CTBUH Silver Member

Werner Sobek AG


Member Since: 1990

Member Offices: Berlin, Buenos Aires, Dubai, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, Istanbul, Moscow, New York City, Stuttgart, Vienna

Website: https://www.wernersobek.com/

Werner Sobek is internationally synonymous with engineering, design, and sustainability. Our company is active across the globe and is home to more than 350 employees. Our staff originates from more than 40 countries and speaks just as many languages. We work on all kinds of structures and materials. We particularly pride ourselves on the sophisticated designs we develop for load-bearing structures, technical building services, and facades. Our aim is to create a built environment that is breathtakingly beautiful while also serving the interests of future generations. We want to make emissions-free structures for more people with less material by producing exceptional designs, innovative structural solutions, and holistic concepts that minimise our impact on the environment.

Werner Sobek collaborates with leading architects such as Christoph Ingenhoven, Barkow Leibinger, Henn, Helmut Jahn, Populous, Sauerbruch Hutton, Ole Scheeren, UNStudio, and Zaha Hadid Architects. We support architects, commissioning clients, contractors, and property developers at every stage of the construction process, ranging from the very first conceptual deliberations right through to execution planning and on-site quality assurance. Our interdisciplinary team also develops unique concepts that draw on our core competencies of engineering, design, and sustainability to create optimal, integrated solutions for a wide spectrum of structures, including specialist projects such as trade fair stands, smaller experimental buildings, and lightweight building envelopes and roofs.

Our company was founded in 1992 by Prof. Dr. Dr. E.h. Dr. h.c. Werner Sobek, the firm’s creative mastermind. He brings his considerable expertise to bear in his role as chairman of the organization’s supervisory board. Operational and strategic leadership is provided by the four members of our executive board. Like the vast majority of our management personnel, these executives have all been linked with the company for many years. It is crucial to us that our colleagues feel connected with their firm, so we give key personnel the opportunity to acquire shares in the company themselves. Werner Sobek is proud of being an independent, ‘people-owned’ organisation!

Fields of Expertise

Architecture; Environmental Engineering; Façade Design / Engineering; Structural Engineering; Transportation / Urban Infrastructure

Membership details

Membership Level


Member Since


Member Offices

  • Berlin

  • Buenos Aires

  • Dubai

  • Frankfurt am Main

  • Hamburg

  • Istanbul

  • Moscow

  • New York City

  • Stuttgart

  • Vienna




Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold



Never Completed


Competition Entry


Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation


Under Demolition



Nanjing Olympic Suning Tower

419.8 m / 1,377 ft


ADNOC Headquarters

342 m / 1,122 ft


Al Wasl Tower

300.6 m / 986 ft


Grand Tower

283 m / 928 ft


Four Seasons Hotel

269.7 m / 885 ft



246 m / 807 ft


FOUR Frankfurt 1

228 m / 748 ft


DC Tower I

220 m / 722 ft


Shanghai Stock Exchange of Shanghai International Financial Center

215 m / 705 ft


Iset Tower

209 m / 686 ft


Post Tower

Winner: Post Tower

10 Year Award 2014

Ctbuh Leaders

Roland Bechmann

Roland Bechmann

CTBUH Regional Representative, 2013 – Present


Building Completions Timeline



21 October 2018

The Implementation of an Adaptive High-Rise Building

High-rises could be one solution for the future of urban planning. However, due to the increasing global population and the limits of available resources, new...


20 October 2018

Polycentric Cities: The Future of Vertical Urbanism

As we approach the new normality of cities housing 10 million or more inhabitants, those best positioned for the future are evolving along polycentric, multi-nodal...

Global News

28 January 2019

Mixed-Use Complex Proposed for Kiel

MVRDV have released details of their proposed mixed-use complex, designed to redevelop a post-industrial site in Kiel, Germany. The 65,000-square-meter proposal will adopt a flexible...

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150 m+ Buildings

300 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

9 Years

Most Common Function*

Office (55%), 18 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Concrete (48%), 12 Buildings

* Based on 150 m+ buildings currently in the database.

Total: 33 Buildings for which a function has been assigned.
Total: 25 Buildings for which a material has been assigned.

*Based on 33 Completed & Under Construction Buildings

Building Completions Timeline


Construction Time Chart

NOTE: Construction start time is not available for all buildings. The average construction time is only displayed if there is three or more buildings with construction start and complete data in that year.