summer school 2014

adaptive skins – urban structures

summer school 2014

The second summer school in 2014 will engage into a deeper view into the necessary synergy for training and networking opportunities and the needs of active energy systems. The lectures will focus on the integration of the surfaces of physical structures and urban spaces. The transformation of existing energy systems requires the systematic use of local energy sources – it will become necessary to energetically use the surfaces of buildings and spaces. A particular challenge here is the integration of said systems without influencing the previous functions of the façade (for example: so far; representation, weather protection; in the future; production of biomass, energy storage; in the future; climate regulation).

flyer (english)

poster (german and english)


The following professors and students from the following international universities are taking part in the summer school 2014:

Tongji Univerity, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Shanghai, China

Technical Univeristy of Wien, Faculty of Architecture and Regional Planning, Austria

University of Auckland, School of Architecture and Planning, NICAI, New Zealand

Along with students from the listed universities, we are also pleased to welcome other participants from the Republic of Moldova, Canada, Iran, Spain and Germany.


During the two weeks several experts will hold lectures on the topic of adaptive skins in urban structures. The lectures are open to the public.

lecturer lecture topic date time venue
Sebastian Hermann Playing City! 29/07 09:00-10:00 FB15 R140
Prof. Dr. Arno Schlüter Adaptive Solar Envelope 29/07 11:30-12:30 FB15 R140
Prof. Christoph Kuhn Autochthonous Design 30/07 09:00-10:00 FB15 R140
Dr. Francoise-Hélène Jourda Urgent! 30/07 10:00-11:00 FB15 R140
Prof. Antje Stokman Designing Water Sensitive Urban Landscapes 31/07 09:00-10:00 FB15 R140
Prof. Thomas Auer Facade Systems 31/07 10:00-11:00 FB15 R140
Dr. Marcel Bilow CROFT- „Climate related optimized facade technologies“ 04/08 09:00-10:00 FB15 R140
Prof. Dr. Jörg Dettmar Green Buildings? 04/08 10:00-11:00 FB15 R140
Prof. Dr. Lutz Katzschner Urban Climate and Urban Development 05/08 09:00-10:00 FB15 R140
Prof. Anett-Maud Joppien Adaptive Architecture – Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 05/08 10:00-11:00 FB15 R140
Prof. Manfred Hegger Beyond 06/08 09:00-10:00 FB15 R140
Sabine Djahanschah Examplary Model Projects of the „Architecture and Building“ division of the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt 06/08 10:00-11:00 FB15 R140

you can find more information on our summer school programm on our ical here: calendar 2014

For questions and more information please do not hesitate to contact us!

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