IME IN PRIIMEK: Petra Jebens-Zirkel
IZOBRAZBA: Univerzitetna izobrazba
SEKTOR: Gradbeništvo, Bio-gradnja
DELOVNO MESTO: Predsednica španskega inštituta za bio-gradnjo
SPLETNA STRAN ORGANIZACIJE: Jebens Architecture
My name is Petra Jebens-Zirkel. I was born in 1952 in the south of Germany. Between 1971 and 1977 I studied architecture in the Berlin Technical University. While I was studying, I travelled around Europe, USSR and Turkey.
I worked in several studies of architecture in Berlin, and I trained myself, in a self-taught way, in bioconstruction. In 1983 I was travelling around Nepal and India for more than one year. In 1987 I arrived at Spain and I built my own bioclimatic house with Bioconstruction. Since 1992, I work on my own in restoration and new building work: houses and apartments, holiday cottages, public works…
In 1994 I passed my exams and practices in the Institute of Bioconstruction of Nuebeuern (IBN), and I got my degree in “Baubiologie”, that recognized me as an expert in Bioconstruction. Between 1996 and 1997 I made several trips to Germany and the United States, in order to continue studying the guidelines for the sustainable architecture.
I am a project manager and I’ve managed more than 180 works, from restoration to new building work, of which 95 are of Bioconstruction. Since 1999 I only made projects of Bioconstruction. I am Academic Director and Supervisor of the Master’s Degree in Bioconstruction from the University of Lerida, and I also collaborate in other Master’s Degrees from the Universities of Zaragoza and Madrid.
Between 2003 and 2009, I made the Project and Execution of the Headquarters of the Center of I+D+I of energetic efficiency (Circe) of the University of Zaragoza, a public work of Bioconstruction of national and European reference.
In 2009 I’ve been in charge of the Spanish Institute Formation of Baubiologie, of which I am the President.
At the beginning of my career, I had to overcome different problems, apart from very little money to be able to continue with my development. On the other hand, in the university, when I studied, women who studied technical degrees were a minority; so I was discriminated against by some professors. In Spain, at first, 23 years ago, being a foreign women dedicated to the bioconstruction was very difficult for me to be accepted by the building firms.
What helped me most was to count on a great deal of inner strength, with a good karma and multiple blessings.
My most important abilities are:
• I am able to learn and apply new knowledge in my work.
• I easily adapt myself to any change
• I have no difficulty in sharing and passing on information.
• I also listen and pay attention to other people’s problems.
• I like to collaborate with other people
My personal development through work is important.
• I like to negotiate and that all people end up satisfied.
• I like to work as a team.
• I also draw up plans for any activity and I organize myself easily
• I solve problems and find solutions
• I like to set goals in order to reach them
• I am able to make a quick decision
• I don’t hesitate in asking for advice
• I am also a good communicator.
My most outstanding qualities are being ambitious, active, a bit conservative, talkative and critical. I feel very cooperative, persistent, and democratic. I am always optimistic, innovative, and trustful. I try to be a little bit practical, flexible, relaxed and quick. I’m an open-minded person, but also sensible, very patient and methodical, with a looking-forward approach and organized.
Namigi & Nasveti
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