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BAU: The future of building



Solutions for the future of building will be presented by experts from around the world in the BAU forums A4, C2 und B0 from 16 to 21 January 2017 in Munich.

 - New forums at the BAU
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New forums at the BAU

Forum A4: Architect and Industry in Dialogue

The forum in Hall A4 examines the role of the architect now and in the future. The forum has two parts. BAU is organizing the morning and afternoon sessions in cooperation with the architecture trade journals “XIA” and “AIT” as well as the Association of German Interior Designers (BDIA). Every day between 11:00 and 14:00 there will be an exciting exchange on the latest hot topics between architects and manufacturers in the construction industry. Three speakers from internationally renowned architecture offices and three industry representatives will report on and discuss the latest developments and trends. The topics are diverse.

Forum A4: DETAIL research: Building the future

On six afternoons, the “Building the Future” Forum organized by DETAIL research will present practical international and interdisciplinary research projects for building the future. Prominent speakers will give insights into their research activities: What will the smart building of the future look like? What factors is the industry focusing on? What opportunities are there in existing structures? What future-oriented utilization concepts are there—for individual buildings as well as for the district, the city and the region? The facade is increasingly developing into a multifunctional building envelope. What opportunities are associated with the “thinking” facade system? Thanks to modern planning methods and innovative manufacturing techniques, system construction, which was barely acknowledged in the past, is experiencing a renaissance. What does “building for all” mean in a globalized world? And what prospects are digital planning opening up to the construction industry?

Forum C2: The future of building

The forum “The Future of Building”, presented by BAU together with “Bauwelt” and “DBZ”, will once again host renowned planners, architects and structural engineers, who will present project examples to explain how design and construction is going to work in the future.

Forum B0: From vision to reality

Three institutions are collaborating with one another in Forum B0: The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Fraunhofer Allianz Bau and the Federal Working Group for Rehabilitation (BAKA).

The Federal Ministry will hold a series of lectures in which it will report on research and funding initiatives as well as political objectives and legal foundations. Fraunhofer Allianz Bau, which consists of 14 institutes, will present some of its research work based on concrete projects.

Another focal point in this forum is the modernization and maintenance of buildings.