We want to create a breathtakingly beautiful built environment. Serving the interests of future generations.
Our aim is to realize sustainable and emissions-free structures. Since we will have to build for more people, using less material in the future. This is why our exceptional designs, innovative structural solutions and holistic concepts are made to minimise our impact on the environment.
Werner Sobek stands for engineering, design and sustainability worldwide.
Our company has more than 400 employees and is represented internationally. People from more than 40 countries work in our offices, speaking just as many languages. We work on all types of structures and materials. Werner Sobek places particular emphasis on the design and planning of load-bearing structures, facades and technical building equipment, as well as on advice on building physics.
National Museum of Quatar
The structure itself consists of 600 different discus-shaped components that intersect with one another.
TK Elevator Test Tower
The envelope consists of an extremely long-lasting PFTE coated, glass-fibre fabric that increases in transparency as it ascends the tower.
Nest Unit UMAR
The project is underpinned by the proposition that all the resources required to construct a building must be fully reusable, recyclable or compostable.
The new roofing designed by Werner Sobek makes Dock 10 the largest covered floating dock in Europe.
Werner Sobek collaborates with leading architectural practices such as Henn, Ingenhoven, JAHN, JSWD, Ole Scheeren, Populous, Sauerbruch Hutton, UNStudio, and Zaha Hadid Architects. We support architects, commissioning clients, contractors, and property developers at every stage of the planning process. Our offer ranges from the very first conceptual deliberations right through to execution planning and on-site quality assurance. We work with our interdisciplinary team to develop concepts that combine our core competencies of engineering, sustainability and design in an exemplary way. We see ourselves as both a think tank and a forge for ideas that will transform the construction industry and guide it towards an emissions-free future.
The company was founded in 1992 by Prof. Dr. Dr. E.h. Dr. h.c. Werner Sobek. He accompanies the company as chairman of the supervisory board and as a creative mastermind. 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.
Board of Directors
We Are People-Owned
It is important to us that our colleagues feel connected with their firm — that is why we give managers the opportunity to acquire shares in the company themselves. Werner Sobek is proud to be an independent, ‘people-owned’ organisation that is in the hands of its employees!
Here’s a little insight into our everyday company life and celebrations!
The Triple Zero Concept
The Triple Zero concept developed by Werner Sobek in the 1990s is the essential basis of our thinking and acting. This describes in a short, concise formula the requirements that sustainable buildings or urban quarters should ideally fulfill.
Our projects should not consume more energy than they generate on an annual average from sustainable sources (zero energy), should not produce any emissions of carbon dioxide or other substances that are harmful to people and the environment (zero emissions), and should be completely recyclable (zero waste).