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10/11/2022 - 10/14/2022 | Stuttgart

Stuttgart Week of Advancing Architecture, Engineering & Construction

Leading international researchers and practitioners from architecture, civil engineering, engineering geodesy, production and systems engineering, computer science, robotics as well as the humanities and social sciences will discuss as part of the Stuttgart Week of Advancing Architecture, Engineering & Construction (SWAA) the interdisciplinary research as well as practical testing of novel, integrative planning methods and pioneering, sustainable construction methods.

The event is hosted by the Cluster of Excellence "Integrative Computational Design and Construction for Architecture" (IntCDC) at the University of Stuttgart. The Cluster is funded by the German Research Foundation since 2019 as part of the Excellence Strategy of the German federal and state governments. The goal of this large research network is to harness the full potential of digital technologies in order to rethink design and construction in an integrative and interdisciplinary approach, thus enabling groundbreaking innovations for future-proof construction. The research in the cluster is intended to create the basis for less resource consumption and CO2 emissions in construction, higher productivity of construction processes, and also a new architectural aesthetic. In order to achieve these goals, the knowledge transfer and collaboration with industry partners and manufacturing companies are essential.

The Stuttgart Week of Advancing Architecture, Engineering & Construction is taking place at the halfway point of the cluster's first funding period and is aimed at the specialist audience and interested members of the public with these three events:

11.10.2022: SFB 1244 Conference 2022: Adaptive Skins and Structures for the Built Environment of Tomorrow
With: Shady Attia (University of Liege, Belgium), ), Achim Bleicher (TU Cottbus – Senftenberg), Arno Schlüter (ETH Zürich), Ann Sychterz (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA), Patrick Teuffel (TU Eindhoven), Maria Wyller (David Chipperfield Architects), Lucio Blandini, Oliver Sawodny, Werner Sobek und weiteren Vortragenden (Universität Stuttgart).

Further information:

Event location: University of Stuttgart, Hörsaalprovisorium, Lecture Hall M 2.02, Breitscheidstr. 2a, 70174 Stuttgart.

13.10.2022: IntCDC Conference 2022 - Integrative Computational Design and Construction for Future-proof Architecture

With: Catherine De Wolf (ETH Zürich), Georg Vrachliotis (TU Delft), Katherine Kuchenbecker und Metin Sitti (Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems), Cordula Kropp, Achim Menges, Philip Leistner, Werner Sobek, Lucio Blandini, Hanaa Dahy, Jan Knippers, Daniel Weiskopf, Melanie Herschel, Oliver Sawodny and other speakers (University of Stuttgart).

Event location: University of Stuttgart, College Building II (K2), Lecture Hall M 17.01, Keplerstr. 17, 70174 Stuttgart.

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14.10.2022: International Research and Design Forum: On Materiality – Creating New Architecture Through Research (in Cooperation with the SOM Foundation, Chicago, USA)

With: Sigrid Adriaenssens (Princeton),Thomas Auer (TU München), Martina Bauer (Barkow Leibinger), Mollie Claypool (UCL), Brandon Clifford (University of Michigan and SOM Foundation fellow), Paul Fast (Fast + Epp), Antón García-Abril and Débora Mesa (Ensamble Studio and MIT), Mariana Popescu (TU Delft), Jenny Sabin (Cornell University), Mark Sarkisian (SOM), Gustavo Utrabo (Studio Utrabo)

Event location: University of Stuttgart, College Building II (K2), Lecture Hall M 17.01, Keplerstr. 17, 70174 Stuttgart.

Further information:

All events are in English.

About the Cluster of Excellence IntCDC
The University of Stuttgart established its new Cluster of Excellence on Integrative Computational Design and Construction for Architecture in 2019. With an initial funding period of seven years, a Cluster of Excellence is the most significant and substantial grant awarded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). For the very first time, a Cluster of Excellence has been awarded to the field of Architecture. It will contribute to establishing an internationally visible research center.
The Cluster aims to harness the full potential of digital technologies to rethink design and construction based on integration and interdisciplinarity, with the goal to enable game-changing innovation in the building sector. The more than 150 researchers of the cluster represent the range of scientific excellence across seven faculties of the University of Stuttgart and the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems.

About SOM Foundation
Founded in 1979, the SOM Foundation’s goal is to advance the design profession’s ability to address the key topics of our time by bringing together and supporting groups and individuals, each with the highest possible design aspirations. The Foundation’s award programming was established in 1981 and currently offers five annual awards across the United States, Europe, and China. The awards support students and faculty of architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture, urban design

About the CRC 1244
Since January 2017, fourteen institutes at the University of Stuttgart have been working in close interdisciplinary collaboration on the question of how, in light of the growing world population and depleting resources, more living space can be created with less material in the future.
The cooperative research work has resulted in the world's first adaptive high-rise building, the D1244.

The objective of CRC 1244 is therefore to find answers to the pressing ecological and social questions of our time for the construction industry. The aim is to optimise the energy, material and emission balance of the load-bearing structure as well as façade throughout the entire life cycle of the building through adaptivity. In the coming years, there will be further exciting findings from research on adaptivity, with new perspectives for the construction industry.

Information on participating / attending:


10/11/2022 08:30 - 10/14/2022 18:00

Event venue:

Keplerstraße 17
Breitscheidstraße 2a
70174 Stuttgart

Target group:

Journalists, Scientists and scholars



Subject areas:

Construction / architecture

Types of events:

Conference / symposium / (annual) conference, Seminar / workshop / discussion




Andrea Mayer-Grenu


Abteilung Hochschulkommunikation

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