Tuesday, 23rd of October 2018 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
What requirements will be placed on façades in the next 25 years?

Energy Design

Natural Forces - using natural forces to maximize building performance
Smart Skins - adapable building skins
Plus Energy Buildings -buildings which do just take but give
Form follows Energy - using the energy parameter to generate new urban and building forms

Univ. Prof. Brian Cody BSc(Eng) Hons CEng MCIBSEInstitute for Buildings and Energy Graz University of Technology

11 a.m. to 12 p.m., congress hall architectureworld, hall 10.1/G-060

Façades systems for rhe circular economy in 2043

the BIQ House in Hamburg, the Bosco Verticale in Mailand and current research projects

By the year 2050 2/3 of our population will live in urban areas. Where shall the materials come for our growing cities when resources on our planet are finite? The Circular Economy decouples economic growth from the use of resources by preserving and regenerating natural resources, minimizing waste and negative externalities. Facades are becoming adaptive systems, that enable the extension, re-purposing and disassembly of buildings. They are made of rapidly renewable materials with shorter lifecycles or are modular, configurable and productive systems that are part of the urban metabolism.

Dr.-Ing. Jan Wurm, Project manager at ARUP

1 p.m. to 2 p.m., congress hall architectureworld, hall 10.1/G-060

Tectonics, Technic and Aesthetics of the Skin

Gottfried Semper's "Bekleidung" theory -Theory of dressing - has been influential in theorizing design especially with the essential element of contemporary architecture: The curtain wall. The presentation, through examples of Tabanlioglu Architects' work across the globe will delve into issues of design decision making, tectonics and technology


Murat Tabanlioglu, owner Tabanlioglu Architects (TA_)

3 p.m. to 4 p.m., congress hall architectureworld, hall 10.1/G-060

Adaptive building envelopes

Alike flora and fauna buildings need to respond dynamically to the dynamic changes in their environment. Adaptive building systems are becoming increasingly relevant in the context of an efficient use of energy. As is shown by the simple fact that the building sector at present accounts for a substantial, 44-percent share of the world’s consumption of primary energy. The term “adaptive” addresses the ability of a high performing building envelope to respond to changing exterior situation in order to control the energy flows and provide maximum of user comfort.

Dr.-Eng. Arch. Philipp Lionel MolterTechnical University of Munich

4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m., congress hall architectureworld, hall 10.1/G-060

Timber construction - solutions for the rapid implementation of construction projects

For decades, modern timber construction with CAD/CAM has been a pioneer in the digitalisation of construction. Systematic approaches with digital planning in BIM, production with robots and lean processes in the implementation enable very short construction times. For large projects, timber construction is (almost) always combined with steel or concrete, making solutions necessary that require interdisciplinary thinking and work. The key to short construction times and economic efficiency lies in finding simple solutions that should be incorporated from the beginning of the planning process.

Dipl.-lng. (FH) Andreas Übelhack, ZÜBLIN Timber GmbH

12 p.m. to 12.30 p.m., forum architectureworld, hall 10.1

Veneered noble wood materials for hotel and object buildings

The unlimited possibilities offered by these fascinating and sustainable precious wood materials for hotel- and object buildings will be displayed. Whether classically elegant or rustic types of wood, textured surfaces or with a completely individual digital imprint. Also for fire protection panels or acoustic elements we can show numerous solutions that meet the highest demands in terms of design and aesthetics.Noble wood materials - for more nature in the room.

Axel Dreckschmidt, europlac sro

2 p.m. to 2.30 p.m., forum architectureworld, hall 10.1

Pyrolave - an enamelled natural stone from the french volcanoes

The glazed lava stone of Pyrolave enhances any project, no matter how ambitious, and supplements all kinds of living space and environment. The diverse range of formats and finishes provides a complete freedom to design. Our experience is that architects all over the world are impressed by the variety of the application scope. From complex glazed pieces for facades to massive custom made vanity tops – the possibilities are  almost limitless. To get a better impression what kind of exceptional projects you could realize with Pyrolave, we kindly invite you to our presentation.

Alexander Greis M.A., sales manager at Pyrolave Germany

2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., forum architectureworld, hall 10.1

Elegance and safety - how to design the perfect walk-in shower

Low installation heights, the choice of the drainage, the risk of water damage and visual aesthetic slope in connection with glass shower walls: these are just a few challenges when designing walk-in showers. Quite apart from compliance with valid standards, such
as the new DIN standard 18534 defining sealings. Master these challenges with BLANKE solutions - from standard-compliant, safe drainage systems, to innovative waterproofing and gradient profiles, to design-oriented tile profiles with spirited trend colors and surfaces. Not only elegant, but also safe!

Frederik Walter, Objektberater at BLANKE GmbH & CO. KG

4 p.m. to 4.30 p.m., forum architectureworld, hall 10.1