Forum Future of Building

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Forum Future of Building in cooperation with Bauwelt, DBZ, Bundesbaublatt

The construction industry after coronavirus

How is the coronavirus crisis changing architecture and urban planning? How is the crisis changing the construction industry? The answers to these questions will lead to changes in architecture and urban planning. New ideas for work locations, meeting places and other buildings change the demands on planners, contractors and the industry.

Wednesday, 13.01.2021, 10 am to 12 noon

Requested Speakers:
Dieter Babiel, Hauptverband der Deutschen Bauindustrie, Berlin
Dr. Ing. Stefan Nixdorf, agn Niederberghaus und Partner GmbH, Ibbenbüren

Homes of the future

Housing construction has been in political focus in Germany and many other countries since 2015. Despite great efforts, it has not yet been possible to create a sustainable increase in the number of completed dwellings and achieve the political goals. At the same time, there is a growing shortage of affordable housing. We show possible solutions to these problems based on innovative concepts and provide examples of their successful implementation on both national and international levels.

Wednesday, 13.01.2021, 10 am to 11.50 am

Friday, 15.01.2021 10 am to 11.50 am

Requested Speakers:
Tim Heide, Heide & von Beckerath, Berlin
Herwig Spiegl, AllesWirdGut, Vienna
Thomas Friberg, pool Architekten, Zurich
Simon Tubbesing, limbrock · tubbesing, Hamburg
Michael Maltzan, Michael Maltzan Architecture, Los Angeles
Graft Architekten, Berlin
Max Zitzelsberger, Max Otto Zitzelsberger, Munich
Rainer Hofmann, bogevischs buero, Munich
Summacumfemmer, Leipzig

Challenge of climate change

For architects, engineers and the construction industry, building in a changing climate means mastering two challenges: One is the construction of climate-neutral buildings. The second is making buildings weather-resistant without requiring additional energy. These two challenges are supposedly mutually exclusive, yet we will show you some examples of how it can be made possible.

Wednesday, 13.01.2021, 3 pm to 4.50 pm

Thursday, 14.01.2021, 10 am to 11.50 am

Requested Speakers
Phillipe Rahm, Philippe Rahm architectes, Paris
Dr. Anupama Kundoo, Anupama Kundoo Architect, Berlin / Pondicherry, India
Dieter Eberle, Baumschlager Eberle Architekten, Lustenau
Martin Haas, haascookzemmrich STUDIO2050, Stuttgart

Resources and Recycling

The construction industry is responsible for more than half of all resource consumption and mass waste generation. This will have to change dramatically in the future. To achieve this, we need a fundamentally different construction process, different building products and building systems as well as a fundamentally different understanding of buildings. In the future, buildings will have to be planned, built and assembled in such a way that they can be dismantled and the components and systems reused. We show examples of where this concept is already a reality and illustrate strategies for the future.

Thursday, 14.01.2021, 1 pm to 2.40 pm

Requested Speakers:
Peter Mösle, DGNB German Sustainable Building Council, Stuttgart
Antonino Vultaggio, HPP Architekten, Düsseldorf
Verena Brehm, Cityförster, Hanover

Digital Transformation

We would like to address the question of how architecture can change through the use of digital planning and design tools and what will be possible with the use of BIM. Since both BIM and corresponding digital tools are not yet as widely used in Germany as they are elsewhere, we provide here both international and German examples.

Thursday, 14.01.2021, 2.45 pm to 4.50 pm

Requested Speakers:
Kim Herforth, 3XN, Copenhagen
Dr. Russel Loveridge, NCCR Digital Fabrication, Zurich
Dr. Ilka May, Loclab Consulting, Darmstadt
Patrick Lüth, Snøhetta, Innsbruck / Oslo
Boris Peter, Knippers Helbig, Stuttgart / Berlin

Facing the future

Here, as in previous years, we are concerned with looking to the future, although we take care to not stretch the horizon too far. This topic introduces the innovations in planning and construction which contemporary architects and engineers believe will become reality within the next three to five years.

Friday, 15.01.2021, 1 pm to 3.50 pm

Requested Speakers:
Friedrich Ludewig, acme, London
Markus Lager, Kaden+Lager Architekten, Berlin
Prof. Thomas Auer, TU München / Transsolar, Munich / Stuttgart
Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Knaack, TU Darmstadt / TU Delft, Darmstadt / Delft
Dr.-Ing. Tobias Schneider, TU Darmstadt / TU Delft, Darmstadt, Delft
Tobias Walliser, LAVA, Stuttgart / Berlin
Winy Maas, MVRDV, Rotterdam