The Grimm world in Kassel by kadawittfeldarchitektur. Photo © Jan Bitter
Timber fever
Nov 30, 2015

After presentations in Munich and Berlin, the next port of call for Architect@Work is Düsseldorf: From December 2-3, 2015 in the customarily relaxed atmosphere visitors can discover high-quality and diverse product innovations while brand manufacturers present their services. Those wishing to swap ideas and interact with colleagues can do so in a lounge specially installed for that purpose. And the “A@W Lectures by Stylepark” we are organizing together with Architect@Work in Düsseldorf will provide plentiful conversation topics. The emphasis is on wood as a sustainable construction material, with the special show “Voll.HOLZ” featuring over 150 exhibits providing ample inspiration. will present an international selection of contemporary projects by outstanding architects, landscape architects, engineers and designers.

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From December 2-3, 2015, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Messe Düsseldorf trade fair complex - Hall 8 B
Stockumer Höfe – parking zone P2
40474 Düsseldorf

December 2, 2015

12.00 – 1 p.m.
Prof. Eckhard Gerber, Gerber Architekten:
"Building with wood: Options for using a sustainable construction material"
When it comes to construction there are countless ways of using this sustainable material today, starting with post-and-beam buildings or as log cabins. Eckhard Gerber will provide specific examples of its applications – for example in Neue Messe Karlsruhe – but also in facade and interior design – as in the University of Music and Theater’s “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Concert Hall” in Leipzig.

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Gerhard G. Feldmayer, HPP Architekten
"Innovative facade concepts using timber"
For over 80 years Hentrich-Petschnigg & Partner GmbH + Co. KG (HPP for short) has been realizing high-standard projects of varying types and sizes inside and outside Germany. Gerhard Feldmayer, Partner at HPP will report on fascinating projects from the HPP portfolio and also on current topics and trends in architecture.

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Kilian Kada, kadawittfeldarchitektur
"Inside out / Outside in"
Kadawittfeldarchitektur repeatedly attracts attention for the precision with which it designs buildings, most recently with the “Grimmwelt” in Kassel, an exhibition hall for presenting the works by the Grimm brothers. Kilian Kada is a member of the management of kadawittfeldarchitektur and responsible for the competition department.

December 3, 2015

12.00 – 1 p.m.
Monika Lepel, Lepen Lepen Architektur, Innenarchitektur
"Enjoy your work"
Since 1993 Monika Lepel and her husband architect Reinhard Lepel, have managed the LEPEL & LEPEL office for architecture and interior design in Cologne. Under the title “Frohes Schaffen”, drawing on examples from their own projects, they will showcase how firms can promote communications, produce a creative working environment, strengthen a sense of community and contribute actively to greater innovations.

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Philipp Schiffer, Netzwerk Architekten
Glockengeläut – Three projects by Darmstadt’s netzwerkarchitekten"
One of the firm’s six founders, for 20 years Philipp Schiffer has been a managing partner in netzwerkarchitekten. In his lecture he presents three of the office’s projects, which all share common ground: the properties of the materials used, their application, and the owners’ Christian beliefs.

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Hannes Bäuerle, raumPROBE Stuttgart
"Voll.HOLZ – The fascinating diversity of wood and new timber composites"
Hannes Bäuerle presents new surfaces, applications and research findings and demonstrates the many options wood offers today. Experience wood with all your senses. You will be surprised where and how wood is used today.

Kilian Kada, kadawittfeldarchitektur. Photo © Carl Brunn
Reconstruction and Addition of the Evangelical Church in Altenbach. Photo © Jörg Hempel
Philipp Schiffer from netzwerkarchitekten. Photo © Jörg Hempel
New building for St. Gallus in Urberach. Photo © Jörg Hempel
Prof. Eckhard Gerber. Photo © Gerber Architekten, Photographer David Klammer
Car parking at Zoo Leipzig. Photo © punctum, B. Kober
Monika Lepel from Lepel & Lepel. Photo © Thomas Riese
Academy of Music and Theatre in Leipzig.
Photo © Gerber Architekten, Photographer Hans Jürgen Lande
Gerhard G. Feldmayer, HPP Architekten. Photo © HPP
Bistro of the UFA Film and TV Production in Babelsberg. Photo © Stefan Josef Müller, Berlin