Martin Haas, Dipl.-Ing. Arch., BDA, born 1967, studied architecture in Stuttgart and London, and joined the Behnisch practice in 1995. He was responsible for the award-winning Norddeutsche Landesbank Bank building in Hannover, a sustainable office building for a staff of 1,500, which opened in 2002. In the years ahead the emphasis of his work was on the development of innovative energy concepts for various projects, and on numerous international competitions, most of them successful. In 2005 he became a partner in Behnisch Architekten and has since then been responsible for projects in Germany, Italy and France; among them the Spa Bath Römerbad in Austrian Bad Kleinkirchheim (2007), the "Haus im Haus" for Hamburg's Chamber of Commerce (2007), the oceanographic museum OZEANEUM in Stralsund (2008), administration and laboratory buildings in Ravenna and the Paris area, as well as the Unilever Germany headquarter building and the residential Marco Polo Tower in Hamburg's HafenCity, all scheduled for completion in 2009. Together with an international team, Martin Haas developed the competition entry for the urban rejuvenation project "RiverParc" in Pittsburgh, PA, which won first prize in 2006. As an advocate of sustainable architecture, Martin Haas was a founding member of the "German Sustainable Building Council" and has been elected as a board member in 2007. Martin Haas is a frequent lecturer at university workshops, conferences and symposia all over the world. In 2009 he is a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.