CTBUH Silver Member

Werner Sobek AG

About

Member Since: 1990

Member Offices: Berlin, Buenos Aires, Dubai, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, Istanbul, Moscow, New York City, Stuttgart, Vienna

Website: https://www.wernersobek.de/en/

Werner Sobek is internationally synonymous with engineering, design, and sustainability. Our company is active across the globe and is home to more than 350 employees. Our staff originates from more than 40 countries and speaks just as many languages. We work on all kinds of structures and materials. We particularly pride ourselves on the sophisticated designs we develop for load-bearing structures, technical building services, and facades. Our aim is to create a built environment that is breathtakingly beautiful while also serving the interests of future generations. We want to make emissions-free structures for more people with less material by producing exceptional designs, innovative structural solutions, and holistic concepts that minimise our impact on the environment.

Werner Sobek collaborates with leading architects such as Christoph Ingenhoven, Barkow Leibinger, Henn, Helmut Jahn, Populous, Sauerbruch Hutton, Ole Scheeren, UNStudio, and Zaha Hadid Architects. We support architects, commissioning clients, contractors, and property developers at every stage of the construction process, ranging from the very first conceptual deliberations right through to execution planning and on-site quality assurance. Our interdisciplinary team also develops unique concepts that draw on our core competencies of engineering, design, and sustainability to create optimal, integrated solutions for a wide spectrum of structures, including specialist projects such as trade fair stands, smaller experimental buildings, and lightweight building envelopes and roofs.

Our company was founded in 1992 by Prof. Dr. Dr. E.h. Dr. h.c. Werner Sobek, the firm’s creative mastermind. He brings his considerable expertise to bear in his role as chairman of the organization’s supervisory board. Operational and strategic leadership is provided by the four members of our executive board. Like the vast majority of our management personnel, these executives have all been linked with the company for many years. It is crucial to us that our colleagues feel connected with their firm, so we give key personnel the opportunity to acquire shares in the company themselves. Werner Sobek is proud of being an independent, ‘people-owned’ organisation!

Fields of Expertise

Architecture; Environmental Engineering; Façade Design / Engineering; Structural Engineering; Transportation / Urban Infrastructure

Membership details

Membership Level

Silver

Member Since

1990

Member Offices

  • Berlin

  • Buenos Aires

  • Dubai

  • Frankfurt am Main

  • Hamburg

  • Istanbul

  • Moscow

  • New York City

  • Stuttgart

  • Vienna

Buildings

Rank
Name
Status

Completed

Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Proposed

Vision

Never Completed

Demolished

Competition Entry

Canceled

Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation

Renovated

Under Demolition

Height

1

ADNOC Headquarters

342 m / 1,122 ft

2

Al Wasl Tower

300.6 m / 986 ft

3

Grand Tower

283 m / 928 ft

4

Four Seasons Hotel

269.7 m / 885 ft

5

Aufzugstestturm

246 m / 807 ft

6

FOUR Frankfurt 1

228 m / 748 ft

7

DC Tower I

220 m / 722 ft

8

Shanghai Stock Exchange of Shanghai International Financial Center

215 m / 705 ft

9

Iset Tower

209 m / 686 ft

10

Southern Bosera Building

208 m / 682 ft

Awards

Post Tower

Winner: Post Tower

10 Year Award 2014

Ctbuh Leaders

Roland Bechmann

Roland Bechmann

CTBUH Regional Representative, 2013 – Present

Stuttgart

Associated companies

Rank
Name
City
Height

1

Doha Convention Center Tower

Doha

551 m

1,808 ft

2

Dancing Dragon Tower 1

Seoul

446 m

1,463 ft

3

Nanjing Olympic Suning Tower

Nanjing

420 m

1,377 ft

4

Dancing Dragon Tower 2

Seoul

378 m

1,240 ft

5

ADNOC Headquarters

Abu Dhabi

342 m

1,122 ft

6

Al Wasl Tower

Dubai

301 m

986 ft

7

Grand Tower

Moscow

283 m

928 ft

8

Four Seasons Hotel

Manama

270 m

885 ft

9

Aufzugstestturm

Rottweil

246 m

807 ft

10

Victory Tower 1

Kiev

229 m

751 ft

11

FOUR Frankfurt 1

Frankfurt am Main

228 m

748 ft

12

DC Tower I

Vienna

220 m

722 ft

13

Shanghai Stock Exchange of Shanghai International Financial Center

Shanghai

215 m

705 ft

14

Iset Tower

Yekaterinburg

209 m

686 ft

15

Southern Bosera Building

Shenzhen

208 m

682 ft

16

Japan Post Tower

Tokyo

200 m

656 ft

17

China Financial Futures Exchange of Shanghai International Financial Center

Shanghai

195 m

640 ft

18

Flame Tower 1

Baku

182 m

596 ft

19

FOUR Frankfurt 2

Frankfurt am Main

172 m

564 ft

20

Cosmopolitan Twarda 2/4

Warsaw

165 m

543 ft

21

Flame Tower 2

Baku

165 m

540 ft

22

Post Turm

Bonn

163 m

533 ft

23

Flame Tower 3

Baku

161 m

528 ft

24

China Securities Depository and Clearing Corporation of Shanghai International Financial Center

Shanghai

152 m

499 ft

25

Dubai Frame

Dubai

150 m

492 ft

26

600 North Fairbanks

Chicago

140 m

458 ft

27

Highlight I

Munich

126 m

413 ft

28

FOUR Frankfurt 3

Frankfurt am Main

120 m

394 ft

29

Highlight II

Munich

113 m

371 ft

30

GEWA Tower

Fellbach

107 m

351 ft

31

FOUR Frankfurt 4

Frankfurt am Main

100 m

328 ft

32

ADAC Headquarters

Munich

93 m

305 ft

33

Torre Interbank

Lima

88 m

289 ft

34

OSRAM Lighthouse

Munich

84 m

276 ft

35

SIGN Dusseldorf

Düsseldorf

75 m

247 ft

36

Hegau Tower

Singen

68 m

221 ft

37

KfW Westarkade

Frankfurt am Main

56 m

184 ft

38

Mercury Tower

Saint Julian's

- m

- ft

39

KoolKiel Hotel Tower

Kiel

- m

- ft

40

KoolKiel Office Tower

Kiel

- m

- ft

CTBUH Initiatives Involving Werner Sobek AG

CTBUH Berlin Event 2019: Urban Densification

18 September 2019

The latest CTBUH Berlin Event addressed the question of how architects and designers can manage urban densification, while at the same time ensuring high standards of quality.

CTBUH Germany Hosts Symposium on Technical Innovation

22 June 2017

CTBUH Germany held a symposium to discuss the role of technical and technological innovation and its effect on the various disciplines within the construction industry.

What is the Future of Berlin’s Urban Development?

29 March 2017

CTBUH and CallisonRTKL, a design consultancy of Arcadis, organized a debate to discuss the future of development in Berlin and the role of the tall building.

CTBUH Meeting Frankfurt

28 November 2016

A preparatory meeting for the creation of a CTBUH Germany Chapter was held on the 7th floor of the TaunusTurm in Frankfurt, kindly sponsored by Werner Sobek.

Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings

13 October 2016

The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous disciplines as derived from the list of projects appearing in 100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings.

Activity at the CTBUH London Conference: Day One

11 June 2013

See the highlights from the first day of the CTBUH 2013 London Conference including the Opening Plenary and Conference Dinner.