TANTRIS is a group of construction technology innovators, architects, engineers and planners committed to developing and implementing low-cost, high-quality housing projects around the globe using innovative building design concepts together with the revolutionary flexmobox mobile precast concrete manufacturing system.
Using our construction technology and planning expertise, we facilitate the construction of quality housing while boosting economic growth to help alleviate poverty in the world’s poorest countries. Quality housing can be affordable when properly implemented. And this is what TANTRIS is all about. After all, every man woman and child deserves a safe and comfortable home.
At TANTRIS, we invest heavily in research and development to continuously make our products and services even better. Innovative products, pioneering design strategies and fresh project development approaches demonstrate the forward-thinking attitude of the TANTRIS team.
TANTRIS cultivates strong relationships and networks around the world to garner the expertise and resources required to execute housing projects locally. We work closely with governments and private partners in the regions in which our projects are located. This creates valuable jobs for local populations and strengthens regional economies while injecting fresh technology, skills and know-how into the target countries. Our experts create a climate that motivates all participants, giving them confidence in the stability of their project. And best of all, our participatory design approach ensures maximum knowledge transfer and long-term project sustainability.
In our vision of the future, communities should comprise not just houses, but safe and healthy living environments. Homes must be built to a good standard of quality and be safe against the elements and forces of nature – from storms and earthquakes to fire and floods. The towns we envision will be sustainable and self-reliant while providing secure and thriving neighborhoods for families and children.
Social housing is affordable housing: A key function of social housing is to provide accommodation that is affordable to people on low incomes.
Our mission is to build good quality, affordable homes and respectable neighborhoods where people can live, work and play safely. We work hard every day to facilitate the rapid implementation of affordable, future-oriented living communities using local resources and local manpower while transferring know-how to give people hope and empower them to shape their own future.
Guido M. Zimmer Founder and Chief Executive
Driven by the desire to craft practical and innovative solutions for the growing housing shortage in the developing world, Guido called TANTRIS to life in 2014. As a partner at the German construction technology firm ibc, he was responsible for deploying the mobile flexmobox precast concrete production system to social housing projects. Previously, Guido built up a mechanical engineering prototyping and production plant and ran a software development firm specializing in embedded systems for the automotive industry. He brings extensive project steering and process management experience to TANTRIS.
Klaus Pass Legal & Finance
Klaus is responsible for all things legal and financial at TANTRIS. He joined the team as a shareholder in 2016 with a strong legal and financial background, coming from a reputable Munich law and accounting firm as a senior managing partner. Drawing upon his depth of experience in contract law and finance, as well as his extensive network of contacts, Klaus brings his excellent track record to bear on our projects around the world.
Christoph Maier Concrete and Building Technology
Christoph is the mind behind the revolutionary flexmobox technology. As the founding partner in charge of innovation and development at the German construction technology firm ibc he developed a wide range of mineral-based building materials for leading international suppliers. Christoph stems from a family of concrete specialists and found his passion for advanced building materials and technologies early on. He has a deep understanding of all things concrete and brings a wealth of practical and research expertise to TANTRIS.
Peter Weinzierl Architectural Design
Peter is an exceptional architect with a unique perspective on design. He cultivates a creative approach that builds on the traditional art of the trade while emphasizing the cultural and social peculiarities of future inhabitants. As a proponent of incremental and participatory design approaches, he believes in the power of people and processes. Peter is a founding partner of the Munich architectural design office PW.QUADRAT and the driving force behind our “outside-the-box” approach to developing social housing solutions.
Philipp Wagner Architectural Design
For Philip, good architecture is people-centric. Design is not just about aesthetics, but above all about functionality that serves to improve the overall quality of life. Philipp is a founding partner of the Munich architectural design office PW.QUADRAT and the signature of his holistic approach is unmistakably reflected in the TANTRIS philosophy of creating unconventional social housing solutions using the simplest means possible.
Sharam Roghani Renewable Energy Systems
Sharam earned his spurs as an engineer and manager in the automotive industry. He then built up the photovoltaic segment of a reputable German engineering enterprise, before founding the renewable energy conglomerate GEON Group, which has over 120 MW of international solar power projects in the pipeline. Armed with his extensive experience in renewable energy project development, engineering and management, and deep knowledge of implementing electrical, mechanical and structural engineering projects, Sharam oversees the development of renewable energy systems at TANTRIS.
Moustapha Gueye Commercial Director Senegal
Moustapha oversees our operations and business development in Senegal and East Africa. With a strong background in real estate development, he is pursuing his passion for helping the people of Senegal achieve a better living standard. Moustapha has a strong network throughout East Africa that will help make the TANTRIS concept for better living conditions available in the region.
Diomi Kuloka DRC Operations
Diomi is in charge of our operations the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the second largest country in Africa. He has a keen understanding of the local culture and understands the intricacies of moving projects forward reliably in a very difficult environment. Diomi has been a member of the team from the start and has actively participated in the development of social housing projects, both public and private, in DRC and neighboring countries.