Paperworld 2017 in Frankfurt - 28 to 31 January

In the Thick of the Future – Hand on heart: Who is still printing out one’s emails today? What for some people long sounds like a thing of “the day before yesterday”, still is everyday normality for others. This is true in spite of the fact that since the invention of the personal computer in the 1980s many people have promptly dreamt of the paperless, mobile and multiply networked office. The reality in offices around the world has long been subject to digital change. Nevertheless: the paperless office did not manage to gain general acceptance. There rather is a parallelism of digital equipment and traditional office supplies – a challenge for architects, interior designers and design professionals of these working environments and an opportunity for companies.

 Future Office Report

30 January 2017 | Talks

Vorträge Büro der Zukunft | Future Office Talks
Venue: Special exhibition Hall 3.0 | C51
30.1.17 Monday 10:30 - 16:00

Lectures are held in German – Simultaneous translation into English

Registration and free day passes exclusively for Interior*Architects and Facility Managers

Dr. Alexander Rieck „Future Working Environments“
Fraunhofer-Institut für Arbeitswirtschaft und Organisation, Stuttgart |
LAVA Laboratory for Visionary Architecture, Stuttgart, Berlin, Sydney |
30 January, Monday 10:30 - 11:15
Dr.-Ing. Alexander Rieck conducts research at the Fraunhofer IAO in Stuttgart and is partner as well as director of the international architectural practice LAVA. He studied architecture in Stuttgart and Arizona. Subsequently, he worked at the Virtual Reality Laboratory of Fraunhofer IAO in Stuttgart, amongst other things on the optimisation of digital planning methods. Since 1998, he has been involved in a number of future topics and scenarios, such as Working in the Future in the joint research project OFFICE21, Building in the Future in the FUCON project, the Hotel of the Future in the Futurehotel project, and the City of the Future in the MORGENSTADT project. Currently, the research focus is on the field of digital planning and production as well as on the city of the future. Parallel to his academic career, he and his partners Chris Bosse and Tobias Wallisser founded the international architectural practice LAVA in 2007, with branch offices in Stuttgart, Berlin, Sydney, and Dubai. In addition to the city centre of MASDAR, the office develops buildings and urban districts in Germany, China, Africa, and in the Arabic world. At the moment, the office is designing a science city in Riad and is working on visions for the municipal development of Taif, both being located in Saudi Arabia. Alexander Rieck teaches at the University of Zurich. Furthermore, he acts as an expert for BIM members in the advisory bodies of the Baden-Württemberg Chamber of Architects, the Federal Chamber of Architects as well as the DIN standardization committee for BIM. 

Klaus de Winder “On the DNA of Working Environments”
de Winder Architekten, Berlin |
30 January, Monday 11:15 - 12:00
Klaus de Winder, Dipl.-Ing. Architekt (Berlin Chamber of Architects) was born in Nordhorn and has been working as a freelance architect since 1991. His references include the involvement in the foundation of the Faculty of Architecture at Potsdam University of Applied Sciences and teaching experience at TU Berlin, Konstanz University of Applied Sciences and University of Nova Scotia in Halifax as well as the implemented projects “Technologiehof Münster” when working with Bolles + Wilson in Münster and the repeatedly awarded “Photonik” for sauerbruch hutton architekten. Since 1999, he and architect Claudia de Winder have been running their own office in Berlin-Kreuzberg with a focus on office design for renowned companies in the New Economy, law firms and the consulting industry. 

Guided Tour Special exhibition “Office of the Future” and selected exhibitors | coffee break
30 January, Monday 12:00 - 13:00 

Wilfried Kramb Light·Performance·Health”
a·g Licht, Bonn |
30 January, Monday 13:00 - 13:45
Wilfried Kramb: Interior design studies, Wiesbaden Dipl.- Ing. für Innenarchitektur 1987 | 1987 - 1988 Lighting design office in Wiesbaden | 1988 - 1991 Interior design office in Sydney, Australia | 1991 - 1992 Head of department for light applications at the `Deutsches Institut für Angewandte Lichttechnik ́, Lüdenscheid | 1992 - 1993 freelance interior designer, e.g. for the Trianon Tower, Frankfurt | teaching assignment ́Lighting design ́, Wiesbaden University of Applied Sciences | 1994 - 1996 Project manager, `Lichtdesign ́, Cologne | February 1996 Foundation of a•g Licht together with Klaus Adolph | 1996 - today | implementation of approx. 250 – 300 national and international projects | since 2014 teaching assignment at msa ‘Münster school of architecture’ on the topic of lighting design 

Réka Visnyei* & Elke Klinkhammer** „Humans first“
*INpuls Interior / Design / Architecture, Munich |
**McCANN Deutschland GmbH, Frankfurt am Main |
30 January, Monday  13:45 - 14:30
Réka Visnyei studied interior design at Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences as well as at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich under Professor Steidle. After working with HPA architects in Sydney and the architectural office Schmidhuber und Partner in Munich, she founded the ‘ateliersv’ in 2006 and has developed and implemented projects for, amongst others, brands like Mammut, GoPro, Création Fusalp, Audi, Specialized, and General Electric until 2014. Her work has won several awards as well as a German Design Award Special Mention; in 2010, she ranked among the 12 best interior designers in Germany in the context of the INsiderAward. Several projects have been published in various trade journals like AIT, Octogon, Detail, the Messedesign Jahrbuch, and BDIA handbooks. She has been a member of the Bavarian Chamber of Architects since 2005 and a BDIA member since 2009. From 2009-2010, Réka Visnyei acted as a lecturer for design and object at Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences. In 2014, she founded the office INpuls interior design architecture. 
Elke Klinkhammer, Chief Customer Officer McCANN Deutschland GmbH, Frankfurt am Main 

Guided Tour Special exhibition “Office of the Future” and selected exhibitors | Get-together
30 January, Monday 14:30 - 16:00

31 January 2017 | Talks

Vorträge Büro der Zukunft | Future Office Talks
Venue: Special exhibition Hall 3.0 | C51
31.1.17 Tuesday 10:30 - 16:00

Lectures are held in German – Simultaneous translation into English

Registration and free day passes exclusively for Interior*Architects and Facility Managers

Katrin Jacobs “Future-oriented Change”
HENN, Munich |
31 January, Tuesday 10:30 - 11:15
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Interior Architect | Senior Associate | Katrin Jacobs studied interior architecture at the University of Applied Science in Rosenheim, and received her degree in 2001.From 2001 to 2006 she worked with Munich architect Nico Wallner on various high-end private residence renovation projects. Since the end of 2006 Katrin Jacobs has been building the interior architecture department for Henn, and is currently leading a team comprised of fourteen architects and interior architects in Munich, Berlin and Beijing. Some noteworthy projects include the re-vitalization of HVB Tower in Munich, and the recently constructed Merck Innovation Center in Darmstadt, and the Zalando Headquarters in Berlin. 

Vanessa Riecke “New Home: Office.”
Kinzo, Berlin |
31 January, Tuesday 11:15 - 12:00
Vanessa Riecke (* 1969 in Hamburg) is an associated partner of Kinzo. She studied at Technische Universität München, were she graduated as Dipl.-Ing. Architektur in 1993. Additionally, she earned her Master of Arts at the Architectural Association in London. Before she joined Kinzo in 2014, she acquired expertise in the fields of town planning, architecture, film, and advertising. 

Guided Tour Special exhibition “Office of the Future” and selected exhibitors | coffee break
31 January, Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00

Monika Lepel Enjoy your work! Rituals for digital nomads
Lepel & Lepel, Cologne |
31 January, Tuesday 13:00 - 13:45
Monika Lepel: 1981 – 1987 Studied at Peter Behrens School of Architecture, Düsseldorf | 1985 International Summer Academy Salzburg | 1987 – 1990 Head of interior design KSP | 1991 Self-employed | 1992 – 1996 | Teaching assignment Peter Behrens School of Architecture, Düsseldorf | 1994 Foundation of LEPEL & LEPEL Architektur, Innenarchitektur | 2002 Foundation of LEPEL plus Generalplanungsgesellschaft mbH | As an interior designer Monika Lepel designs unmistakable interiors, which characterise the appearance of companies and generate an identity towards both the inside and the outside world. Corporate interior and brand architecture are the core of her activities and passion as a designer. 

Peter Ippolito „Identity is the new Facility“
Ippolito Fleitz Group, Stuttgart |
31 January, Tuesday 13:45 - 14:30
Peter Ippolito studied architecture in Stuttgart and Chicago. During this period he was an assistant to Professor Ben Nicholson (Chicago) and collected valuable practical experience in Daniel Libeskind’s studio in Berlin. Together with Gunter Fleitz, he set up Ippolito Fleitz Group in 2002. In 2015, Peter Ippolito and Gunter Fleitz were the first German interior designers to be admitted to Interior Design magazine's prestigious ›Hall of Fame‹. In addition to his creative work, Peter Ippolito has held various teaching positions and is in keen demand as a speaker and as a member of competition juries. Peter Ippolito is a member of the German Designers Club (Deutscher Designer Club). 

Guided Tour Special exhibition “Office of the Future” and selected exhibitors | Get-together
31 January, Tuesday 14:30 - 16:00

The «Praxis» features on are his weekly passion. Also in the days between, for Thomas everything revolves around architecture, interior architecture and design, via interviews, technical contributions, presentations, teaching and "Der Raumjournalist". 

Further training credits
For participating architects, interior designers and facility managers, the Architekten- und Stadtplanerkammer Hessen approved further training credits (4 credits/day).

For more information
Sabina Marreiros [email protected]
Peter Petz [email protected]
Cooperation Partner


Published on
Sep 11, 2016