After five years of business development and with three ongoing projects, we are now taking a full step into the German market. With a physical presence through a studio in Stuttgart, we will ensure the quality and deliveries in recently won and ongoing projects as well as maximise the exchange of knowledge in both directions.
Thanks to well-developed digital tools, we have been able to expand our networks and number of projects in Germany, despite the pandemic. The fact that we are now opening an office in Stuttgart is a big, but at the same time natural, step for us.
Opening a studio in Germany has always been the goal of our commitment and now all pieces fell into place with a series of competition wins, ongoing projects and successful recruitments of Swedish- and German-speaking colleagues with long industry experience in the German market.
Barbara Vogt, Head of Business Development Germany
Fredrik Larsson and Martin Arvidsson are operating on site in Stuttgart
Since 2016, we have built up a solid network in Germany with Barbara Vogt and Max Zinnecker at the helm, both with German roots and the language as their mother tongue. After a sustained and committed work, we have now been able to hire two new employees who work operationally in the assignments on site in Stuttgart. And with the vision that all our architecture will be climate neutral from 2030, we look forward to creating innovative and sustainable architecture that contributes to the global goals and the European Green Deal. But we are also looking forward to a mutual exchange of knowledge.
Our leading knowledge in climate neutrality, wood construction, digitalisation and transformation is appreciated among our German customers. On the other hand, we have a lot to learn from the German industry in terms of material knowledge, engineering, design management and how the architect can take a broader responsibility in the projects. Competences that in turn can benefit our position in Sweden.
Max Zinnecker, Lead Architect at White
Both Swedish and German cities are grappling with the challenge of how to best transform homogeneous districts and buildings into more diversified environments with low climate impact. In Reutlingen, we are transforming an industrial area into a vibrant city district, where housing are mixed with co-working and offices. In parallel with that, the Campus Feuerbach project is underway together with Günther Hermann Architekten, where Stuttgart’s largest secondary school is being renovated and several new school buildings and a new sports hall are optimally integrated into the area.