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.

The four-storey building "R128" is completely recyclable, produces no emissions and is self-sufficient in terms of heating energy requirement.

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.

National Museum of Quatar

The structure itself consists of 600 different discus-shaped components that intersect with one another.

ThyssenKrupp 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.

Dock 10

The new roofing designed by Werner Sobek makes Dock 10 the largest covered floating dock in Europe.

KfW Efficiency House

In order to reduce the levels of incident solar radiation, new triple-layer solar control glazing was installed in combination with external solar shades.


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.

Prof. Dr. Dr. E.h. Dr. h.c. Werner Sobek (Founder)

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.

Board of Directors
Dipl.-Ing. Roland Bechmann
Prof. Dr.-Ing. M.Arch. Lucio Blandini
Dipl.-Ing. Stephen Hagenmayer
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Winterstetter

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!

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