Saturday, 27th of October 2018 from 9a.m. to 4p.m.
FutureHotel 2030... or in which direction is hotel design currently heading?

Hotelboom Germany and other hotspots

Before he joined this company, he had worked for a long time in the construction industry, therefore the difficulties and hurdles, yet also the possibilities in planning and implementation, particularly of hotel projects – are well-known to him through his own experience. At the Deutschen Hoteltag (German Hotel Day) Rohde will be speaking about the hotel boom in Germany and explain why Germany currently has one of the strongest hotel markets in the world. With more than 700 projects, Germany offers an enormous potential for all concerned – the audience can look forward to comparisons with other hotspots in the world.

Andreas Rohde, Head of Business Development bei der TOPHOTELPROJECTS GmbH

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., congress hall architectureworld / German Hotel Day, hall 10.1/G-060

FutureHotel - This is the Hotel of the Future!

Dipl.-Ing. Vanessa Borkmann is a researcher at Fraunhofer-IAO in Stuttgart. As initiator and project manager of the joint research project group FutureHotel with the showcase of the same name, she will be speaking about the hotel of the future! This lecture will present trends and developments from the FutureHotel research project. These include smart services by implementing technology for efficient processes for hotel operations, as well as novel use of space such as the living lobby and the smart hotel room. 

Vanessa Borkmann, Dipl.-Ing. Fraunhofer-Institut für Arbeitswirtschaft und Organisation IAO

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., congress hall architectureworld / German Hotel Day, hall 10.1/G-060

Arrival of the Digital Era in the Hotel Industry

Technology takes a huge impact on the hotel industry. That is our vision and that is why we built a hotel that matches the needs of the modern guests. For creating that, we worked together with the Fraunhofer IAO, to create a SMART Hotel with innovations in the reservation process, the check-in and check-out process, the hotel rooms and the usage of the lobby. Our lobby has a coworking space, so it is like the principle of the Sharing Economy. Guest ratings are used to create guidelines for further innovative solutions.

Mag. Benedikt Komarek, manager and owner Hotel Schani Wien

12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m., congress hall architectureworld, hall 10.1/G-060

Design & Process

The presentation will give an overview of ROK’s work and explain in detail the development of custom digital design tools and algorithms that enable quantifiable data driven architectural decisions in early project stages based on highly informed digital models. The presentation will furthermore discuss how to identify relevant information for different types of projects ranging from interior designs to a large span timber construction.

Silvan Oesterle, co-founded ROK - architectural office in Zurich

2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., congress hall architectureworld, hall 10.1/G-060

Strategies for experiential design between the digital and the physical world

As computational technology is appropriating itself of the built environment, new strategies are emerging for the future of hospitality. Along with new strategies, new disciplines are emerging: one of them is Sensorial Experience Design.  This new discipline is opening the world of hospitality to new opportunities by blending digital technology with physical spaces.

Filippo Lodi. Head of Innovation and Knowledge Management at UNStudio

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

(This speach will be held in English. / Dieser Vortrag wird auf Englisch gehalten.)

Vision, Hospitality and Digitalization – smart concepts for smart hotels

  • The international Hotel market represents a perfect breeding ground for innovation
  • The targets and value add of technology are diverse
  • Architecture and technology enter a symbios and shouldn’t be isolated from eachother
  •  Smart Hotels are individually defined for each customer
  • We plan and manage smart technology holistically – consistent with Architecture

Katharina Axtmann, member of the management board at DITTEL ARCHITEKTEN GMBH

3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., congress hall architectureworld / German Hotel Day, hall 10.1/G-060


Smart Maisonette Zimmer, Hotel Schani Wien
Bild: Haefele by


The complete congress program will be published here step by step...

"Use wood while protecting our forests" - the royal road

Private building owners, investors and also public costumes take a great interest in sustainable constructions. Who wants to act irresponsible in a time where sustainability gets more and more important?

The Forest Stewardship Council ® (FSC®) guarantees the wording: "Use wood while protecting our forests". The FSC advocates for the environmentally and socially acceptable use of our world`s forests. The goal is to save the forests of our planet and to make sure the next generation can still be provided with the natural resources of timber. Therefore, FSC protects plant and animal species as well as respecting the rights of local people and workers. The FSC prevents overexploitation and illegal timber use, prohibits the use of pesticides and forestalls human rights violations, whether the wood comes from tropical, boreal or native forests.

Make a mark as a "timber-on-construction-pioneer" and be one of the first, who promotes sustainable constructions with FSC certified timber in Germany.

Magdalen Burgbacher, Marktservices and Trademark FSC Germany

11.30 a.m. to 12 p.m., forum architectureworld, hall 10.10


Tun Razak Exchange, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Urheber: unsplash)

Tun Razak Exchange, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Bildurheber: unsplash