thomas fritzsche architects | tfa started the new research project 'Sustainable Office Tower 2'

This project is located in the centre of Shanghai and combines the latest trends in workplace design with the demands of sustainability and aim for a DGNB (German Sustainable Building Council) gold certification.

It will also investigate, how we work and live together during and after the Covid-19 pandemic.


thomas fritzsche architects | tfa finished the international design competition for a 135.000 sqm administration and hotel building in Qingdao as 3.

The concept of thomas fritzsche architects | tfa was to design a unique landmark building in form of a giant frame. Visible from the sea and the surrounding mountains.


The construction of the elevation and the works on the exterior space of the main building have almost been finished. Now the interior decoration is on the way so that this part of the project will finished in Summer 2020.


The construction of the Shibei Hitech Office Park is developing fast.

The elevations have almost been finished and the work on the interior and landscape is proceeding well.

We are looking forward to finishing the project in the end of 2020.

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After the spring festival the construction work on the elevation continues so that the project will be finished in autumn 2020.


On 12.03.2020 Thomas Fritzsche and Robert Himmler of EGS-plan Bangkok, will present their project 'a sustainable office tower' during the Zak World of Façades-Conference Other speakers on this event will be Toby Blunt (Foster + Partners), Michel van de Kar (OMA) and Cory Ticktin (Gensler)


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The construction of the elevation and the works on the exterior space of block 1 have almost been finished. Now the interior decoration is on the way so that block 1 will be finished in Spring 2020.


On 05.11.2019 Thomas Fritzsche presented the work of thomas fritzsche architects | tfa

as a speaker on the Fenestration Bau China 2019 in Shanghai to an audience of developers and government representatives. 

The main focus was the development of 'sustainable office towers', which Thomas Fritzsche explained by introducing the design of the latest project his company developed in Bangkok.

Other speakers on this event were Johannes Kreissig/DGNB, Kai-Uwe Bergmann/BIG and  Stephan Schütz/GMP


Finally the construction is going on very well and will be finished in 03/2020.

The design of this project started 10 years ago, but due to organisational problems the construction was postponed several times. 


On 31.10.2019 Professor Guo Hanxin from the Tongji University Shanghai, Liu Jiang from the Yinlo Company, a subsidiary of the Tencent Holding, and Thomas Fritzsche jointly kicked-off a cooperation to develop 'smart and sustainable office parks' in China


On 31.10.2019 Professor Guo Hanxin and students from the Tongji University Shanghai as well as from the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin visited the Shanghai office of thomas fritzsche architects | tfa

Thomas Fritzsche introduced designed and realized projects to the students and shared his 14 years long experience of working in China and South-East Asia with the students.


On 05.11.2019 Thomas Fritzsche will speak on the Bau Congress China 2019 in Shanghai during the 'talk to developers' session.

Thomas Fritzsche will introduce the 'Sustainable Office Tower' project to members of administrative bodies, developers and researchers from allover China.

Thomas Fritzsche will demonstrate how to develop a low-carbon, intelligent, healthy and comfortable office tower with intelligent technology in a reasonable design approach.

The session will be hosted by

Chen Fang, Executiv...


On 23. 10. 2019 Thomas Fritzsche introduced the 'Sustainable Office Tower' project to experts for sustainability, mobility and future city development during a workshop at the National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan.

The workshop was organised by the Center for Cultural Studies on Science and Technology in China (ccst) of the Technical University Berlin and the National Tsing Hua University (NTHU).

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