2 Years of the NEXT Studio in Frankfurt: Innovations, networking, top-class professional events and new partners

Frankfurt, July 2019:  Two years ago, WICONA established the NEXT studio in Frankfurt am Main together with leading industry partners. The attractive platform for everything concerning building envelopes has since firmly established itself in the industry. Ten further companies currently present pioneering product developments and the latest reference projects alongside WICONA in a 750 m² showroom. Top-class professional events also regularly take place in the NEXT studio. "See what's NEXT" is the motto for architects, specialist planners, project developers, and even metal workers and students.

GLASSLINE is a new partner
GLASSLINE, a specialist in products for sophisticated, frameless glass architecture, is the very latest new partner with its own exhibition area. "With 10 partners, we are now fully booked up and even have a waiting list. This shows that our cooperative approach captures the spirit of the industry," sums up Oliver Haberkorn, Head of Project Consulting at WICONA. This is confirmed by Thomas Utsch, owner and Managing Director of GLASSLINE GmbH: "We have the opportunity here to present our products up close to a specialist audience and our customers, even outside of trade show times."

Ideal platform for interdisciplinary exchange
Not only NEXT partners but also visitors to the NEXT studio—surveyed during the third expert panel on façade planning on 16th May 2019—value the advantages of the partner concept. Johannes Schafelner, Senior Associate at Zaha Hadid Architects says "The NEXT studio offers the opportunity for interdisciplinary exchange with developers, specialist planners and construction companies. This allows us to develop new ideas, and, in doing so, to handle the products up close." Jürgen Einck from DS-Plan explains: "The exciting thing about the concept is that we quickly and compactly obtain a lot of information, hold personal discussions with industry stakeholders, and can take home new proposals again and again."

GLASSLINE GmbH
GLASSLINE develops, manufactures, and markets high-quality system solutions for sophisticated, frameless glass architecture, such as glass fixings, all-glass balustrades, frameless canopy constructions, and even wind and privacy screens, advertising panels and floor-to-ceiling glazing. Another area of business is systems with thermal separation for secure attachment of add-on elements to building envelopes. The products enjoy a top-notch reputation among architects, construction companies, and end customers both nationally and internationally.

Further information:
Stefanie Berg, Marketing
Tel: +49 (0) 6291 6259-45,
Mobile: +49 (0) 170 41 628
Email: stefanie.berg@glassline.de

NEXT the studio
NEXT is a unique industry venture of WICONA and the current partners Air-Lux, Esco, Flachglas MarkenKreis, HD Wahl, Rieder, Pohl, Stebler, Warema, GLASSLINE and the DGNB. As a central meeting place for project developers, planners, architects, metalworking companies and students, the studio offers a wide range of innovations covering building envelopes, façades and even adjoining product areas over a 750 m² area. Professional events, seminars and workshops also take place there throughout the entire year. Further information and the opportunity to apply are available at: www.next-studio.de

NEXT the studio
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