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Media information  Werner Sobek AG

21. Mai 2019

Global Award for Sustainable Architecture for Werner Sobek

Werner Sobek has been awarded the prize for his “groundbreaking research” at the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design(ILEK).

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The international Global Award for Sustainable Architecture is awarded on the basis of the following criteria: increased fairness, sustainability, innovation and participation in architecture and urban development as well as social responsibility. Bestowed by the Paris-based Cité de l’Architecture & du Patrimoine, the award is under the patronage of UNESCO. 

Werner Sobek was one of 5 prize winners to receive a Global Award for Sustainable Architecture on 13th May 2019 at an international conference in the Cité de l’Architecture in Paris. With this award, the jury honoured the “groundbreaking research”, which Sobek has initiated and supervised for 25 years as head of the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK). Besides Werner Sobek (Germany), award winners also included Ersen Gürsel (Turkey), Rozana Montiel (Mexico), Ammar Khammash (Jordania) and Jorge Lobos (Chile). 

In order to make the complex issue of sustainability more concrete, the jury presents their selection each year under a special theme. For the 2019 awards, the sustainability experts chose to refer to the 100-year anniversary of the Bauhaus movement, focusing on its multidisciplinary and social reform approach. 

The Global Award for Sustainable Architecture is supported by a growing community of prize winners from throughout the world, all of whom, like Werner Sobek, are committed to sustainable architectural ethics.

About Werner Sobek AG

Founded by Werner Sobek in 1992, the company is internationally synonymous with engineering, design and sustainability and employs over 350 employees with offices located in Berlin, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Istanbul, Moscow, New York, Stuttgart and Vienna. Every Werner Sobek project is characterized by a winning combination of outstanding design and premium engineering, incorporating ingenious concepts to minimize the use of energy and material resources.
Werner Sobek AG is run under the management of Roland Bechmann, Prof. Dr. Lucio Blandini, Stephen Hagenmayer and Prof. Dr. Thomas Winterstetter. Prof. Dr. Werner Sobek acts as Chairman of the Supervisory Board.

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