glasstec 2010 Offers Special Program for Architects, Construction Engineers and Façade Designers
June 22, 2010

In addition to the exhibits, glasstec 2010, International Trade Fair for Glass Production - Processing - Products, will offer a comprehensive supporting program geared specifically toward architects, construction engineers, façade designers and related professions. The trade fair is set to take place September 28 - October 1 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.

The glasstec special show "glass technology live" with the motto "Energy Efficiency with Glass" will deal with the potential of glass as a construction material. Innovations will be presented that demonstrate how glass can contribute to resource saving by using intelligent insulation, light guiding or energy generation with solar applications.

This special show will be organized by Professor Stefan Behling, senior partner at Foster and Partners architects' office, and professor at the Institute of Building Construction at the University of Stuttgart.

On September 30, the "Innovative Glass Applications in Architecture" lectures, part of the glass technology live symposium, will be of particular interest to architects and designers. Companies such as Zaha Hadid Architects and Behnisch Architekten (Energy.Design.Synergy) will present their current projects and creative concepts. All lectures will be in English and German.

The new "Façades Centre" will focus on energy-efficient building envelopes and, in particular, will address façade designers, construction engineers and architects. Several companies, as well as German associations (from the conservatories, flat glass, applied energy research and metalworking sectors) and the Augsburg University will provide an overview of current developments in façade technology. In addition, innovative façade mock-ups with building-integrated photovoltaics and multifunctional elements will be on display.

The Architectural Congress on October 1, organized by Prof. Ulrich Knaack from the Delft University of Technology and Ostwestfalen-Lippe University, as well as the North Rhine-Westphalian Chamber of Architects, provides another opportunity for building designers, architects, structural engineers, aircon engineers and façade designers. International speakers including Massimiliano Fuksas from Rome, Prof. Manfred Hegger from Darmstadt and the UN Studio from Amsterdam will cover topics such as "Canyons of Glass," "Transparency and Sustainability" and "Texture of Transparency." Other themes will be "Bio-inspired Architecture," "Glass and Climate Design" and "Simplicity and Architectural Quality." Discussions will be in English and German.

In addition, the "Architecture+Glass Innovation Prize" will also be presented at glasstec 2010. The prize will be awarded for innovative glass products and project-related solutions that are of particular architectural quality thereby fulfilling both functional and design requirements. The award ceremony will be held on September 28 in Hall 10 at booth 10F04.

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