PTA Annual party 2014

This year’s annual party of PTA was located in the much anticipated HENKES restaurant. It was one of the most eventful annual parties in the history of the Shanghai office, celebrating the year of the horse with a well-balanced mix of shows, speeches, horse betting and lucky draws.

PTA Annual Office Trip

The annual trip led a group of PTA’s architects to the historically rich city of Istanbul, where they explored a city’s long and nonlinear history only to be later contrasted by a visit to the hyper-modern Dubai on the way back to Shanghai.

Another group went to explore the culture of Zen and Sake in Japan.

PTA introduced to DGNB Building certification System

PTA Shanghai was introduced by two of its DGNB Consultants to the German Sustainable Building Certification System. The DGNB System is adjustable to different climates, cultures and environments. It does not provide specific solutions, but challenges the design teams to choose or develop the most suitable one. This flexibility allows the DGNB System to be applied all over the world, also in China. The Lecture marked ways for ecological sustainable architecture can be initiated and what needs to be considered.