Dear customers, partners and colleagues,
We wish all of you the best of success in 2017! Working in a globally active engineering office for structural planning using a variety of materials, we developed extraordinary buildings for our customers with great pleasure. We trust you will continue to enjoy your work as much as we did last year.
Kind regards from the LEICHT GmbH, LEICHT France SAS and LEICHT physics GmbH Team.
“My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.”
Integral planning: free geometries and hybrid structures
Right at the start of the year, from January 16 to 21, 2017, global industry experts for architecture, materials and systems will meet at the BAU 2017 in Munich. We would be delighted if you joined us at this leading trade show, where Dr. Lutz Schöne, Managing Director of LEICHT Structural engineering and specialist consulting GmbH, will give a presentation titled "Integral planning: free geometries, hybrid structures" at 02:30 p.m. on January 18. The presentation will take place during the DETAIL research Forum in Hall A4/338.
“If you want to read in the future, you have to scroll through the past.”
André Malraux, author and adventurer
What's your name?
This was the question asked by the Munich-based artist Karolin Bräg, answered by children and teenagers after moving into the new youth center LIFE. The new building in Lissi-Kaeser-Straße in Munich was completed last year. It houses a child daycare center and is open for children and teenagers. Apart from being in charge of structural planning and object monitoring, LEICHT was also responsible for providing expert opinions relating to construction physics for fire safety and constructional noise insulation.
In front of the daycare center, you can find the ring-shaped sculpture by artist Karolin Bräg, with LEICHT also being responsible for planning. The sculpture invites visitors to meet up – perhaps it is the start of a long friendship. It also stands for rootedness; after all, this is a place where children and teenagers spent some defining years of their lives. For this purpose, there is a brass sign with the children's first names, fixed to the inside of the ring; the teenagers' names will be attached on the outside. The first name plates have already been engraved and have been part of the sculpture since November. This is how the memories of this place can stay alive together with the desire to keep the past visible.
Year of completion: 2016
State capital Munich
Architect: Asböck Architekten GmbH, Munich
Area: 1,900 m2
Photos: Jens Weber
“Your task is not to foresee the future, but to enable it.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
"Bananahood" concluded with multiple awards
Do you remember the tropical-agricultural waste heat installation "Oasis No. 8" by artist Markus Jeschaunig from Graz? In the contradicting fields of ecology, technology and urbanism, he created a suitable environment for bananas, pineapples and papayas – right in the historic town center of Graz. The tropical climate required for this fruit to grow was generated by refrigerated
warehouses nearby. Their waste heat was transferred to a 62 m³ large ETFE balloon which was planned by LEICHT.
The project was concluded by celebrating a banana festival on October 7, 2016. Apart from the successful harvest, there were also numerous national and international awards, such as the "BAUWELT Award 2017," the 3rd prize in the "Laka Competition 2016 – Architecture that Reacts," the "KlimARS Award 2016" as well as a nomination for the "Architecture Prize of the Styrian Provincial Government 2016."
* Dennis Brunotte is one of our new newsletter authors. He is a freelance editor, specializing in management literature. His authors include national and international masterminds, such as Frederic Laloux, Clayton Christensen or Google's global human resources director Laszlo Bock.
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