Klaus Daniels is considered to be one of the leading engineers and consultants in the field of ecological and future-oriented building. For more than four decades he worked on advanced engineering solutions in the field of environmentally friendly and energy-efficient buildings, which are characterized by a sustainable use of natural resources. Daniels graduated from the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences and was appointed as full professor and chair of building services at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich in 1991, his research field is in aerophysics. Klaus Daniels is CEO of HL-Technik in Munich, where innovative solutions, in the field of building service engineering, are developed. The focus of the planning activities is for him the approach, to understand building service engineering as an integral part of architecture. This is done in accordance with the possibilities of passive measures like orientation of the buildings and their facades or the maximization of the use of natural ventilation. In this way the investment- and operational costs, as well as the use of technology, can be reduced to a minimum.
2009 Energy Design for Tomorrow (Edition Axel Menges), together with Ralph Hammann | 1998 Book „Low Tech Light Tech High Tech: Building in the Information Age “ (Birkhäuser Verlag) | 1994 „Technologie des ökologischen Bauens“ (Birkhäuser Verlag), 2 Auflagen (deutsch und englisch) | 1992 Gebäudetechnik: ein Leitfaden für Architekten und Ingenieure (Oldenbourg Verlag)
Elke Delugan-Meissl is an Architect and founder of Delugan Meissl Associated Architects (DMAA). Born in Linz, Austria, Elke Delugan-Meissl studied at the Polytechnic in Innsbruck until 1987. After school she worked in various studios in Innsbruck and Vienna, until she founded Delugan Meissl ZT GmbH with Roman Delugan in 1999. They realized many projects and began growing members eventually expanding in 2004 to Delugan Meissl Associated Architects (DMAA). The group is very active in building around Austria, realizing projects such as residential buildings, office spaces, and public buildings. Elke Delugan-Meissl also taught at the University Stuttgart and at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. In 2015 Elke Delugan-Meissl was the recipient of the Grand Austrian State Prize, an award given by Austria to an artist for their exceptional work.
2018 Spiegel Estate Hamburg Germany | 2013 Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences, Krems an der Donau| 2009 Porsche Museum, Stuttgart- Zuffenhausen (DE) | 2009 EYE Film Institute, Amsterdam (NL) | 2009 FH Campus, Vienna (AT) | 1998 The Beam, Vienna (AT)
Elizabeth Diller is a renowned US-American architect. Diller was born in Poland, but as a small child she immigrated to the United States with her parents. Diller is currently a Professor of Achitecture at Princeton University. She received her bachelor´s degree from the Cooper Union School of Architecture in New York City. Together with her soon to be husband, Ricardo Scofidio, she founded the studio, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, an interdisciplinary design office in New York. The studio combines architecture, fine arts, and performing arts. Diller received the “Genius Award” of the MacArthur Foundation and the Barnard “Medal of Distinction”. Furthermore, she is a “Harman-Eisner Artist in Residence” of the Aspen Institute, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.
2018 Culture Shed, New York (USA) | 2015 “The Broad” Kunst Museum, Los Angeles (USA) | 2012 Lincoln Center for Performing Arts Redesign, New York (USA) | 2009 High Line Park, New York (USA) | 2006 Institut für Zeitgenössische Kunst (ICA), Boston ( USA) | 2002 Blur Building, Expo02, Switzerland
Elgar Fleisch is an Austrian/Swiss Professor, focusing on Technology management at the University of St. Gallen and Information Management at the ETH Zürich. Fleisch received his Bachelor of Arts degree in mechanical engineering at the HTL in Bregenz, his Master’s Degree in business economics at the Vienna University of Technology, and his PhD in the area of Artificial Intelligence at the Institute of Computer Science at the University of St. Gallen. He also founded the company IMG Americas in Philadelphia, USA in 1996. At the center of his interest in research has been the fusion of the physical and the digital world, which has been taking place since the emergence of the term "Internet of Things" in 1999. He and his team are pursuing the goal of understanding this fusion in the dimensions of technology, applications and implications and building new technologies and applications for the benefit of business and society. Elgar Fleisch is also a member of various administrative boards and academic management committees.
2012 Book Publication, “Service Business Development : Strategies for Value Creation in Manufacturing Firms” | 2008 Book Publication, “Countering Counterfeit Trade: Illicit Market Insights, Best-Practice Strategies, and Management Toolbox” | 2008 Scholarly Article, “The Internet of Things: First International Conference”
Holger Hagge is a successful businessman and investor, with a high degree in Architect Engineering and Economics. He is currently the Managing Director of the Meijer Realty Partners Germany GmbH, in Frankfurt and Berlin, while being a professor teaching “Real Estate Mangement Strategies” in the department of Architecture at the University of the Applied Arts in Vienna, teaching since 2004. Hagge previously served as Managing Director at SAC Bischoff GmbH, and from 2006-2012 he worked at the Deutsche Bank AG as the “Global Head of Building & Workplace Development”. He was responsible for worldwide projects and others in Hong Kong, India, Singapore, United States and Europe, as well as various projects in Germany. Previous jobs also include Managing Director for Germany MAB Bouwfonds (Rabobank Group) for 6 years for the Dutch investor MAB. Holger Hagge is also member of the ULI German Executive Board and the gif-workgroup and active at the ZIA and the Real Estate Committee of DGNB, as well as member of the German Sustainable Building Council.
2000 to 2006 MAB Bouwfounds Radobank-Group, Created and Realized projects “Schillerhaus Frankfurt, Hotel Grand Melia Berlin, Frankfurt, Frankfurt “Palais Quartier”, and Zeil Frankfurt” | 2008 Deutsche Bank AG in Frankfurt, Lead the Renovation of the headquarters | 2012 Deutsche Bank AG in Frankfurt, Developed a “Workplace Strategy” | 2012 to 2014 HumboldtHafen (Hauptbahnhof) in Berlin, Developed a new capital-representation of PWC
Zhang Ke of ZAO/standardarchitecture from Beijing, is one of the most promising protagonists of a young group of Chinese architects and urban planners. He earned his Bachelor of Architecture in 1993 and his Master of Architecture and Urban Design in 1996 from the Tsinghua University. In 1998 he also earned another Master of Architecture degree from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. His work seeks to combine specific context and local culture with contemporary means. The bandwidth of his projects contain small-scale interventions and large-scale museum buildings as well as buildings for tourism in Tibet, which are sensitively embedded in the landscape scenery. In 2001 he founded the Beijing based office standardarchitecture, which he shares with his associates Zhang Hong and Claudia Taborda. The work of standardarchitecture was recognized in 2006 with the first prize of the China Architecture Award and in 2009 with the Best Young Architect Award of the first China Architecture Media Award (CAMA).
2011 Tibet Yarluntzangbu Grand Canyon Art Center, Pai Town, Linzhi, Tibet | 2011 Niyang River Visitor Center, Tibet | 2011 Camerich Furtniture Concept Pavilion, Shanghai | 2010 De Café, Beijing | 2007 Clubhouse, Suzhou | 2007 Stone Courtyard, Qingcheng Mountain, Daguan Town, Chengdu, Sichuan
Ulrich Schumacher was born in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany in 1958. In October 2013 he took over the role as Chairman of the Management Board of the Zumtobel Group and the position of Chief Executive Officer. He studied Electrical Engineering at the RWTH Aachen, Germany and did a PhD in this field. In addition he studied Economics and Administration. His career began in 1986 with Siemens, where from 1996 onwards he was President and CEO of the Semiconductor Group. In 1998 he was appointed to the Management Board of Siemens AG. In 2000 he took the carved-out and renamed Semiconductor Group public as Infineon Technologies AG. On leaving the company in 2004 he became a partner in Francisco Partners. From 2007 to 2011 Ulrich Schumacher was CEO and President of Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation in Shanghai. Afterwards he has held several board positions and provided consultancy services to technology companies.
Kjetil Trædal Thorsen is a well-known Norwegian architect. Before finishing at his secondary school in Norway, he spent two years in Sunningdale, England, where he completed his art O-level, a year earlier. When in Sunningdale, he decided to study architecture. Immediately after finishing secondary school at Karmøy, he moved to Graz, Austria, to study architecture at the Technical University. He completed his study in 1985 and moved to Oslo the same year to open his first private practice as a one man office, but still continuing to collaborate with other architects and landscape architects. In 1987 Kjetil Trædal Thorsen co-founded Snøhetta, an architecture, landscape, interior design, and brand design office in Oslo, which attaches great importance to “negotiated architecture”. Since 2004, Kjetil Trædal Thorsen has been a professor at the Institute for Experimental Studies in Architecture of the University of Innsbruck.
2013/14 Design Zumtobel Group Annual Report: LIVING THE NORDIC LIGHT | 2008 King Abdulaziz Center for Knowledge and Culture, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia | 2000 - 2008 New National Operahouse, Oslo Sandvika Cultural Centre, Sandvika | 2007 Serpentine Gallery Pavillion, London | 2005 National Academy of the Arts, Bergen | 2004 Museum Complex, WTC New York “City between the bridges”, Urban | 1989 - 2002 Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt