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29.10.2021 - Notes

No matter how we build, how appropriate a building is, or which materials are employed – every building must make an active contribution to a sustainably built environment. Through various projects we have built we will be demonstrating a range of options for achieving this on 30 November (16.30-18:00). Among these designs is the remodelling of the exhibition building at the Mathildenhöhe in Darmstadt, which has recently been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Dr. Christine Lemaitre, Executive Director of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB), will also take part in the ‘Sustainability Phase’ Roadshow. Registration is now open via We look forward to having you with us.

Together with the Association of German Architects (BDA), the German Sustainable Building Council launched ‘Sustainability Phase’. schneider+schumacher is also participating in this initiative which aims, through solidarity in the architectural community, to establish sustainable building as standard practice in planning culture. All participating offices undertake at the start of a new building project to actively and specifically address sustainability issues, and commit to integrating these aspects into the planning process. 

“The quality of architecture and construction is of fundamental importance. Only a building that proves itself over decades of use, far beyond the current “most economical” lifespans of 30 to 50 years, can truly live up to the concept of sustainability and thereby be valuable to society.” (Quoted from the Association of German Architects’ manifesto “The House of the Earth”, 2019)

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