Orgatec Special 10.2010

Dear Readers

Orgatec is just around the corner, this year with a number of fringe events that should be of particular interest to the architects among you. We've picked out the most important events in the programme for you and detail them in this, our Orgatec Special Newsletter.

Architonic will be showing this year's Concept Space at Orgatec, designed by Oskar Zieta. As ever, we would be delighted to see you there. Then, in the evening, it's party on at the Architonic Disco, held at the faithful, old King Georg. Get your personal invitation (which comes with free entry) to Cologne's latest insider venue in this newsletter.

Once again, we've compiled our Architonic Guide to Orgatec 2010, which comes with a new design and some handy new features. In it, you'll find the best manufacturers and events. You can download the guide straight away from this newsletter.

Let yourself be inspired!

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Orgatec for Architects
Special events during this year's Cologne trade fair for office and contract environments
As the international trade fair for office and contract furniture, Orgatec is a particularly important date in the diary for architects during the busy autumn fair season. That's why the organisers are offering a series of visitor services this year that are aimed in particular at architects.

  Orgatec for Architects  
Roedl & Partners in Kranhaus 1 by Bothe Richter Teherani Architects BDA / Linster - Architects + General Planners, © Bene GmbH, photo by Werner Huthmacher, Berlin

INSIGHT COLOGNE - Orgatec Night of Corporate Architecture, 29.10.2010, 6pm to 12 midnight
Numerous new town-planning measures, like, for example, the development of the Rheinau Harbour or the ongoing transformation of the industrial wasteland of the 'Schäl Sick' (the 'bad side') on the Rhine's right bank, are lending Cologne an increasingly modern-architectural character.

As part of this year's Orgatec, the leading international trade fair for office and contract environments, a tour of 15 selected, forward-looking corporate office concepts will take place on the evening of 29 October, from 6pm to 12 midnight. Visitors to Orgatec will be able to see exemplary projects that address such current architectural concerns as sustainability, the reworking of existing buildings, and 21st-century office and work concepts. Shuttle buses leave from the South Entrance of the Cologne Fairgrounds (Kölnmesse) to different points on the tour every 15 minutes.
Prices: €15 for adults, €12 concessionary price, €30 for Day Combined Ticket ORGATEC 2010 / INSIGHT COLOGNE; the total number of tickets available is limited.

Conversion and renovation of an old harbour building by Gatermann+Schossig, RVG Rheinauhafen Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH © RVG Rheinauhafen Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, photo by Jens Willebrand

Architects' Breakfast - Key Note Speaker W. Putz, GRAFT - 29.10.2010, 10:00h, CC Nord, Konrad-Adenauer-Saal
An informal get-together for planners and designers to exchange ideas. Wolfram Putz, founding partner of the architectural practice Graft, will welcome attendees with a keynote speech.

Architects' Lounge - Mittelboulevard, vor Halle 10/ before hall 10
For colleagues to take a break and exchange ideas, while enjoying a snack: the Architects' Lounge is open daily, from 9am until 6pm. Entry is for carriers of the Orgatec 'Architects' Card' only, which architects can request free of charge by contacting

Six-to-Nine Party -26.10.2010 - 6pm-9pm - Orgatec Boulevard, Eingang Nord/ Entrance North, Eintritt frei/ Fee entrance

Details of everything on offer can also be found in our handy Architonic Guide, which will be available for you to pick up at the stand of any of the manufacturers listed at Orgatec. The guide can also be downloaded from this newsletter!
Architonic Disco at the King Georg

Cologne's King Georg club-bar became the insider venue for the city's trade fairs when it first hosted the Architonic Disco during imm cologne in January. And it's set to continue during Orgatec. We would be delighted to welcome our friends and colleagues every evening from Monday 25 to Wednesday 27 October, from 9pm til 2am, at the King Georg, Sudermanstrasse 2 (near Ebertplatz) in Cologne. Entry costs €10; should we have a full house, entrance will only be permitted upon presentation of an invitation.

Register here for your personal invitation, with free entry.
Architonic Concept Space III
Come and see us at Oskar Zieta's remarkable inflated-metal structure
    Architonic Concept Space III

Architonic Concept Spaces provide a forum for Architonic to support the architectural realisation of innovative designs and technologies. The Polish architect and process designer Oskar Zieta has designed this year's Concept Space, demonstrating the constructive potential of his FiDU technology. Anyone who hasn't seen the imposing, inflated-metal structure yet has another chance to experience it at this year's Orgatec. You're warmly invited to visit us in Hall 9, Stand A70-B71.
Architonic Guide Orgatec Cologne 2010
With almost 700 exhibitors from 38 countries, things can get a little confusing. As ever, we have the answer - our handy Architonic Guide, which features the best manufacturers, along with hall plans and stand numbers. Redesigned, the guide contains important new services, such as a list and illustrations of selected novelties at Orgatec, as well as an overview of the most important events outside the fair. A printed copy of the guide is available at listed manufacturers' stands, and can also be downloaded from this newsletter!

  Architonic Guide Orgatec Cologne 2010
Win one of 500 Orgatec tickets
    Win one of 500 Orgatec tickets