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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