The symposium was moderated by Boris Schade-Bünsow, Editor-in-Chief of the famous German architectural magazine "Bauwelt."

Martin Henn, Partner, HENN, kicked off the evening with a presentation on his firms latest projects in China, highlighting their high degree of urban integration.

Tobias Berger, Managing Partner, Werner Sobek, presented on the mega-development 'Four' in Frankfurt.

Boris Reyher, Associate, sbp, gave a presentation exploring the urban potential of infra-lightweight concrete.

Regine Leibinger, Partner, Barkow Leibinger, joined Boris Reyher, Associate, sbp, to discuss design implications of new advances in materials technology.

The event assembled a wide range of architects, designers, and industry professionals.

All of the speakers gathered at the end of the event for an open-ended panel discussion and Q&A with the audience.

September 18, 2019

BERLIN – The latest CTBUH Berlin Event was held on Wednesday, 18 September 2019 at ANCB – Aedes Network Campus in Berlin. The event—organized and sponsored by Werner Sobek—was attended by more than 150 listeners.  The event centered around how architects and engineers can create as much space as possible for living, working and recreating, while simultaneously espousing the high design, structural and environmental quality that is required by the Leipzig Charter on Sustainable European Cities.

Chaired by Boris Schade-Bünsow, Editor-in-Chief of the famous German architectural magazine “Bauwelt,” the event featured a total of five lectures. Before the lectures started, CTBUH Country Representative Roland Bechmann, Managing Director & Partner, Werner Sobek briefly informed the audience about the inaugural meeting of the German Chapter which had taken place earlier that day.

The first lecture was given by Martin Henn, Partner, HENN, who presented projects recently completed in China that demonstrated very extensive integration with their urban context. Tobias Berger, Managing Partner, Werner Sobek, moved the focus back to Germany by talking about the mega-development “Four” in Frankfurt.

Regine Leibinger, Partner, Barkow Leibinger, and Boris Reyher, Associate, sbp, explored the urban potential of infra-lightweight concrete, while Andy Young, Director, Bjarke Ingels Group, gave inspiring insight into the new spatial organization developed for projects that challenged urban surroundings.

Nathalie de Vries, Founding Partner, MVRDV, wrapped up the lectures by presenting her consultancy’s general approach towards urban development. The presentations were followed by a panel discussion and a public reception, as well as a dinner for the speakers.