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Friday, October 8, 2021, 9:30 – 16:00

Auditorium of the University of Applied Arts, Vienna
Vordere Zollamtsstraße 7, 1030 Vienna

Programme

09:00 Admission

09:30 INTRO

Welcome Address: Gerald Bast, Rector of the University of Applied Arts Vienna
Introduction: Wojciech Czaja


10:00 – 10:50 PRINCIPLES OF (MATERIAL) OPTIMIZATION

Minimizing the use of material has a long history in construction, but what are the potentials of questioning material conventions altogether?

Keynote lecture: Jan Knippers, Stuttgart: Towards a culture of dematerialization in architecture” – online
Response: Clemens Preisinger, University of Applied Arts Vienna

Q&A, discussion


11:00 – 11:50 IDEAS AND TOOLS FOR A CIRCULAR BUILDING CULTURE

This panel assembles exceptional thinkers who will share and discuss ideas and methods that have the power to change the future of architectural culture.

  • Renaud Haerlingen | Rotor, Brussels: Circular change”
  • Gwyllim Jahn | Fologram, Melbourne: Mixed Reality Maquettes: Experimental approaches to building from non-standard materials using the HoloLens” – online
  • Erich Kotroczo | SIDE, Vienna/​Munich: The power of BIM for circular strategies“
  • Anupama Kundoo, Pune, India / Berlin, Germany: Architecture as a Mechanism of Waste Capture: direct reuse of urban waste” – online
  • Johann Fellner, TU Vienna: Limits of the circular economy in construction”

Q&A


12:00 – 13:00 PANEL DISCUSSION

with Renaud Haerlingen, Gwyllim Jahn, Erich Kotroczo, Anupama Kundoo and Johann Fellner


13:00 – 14:00 lunch break


14:00 – 14:50 THEORY AND PRACTICE

Looking at the bigger picture of the complex challenges in urbanized societies, two speakers with perspectives from theory and practice meet in conversation. 

  • Keller Easterling, Yale University, New Haven (online): Building in Reverse” – online
  • Daniel Veenboer | Effekt, Copenhagen: Building Ecosystems” – online

Q&A, discussion


15:00 – 16:00 THE CONCEPT OF PRODUCTIVE REDUNDANCY

Optimized structures can provide functions efficiently, but what happens if we shift the paradigm towards anticipating change? 

Keynote lecture: Manja van de Worp |YIP Structural Engineering, London, RCA, IAAC (live): Rubens Structures: In defense of redundancy for life-long lightness” – online
Response: Wolf Mangelsdorf | Buro Happold, New York / University of Applied Arts Vienna – online


Event held in English

Organized and curated by Karin Raith and Lukas Allner, University of Applied Arts Vienna, moderated by Wojciech Czaja, author, and journalist, Vienna