Werner Sobek Istanbul
For many years, Werner Sobek has been involved in projects in Turkey and in Central Asia. The Istanbul office acts as an important intermediary for these contacts – not only to architects and contractors, but also to universities and research institutes. Excellent knowledge of language and culture is an important prerequisite for this function, just as it is for the other offices of our group of companies. Werner Sobek stands throughout the world for engineering, design, and sustainability. The group of companies has offices in Istanbul, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Moscow, New York and Stuttgart. The work of Werner Sobek is defined by premium design on the basis of high-class engineering combined with sophisticated green technologies. Founded in 1992, the studio has now more than 350 employees. They work on all types of buildings and materials. Special emphasis lies on lightweight structural design, transparent facade systems, and sustainable building concepts. The company was founded by Prof. Werner Sobek. As a successor to architect Frei Otto and structural engineer Jörg Schlaich, Werner Sobek heads the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK) at the University of Stuttgart. Since 2017 he is also chairman of the DFG Collaborative Research Centre SFB 1244 (Adaptive Building Skins and Structures).