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The Buil­ding Whis­pe­rer

The Buil­ding Whis­pe­rer

Bern­hard Till­manns has a visi­on. He wants to chan­ge the buil­dings of the future. He wants to make them fle­xi­ble. Ver­sa­ti­le. Update­ab­le. And alrea­dy today! Shell con­struc­tion in various sta­ges…
Power to Pres­su­re

Power to Pres­su­re

When the only com­pres­sed air ener­gy sto­rage and gas tur­bi­ne power sta­ti­on in Euro­pe went into ope­ra­ti­on in Hun­torf, Ger­ma­ny, in 1978, an ener­gy revo­lu­ti­on towards rene­wa­bles had not even…
Light, beau­ti­ful and smart

Light, beau­ti­ful and smart

Light from the Lüne­burg Heath is con­que­ring city cen­ters world­wi­de. Por­trait of an inno­va­ti­ve ligh­t­ing manu­fac­tu­rer with an exci­ting ver­ti­cal ran­ge of manu­fac­tu­re and bright future pro­s­pec­ts. Peter Oetjens, Head…
The smart head office

The smart head office

In Nord­horn the­re is a new buil­ding, which is not only a show­pie­ce for ener­gy manage­ment and buil­ding auto­ma­ti­on. It is also popu­la­ted by peop­le who have qui­te liter­al­ly inter­na­li­zed…
Sawing for the future

Sawing for the future

Filing, mil­ling, dril­ling, sawing – just the right thing for Lars van Len­ge­rich. For the 16-year-old appren­ti­ce, stu­dy­ing is cur­r­ent­ly out of the ques­ti­on. During a visit to the appren­ti­ce…
Inspi­ring tomorrow’s engi­neers

Inspi­ring tomorrow’s engi­neers

Phoe­nix Con­tact USA and Midd­le­town Area Midd­le School have a long-las­ting com­mu­ni­ty part­nership. Near­ly 15 years ago, several Phoe­nix Con­tact engi­neers saw a gap. Young peop­le were not get­ting enough…
Gent­le boun­cers

Gent­le boun­cers

The more gent­le the boun­cer, the more plea­sant the ent­ran­ce. A visit to the West­pha­li­an town of Lipp­stadt shows why this is not only the case when it comes to…
Do you remem­ber, back in 2020 …?

Do you remem­ber, back in 2020 …?

Ima­gi­ne a con­ver­sa­ti­on in 20 years. How will we judge today’s deve­lop­ments in mobi­li­ty in 20 years time? How will we exp­lain terms such as traf­fic jams, gas pump noz­z­les,…
The dis­ruptor

The dis­ruptor

Simi­lar­ly to a velo­ci­rap­tor in the jung­le of pri­me­val times, our dis­ruptor sweeps through the elec­tro­nic and mecha­ni­cal under­growth of his ter­rito­ry. Always on the loo­kout for an app­li­ca­ti­on that…
IRMA keeps watch

IRMA keeps watch

Big Bro­ther is watching you. Even more so if it’s actual­ly a mem­ber of your own fami­ly and not an unknown intru­der. The public uti­li­ties in Bad Pyr­mont the­re­fo­re tend…
Bet­ween Fietsen and E

Bet­ween Fietsen and E

The last part of the mobi­li­ty series deals with the future on two and four wheels. Espe­ci­al­ly sin­ce both ver­si­ons are omni­p­re­sent in Ams­ter­dam, the ener­ge­tic metro­po­lis in the heart…
The digi­tal blacks­mith

The digi­tal blacks­mith

The Vin­ci Group is not only a glo­bal play­er when it comes to the con­struc­tion and main­ten­an­ce of buil­dings and infra­st­ruc­tu­re. It also ope­ra­tes an in-house for­ge. Red-hot iron, howe­ver,…
Ams­ter­dam and its water

Ams­ter­dam and its water

The Nether­lands is a nati­on on, some­ti­mes in and some­ti­mes even under water. Also in the metro­po­lis at Ams­tel and Ij water plays an important role as an obsta­cle, but…
Traf­fic hub Cen­traal Sta­ti­on

Traf­fic hub Cen­traal Sta­ti­on

In the heart of Ams­ter­dam you can find the Cen­traal Sta­ti­on, the big traf­fic junc­tion of the Dutch city. Howe­ver, almost all types of mobi­li­ty meet here. Ams­ter­dam Cen­traal Just…
Dutch under­ground

Dutch under­ground

Off to the Under­ground. On the mobi­le tour through the Dutch metro­po­lis we lea­ve light, air and bright­ness behind us and move the next kilo­me­ters under canal, track and road.…
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