Energy-plus buildings between Berlin and Potsdam built by Graft Architekten in 2015.


Wood is a sustainable raw material and a highly versatile construction material. As such, at this year’s “Architect@Work Germany” in Berlin it is the star of the show.

"Architect@Work" got off to a successful and exciting start in May this year in Copenhagen. Now on November 9 and 10 during the German edition of the fair in Berlin, not only will innovative products and new projects be presented, but seminars will also be offered with architects and designers. The two-day specialist event has established itself as a platform for architects, interior designers and designers to jointly discuss and swap experiences on current developments in the sector. 

Once again in 2016 Stylepark is teaming up with "Architect@Work Germany" to offer a series of “A@W Lectures by Stylepark” in Berlin. Visitors can look forward to a comprehensive program relating to the focal topic of this year’s series of events, namely “Wood and Architecture”. Six architects from renowned architecture studios based in Berlin will each talk about projects primarily built using wood, or which take into account aspects of sustainable architecture and urban planning. The use of wood as a sustainable material will be discussed along with other innovative materials and planning strategies. 

Visitors can look forward to constructive conversations with experts and interesting discussions in a pleasant lounge atmosphere.



“Wood for Worms”

Tristan Kobler from Holzer Kobler Architekturen

In his lecture “Wood for Worms,” Tristan Kobler will report on the new Visitor Center on the coast at Cuxhaven and the special aspects involved in designing and building in the natural environment, which is listed as UNESCO World Natural Heritage. Using pinewood for the building itself and larch for the cladding not only made for a sustainable structure, but also ensured the architecture merged harmoniously with its natural surroundings.

3 p.m.

“Back to Coziness – Building with Wood”

Dennis Hawner from Graft

Dennis Hawner from Graft will elaborate on the qualities of wood for room climate and acoustics and as a means of aesthetic expression for architecture. In his lecture he will cite several projects by Graft, such as the conversion of the Old Mill Hotel Belgrade in 2014 and three energy-plus buildings constructed between Berlin and Potsdam in 2015.

5 p.m.

"Current constructive wooden projects by Sauerbruch Hutton"

Andrew Kiel – Project Manager at Sauerbruch Hutton

In his lecture Andrew Kiel from Sauerbruch Hutton will present projects by the architecture studio including the center of innovation “Experimentelle Fabrik Magdeburg” completed in 2001, the Federal Environment Agency Dessau from 2005, and “Experimenta Heilbronn,” which is currently in planning. The projects are characterized by particularly sustainable planning that considers ecological aspects, enables flexible usage and is both sensitive and playful in dealing with the urban setting. 

Tristan Kobler from Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Wadden Sea Visitor Center near Cuxhaven by Holzer Kobler Architekturen from 2015.
Dennis Hawner from Graft
Old Mill Hotel Belgrade conversion by Graft from 2014
Andrew Kiel from Sauerbruch Hutton
Hager Forum by Sauerbruch Hutton from 2015


1 p.m.

“100%: Planning Sustainable Cities”

Vanessa Miriam Carlow from Cobe Berlin

As Director of the Institute for Sustainable Urbanism (ISU) at TU Braunschweig and founder of the architecture office Cobe Berlin, Vanessa Miriam Carlow is primarily interested in holistic aspects when it comes to urban planning. In her lecture for the “Wood and Architecture” series she will therefore consider economic, ecological and social aspects of sustainable urban planning and elaborate on the new challenges facing architecture in designing cities as urban landscapes.

3 p.m.

 “Wood is Superman”

Karim El-Ishmawi from Kinzo Berlin

In a talk claiming that “Wood is Superman,” Karim El-Ishmawi from Kinzo Berlin will detail the characteristics of wood in architecture, interior design and design. Working at the interface of architecture and design, his office develops spatial programs for clients such as Zalando and Adidas. Wood plays a crucial role in his ideas for innovative office concepts and new office worlds.

5 p.m.

“Voll.Holz – The fascinating diversity of wood and new timber composites”

Per Schäfer from raumprobe

As curator of the exhibition “Voll.Holz – The fascinating diversity of wood and new timber composites,” which can be seen during “Architect@Work” in Berlin, Per Schäfer from raumprobe will report on innovations in wood and provide background information on the 200 exhibits featuring in the show

Vanessa Miriam Carlow from Cobe Berlin
Masterplan for Dakar as a new megacity by Cobe Berlin
Karim El-Ishmawi from Kinzo Berlin
New “Soundcloud” headquarters designed by Kinzo Berlin (2014)


Station Berlin

Luckenwalderstr. 4-6

10963 Berlin

Date and opening times:

Architect@Work takes place from November 9 – 10, 2016.

The fair is open from 11a.m. – 8 p.m.


Persons registering as visitors in advance by mailing will receive an invitation code and can visit the fair free of charge. Entry on the day costs €30.

Finger food, sandwiches and drinks will be available in the lounge areas.

Stylepark is a media partner of Architect@Work