«What’s next?» Which developments can we expect in the coming years in the area of façade construction? How will energy-efficient building envelopes work in future and will they become adaptive, high-tech engineering components? Will the use of digital planning and manufacturing methods have an effect on realizing our building envelopes? These are just some of the interesting questions that will be discussed at the international conference Façade2016.
The conference is held by the Competence Center Façade and Metal Engineering of the Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture and the Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences (Detmold, Germany), in collaboration with the Swiss Center for Windows and Curtain Walls (SZFF).
The last conference in Lucerne in 2014 attracted some 200 engineers, architects and façade planners, who were treated to some highly relevant presentations and took part in lively discussions.
If your area of expertise lies in the building envelope, you really need to be at Façade2016, whose theme this year is «What’s next?».
Networking and refreshments
After the lectures have concluded, refreshments sponsored by the SZFF will be served on the rooftop terrace of the KKL Luzern from 17:00 to 20:00. This offer an ideal networking platform and participation is free of charge. Please confirm whether you will be taking part in the networking and refreshments with your registration.
Schedule of events
8:30 Registration and Coffee
9:00 – 9:15 Opening Speech
– Prof Andreas Luible, PhD, Head of the Competence Center Façade
and Metal Engineering, Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture
– Prof Viktor Sigrist, PhD, Dean, Lucerne School of Engineering
9:15 – 10:30 Session 1
– Anton Falkeis, falkeis architects, Austria
– Wilfried Laufs, Laufs Engineering Design, USA
Recent structural façade innovations – US case studies
11:00 – 12:45 Session 2
– Wiliam Matthews, Wiliam Matthews Associates, UK
Designing the Shard: from sketch design to lessons learnt
– Lucio Blandini, Werner Sobek Stuttgart AG, Germany
Iconic, transparent, sustainable – Trends and challenges for
contemporary façade engineering
– Per Heiselberg, Aalborg University, Denmark
Interaction between users and facades
14:00 – 15:15 Session 3
– Kenneth Ross, Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés architectes, Switzerland
Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés architects: Recent and Upcoming work
– Martin Manegold, Imagine Computation, Germany
Automation of 3D Planning and Data Generation for Manufacturing
5:45 – 16:45 Session 4
– Susanne Gosztonyi, LUND University, Sweden
Biomimetic ideas for thermally adaptive facades
– Claudio Meisser and Jan Lipton, Switzerland
Optimized Closed-Cavity Hybrid Window for Glass Façades
17:00 – 20:00 Networking and Refreshments
Location: Rooftop Terrace of the KKL