1996 Bertel Bruun taught at the University of Kassel as a visiting lecturer. Since 1999, he has been a partner at Breimann & Bruun. His particular field is design.
www.breimann-bruun.de

Joachim Zais Freelance Architect

Joachim Zais

Joachim Zais Freelance Architect

Joachim Zais

Freelance Architect

Joachim Zais was born in 1951. He studied architecture at the Technical University in Brunswick, where he graduated in 1982. From 1983-1989, he worked under Meinhard von Gerkan at the Technical University in Brunswick and then as an architect at the Brunswick office of gmp, which he ran from 1989-2000. From 1993-2005 he was a partner in the gmp office. Since 2005, Joachim Zais has had his own architectural practice.

Prof. Philipp Kamps akyol kamps: bbp architects

Prof. Philipp Kamps

Prof. Philipp Kamps akyol kamps: bbp architects

Prof. Philipp Kamps

akyol kamps: bbp architects

After an apprenticeship as mason, Mr. Kamps studied architecture at the TU Braunschweig, graduating in 1995. His diploma thesis, ‘Goethe Institute Prague’, was awarded a scholarship. From 1995 till 2000 he was employed at gmp Hamburg. Together with Hakki Akyol he founded the firm ‘Akyol Kamps Architekten’ in 2000. Since 2010 he has been the managing partner of ‘akyol kamps: bbp architekten gmbh’. From 2002 to 2006 he lectured at the FH Buxtehude and since 2008 has been a tutor for the Academy for Architectural Culture in Hamburg. In 2011 he became professor for structural design at Hochschule 21.
www.akyolkamps-bbp.de

Visiting professors
Kai-Uwe Bergmann BIG Bjarke Ingels Group, New York

Kai-Uwe Bergmann

Kai-Uwe Bergmann BIG Bjarke Ingels Group, New York

Kai-Uwe Bergmann

BIG Bjarke Ingels Group, New York

Kai-Uwe Bergmann is a Partner at BIG who brings his expertise to proposals around the globe, including work in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He heads up BIG’s business development in over 20 different countries as well as overseeing BIG’s Communications. He compliments his professional work through previous teaching assignments at the University of Florida, the New School of Architecture in San Diego and the University of Virginia. He also sits on the Board of the Van Alen Institute, participates on numerous international juries and lectures globally on the works of BIG.

www.bik.dk

Prof. Jörn Walter

Prof. Jörn Walter

Prof. Jörn Walter

Prof. Jörn Walter

Jörn Walter, born in Bremen in 1957. Studied at Dortmund University, after 1990 Head of the Urban Planning Office Dresden and since 1999 Chief Planning Officer of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Teaching activities at the Technical Universities Vienna and Dresden as well as at the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg and the HafenCity University Hamburg. Publications on questions of urban development and architecture.

Declan McCafferty Grimshaw Architects, London

Declan McCafferty

Declan McCafferty Grimshaw Architects, London

Declan McCafferty

Grimshaw Architects, London

Declan is a partner at Grimshaw Architects with a specialist knowledge of rail and transport projects. He has had a central role in expanding and consolidating Grimshaw’s work in the rail sector, playing a vital part in winning and leading both the Reading and London Bridge Station projects. Declan led the masterplan for Waterloo Station and is currently partner in charge of the High Speed 2 (HS2) redevelopment proposals for London Euston. He is a recognised industry leader in the masterplanning, design and delivery of transport interchanges.

www.grimshaw-architects.com

Prof. Ir. Kees Christiaanse KCAP Architects&Planners, Rotterdam / ETH Zurich

Prof. Ir. Kees Christiaanse

Prof. Ir. Kees Christiaanse KCAP Architects&Planners, Rotterdam / ETH Zurich

Prof. Ir. Kees Christiaanse

KCAP Architects&Planners, Rotterdam / ETH Zurich

Born in Amsterdam in 1953, studied architecture and urban planning at TU Delft. He worked for the Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) 1980 – 1989, since 1983 as a Partner. In 1989 he founded his own company in Rotterdam operating under the name of KCAP Architects&Planners since 2002. He was co-founder and Partner of the office ASTOC Architects and Planners in Cologne 1990 – 2002. 1996 – 2003 he taught architecture and urban planning at TU Berlin. He has been a professor at ETH in Zurich since 2003. In 2009 he was curator of the 4th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR).
www.kcap.eu

Stefan Forster Stefan Forster Architekten, Frankfurt am Main

Stefan Forster

Stefan Forster Stefan Forster Architekten, Frankfurt am Main

Stefan Forster

Stefan Forster Architekten, Frankfurt am Main

Stefan Forster was born in Rockenhausen in 1958. After his studies at TU Berlin from 1978 to 1984 he received a scholarship for Venice in 1985. Following, he worked with Langhof in Berlin as well as with Kuhler in Mannheim from 1986 to 1988. From 1988 to 1993 he worked as an assistant to the chair housing construction at the TH Darmstadt. He founded Stefan Forster Architekten in Darmstadt in 1989. Today, the office is located in Frankfurt am Main being engaged in various facets of urban housing construction.

www.sfa.de

Chris van Duijn OMA

Chris van Duijn

Chris van Duijn OMA

Chris van Duijn

OMA

Chris van Duijn (Master of Architecture, TU of Delft) joined OMA in 2000 and is based in Rotterdam. He has been involved in many of OMA’s most renowned projects incl. Universal Studios (LA), the Prada stores (NYC, LA), Casa da Musica (Porto) and CCTV Headquarters (Beijing). He has also worked on interiors and small-scale projects including private houses, product design and temporary structures such as the Prada Transformer in Seoul. He is overseeing several projects incl. the Fondazione Prada (Milan), the Parc des Expositions (Toulouse) and product development projects.

www.oma.eu

Prof. Max Dudler Max Dudler

Prof. Max Dudler

Prof. Max Dudler Max Dudler

Prof. Max Dudler

Max Dudler

Born in Altenrhein, Switzerland, studied architecture at the Städelschule in Frankfurt/M and at the HdK Berlin. Founder and head of the architectural practice of the same name founded in 1992. He has transferred his conceptual approach into ever new contexts from urban planning, transportation infrastructure, conversions, preservation tasks, exhibitions to furniture design. Numerous awards, among others most recently the BDA award “Nike 2010” for the Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum. Since 2004 Max Dudler teaches as a professor at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.

www.maxdudler.com

Prof. Ivan Reimann Thomas Müller Ivan Reimann Architekten

Prof. Ivan Reimann

Prof. Ivan Reimann Thomas Müller Ivan Reimann Architekten

Prof. Ivan Reimann

Thomas Müller Ivan Reimann Architekten

Born in Prague in 1957. He studied architecture at the TU Prague and Berlin as well as at the AA in London. With Thomas Müller he founded the architectural practice Thomas Müller Ivan Reimann Architekten in 1994. Professor for Design and Building Theory at TU Dresden since 1999, visiting professor at UMPRUM, Prague in 2014. Among his most important projects in Berlin are the Federal Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry of the Interior, the office and commercial buildings at “Leipziger Platz” and “Hackesches Quartier” as well as faculty buildings at the Goethe University in Frankfurt/M.

www.mueller-reimann.de

Carlo Cappai and Maria Alessandra Segantini C+S Architects, Treviso, Italy

Carlo Cappai and Maria Alessandra Segantini

Carlo Cappai and Maria Alessandra Segantini C+S Architects, Treviso, Italy

Carlo Cappai and Maria Alessandra Segantini

C+S Architects, Treviso, Italy

Carlo Cappai and Maria Alessandra Segantini are principals and directors of C+S Architects, Treviso, Italy. They have lectured internationally e.g. at the MoMA and Columbia University GSAPP, the MIT and Syracuse University, where they have also been visiting professors. Presently they are visiting professors at the Hasselt School of Architecture in Belgium and the UEL in London. C+S works have been published and awarded internationally and e.g. exhibited in the Biennale of Architecture of Venice, the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, Paris and the RIBA, London.
web.cipiuesse.it

Alexander Schwarz David Chipperfield Architects Berlin

Alexander Schwarz

Alexander Schwarz David Chipperfield Architects Berlin

Alexander Schwarz

David Chipperfield Architects Berlin

Born in Ludwigsburg in 1967. He studied architecture at the ETH Zurich, the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart and the University of Stuttgart. He has worked for David Chipperfield Architects since 1996, initially in London and since 1998 in Berlin. In 2006 he became a managing director and in 2011 a partner in the Berlin office. As design director, he is responsible for the design of numerous projects and competitions, including the Neues Museum on Berlin’s Museum Island and the Museum Folkwang in Essen. He has furthermore held a number of academic teaching positions.
www.davidchipperfield.co.uk

Prof. Enrique Sobejano Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

Prof. Enrique Sobejano

Prof. Enrique Sobejano Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

Prof. Enrique Sobejano

Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

Born in Madrid in 1957. He has worked as an architect since graduating from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and the Graduate School of Architecture and Planning at Columbia University in New York in 1981. He is a professor and holds the chair of Principles of Design at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK). He has been a visiting critic and lecturer at various international universities and was co-director of the architectural journal ARQUITECTURA (1986-1991). He chairs and participates in international conferences and juries and is a founding partner of Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos.
www.nietosobejano.com

Prof. Almut Grüntuch- Ernst Grüntuch Ernst Architects

Prof. Almut Grüntuch- Ernst

Prof. Almut Grüntuch- Ernst Grüntuch Ernst Architects

Prof. Almut Grüntuch- Ernst

Grüntuch Ernst Architects

Born in Stuttgart in 1966. Studies of Architecture and Urban Development at the TU Stuttgart (diploma), DAAD scholarship for the Architectural Association, London. 1988-1989 at the office Alsop & Lyall in London, founding with Armand Grüntuch the office Grüntuch Ernst Architects in Berlin in 1991. Regular lectures and judge at competitions. Commissioner of the German Contribution at International Architecture Exhibition in Venice in 2006. Since 2010 member of the committee for town planning in Munich, chair at the Institute for Design and Architectural Strategies at the TU Braunschweig since 2011.
www.gruentuchernst.de

Prof. Piet Eckert E2A Piet Eckert und Wim Eckert Architekten ETH BSA SIA AG

Prof. Piet Eckert

Prof. Piet Eckert E2A Piet Eckert und Wim Eckert Architekten ETH BSA SIA AG

Prof. Piet Eckert

E2A Piet Eckert und Wim Eckert Architekten ETH BSA SIA AG

Born in Mumbai (Bombay) in 1968. He studied at the ETH Zurich (Diploma in 1994, cum laude) and the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture in New York. Project leader at OMA Office for Metropolitan Architecture (1995–1997). Independent architect since 1997, founding E2A Eckert Eckert Architekten with Wim Eckert in 2001. Regular lectures and workshops at universities and institutes. Visiting professor at the Delft University of Technology, the HCU Hamburg and senior lecturer at the ETH Zurich. Guest professor at the USI - USI Università della Svizzera italiana at Mendrisio since 2014.
www.e2a.ch

Prof. Ben van Berkel UNStudio

Prof. Ben van Berkel

Prof. Ben van Berkel UNStudio

Prof. Ben van Berkel

UNStudio

Ben van Berkel, born in Utrecht in 1957, the Netherlands, is the Co-Founder and Principal Architect of UNStudio in Amsterdam and Shanghai. Ben van Berkel studied architecture at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and at the Architectural Association in London, receiving the AA Diploma with Honours in 1987. Currently he is Professor Conceptual Design at the Staedelschule in Frankfurt am Main and was recently awarded the Kenzo Tange Visiting Professor's Chair at Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
www.unstudio.com

Sven Plieninger schlaich bergermann und partner

Sven Plieninger

Sven Plieninger schlaich bergermann und partner

Sven Plieninger

schlaich bergermann und partner

Born in Heilbronn in 1964. Studied civil engineering at the University of Stuttgart (Dipl.-Ing.). Since 1991 engineer for schlaich bergermann und partner, Beratende Ingenieure im Bauwesen, Stuttgart; in 2000 Partner, Managing Director in 2002. Worldwide construction projects especially in the field of education, sports and culture. Numerous awards, among others the bridge-building prize for the bridge Gänsebachtal and an award at the German Steel Construction Prize for the Dongguan baseball stadium, the IAKS award in 2013 for the Baoan stadium. Publishes in technical magazines.
www.sbp.de

Prof. Mette Ramsgard Thomsen CITA, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (KADK)

Prof. Mette Ramsgard Thomsen

Prof. Mette Ramsgard Thomsen CITA, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (KADK)

Prof. Mette Ramsgard Thomsen

CITA, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (KADK)

Studies of architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (KADK) and University College London. PhD from the Bartlett School of Architecture/Dept. of Computer Science (University College London). Her research centres on the intersection between architecture and computer science: the changes that digital technologies instigate in the way architecture is thought, designed and built. Founder of the Centre for IT and Architecture research group (CITA/KADK) in 2005. Full Professor in Architecture and Digital Technologies in 2010.
www.cita.karch.dk

Matthias Schuler Transsolar Energietechnik GmbH

Matthias Schuler

Matthias Schuler Transsolar Energietechnik GmbH

Matthias Schuler

Transsolar Energietechnik GmbH

Born in Stuttgart in 1958. He studied mechanical engineering, focusing on energy saving technologies, at the University of Stuttgart, at which he was a research assistant at the Institute of Thermodynamics and Thermal Process Engineering from 1987 to 1992. In 1992 he founded the company TRANSSOLAR Energietechnik GmbH. For many years, he was in parallel to working in the office also already lecturing in Germany, before then being appointed visiting professor at Harvard University, Cambridge, USA. From 2008 till 2014, after seven years as a visiting professor, he took up the adjunct professorship for Environmental Technologies there.

www.transsolar.com

Prof. Paolo Fusi Fusi & Ammann Architekten

Prof. Paolo Fusi

Prof. Paolo Fusi Fusi & Ammann Architekten

Prof. Paolo Fusi

Fusi & Ammann Architekten

Prof. Paolo Fusi was born in Lecco, Italy. Graduated in architecture at the Politecnico of Milan, he was working since 1989 as an independent architect in Italy and Switzerland. In 1999 he has been an invited professor at the ETH Zürich and is since 2000 Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the HafenCity University Hamburg. In 2004 he founded Fusi & Ammann Architekten in Hamburg together with Stefanie Ammann Fusi. They aim to create minimal and pure architecture as an essential synthesis between a logic attitude and creativity.
www.fusi-ammann.com

Volker Staab Staab Architekten

Volker Staab

Volker Staab Staab Architekten

Volker Staab

Staab Architekten

Born 1957. Studied architecture at the ETH Zürich, 1983 “Diplom” degree. Freelance architect since 1991. Shared office and cooperation with A. Nieuwenhuizen since 1996. 2002–2004 visiting professor at the TU Berlin, 2005–2007 visiting professor at the University of Applied Sciences Münster. 2005 Member of the Academy of the Arts Berlin. 2007 Partnership with A. Nieuwenhuizen. 2008 Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. 2008–2009 visiting professor at the University of Arts Stuttgart. 2009 BDA Grand Prix. Professor at the Technical University Braunschweig since 2012.
www.staab-architekten.com

Amandus Sattler Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten

Amandus Sattler

Amandus Sattler Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten

Amandus Sattler

Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten

Co-owner/manager of the architectural practice Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten. Self-employed since his degree at the TU Munich. Teaching assignments for architecture and urban development at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich since 2005, the École Nationale Supérieur d'Architecture de Nancy (F 2007), the CIAD at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences since 2013. Temporary professorship at the Cologne UAS (2009-2013). Since 2010 organizer “International Workshop in Corporate Architecture”, international lectures, publications and competition juries.

Prof. Dr. Christian Kühn TU Wien

Prof. Dr. Christian Kühn

Prof. Dr. Christian Kühn TU Wien

Prof. Dr. Christian Kühn

TU Wien

Born in 1962, Vienna. Studied at TU Vienna (Dipl.-Ing.) and at ETH Zurich (Dr. sc. tech.). Teaching at TU Vienna since 1989. Research areas: History and Theory of Architecture, CAAD, Didactics of Architecture. Chairman of the Austrian Architectural Foundation since 2000. Member of the OECD Working Group for Educational Buildings (2005 – 2011). Architectural critic for newspapers and journals (e.g. Architektur- und Bauforum, Architecture d`aujourd´hui, ARCH+). Commissioner for the Austrian Contribution to the Venice Biennale 2014.

Assoc. Prof. Martin Tamke Zentrum für Information Technology and Architecture (CITA), Kopenhagen

Assoc. Prof. Martin Tamke

Assoc. Prof. Martin Tamke Zentrum für Information Technology and Architecture (CITA), Kopenhagen

Assoc. Prof. Martin Tamke

Zentrum für Information Technology and Architecture (CITA), Kopenhagen

Born in 1974. Studied architecture at the TU Braunschweig. Associate Professor (since 2006) at the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA), Copenhagen. With a background in scientific research and architectural practice, his work links the speculative and its realization. The projects are of collaborative nature and include installations, competitions and interiors to architectural projects. Besides lectures, he has taught workshops in various locations worldwide.

Johannes Kuehn Kuehn Malvezzi Architekten

Johannes Kuehn

Johannes Kuehn Kuehn Malvezzi Architekten

Johannes Kuehn

Kuehn Malvezzi Architekten

Born 1969 in Hamburg, Germany. 1989 – 1998 Technische Universität Berlin, Germany and Universidade do Porto, Portugal, Diploma M. Arch. 1989 – 2001 DKV Architecten, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Since 2001 Kuehn Malvezzi, Berlin, Germany.
2009– 2010 visiting professor at the RWTH Aachen, Germany.
www.kuehnmalvezzi.com

Prof. HG Merz hg merz architekten museumsgestalter        mm+

Prof. HG Merz

Prof. HG Merz hg merz architekten museumsgestalter        mm+

Prof. HG Merz

hg merz architekten museumsgestalter mm+

Founder and CEO of hg merz architekten museumsgestalter and mm+. 1993-2007 professorship for Exhibition Design and Visual Communication at the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, since 2008 professorship for Conceptual and Experimental Design at TU Darmstadt. Since 2013 chairperson of the University Council of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. His office is specialised in exhibition and museum design as well as visual communication and media planning, second focus is restauration and repair of historically significant buildings.

www.hgmerz.com

Prof. Michael Schumacher schneider+schumacher architekten

Prof. Michael Schumacher

Prof. Michael Schumacher schneider+schumacher architekten

Prof. Michael Schumacher

schneider+schumacher architekten

Born in 1957, degree in architecture from Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, postgraduate with Peter Cook at the Städelschule in Frankfurt a.M. Freelancer for Sir Norman Foster. Since 1988 with Till Schneider founder, owner and manager of the office schneider+schumacher, since 2008 various subdivisions as well as additional offices in Austria and China. Visiting professor at the Städelschule (1999-2000), since 2007 professor for design and constructing at Leibniz University Hanover. 2004-2009 regional chairman/Association of German Architects (BDA Hesse).

Prof. Dr. h.c. Gerhard Hausladen ingenieurbüro hausladen gmbh

Prof. Dr. h.c. Gerhard Hausladen

Prof. Dr. h.c. Gerhard Hausladen ingenieurbüro hausladen gmbh

Prof. Dr. h.c. Gerhard Hausladen

ingenieurbüro hausladen gmbh

Gerhard Hausladen was born in 1947. He studied mechanical engineering at TU Munich, before becoming research associate at the chair for building services & building physics. With his PhD completed in 1980 he founded his engineering office for MEP, building physics and energy technology in 1986. From 1992 to 2001 he was professor for Technical Building Services at Kassel University. During this time he was co-founder of the “Center for environmentally aware Building” (ZUB). In 2001 he became Professor at TU Munich. Furthermore he is the CEO of ClimaDesign e.V. and received numerous awards.
www.ibhausladen.de

Prof. Herbert Giradet World Future Council, Programmdirektor

Prof. Herbert Giradet

Prof. Herbert Giradet World Future Council, Programmdirektor

Prof. Herbert Giradet

World Future Council, Programmdirektor

Herbert Girardet is an author, consultant and filmmaker. He is chairman of the Schumacher Society UK, an honorary fellow of Royal Institute for British Architects (RIBA), a patron of the Soil Association, and a recipient of a UN Global 500 Award ‘for outstanding environmental achievements’. In 2003 he was "Thinker in Residence" in Adelaide, developing sustainability strategies for South Australia. He is Visiting Professor at the University of Northumbria, Middlesex University, and the University of West of England.
www.worldfuturecouncil.org

Prof. Brian Cody Technische Universität Graz

Prof. Brian Cody

Prof. Brian Cody Technische Universität Graz

Prof. Brian Cody

Technische Universität Graz

Brian Cody has been at the helm of the Institute for Building and Energy at the Graz University of Technology since its inaguration in 2004. His prime focus being maximising energy efficiency of cities and buildings. Before his appointment to Graz he was an associate director at the internationally reknowed firm of Arup as well as Design Leader and Buisiness Development Leader of Arup GmbH. He continues to be a scientific advisor to Arup. Brian Cody holds a variety of memberships to councils and juries and is Visiting Professor at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.
www.tugraz.at

Prof. Gesine Weinmiller Weinmiller Architekten

Prof. Gesine Weinmiller

Prof. Gesine Weinmiller Weinmiller Architekten

Prof. Gesine Weinmiller

Weinmiller Architekten

Gesine Weinmiller was born in 1963. She studied architecture at the Technical University in Munich. She founded her own practice in Berlin in 1992, which she has been operating in partnership with Michael Grossmann since 1999. From 1999-2000 she was a professor at the Bergische University in Wuppertal. Since 2000, she has been a professor at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg. In 2003, her firm opened an office in Cologne.
www.weinmiller.de

Prof. Yuhang Kong Director of the School of Architecture and Fine Art in Dalian University of Technology

Prof. Yuhang Kong

Prof. Yuhang Kong Director of the School of Architecture and Fine Art in Dalian University of Technology

Prof. Yuhang Kong

Director of the School of Architecture and Fine Art in Dalian University of Technology

Yuhang Kong was born in 1962. He studied architecture at Tongji University and Ohio State University, graduating from there with an M.Arch. in 1988. In 1989 he completed his Master in Design Studies course at Harvard University. From 1989 – 1990 he worked for Eisenman Architects in New York; from 1990 – 1994 he was Chief Designer with the Retail Design Group in Columbus, Ohio. Since 1997, he has been the director of the School of Architecture and Fine Art at Dalian University of Technology in China.
www.dlut.edu.cn

Prof. Rainer Hascher Hascher Jehle Architektur

Prof. Rainer Hascher

Prof. Rainer Hascher Hascher Jehle Architektur

Prof. Rainer Hascher

Hascher Jehle Architektur

Rainer Hascher was born in 1950. He finished his studies of architecture at the University of Stuttgart in 1975 and established his own architectural practice in 1979. Since 1992, he has been in partnership with Sebastian Jehle in a joint practice. Following offers of chairs at the technical universities in Aachen and Berlin and the University of Stuttgart, he has headed the department of Structural Design and Climate-Responsive Architecture at the Technical University in Berlin since 1993.
www.hascherjehle.de

Thomas Willemeit GRAFT - Gesellschaft von Architekten

Thomas Willemeit

Thomas Willemeit GRAFT - Gesellschaft von Architekten

Thomas Willemeit

GRAFT - Gesellschaft von Architekten

GRAFT is three architects: Lars Krückeberg, born in 1967, Wolfram Putz and Thomas Willemeit, both born in 1968. All of them graduated at the Technical University of Brunswick. In 1998 they founded their office GRAFT in Los Angeles, which sees itself as a "Label for Architecture, Urban Planning, Exhibition Design, Music and the pursuit of happiness". 2001 saw the opening of the Berlin office, 2003 that of the Beijing office.
www.graftlab.com

Prof. Dietmar Eberle baumschlager & eberle

Prof. Dietmar Eberle

Prof. Dietmar Eberle baumschlager & eberle

Prof. Dietmar Eberle

baumschlager & eberle

Born in Hittisau in 1952, Austria. He studied architecture at the TU Wien. 1984-2009 co-work with Carlo Baumschlager. The conservation of resources and optimizing the planning process are his main focal points. Today, he conducts the internationally renowned architecture practice baumschlager eberle with ten branches worldwide. Since the 80s continuous teaching at universities, e.g. in Hanover, Vienna, Linz, Syracuse (N.Y.), Darmstadt, Madrid, Jerusalem and Hongkong, since 1999 professor for Architecture and Design at the ETH Zurich, head of the ETH “Wohnforum”/ETH CASE.

www.baumschlager-eberle.com

Prof. Hinnerk Wehberg WES & Partner Landschaftsarchitekten

Prof. Hinnerk Wehberg

Prof. Hinnerk Wehberg WES & Partner Landschaftsarchitekten

Prof. Hinnerk Wehberg

WES & Partner Landschaftsarchitekten

Hinnerk Wehberg was born in 1936. He graduated in painting from HfbK, Hamburg University of fine Arts in 1962. During his time as freelance painter and sculptor he also worked on art comissions relating to building projects. Between 1966 and 1969 he was visiting professor at HfbK and since 1969 founding partner of the office for landscapedesign "Wehberg-Lange". From 1982 onwards he has been professor at the faculty of urban and landscape design at TU Braunschweig and has been called into the Council of Building Culture.
www.wesup.de

Prof. Werner Sobek Werner Sobek Ingenieure

Prof. Werner Sobek

Prof. Werner Sobek Werner Sobek Ingenieure

Prof. Werner Sobek

Werner Sobek Ingenieure

Werner Sobek was born in 1953. In 1987 he took a doctorate in structural engineering at the University of Stuttgart. From 1991-1994 he was a profes-sor at the University of Hanover. In 1992 he founded his own structural en-gineering firm Werner Sobek Ingenieure in Stuttgart. Since 1994, he has been a professor at the University of Stuttgart, and since 2006 chairman of the college council of Hafen City University in Hamburg. In 2007, he was a visiting professor at Harvard University. Werner Sobek currently operates seven offices worldwide.
www.wernersobek.com

Prof. Sebastian Jehle Hascher Jehle Architektur

Prof. Sebastian Jehle

Prof. Sebastian Jehle Hascher Jehle Architektur

Prof. Sebastian Jehle

Hascher Jehle Architektur

Sebastian Jehle, born 1965, graduated in Stuttgart in 1992. In the same year, he founded his own architectural office in Berlin, together with Rainer Hascher. Since 2002 he has been teaching at the University of Stuttgart, and since 2004 he has been Professor for Design and Construction at Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences. Sebastian Jehle is a founding member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für nachhaltiges Bauen e.V. (German Society for Sustainable Construction).
www.hascherjehle.de

Prof. Kai Babetzki TRANSSOLAR KlimaEngineering

Prof. Kai Babetzki

Prof. Kai Babetzki TRANSSOLAR KlimaEngineering

Prof. Kai Babetzki

TRANSSOLAR KlimaEngineering

From 1989–1996 Kai Babetzki studied physics at the University of Siegen, Germany and joined TRANSSOLAR in 1996. He is a specialist in everything regarding daylight. Since 2007 he has been a visiting professor for sustainability and concept design at the University of Applied Sciences in Stuttgart where he also supports the artificial sky lab. He worked on some very important projects such as the Sheikh Zayed National Museum, Abu Dhabi (UAE) with Foster + Partners (London), the Louvre Abu Dhabi (UAE) with Ateliers Jean Nouvel (Paris), the e.on Energy Research Center at RWTH University, Aachen with Zaha Hadid Architects.
www.transsolar.com

Experts
Prof. Uwe R. Brückner Atelier Brückner, Stuttgart

Prof. Uwe R. Brückner

Prof. Uwe R. Brückner Atelier Brückner, Stuttgart

Prof. Uwe R. Brückner

Atelier Brückner, Stuttgart

Uwe R. Brückner studied architecture at TU München and costume and stage design at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design. He is co-founder of ATELIER BRÜCKNER in 1997 and a professor at the Institute for Interior Design and Scenography in Basel and at Tongji University in Shanghai. He is widely regarded as an opinion leader in innovative architecture, contemporary scenography and development of narrative spatial concepts. By his design philosophy of "form follows content" he has created more than 100 exhibitions and worlds of experience for museums and corporate brands worldwide.

www.atelier-brueckner.com

Carsten Venus blauraum, Hamburg

Carsten Venus

Carsten Venus blauraum, Hamburg

Carsten Venus

blauraum, Hamburg

Born in Stuttgart in 1967. He studied architecture at the Univ. of Washington, diploma in architecture at RWTH Aachen in 1996. After his project management with BRT Architekten BDA, since 2002 he has been founding member and managing director of blauraum Architekten GmbH, Hamburg. He was awarded lectureships at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen and the HCU HafenCity University Hamburg and conducted a research project on behalf of the BBR. Since 2012 he has been board member of the Hamburg Chamber of Architects (HAK), since 2014 chairman of the Working Group Housing of the HAK.

www.blauraum.eu

Bernhard Karpf, AIA Richard Meier & Partners Architects LLP

Bernhard Karpf, AIA

Bernhard Karpf, AIA Richard Meier & Partners Architects LLP

Bernhard Karpf, AIA

Richard Meier & Partners Architects LLP

With Richard Meier & Partners since 1988, an Associate Partner since 2001. Design Partner for the Museum Frieder Burda in Baden-Baden and Coffee Plaza office complex in Hamburg. He has lent his design and management expertise to numerous projects, e.g. 165 Charles Street apartments in New York City, Arp Museum in Rolandseck, Canal+ Headquarters in Paris and Siemens Corporate Headquarters in Munich. He studied architecture and literature at the University of Stuttgart, the ETH Zurich, the TU Darmstadt and Cornell University (DAAD fellowship).

www.richardmeier.com

Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart

Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart

Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart

Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart

Prof. Dr. Braungart is founder and scientific director of EPEA Internationale Umweltforschung GmbH, Hamburg, co-founder and scientific head of McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC), USA and founder and scientific head of the Hamburger Umweltinstitut e.V. (HUI). He teaches at the Rotterdam School of Management and is a professor at the Leuphana Univ. of Lüneburg as well as Univ. Twente in Enschede and at the TU Delft. He has been awarded the honorary professorship at TU Munich. In 2013, he was awarded an honorary doctorate of the Univ. Hasselt in Belgium through the Excellence Initiative.

Angela Köckritz DIE ZEIT

Angela Köckritz

Angela Köckritz DIE ZEIT

Angela Köckritz

DIE ZEIT

Angela Köckritz, born in Munich in 1977, studied Political Science, Sinology and Art History in Berlin, Munich and Taiwan. She completed her trainee position with the Süddeutsche Zeitung, working then for the German weekly DIE ZEIT. She worked as an international reporter for East and South East Asia and Latin America. From 2011 to 2014 she was the Beijing correspondent of DIE ZEIT. Having just returned to Germany, she was awarded in 2015 with the first prize of the “MERICS China Media Award” for outstanding and expert reporting on China.

Prof. Guido Zucconi

Prof. Guido Zucconi

Prof. Guido Zucconi

Prof. Guido Zucconi

Born in Modena in 1950. He completed his Master in Architecture at the Politecnico of Milan in 1975, finishing his master thesis at Princeton University in 1977. He taught at the Politecnico of Milan and Udine and was visiting professor at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris, University of Edinburgh, Fudan University in Shanghai and CUJAE of La Habana. Since November 2000 he has been a full professor in History of Architecture and Urban History at the IUAV in Venice. International lectures and publications in Italian are also part of his comprehensive work.

Giulia Foscari OMA/AMO

Giulia Foscari

Giulia Foscari OMA/AMO

Giulia Foscari

OMA/AMO

Since her graduation cum laude in Rome, her enrolment to the Order of Architects in 2004 and her DRL MArch degree at the AA in London, she worked as an architect, curator, author, editor and assistant professor in Asia and Latin America. From 2007 to 2011 she taught at Hong Kong University and joined OMA HK in 2009 focusing on cultural design projects. In 2011 she opened a platform for OMA in Buenos Aires conducting research in the region and working on design projects with OMA NY. In 2013/14 she shifted her attention to Venice as part of Rem Koolhaas’ “Fundamentals” team and authored “Elements of Venice”.
www.oma.eu

Sören Grünert BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

Sören Grünert

Sören Grünert BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

Sören Grünert

BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

Born in Rodewisch in 1976. He graduated in architecture from TU Dresden (diploma in 2003) and studied at the TU Delft (Erasmus scholarship 2000-2001). He worked as a Project Architect at NL Architects in Amsterdam as well as at gmp International in Beijing and was a Partner at Hellgrün in Berlin. Since 2010 he is a Project Manager at BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group in New York. Sören Grünert received numerous awards and participated in exhibitions several times. Internationally, he works as a guest critic and publishes in specialist journals and literature.
www.big.dk

Daniel Gebreiter schlaich bergermann und partner

Daniel Gebreiter

Daniel Gebreiter schlaich bergermann und partner

Daniel Gebreiter

schlaich bergermann und partner

Daniel Gebreiter was born in 1982. He holds engineering and architecture master degrees from Nottingham University (2005) and TU Berlin (2011). In 2012, he completed a post-graduate degree in Digital Architectonics at the University of Bath, focusing on the computational design of free-form structures. Daniel Gebreiter has since joined schlaich bergermann and partner, Stuttgart, where he is a member of their dedicated architectural geometry and structural optimisation group. Previously, he worked for UNStudio, Amsterdam and Wilkinson Eyre Architects, London.

Magdalene Weiß gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Magdalene Weiß

Magdalene Weiß gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Magdalene Weiß

gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Magdalene Weiß was born in 1964. She studied architecture at the FHT Stuttgart (diploma in 1989) as well as at the University GH Kassel (diploma in 1992). She started her career as an architect with Bieling & Bieling Architekten. Magdalene Wwiß has been working for the architectural practice of gmp since 1997, as Director and Head of the gmp office Shanghai since 2006, as gmp Associate Partner since 2010. Her extensive portfolio of outstanding projects includes successful commissions such as the Swiss Hotel Berlin, Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, HNA Plaza, Poly Plaza Shanghai or COMAC Headquarter Shanghai.
www.gmp-architekten.de

Prof. Dr. Hans Sommer Drees & Sommer AG

Prof. Dr. Hans Sommer

Prof. Dr. Hans Sommer Drees & Sommer AG

Prof. Dr. Hans Sommer

Drees & Sommer AG

Graduation as a civil engineer and experience as a construction engineer and supervisor at home and abroad. In 1971 he became project manager and in 1974 partner at the company which later became known as Drees & Sommer and now is the leading company for project management, real estate consulting and engineering. From 1992 to 2007 he was CEO of Drees & Sommer with 1,350 employees worldwide. With his integrated approach to project management he has shaped major developments in the building industry. Since 2008 Chairman of the Supervisory Board, and in addition intensive study of sustainability in the real estate, construction and energy industries.

Michael Sachs State Council of the Authority of Urban Development and Environment

Michael Sachs

Michael Sachs State Council of the Authority of Urban Development and Environment

Michael Sachs

State Council of the Authority of Urban Development and Environment

Michael Sachs was born in Hamburg in 1947. Following his studies of sociology, history, German language and literature, he began work in 1974 as a member of staff and project manager at the GEWOS Institute. He was active as Managing Director of the Wohnungsverwaltung Nord (Housing Administration North) and a consultant for the development of an entrepreneurial housing industry in Russia. From 1995 to 2009 he was Managing Director and member of the board of the City Housing Association SAGA/GWG. Since 2009 he has been Coordinator for House Building in Hamburg and since 2011 State Councilor of the Authority of Urban Development and Environment.

Henrike Rabe Humboldt-Universität Berlin

Henrike Rabe

Henrike Rabe Humboldt-Universität Berlin

Henrike Rabe

Humboldt-Universität Berlin

Born in 1980, studies of architecture at TU Berlin. Worked as an architect at Brisac Gonzalez Architects, London. 2009-2012 Senior Architect at Kazuhiro Kojima + Kazuko Akamatsu / Cat, Tokyo. International planning of universities, schools, libraries and museums. In charge of successful Japanese competitions. Currently investigating Virtual and Real Architecture of Knowledge at Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung at Humboldt-University Berlin. Publishes in architecture magazines and is internationally invited as a guest critic.

Christoph Elsässer West 8 Rotterdam/NL

Christoph Elsässer

Christoph Elsässer West 8 Rotterdam/NL

Christoph Elsässer

West 8 Rotterdam/NL

Sinds autumn 2000 Christoph Elsässer is member of the design team of West 8 urban design & landscape architecture b.v. The main working field of Elsässer as project leader and senior designer can be found in urban the development and execution of urban design concepts in the Netherlands and abroad. As guest lector Elsässer speaks at several Dutch and German universities, academies and cities. Also Christoph Elsässer frequently guides students of architecture academies during their graduation projects as external teacher.
www.west8.nl

Fanny Hoffmann-Loss gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Fanny Hoffmann-Loss

Fanny Hoffmann-Loss gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Fanny Hoffmann-Loss

gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Fanny Hoffmann-Loss was born in 1970. During her architectural studies at the TU Berlin, she spent one year in Beijing, where she studied Chinese and one year in Shanghai, where she studied architecture at Tongji University. After her diploma in 1998 with a design for “A Jewish Center in Shanghai” she worked as a project manager at Drees & Sommer in Berlin, one of her projects being the Embassies of the Nordic Countries in Berlin. Since 2006 she is employed with gmp in Shanghai. As a member of the think-tank “Shanghai Flaneur” she gives lectures on the urban development of Shanghai with a focus on the new city Lingang New City.
www.gmp-architekten.de

Prof. Dr. Dirk Böndel German Museum of Technology Foundation

Prof. Dr. Dirk Böndel

Prof. Dr. Dirk Böndel German Museum of Technology Foundation

Prof. Dr. Dirk Böndel

German Museum of Technology Foundation

Born 1955, Master of Arts in philosophy, psychology and mathematics from Berlin Technical University. Further studies and Doctorate in the history of science and technology. Since 1983 at Deutsches Technikmuseum (at the time called Museum of Transport and Technology), voluntary scientific service from 1985 to 1987, from 1987 Head of Maritime Transport Department. Second Deputy Director since 1994, Deputy Director of Deutsches Technikmuseum, Berlin since 2001. Acting Director from 2003, appointed new Director of the Deutsches Technikmuseum Foundation in 2004 by the Berlin Senate.
www.sdtb.de