CHANGES IN VIEW OF COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, our scientific staff and the secretariat can currently only be reached by e-mail and telephone. The material library EMMy is temporarily closed. Appointments on site can be arranged via the secretariat for urgent matters. Current information on courses can be found on the respective websites of the courses.

Contact

Building

Prof. Dr. Linda Hildebrand

Templergraben 83 RWTH Navigator

52062 Aachen

WorkPhone: +49 241 80 93677

 

ReBau: Call for innovation

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15.9.2021

Our partner project ReBau is looking for manufacturers and planners of products and construction methods that enable resource-saving and circular building. Selected products and constructions will be presented at the ReBAU trade fair in early 2022. Funding will also be provided through a balance sheet for the product.

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New publication concerning clay

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14.09.2021

Rezykliergerechtes Bauen, in cooperation with other researchers, recently published the article 'Ten questions concerning the potential of digital production and new technologies for contemporary earthen constructions' in the journal Building and Environment. The article is available online.

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JAA 2021 - annual exhibition

06.09.2021

The Institute will also be represented at the annual exhibition this year. It will not take place in the Reiff Foyer but in the Aachen city space with the main exhibition venue in the Stadtsaal. Some side events are taking place online as well as in presence. This years' topic wil be 'persepctive' and the opening is on 6.10.2021 at 17:00. We look forward to seeing you!

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online event: Circular building processes in practice

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31.8.2021

On 14 September 2021, we invite you to the upcoming event "Circular building processes in practice - circular from planning to deconstruction". Andrea Klinge (ZRS Architekten), Julius Schäufele (Concular) and Swantje Kühn (Tarkett) will shed light on current developments and challenges of circular construction in practice. This will be followed by a discussion with the speakers. Participation is free of charge. We look forward to seeing you!

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student assistant wanted

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22.08.2021

//HiWi:ne wanted//

For our rb team we are looking for a student assistant for 8h/week starting in October. The tasks include graphic editing of content, research and assisting with events. We look forward to receiving your application at info@rb.arch.rwth-aachen.de. 

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ReNeReB event: Building with recycling products on 25th May

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10.05.2021

The participants of the "ReNeReB" funding project cordially invite you to the event "Building with RC products" on 25 May 2021. In addition to an introduction to the topic, insights into the areas of application of secondary raw materials and the disposal situation of mineral building materials will be provided. Participation is free of charge.

Date: 25.05.2021, 4:00-5:30pm

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job offer for student assistant in construction physics and sustainable building

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4.5.2021

The Energy Office vom Stein is looking for a student assistant to support the Building Physics Department. Application documents by email to Mr Jörg vom Stein fh@energiebuero-vomStein.de. The job suits students of architecture or civil engineering.

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//Guest lecture by Kira Vinke on thursday 29th April//

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27.4.2021

As part of the elective 'Resilient People, Resilient Buildings - Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Heat Waves in Cities', Dr. Kira Vinke from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research will give a lecture. The lecture is open to all students and starts at 10am. The ZOOM link is available on Instagram (rb.rwth) or via an informal mail to bik2020@rb.arch.rwth-aachen.de. We look forward to seeing you!

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Exhibition "Resource transition - Architecture in process"

18.03.2021

UPDATE:

The exhibition is open till the 26th April 2021 

The conference event is online available

The exhibition "Baustelle Ressourcenwende - Architektur im Wandel"  from 2.4.-18.4.21 in Cologne, deals with the future of architectural planning, materiality, building methods and construction. Together with the EFRE funded project "Regional resource transition in the Building Economy" (ReBAU), WandelWerk Cologne and designer Claudia Saar (Die Servicekomplizin), RB is exhibiting parts from the Ecological material mini library EMMy.

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Publication at the PowerSKIN 2021 CONFERENCE IN Munich

17.04.2021

At the PowerSKIN 21 / Environment conference in Munich, our assessment method for circularity potential of buildings  was presented together with TU Delft. The paper is titled "A Definition of Essential Characteristics for a Method to Measure Circularity Potential in Architectural Design" and now available online.

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*** CB beitrag ***

24.3.2021

The conference "CROSSING BOUNDARIES, Towards a circular, sustainable and vital built environment" aims to create a platform to share knowledge on the topic of 'circular and energy-efficient building' on a scientific level. The conference is a collaboration between Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, IBA Parkstad and the City Region of Parkstad organization.

Kim Tran will present a scientific paper from the Institute. The sessions are available online.

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Invitation to the website launch of 'ReNeReB' on 23.2.2021

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5.2.2021

The stakeholders of the funding project 'ReNeReB' cordially invite you to the presentation of the web database for resource efficient and circular construction in the Rhenish region. The speakers are Jörg Wollenweber, Ulrich Röhlen and Susanne Raulf. They will talk about clay products and strategy changes in construction measures. In addition, information will be provided on the announcement of the 'ReNeReB' building award. Participation is free of charge. We look forward to seeing you!

 

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*** Making of housing konferenz am 25.1.2021 ***

14.1.2021

The interdisciplinary research network "Making of Housing" is dedicated to central future topics of housing and bundles spatial-strategic, typological-design and constructive-technical know-how within the Faculty of Architecture but also in cooperation with associated partners. rb will give a short lecture at the event.

https://www.moh.rwth-aachen.de/cms/~jnxhr/MOH/

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Online conference and exhibition postponed!

29.10.2020

The Institute invites you to discuss building products in the cycle on 7.12.2020. A live streamed video informs about the production and product development potential of materials suitable for recycling and reuse as well as examples of applications and difficulties in recycling processes. Afterwards, a ZOOM meeting offers the opportunity for exchange and discussion. The exhibition of the Ecological material mini library (EMMy) in the foyer needed to be postponed due to rising cases of COVID in and around Aachen. 

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Webinar 'Reinventing the Building Sector'

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14.10.2019

The ReBAU project is planning a digital excursion to visit buildings planned accroding to circualrity aspects made of renewable, reused and recyclable materials in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. Feel free to join the webinar on the 4.02.21,  18.02.21, 04.03.21 at 17.30 – 18.45  

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Publication of the BEYOND 2020 Conference in Gotheburg

23.11.20

Have a look at the publication of the BEYOND 2020 Gothenburg conference. You can find our paper "Evaluating Regional Strategies towards a Circular Economy in the Built Environment" written by Magdalena Zabek, Matti Wirth and Linda Hildebrand online.

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Master student wins 1st place at the Bülau competition in Hamburg

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11.11.2020

Ina Weiler wins 1st prize in the 7th Bülau Competition 2019/20: Urban Spatial Perspectives for Rödingsmarkt, Herrlichkeit and Alsterfleet in Hamburg.
With her master's thesis "From Parking Garage to House Park" she implements goals of the "Circular Economy". The jury particularly emphasized that the design follows the principle of maximum preservation of substance in the sense of resource conservation.


Congratulations!

 

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RENEREB CONFERENCE (ONLINE)

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10.11.2020

The funding project ReNeReB organises a 3rd online event on 17.11.2020. The topic is: 'Digital planning instruments for resource-efficient and recyclable construction'. The registration can be done informally via info@aachenbuildingexperts.de.

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Call for Circularity Projects

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01.09.2020

The ReBAU project (Regional Resource Transition in the Building Industry), is looking for planners and investors, who want to implement circualrity within their project.

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Renereb conference (virtual)

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22.09.2020

The funding project "ReNeReb" is organising a 2nd online event: Two interesting keynote speeches, which focus on resource-efficient and recyclable construction in practice and present real-life application cases, invite participation and discussion.

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New courses WiSe 20/21

10.08.2020

In the coming winter semester we offer the research field 'Deconstruction for Circularity', which is also available for the new Master's programme 'Construction and Robotics', and the Wahlfach 'Climate Responsive Design'. Due to the Corona Pandemic, all courses are expected to be held without classroom sessions. We are looking forward to meeting you!

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Kick off event resource efficieny and circularity in the Rhenish territory

23.6.2020 The presentations are accessible at http://aachenbuildingexperts.de/renereb/. Within the framework of the kick-off event of ReNeReb and ReBau, representatives of politics, building professionals and interested parties are invited to actively participate in shaping future developments in the Rhenish mining area with a focus on the building industry. Harry Lehmann (UBA) will give an impulse on the relevance of resource protection and closed-loop construction as an integral part of any climate protection strategy. 

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speech at the

21 June 2020

Alina Kretschmer will give the keynote speech at the end of the CRAVEzero funding project on June 23rd 2020, in which the results on climate-friendly and cost-optimised almost zero-energy buildings will be presented in a practical way for municipal representatives. The lecture "circular and resource-efficient building" will provide impulses for a paradigm shift in the construction sector.

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Lecture at the Real Estate Day 2020

Prof. Dr. Linda Hildebrand and Klaus Dosch will speak at this year's Real Estate Day 2020 in Düsseldorf. The BFW North Rhine-Westphalia organises the annual Real Estate Day, where the real estate industry, politics, administration and science come together to discuss the megatrends in the industry and to network further.

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Seminar 'circular planning modelling' - SoSe 20

20.02.2020

The use of circular building products requires a rethink of the entire planning process. In the summer semester we want to dedicate a research module to the topic of the flow of information in the circular planning process.

 

Lecture at the Zukunft Bau Congress in Bonn

5.12.2019

With good discussions and knowledge transfer, the Zukunft Bau Congress has made a successful contribution to a more resource-oriented construction industry. Prof. Dr. Linda Hildebrand and Prof. Dr. Sigrid Brell-Cokcan were able to introduce important impulses to building in transition.

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contribution to the book 'Circular Construction'

30.10.2019

Our article 'Circular Tectonic Thinking - Life Cycle Assessment of Builiding Elements' in the book 'Circular Construction' edited by the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, School of Architecture got published.

We thank Prof. Anne Beim for the Cooperation.

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Meeting of the Research Group on the circular built environment in London

28.11.2019

This year, the Research Group on the circular built environment met with the TU Delft Department of Architectural Engineering + Technology and the UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering in London from 28.11.-29.11.2018.

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Zukunftsagentur Rhenisches Revier hires Projectmanager

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14.10.2019

In order to manage a new three-year project, we will fill a part-time position (50%) as project manager (f/m/d) from January 2020. The ReBau joint project establishes a regional competence centre for recycling management and resource efficiency in the construction industry.

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Presentation at the symposium 'Drive 0 - Circular Renovation' on 24.10.2019

15.10.2019

Alina Kretschmer will speak at the symposium about the status quo and perspectives of recycling-friendly construction in Germany. The opening event of the EU-funded project 'Drive 0' in Geleen (NL) is organised by Huygen Installatie Adviseurs, ZUYD and Brightlands Chemelot Campus. The symposium will focus on the principles of recycling-friendly refurbishment, the market perspective and circular business models.

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Lecture at the Zukunft Bau congress 'NOW! Building in transition' on 3./4.12.2019

16.10.2019

Prof. Linda Hildebrand und Prof. Sigrid Brell-Cokcan are speaking on the 3rd december at the congress 'NOW! Building in transition' in Bonn, organised by the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Home Affairs (BMI) and the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR).

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Seminar 'Climate Responsive Design' WiSe 19/20

24.10.2019

In the winter semester 2019/20 we are offering an seminar in which basic concepts on climate, energy transfer, building envelope, Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning systems, and user behavior are taught. Questions like how to exploit the climatic potentials of a region and avoid the undesirable conditions with design techniques are going to be elaborated.

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Event Robust builing-Illusion or necessity?

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02.10.2019

Aktivplus e. V. is a non-profit  association that acts as network and discussion platform in the context of climate-neutral buildings. The current  discussion over questions like 'how much technology needs the house of the future?' or 'CO2 per capita kWh per m2 is the measure of efficiency?' is the focus of the discourse. In this context, the association aktivplus e.V. is organising a symposium on 12th of November 2019.

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Publication of the VDI "Deconstruction in Building Construction" has been published

21.08.2019

The current report of the VDI Center for Resource Efficiency "Deconstruction in Building Construction - Current Practices and Potentials of Resource Conservation", has been published. We contributed to the publication with the research project of HEEMwonen"Superlocal" in Kerkrade, which was accompanied by us. Here, 500 housing units from the 1960s were demolished and reused for new housing units.

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Stegreif Ecological Building Material WiSe 19/20

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16.09.2019

In the winter semester 2019/2020 we offer an Stegreif course which deals with materials and their ecological properties. The focus is on the application of the material, which can be a recyclable detail construction, an object or a piece of furniture in which the material properties are displaced.

Kick Off:  24.10.2019 9:30 a.m.

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Places for master theses in ws 2019/20 are taken!

9.8.2019

While „circular economy“ gets more and more important in architecture and construction, we decided to support 6 master students working on this topic in the coming semester. We are looking forward to the results!

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Neues internationales Postgraduiertenstudium | BASEhabitat in Linz

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01.08.2019 

From February 2020, the new international postgraduate degree BASEhabitat will start at the University of Art and Design Linz. It will deal with the theory and practice of sustainable architecture in a global context. 

Application deadline: Sept. 25 + 26, 2019

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Architects for future

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12.06.2019

RB supports the new formation of the initiative Architects for Future.

The initiative intends to raise public awareness for a sustainable orientation in the construction industry.To support this, one can sign a petition on their homepage or get actively involved in the regional groups.

On Wednesday, 19.06.19, your are invited to join the  Campus Arena. Here you can get into touch with the initiative through a photo campain and a foundation celebration.
On 21.06.19 the representatives can be met at the Fridays for Future Demonstration in Aachen where you can support them

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RB's annual exhibition

08.05.2019

RB presents this year's results at the annual exhibition of the Faculty of Architecture in room 222, 2nd floor in the Reiff Building.

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Lecture at the conference 'Resource Change in the Construction Industry' on 8 May in Berlin

24.05.2019

Klaus Dosch talks about the legal conditions of the circular built environment and his work at Factor X Agency. Further trend-setting and current topics from politics, science, economy and law are the focus of the conference "Resource Change in the Construction Industry" 8 May 2019 in Berlin.

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Publication in the Journal 'Creativity Game'

21.01.2019 

Together with Carolin Stapenhorst, Junior professorshiop for tool-culture, we published an article in the journal 'Creativity Game -Theory and Practice of Spatial Planning' at the University of Ljublijana. Under the title 'Communication process and information flow in the architectural planning context' the results of the seminar Informed Design were presented.

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Stegreif Cycle House - SoSe 19

21.01.2019 

For the Summer Semester 2019 we are offering the Stegreif 'CycleHouse'. In the design task, aspects of changeability and reusability are to be taken up and implemented in a building with flexible use. In the first life cycle the CycleHouse serves as an office building with 12 co-working spaces. 

 

Contribution to the 'Circular Economy' Report

16.01.2019

The current report of the DGNB: "Circular Economy - Closing cycles means being fit for the future" has been published. We were happy to contribute to this report.

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Talk on the PowerSkin BAU 2019 in Munich

08.01.2019

Rebecca Bach holds a talk on the 17 th of Jan .2019 about "Comparative Overview on LCA Software Programs for Application in the Façade Design" on the PowerSkin Conference BAU Messe 2019 in Munich.

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Research project 'ReNeReB'

08.01.2019 

On the 14th of December 2018 on the conference in Pulheim/Cologne the acceptance of the funding for the research project 'ReNeReB' was published. We are looking forward to the cooperation with the Faktor X-Agentur and Aachen Building Experts e.V..

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publication of the study "Industriepark Kreislaufwirtschaft Bau"

13.11.2018

On the conference "Regionale Ressourcenwende in der Bauwirtschaft" the study "Industrialpark Circular Build Environment" was published.

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Talk 'Roadmap Circular Economy within the Buildingindustry'

15.11.2018

Linda Hildebrand will hold a talk on the event "Sustainable and intelligent buildings", organized by the Competence Network Environmental Economy NRW (KNUW) on the 6th of December 2018in Dortmund

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talk on the conference 'regional ressources in the building environment' 8.11.2018

02.10.2018

Linda Hildebrand and Magdalena Zabek will be speaking at the closing event "Regional resource change in the construction industry" on the 8 th of November 2018 in Bergheim / Cologne
Further information at:
http://rheinisches-revier.de/media/veranstaltungsflyer.pdf
Registration under:
https://bit.ly/2MiyajF

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PhD Meeting 2018 in Copenhagen

13.11.2018

The anual PhD with the TU Delft and KADK took place in Copenhagen.

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Publication of the KLABS books

23.07.2018

After many trips to the Balkan region and a successful project work with international universities, we are proud to announce the publication of the book: sustainable and resilient building design: approaches, methods and tools

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Visiting students from Uruguay

22.08.2018

On the 21 st of August 2018 Reuse in Architecture invited students from the Faculty of Architecture/Universidad de la República from Uruguay on their European excursion to visit our Faculty. After giving a tour through the Reiff Museum, Linda Hildebrand informed about the activities of the Chair.
We are looking forward to further exchange and wish a pleasant journey.

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Researchfield

20.08.2018

The large amount of information in the design process, as well as its heterogeneity or contradictoriness, opens up new design possibilities and at the same time increases the degree of complexity. We would like to explore these in a compact week.

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Seminar IGP circular building

Plattenpalast

20.08.2018

The IGP provides basic knowledge to identify ecologically sensible measures and to develop recycling strategies for buildings. To this end, the event is thematically structured along the building cycle and highlights the special characteristics of each phase in every event.

 

Talk "CONSTRUCTION FUTURE TOOLS FOR PLANNING SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS"

10.06.2018

Prof. Linda Hildebrand talks  at the annual symposium BUILDING FUTURE - TOOLS FOR PLANNING SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS of ina Planungsgesellschaft mbh on the 12 th of June 2018 in Darmstadt.

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Stegreif CycleHouse

Arup

16.04.2018

In the design process, planners often do not know what's happening at the end of a buildings life. At best, it stands for eternity. But many buildings will eventually be demolished and the building material ends up as landfill. 

 

 

Elective Course

16.04.2018

Paper insulates, carries loads and seal - what do components with these properties look like? Which particularities are to be considered? Do the elements have potential beyond a temporary use? In the elective course Eco Materials, a facade module is developed and implemented. 

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Workshop in Belgrad

WAVE 2018

01.04.2018

Faculty of Architecture, Belgrade, in collaboration with Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Veneziainvites invites you to participate in the WAVE workshop 2018 in Belgrad an Venecia. Application Dealine is the 20.th of Mai 2018.

 

Exhibition in the Faculty of Archiecture

03.03.2018

From the 3th - 5th of  Mai 2018 the yearly exhibition of the Faculty of Architeture takes place. 

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conference 'Natural and Build Environment'

01.07.2017

Cycle Oriented Construction (RWTH Aachen University) and Innovationsregion Rheinisches Revier GmbH invite you to join the discussion on ecological indicators in architecture, their relevance and application as well as projects integrating resource-efficient approaches.

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