Wherever the structure of a building becomes visible, Werner Sobek aims to integrate this structure perfectly within the overall architectural intention. This requires the engineer to have a deep understanding of the architectural intention – and the architect to have an understanding of the possibilities and limitations of the supporting structure. It requires cross-disciplinary skills and interdisciplinary ability.
Achieving harmony between function, materials, form, and design of all building components is one of the greatest goals of architecture. This is possible only if the boundaries between architect and engineer are dissolved. Werner Sobek develops structures built according to constructive logic, design quality, lightness, and transparency. But the studio not only develops such structures, it also adapts them
to fit harmoniously into the overall context.
For Werner Sobek, the designing of a structure involves a reduction to the quintessential, at all times testing the limits of what is physically and technically feasible. Minimized structures with very wide spans and an extremely high degree of design quality are the result of this approach.