Powerskin Conference 08.12.2022 Aachen

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Powerskin Conference December 8th in Aachen

Environmental aspects have shaped facades in various ways over the last decades. The decreased demand for operational energy and the growing share of renewable energy lowered the amount of greenhouse gas emissions during this phase. Based on this improvement, the building fabric becomes the relevant parameter with environmental potential to unlock. Buildings in stock store energy and greenhouse gas emissions linked to its production and can provide spatial quality with low environmental impact. Keeping the buildings as an active part of the built environment requires technical solutions as well as adaption in design and fabrication process. At the PowerSKIN 2022 with the title "Build in stock – renovation strategies: inorganic, circular materials vs. organic, compostable materials" different approaches will be presented grouped into "Energy", "Envelope" and "Environment". As an international scientific event the PowerSKIN Conference builds a bridge between science and practice, between research and construction, and between the latest developments and innovations for the façade of the future.

The Technical University of Munich, Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Auer, TU Darmstadt, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jens Schneider and TU Delft, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Knaack, are hosting the PowerSKIN Conference this year together with the local hosts from RWTH Aachen Prof. Dr.-Ing. Linda Hildebrand and Prof. Dr-Ing. Daniele Santucci. It is the fourth event of a biennial series. Architects, engineers, and scientists present their latest developments and research projects for public discussion and reflection. The conference will be held in person and be virtually accessible.

The entrance is free. You can register here.

Date: 8th December 2022, 9h

Place: RWTH Aachen / SuperC, Templergraben 57, 52062 Aachen

Here you can find the programme.