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bautec congress

Palais / 22 February 2018

Some 500 participants are expected on 22 February 2018, when the first bautec Congress takes place. Architects, planners, engineers and representatives of the craft trades will be meeting here to discuss the latest developments in technical trends, background conditions and social requirements concerning all aspects of the subject of facades.

The theme at the Palais am Funkturm (Hall 19) is: FACADE 2018: smart green dynamic. Together with Heinze GmbH, an invitation is being extended by bautec to attend a joint networking session. This is where exhibitors at bautec can augment their presentations in the exhibition halls for the benefit of interested experts and professionals.


09:00 a.m. | Welcoming

Ulrich Knaack

10:00 a.m. | Facade Roadmap
Professor Ulrich Knaack
TU Darmstadt + Delft

The congress will be opened at 10.00 a.m. by Ulrich Knaack, a facade specialist, who will talk about the trends and findings regarding the outer shell of buildings, and will provide an insight into his research.

Daniel Pfanner

10:40 a.m. |
Professor Daniel Pfanner
Bollinger + Grohmann

Daniel Pfanner, whose focus is on researching innovative energy and construction concepts for fully glazed building facades, will explain one of the latest developments and its fascinating functionality – the Fluid Flow Façade.

Teodora Vatahska

11:10 a.m. | Form Follows Flow
Teodora Vatahska,
Dr. Axel Müller


Teodora Vatahska and Dr. Axel Müller will give a simulated airflow demonstration to the congress participants.

Axel Müller

11:45 a.m. | Break

Arno Lederer

11:45 a.m. |
Professor Arno Lederer

In contrast, Arno Lederer will talk about the future of conventional building methods and materials. The multi award-winning building designs by this leading German architectural planner artfully span a bridge between tradition and modernity.

Laura Fogarasi-Ludloff

12:20 p.m. |
Laura Fogarasi-Ludloff
Ludloff Ludloff

Laura Fogarasi-Ludloff will provide an insight into the world of her building designs and present the ’SOS Bildungs- und Begegnungszentrum’ project in the Berlin district of Moabit, which received the Iconic Award 2017. This building impresses onlookers with its functionality and design and affords outstanding protection from sunlight.

01:00 p.m. | Break

Dan Stubbergard

01:15 p.m. | Our Urban Living Room
Dan Stubbergaard

Dan Stubbergaard has a reputation for a fresh, outgoing and international approach. He co-founded the Danish/German architects’ collective COBE, which has even succeeded in translating rock ’n’ roll into architecture.

Sponsoring partners

MHZ Günthner