Speaker Overview


ULM/GER | 26.09.2019


Thomas Auer

Transsolar, Stuttgart, DE

Thomas Auer is co-founder and managing director of Transsolar, Stuttgart. The Climate Engineering practice has received international attention over the last three decades and is working on all scales from single buildings to urban neighbourhoods. As Professor and Chair of Building Technology and Climate Responsive Design at the Department of Architecture of TU Munich, his teachings and research focus on a holistic design approach. For buildings and cities it is crucial to recognise the sustainability goals of the EU as well as the reduction of substantial CO2 emissions in the building sector, as defining parameter.

Thomas and Transsolar have always advocated an understanding of energy efficiency that goes beyond technology. They develop holistic concepts that incorporate the urban and regional scale. The overall objective of this approach is to create maximum comfort in the interior as well as in the exterior of the built environment while minimizing the use of resources at the same time. Thomas works in interdisciplinary teams and has established a three step approach comprising space design, building performance design and infrastructure design.

He will be part of the panel COMPACT + PRODUCTIVE at the Urban Land Conference.