What Is Green Architecture? with Werner Sobek
The Goethe-Institut New York presents What Is Green Architecture?, a series of conversations, lectures, and events exploring the cutting-edge developments in the field and their impact on contemporary life as well as implications for the future. The series continues with a talk by noted architect Prof. Werner Sobek, followed by a discussion moderated by Andres Lepik. Werner Sobek is Mies van der Rohe Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology and head of the famous Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK) of the University of Stuttgart. He studied architecture and structural engineering at the University of Stuttgart in Germany. As successor to architect Frei Otto and engineer Joerg Schlaich, Werner Sobek advocates a unique approach of bringing architects and engineers together, both during their training and in their professional activities. A particular focus lies on special structures in steel, glass, titanium, concrete, textiles and wood.