«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 the future and will they become adaptive, high-tech engineering components? Will the use of digital planning and manufacturing methods have an effect on how we realize our building envelopes? These are just some of the interesting questions that were discussed at the international conference Façade2016.
The conference was 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).
After the lecture series a networking aperitif, sponsored by SZFF, took place on the roof terrace of the KKL.
Anton Falkeis, falkeis architects, Austria
Wilfried Laufs, Laufs Engineering Design, USA
Recent structural façade innovations – US case studies
Wiliam Matthews, Wiliam Matthews Associates, UK
Designing the Shard: from sketch design to lessons learnt
Steffen Feirabend, Werner Sobek Stuttgart AG, Germany
Iconic, transparent, sustainable – Trends and challenges for contemporary façade engineering
Per Heiselberg, Aalborg University, Denmark
Interaction between users and façades
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
Susanne Gosztonyi, LUND University, Sweden
Biomimetic ideas for thermally adaptive façades
Jan Lipton, Switzerland
Optimized Closed-Cavity Hybrid Window for Glass Façades