Hall C2 forum: The Future of Building

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There will be simultaneously translation German / English of all talks. Visitors may attend them free of charge.
Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 Building in a changing climate

Climate change presents two major challenges for architects, engineers and the building industry. The first is to create buildings that are carbon-neutral to build and manage. And the second is to make buildings resistant to weather events, such as extreme heat, without increasing their energy consumption. Is it possible to achieve both these goals? We present examples of projects that have successfully mastered these twin challenges.
Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 Digitalization in building

We explore how architecture can change through the use of digital planning and design tools, and what can be achieved with BIM. In Germany, BIM and digital tools are not in such widespread use as elsewhere, so here we present examples of international as well as national practice.
Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 COVID 19

How is the Corona crisis impacting on architecture and urban planning? Answer: It is prompting new ideas as regards the workplace, meetings venues and retail buildings. At the same time new concepts are being devised for some areas of public space. What will administration and office buildings look like in the future? How do we increase the resilience of our infrastructure? What will healthcare infrastructure be like in the future? Will we continue to build health centers or shift instead towards decentralized structures?
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 Affordable housing

Since 2015 housing construction has been a political focus. Yet despite major efforts, there is still no sustained increase in the number of new apartments being built, and the political goals have not been achieved. At the same time the supply of affordable housing is dwindling. There are solutions to this – we present innovative concepts and successful practice from across Europe.
Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 Facing the future

As in previous years, this session looks to the future. But we take care not to set out sights too far ahead. We investigate innovations in planning and building that architects and engineers believe will become a reality in the next three to five years.
Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 Made in Bavaria

In Bavaria a number of important architectural and urban development projects are provoking intense debate. Here a selection of those projects, of varying scales, is presented by the responsible architects. These talks are followed up by a discussion with the audience.