Orgatec Special 10.2008

Dear Readers

Orgatec begins in Cologne on 21 October - a trade fair which in recent years has made great efforts to widen its appeal to architects and planners. We have put together a few highlights for you and of course look forward to seeing you at Orgatec! You are cordially invited to visit us in the Architonic Lounge in Hall 9.1!
To guide you in a targeted way and help you find what you're looking for among the numerous new products and themes round and about the furnishing and equipping of offices, hotels and public buildings, we have once more compiled our Architonic Guide to Orgatec.

Be inspired!

Your Architonic Team
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Photographic exhibition: Architects' Offices
On the occasion of Orgatec 21.-25.10.2008, photographer geeLy, Zürich

The special exhibition 'Architects' Offices' shows for the first time the actual places of work in which architecture originates. The four-metre high photos by the Zurich photographer geeLy provide surprising insights into some very different architectural offices. The exhibition has been conceived and curated by Architonic.

  Photographic exhibition: Architects' Offices  
Office: Sou Fujimoto, Tokyo, Office: Bow-wow, Tokyo
Office: BIG, Copenhagen
Architonic Lounge

At this year's imm cologne Architonic celebrated its five year anniversary with a futuristic lounge. Architects Prof. Tobias Wallisser and Chris Bosse, who a few days ago presented their design for the Schumacher Tower in Dubai, created this first Architonic Concept Space. Reason enough to present it at Orgatec, too. For the year to come we can reveal here that for its next Concept Space design Architect has been able to recruit the Swiss architects Gramazio & Kohler, who have just designed the Swiss pavilion at the Venice Biennale.

  Architonic Lounge  
Architonic Lounge
The Architonic Guide to Orgatec

With approx. 700 exhibitors from 39 countries it can be easy to get lost at an international exhibition like Orgatec and perhaps miss the best parts. To help you find your way through the exhibition halls, we have once more put together the best manufacturers for you in our Architonic Guide. The selection has been made independently by our editorial team. We hope that it will prove an efficient and useful helper to you and make your visit to the fair both productive and enjoyable!

  The Architonic Guide to Orgatec
For architects and planners
Some selected events at Orgatec
Best Office Award
Koelnmesse and Wirtschaftswoche are presenting awards to the best office
designs of the past two years. The award ceremony is taking place on the
Rheinterrassen from 18.30 on 21.10., in course of the after-work party.
Tickets available

Germany's BDI - a prize for interior design
The award of the BDIA German Prize for Interior Design is taking place in
the Konrad Adenauer Saal, CC Nord, at 16.30 on Friday, 24.10., with Ralph Günther as moderator.

Architects' Convention «Work on Stage»
Hall Konrad Adenauer, CC Nord, Foyer Nord Entrance
Aspect Day, Wed 22.10. from 11.00
Studyday, Thu 23.10. from 11.00
Workday, Fri 24.10. from 11.00

Architects' lounge
The Architects' lounge is located in the Mittelboulevard, near Hall 10, Entrance North-West. (Access only with the Orgatec 'architects' card')

Ultima Office
Interaction on the ‘Office of the Future'
Interactive brainstorming: Online questionnaires can be filled at the fair
itself; in addition video statements will be made at the fair.
The results will be evaluated live online.

Ultima Office Dialogue
Ultima Office Dialogue - the trade fair forum in Hall 6
At 15.00 on Wednesday 22.10. Frank Duffy will present the results of the
DEGW study: 'The struggle for the best - recruitment of generation Y'.

Special exhibitions
a) Acoustics - by Akustikbüro Oldenburg, Hall 10.1, D30/E31
b) Lighting - by PLDA Professional Lighting Designers` Association
and FH Coburg, Hall 8, B19
c) Flooring - by Objekteure im Forum GmbH & Co. KG, Hall 7, C11
d) Media technology - by m-com, merTens AG, Hall 10.1, F68

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