HORTITECTURE 01 International Symposium Dec.10, 2014

Posted on 14. November 2014 by kristienring

HORTITECTURE 01 Symposium at the TU-Braunschweig 10.12.14
focusing on alternative sustainable building strategies that explore the synergies combining architecture and plant material
Stefano Boeri – Stefano Boeri Architetti, Milano
F. Ludwig / D. Schönle – Research Group Baubotanik, Stuttgart
Nicola Moczek – PSY:PLAN, Berlin
Fuensanta Nieto – Nieto Sobejano, Madrid
B. Schröder / S. Weber / T. Dockhorn – TU-Braunschweig
Jakob van Rijs, MVRDV, Rotterdam
Tomas Saraceno – TU-Braunschweig, Studio Saraceno, Berlin
Vo Trong Nghia – Vo Trong Nghia Architects, Ho Chi Minh City (invited)
Dan Wood – Work ac, New York City
Ken Yeang – Ken Yeang Design International, Kuala Lumpur/London

Date & Venue Location of Symposium
December 10th, 2014, 11am – 8pm
Technische Universität Braunschweig,
Altbau, Pockelsstr. 3, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany

Topic of Symposium and Lectures
During the symposium we will compare and analyze architectural solutions that are made with, made for or made from vegetative material, asking for example:
• How are plants integrated within the building system?
• What kinds of benefits can a new kind of nature-artifact combination offer?
• How do the plantings affect the overall environment and architectural design?
• What is the maintenance and resilience factor?
• How scalable are these new solutions?

The Hortitecture 01 Symposium is part of a research seminar to compare and analyze architectural solutions based on traditional and vernacular wisdom as well as recent explorations, and how these are fueling an entirely new discourse in the field of architecture. In studying the intersections between architectural, horticultural and technological practices, our goal is to transfer knowledge beyond building design to a larger urban scope, creating better, more sustainable future cities. The interdisciplinary, international symposium will present a variety of innovative horticultural and architectural projects, bringing key players together to discuss the newest discoveries and innovations in the field.

HORTITECTURE 01 demonstrates the interdisciplinary and international focus of the TU-Braunschweig, bringing together not only experts from an international field of practitioners, but interdisciplinary leaders from across TU-Braunschweig Institutes. Within the main TU-Braunschweig research theme “Healthy Livable Cities”, Hortitecture will be a growing focal subject that intends to network core disciplines in order to foster more sustainable environments–leading the way to the future.

IDAS Research Team / Assistant Professors :
André Schmidt, Kristien Ring, Ana Satezalo Schenk

Institut für Entwerfen und Gebäudelehre
Institute for Design and Architectural Strategies

Prof. A. Grüntuch-Ernst — Technische Universität Braunschweig
Pockelsstr. 3 D-38106 Braunschweig Tel +49 (0)531 391-944 00
www.idas.tu-bs.de k.ring@tu-braunschweig.de Fax 391-944 09

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