EXPO REAL 2018: „Integrative Architecture: The Future of Urban Living Environments”- Keynote by Architect Ole Scheeren at the Booth of the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion

Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion presents itself with 12 partners at EXPO REAL

“In Asia there is still a time of change: People are asking questions about the future. New models and prototypes are being developed for a future life,” reports architect Ole Scheeren, who was born in Karlsruhe, about his experiences that he has gained from two decades in Asia. Scheeren, who studied amongst other universities at today’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), wants to focus his keynote at EXPO REAL on challenging questions: “What do models of rethinking look like? How can new ways of thinking also inspire and form the German and European area, considering the challenges we have to face here in creating urban housing and living space?” The 47-year old will concretise his ideas by means of current building projects in Singapore, Bangkok, Peking, Vancouver as well as Frankfurt and show how we can shape living spaces in the future. Further information on ideas and visions of Ole Scheeren can be found at the joint booth of the TRK at booth 130, in hall B1 at EXPO REAL, on Monday 8 October at 14:00 during his keynote.

In addition to the Lord Mayor of the City of Karlsruhe and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion (TRK), Dr. Frank Mentrup, IHK President Wolfgang Grenke as well as Secretary of State Katrin Schütz are also expected at the booth in order to discuss the investments of the future as well as the real estate of tomorrow and to exchange views.

EXPO REAL is a must-attend for site marketing

The exhibitor group will provide information about opportunities, innovations and products for future quarters as well as investment opportunities in the region and for the first time also for the Wirtschaftsstandort Elsass (business location Alsace) at the booth of the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion at the 21st trade fair EXPO REAL in Munich from 8 to 10 October.

"The real estate industry continues to boom in 2018 – ideal conditions for successful networking and concrete business deals. As Europe’s leading fair, EXPO REAL is a must-attend for us as site marketer that we have been using successfully together with our partners for years", explains Jochen Ehlgötz, Manager of the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion GmbH. "With the four new partners of evohaus GmbH, Vollack Gruppe, IHK Karlsruhe (Chamber of Commerce and Industry) as well as the Wirtschaftsstandort Elsass, we can now show the potentials and opportunities of the region to the international audience of the fair even better."

“Zukunftsquartiere” as main topic

In 2018, the TRK took over the project management for the fair presentation from the Economic Development Department of the City of Karlsruhe. "We thank the Economic Development Department and especially Manager Michael Kaiser for the professional preparation and assistance during the last years", says Jochen Ehlgötz. "Together we want to expand our presence at the existing high level. Our main topics of mobility, energy and digitalisation play an important role in the future development of property and future quarters."

Future quarters necessitate the bundling of various competences in all phases – from the integrated planning to sustainable and cost-effective operation. "The fact that the TechnologyRegion has solution competence for future quarters was proven by our partners, for example by evohaus with the quarter Franklin in Mannheim,” explains Ehlgötz.

Partners at the joint booth of the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion GmbH (in alphabetical order):

  • b.i.g. – Gruppe
  • Entwicklungsgesellschaft Cité GmbH
  • evohaus GmbH
  • Gewerbeentwicklung Baden-Baden GmbH
  • IHK Karlsruhe
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • TechnologieRegion Karlsruhe GmbH (project management)
  • Vollack Gruppe
  • weisenburger GmbH
  • Wirtschaftsförderung Karlsruhe
  • Wirtschaftsförderung Rastatt
  • Wirtschaftsstandort Elsass

Further Information can be found at www.trk.de/expo-real and www.exporeal.net