When / November 07, 2017
Where / Pinakothek der Moderne – Architekturmuseum – TUM Department of Architecture, Munich, Germany
Who / The conference addresses creative and innovative professionals and researchers at the forefront of facade design. We will discuss tasks and issues in research, design and manufacturing of high-performance building envelopes. Participants will gain new perspectives on, and an enhanced insight into developments and research in design and engineering for tomorrow’s advanced building skins.
The ne-xt facades conference places the focus on adaptive facades: In the same way as natural organism adapt to their environment, adaptive facades are able to adapt to changing dynamic climatic conditions.
The COST Action TU1403 ‘Adaptive Facade Network’ is an international scientific network with the aim to harmonise, share and disseminate technological knowledge on adaptive facades on an European level.
The ne-xt facades conference is the official International Mid-term Conference
of the European COST Action TU1403 ‘Adaptive Facade Network’
During the mid-term conference first results will be presented to stakeholders from industry and design and the public. The goal is to share knowledge and discuss novel facade concepts, effective evaluation tools and design methods for adaptive facades.
Three working groups within the COST Action are dealing with
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Researchers as well as planners and professionals in the facade industry are all involved in developing concepts and technologies to increase interior comfort and reduce the energy consumption of buildings. It needs an integrated effort to provide successful and holistic concepts in the development, design and construction and to create a new type of architecture by bridging the disciplines of.
At the ne-xt facades conference you are welcome to meet multinational participants from all over Europe: architects, structural and mechanical engineers, facade engineers, specialists in building physics and energy design, material developers, researchers and manufacturers.
With that unique forum of outstanding experts we will discuss new developments and technologies for the design and manufacturing of high-performance adaptive building envelopes.
Session 1 – New Functionalities
Increase in adaptivity of facades leads to new facade functionalities such as shape changing or adapting material properties, function enlargement by integrating HVAC systems or photovoltaics. Session 1 aims at analysing the state of the art of adaptive facades and cast a view ahead of future possibilities.
Session 2 – Digital Environments
This second session targets new digital developments and tools for the design, testing and monitoring of facades. It explores new concepts control, self-organisation, IT and the internet of things.
Session 3 – Climate Response
An optimized interior comfort and savings in operational energy is one of the main drivers for adaptivity in building envelopes. The session looks at new means of achieving and evaluating the desired performance. One important aspect is how that is done technically: By using high-tech versus low-tech solutions.
Session 4 – The Architectural Challenge
The implementation of new adaptive materials, components and facades always falls in the context of architectural design. But how are design and technology geared towards holistic new built applications? What is the role of the different stakeholders and how can the process of creating new innovative adaptive facades be organised?
Time Schedule / Speakers
09.00 – 09.30 Introduction Lecture Frank Kaltenbach
09.30 – 11.00 Session 1 – New Functionalities
Desired morphology in energy capture and storage advanced facades
Mark Alston PhD – University Salford
Exploitation of shape memory materials in sun adaptive user-controllable building façades
Andrea Pilla – Politecnic di Milano
Connected glass for adaptive facade design
Stefan Lips – AGC INTERPANE Glas Deutschland GmbH
Solar thermal venetian blinds – transparency, user comfort and solar energy in one
Paul Denz – Facade Lab GmbH
Modular element façade renovation with integrated duct design
Zemitis Jurgis – Riga Technical University
Architectural concepts of an adaptive solar facade as retrofit and building integrated solutions
Ioanna Stavrou – ETH Zürich
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break
11.30 – 13.00 Session 2 – Digital Environments
From passive to active – the building enclosure’s role in sustainable design
Roman Schieber – Knippers Helbig Advanced Engineering
Interactive knowledge-bases to support façade design
Jacopo Montali – University of Cambridge
Characterization of adaptive opaque facades
Juaristi Miren – University of Navarra
An advanced integrated simulation procedure to evaluate the performance of adaptive glazings
Fabio Favoino – Eckersley O’Callaghan
Towards the application of adaptive glazing systems
Marzena Husser – ILEK, University of Stuttgart
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch Break
14.00 – 15.30 Session 3 – Climate Response
Evaluation of adaptive facades: A case study with electrochromic glazing
Shaddy Attia – SBD Lab, Univeristé de Liège
Research on contemporary climatically active solar facades with the integration of the advanced material solutions
Miroslav Čekon – Brno University of Technology
Integrated solutions for daylight management systems
Lazarus Tsartsidis – MHZ Hachel GmbH
Solar energy balanced facade
Thomas Wüest – Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Art
The architecture of the well-tempered environment 2.0
Matthias Rudolf – ABK Stuttgart/Transsolar
15.30 – 16.00 Afternoon Networking Break
16.30 – 18.00 Session 4 – The Architectural Challenge
The dream of daylight – water flow glazing
Daniel Pfanner – Bollinger + Grohmann
Preadaptation – Knowledge-based design & engineering applications
Jürgen Heinzel – Senior Architect UN Studio, Knowledge-based Design & Engineering
Adaptive building envelopes and structures for tomorrow’s built environment
Walter Haase – Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design
18.00 – 19.00 Panel Discussion
19.00 Drinks and Networking
Associate Professorship of Architectural Design and Building Envelope
TUM Department of Architecture
Technical University of Munich