Thomas Rau

architects of the new economy

The RAU architectural team

architects of the new economy

The RAU architectural team

It's their mission to make a positive contribution to the society and to planet earth. To them architecture demonstrates and creates awareness of how human activities influence the built environment. A truly sustainable building is not just one that incorporates energy efficient technology and fulfills the standards of given sustainable certificates. What they strive to achieve is physical, spiritual and social wellbeing.

Thomas Rau

Oneplanetarchitecture: Their ambition exceeds the boundaries of the architectural challenge itself: they aim to deliver an additional value and quality to life on earth. They believe architecture must ensure that our activities on earth add value to the future instead of consuming resources that can’t be replaced. They intend to help making the qualities for which we seek in life more accessible for everybody without compromising the wellbeing of this planet, its nature and the people who live on it.

Circular economy: They support and help to accelerate the transition from the current linear economy to a more sustainable circular economy. Therefore their buildings are designed as ‘raw material depots’ – materials are placed temporarily and can be relocated and reused in future cycles without loss of quality. The collaboration with TurnToo is a crucial contribution to this development. TurnToo, which was founded by Thomas Rau, introduces performance based business concepts. Instead of focusing on consumption, TurnToo focuses on the performance delivered by products.

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