Architecture Matters is an international conference on the future of architecture and cities, which brings together all relevant stake- holders from architecture, real estate and politics. A provocative platform for the curious and the courageous – exploring urban utopias and entrepreneurial visions. With lectures, discussion panels, workshops, speed dating and surprising extras. Held in Munich once a year.

Business. Inspiration. Network.

Architecture Matters was launched by Nadin Heinich in 2016. The sixth edition will take place as a hybrid conference 19–20 May 2022 .


Architecture Matters is a project by plan A.

plan A
consultancy & business networks | cities and the future
c/o Combinat 56
Adams-Lehmann-Str. 56
80797 Munich, Germany


idea and head of project: Nadin Heinich
event management & VIP relations: Alexandra Forciniti
communications: Kaja Ninnis, Saskia Güntzel
graphics: Noëm Held
translation: Alisa Kotmair
programming: Frontend GmbH

editorial board: Cornelia Hellstern, Anna Scheuermann, Mathieu Wellner

Advisory Board

Christoph Ingenhoven

Christoph Ingenhoven

Founder of ingenhoven architects, Düsseldorf

Already in 1985, at the age of 25, Christoph Ingenhoven founded his office, which has since been awarded numerous prizes and is an international leader in sustainable architecture. Together with his team, Ingenhoven develops and realizes projects of all sizes and typologies in many regions of the world in accordance with the highest green building standards such as LEED, BREEAM, DGNB and CASBEE. Headquartered in Düsseldorf, ingenhoven associates also has offices in St. Moritz, Sydney, and Singapore. Christoph Ingenhoven is a founding member of the German Sustainable Building Council and the Federal Foundation for Building Culture (Bundesstiftung Baukultur).

Josef Nachmann

Josef Nachmann

Managing Director of Grant Thornton AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Munich

Lawyer Josef Nachmann is a partner at the Grant Thornton AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft. He advises clients in the fields of real estate law, in particular on complex property transactions and developments, in business liability law, M&A as well as private equity and venture capital investments. With his more than 30 years of professional experience, he is also an expert in legal disputes and their settlement in mediation proceedings.

Tobias Sauerbier

Tobias Sauerbier

Managing Director of SIGNA, Munich

Tobias Sauerbier has been Managing Director of SIGNA Real Estate Management Germany GmbH and a member of the Managing Board of SIGNA Prime Selection AG since March 2019. Together with Timo Herzberg, he is currently responsible for all of SIGNA’s real estate activities in Germany. The SIGNA Group is a privately held industrial holding company in the real estate and retail sectors with real estate assets of over 12 billion euros.

Christiane Thalgott

Urban Development Councilor ret., Munich

From 1992 to 2007, Prof. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Christiane Thalgott was Planning Commissioner for the city of Munich. Important decisions were made during her tenure, such as the extension of the Mittlere Ring (Middle Ring) highway and the construction of the Jewish Cultural Centre. Even after her retirement she remains involved in issues such as land law. Since 2013, she has been a member of the Academy of the Arts in Berlin.