Freiburg City Hall Wins German Sustainability Award

Martin Haas (DGNB vice-president), Prof. Dr. Michael Bauer (Partner at Drees & Sommer SE), Christoph Ingenhoven (ingenhoven architects), Prof. Dr. Martin Haag (Senior Planning Officer Freiburg), Prof. Alexander Rudolphi (DGNB president)


The DGNB Sustainable Building award of the German Sustainable Building Council was bestowed to the new city hall in Freiburg’s Stühlinger district for outstanding implementation of ecological and architectural standards. The award was presented in the German city of Düsseldorf on December 7, 2018.

Drees & Sommer was the general technical planner for the showcase project. The company’s engineering experts were responsible for energy design, energy management, building physics, building technology, and façade engineering. Dr.-Ing. Michael Bauer headed the general technical planning team. The professor of engineering and Partner at Drees & Sommer SE commented: ‘We are very proud of our important contribution to the success of the project, culminating in this sustainability award. Integrated and innovative energy and sustainability concepts such as those used in the new city hall in Stühlinger in Freiburg, can only be achieved through the close cooperation of all those involved in the project – from the client through the architect to the technical planner.’ The award for this project was made by the German Sustainability Award Foundation (Stiftung Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitspreis e.V.) and the German Sustainable Building Council (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen, DGNB).

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