Thomas Rau (The Netherlands)
Chief Executive Officer - RAU Associates
RAU was established in Amsterdam in 1992. Since its foundation, social and environmental commitment have been at the heart of the RAU approach to architecture. "State of the art" is merely the starting point our work. More and more of our projects are CO2- and energy neutral or even energy positive, use biodegradable or fully recyclable materials and provide a healthy indoor climate.
Founder and director Thomas Rau regularly speaks about sustainability and the value economy at events around the world and actively participates in initiatives that lead us to a viable way of living. In 2008, he founded the Oneplanetarchitecture Institute, an organisation stimulating interdisciplinary co-operationon sustainable developments. Thomas Rau’s most recent initiative is Turntoo, a platform reversing the traditional concept of product ownership and promoting consumption services on basis of performance agreements.