High standards regarding design, content, “artistic” quality
The office is conducted by the four partners Peter Schatz, Wolfgang Betz, Michael Kaschke und Henrike Wehberg-Krafft. Hinnerk Wehberg is involved as advisor and representative. We place a great deal of importance on all of the working phases, imposing high standards regarding design, content, “artistic” quality, and professional realisation. The work of our firm encompasses the architectural design of interior and exterior spaces, the planning of open spaces and sites and the preparation of property surveys and urban planning concepts as well as “Kunst am Bau” (the German concept of construction-related public art). Along with many pioneering projects in Germany and Europe, such as the Jungfernstieg in Hamburg, the grounds for the new head offices of the German magazine "Spiegel" in Hamburg, the "Autostadt Wolfsburg", the International Garden Exhibition 2003 in Rostock and the grounds for the Dutch Ministry of Transport and Waterfeatures “Rijkswaterstaat” in Utrecht, WES International is currently taking on an increasing number of projects in China and Arab regions. The exceptional quality of WES International’s work is demonstrated through its continual success in international design competitions. In recent years the firm has won numerous prizes, including first prize for the master plan Dubai Pearl with ASP Schweger Associated Architects, first prize for the site plan of the mosque Grande Mosquée d’Alger in Algiers with the architectural firm KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten and first prize for the site plan of China Mobile South Base in Guangzhou with gmp, von Gerkan, Marg und Partner. WES International was also chosen as the best landscape architecture firm in Germany in 2008 by the jury of the international book “Made in Germany - Best of Contemporary Architecture”. Tim Richardson ranks the office among the 50 visionaries of the contemporary Landscape in his book "Avant Gardeners".