Prof. Dr.-Eng. habil. Wolfgang Willkomm


Resource Efficiency in Architecture and Planning (REAP)

Building construction, Building materials, and REAP


Wolfgang Willkom studied architecture and philosophy at the University of Hannover and specialized in social housing in developing countries ( subject of his

Diploma and doctoral thesis) as well as the recycling of building materials ( subject of his habilitation).

From 1976 until 1981 he was a freelance architect and scientific assistant at the University of Hannover. From 1980 until 1996 he was project manager at the Institute IB for Industrialisation of the building industry GmbH in Hannover.

After being occupied in project planning, construction supervision, construction consultancy and as a guest professor in Brazil, India, Mexico, Paraguay and Tanzania, Wolfgang Willkomm was appointed to the HAW Hamburg in 1996 and the HCU Hamburg in 2006. Furthermore he is partner at hwp Hullmann, Willkomm + Partners in Hamburg.

Focus of Research:

Climate-optimized Construction
Materials Cycle and Recycling
Solar energy, and Architectonic Integration
Planning and Building in Development Cooperations

Forschungsgruppe - Ressourceneffizienz in Architektur und Planung (REAP)

2010 Interview: Solarenergie in Fassadenintegration, in: GLASWELT 5/2010
2009 „Photovoltaik – Entscheidungskriterien aus Bauherren- und Architektensicht“ in: Tagungsband 24. Symposium Photovoltaische Solarenergie 4.-6. März 2009, Bad Staffelstein, OTTI e.V. Regensburg 2009 ISBN 978-3-934681-93-4
  „Die Wechselwirkung von Photovoltaik und Gebäudefunktion“ Proceedings zum Orientierungsseminar „Gebäudeintegrierte Photovoltaik“ 3. März 2009 Kloster Banz, OTTI e.V. Regensburg 2009
2008 Paper submitted on 16 November 2008 – Interdisciplinary Research-Based Learning for Sustainable Design, with Wolfgang Dickhaut and Werner Osterhaus, accepted for Smart and Sustainable Built Environments Conference (SASBE) 2009 – From Problem to Promise: Building Smartly in a Changing Climate, Delft, 15-19 June 2009

Forschungsgruppe - Ressourceneffizienz in Architektur und Planung (REAP)

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