Kommunalwirtschaft Ausgabe 9/2010
Designobjekt Entwässerungsrinne, Corten-Stahl als Markenzeichen der französischen Stadt Metz

TASPO Garten Design Ausgabe 01/2010
Ökologische Insel im Häusermeer, Star City in Seoul, Korea

Weltweit sind Klimaveränderung und zunehmende Siedlungsdichte eine Herausforderung für die Wasserwirtschaft. Zentrale Ver- und Entsorgungssysteme in Ballungsräumen können durch die dezentrale Bewirtschaftung von Regenwasser nachhaltig entlastet werden. Das im Jahr 2007 fertig gestellte Projekt Star City hat durch ein meteorologisch gesteuertes Regenwassermanagement und durch eine außergewöhnliche Form der Subvention Pilotcharakter für andere Großstädte Südkoreas und kann Beispiel sein für Metropolen weltweit.





The sun has never sent us a bill – is the title of a book by Franz Alt. We can also apply this motto to clouds: they never send us any bills for the rainwater they produce. I am fascinated by water and energy, especially when construction techniques put them at the disposal of our surroundings and our architecture.


Seminars and talks

Water and energy are too precious to be used only once. In my contact with students and specialists, I promote the rules of technology for the runoff and evaporation of rainwater as well as for rainwater and greywater harvesting. It’s also all about the synergy effects of energy and architecture.



There are very different targets and rules to be observed when using and managing rainwater. This, compounded with the way functions are divided among the various trades at the building site, can sometimes lead to misunderstandings. That is when my expertise is called for, to provide information and seek reconciliation.


VOLUNTARY activities

Participation as moderator and speaker at many international conferences around the globe, my experience as an architect realising my own projects and a respectful treatment of our environment’s resources us are the things that inspire me to also work in a voluntary capacity.

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