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"Mensch, Raum, Wirklichkeit" am 20.10.2017 


facade 2017 und RMB-Konferenz, 23./24.11.2017


"Holz als Baustoff" am 10.11.2017



Registration: http://www.hs-owl.de/fb1/fachbereich/facade2017



Registration: http://www.hs-owl.de/fb1/fachbereich/rmb-conference2017/



Detmold Conference Week 2017 // Schedule




facade2017‘ focuses on the topic of ‘Resilience’

Resilience’ describes the function and ability of buildings and their facades to recover from or adjust easily to change. ‘Resilience’ addresses the impacts of climate change and globalisation and of safety and security requirements on the building envelope. The first edition of the Detmold Conference Week 2017 connects education and research, scholars and professionals in different events and formats: a master workshop and two conferences will discuss the approaches of resilient design and construction for buildings and facades. The RMB Conference on Thursday 23th November 2017 is organised by the consortium of the Erasmus+ project ‘RMB: Re-use of Modernist Buildings. Design Tools for Sustainable Transformations’. At this year’s conference ‚facade2017’ on Friday, 24th November 2017 international speakers discuss the relevance of resilient concepts and constructions and their impact on design, fabrication and life cycle of facades. 


More information about efn and RMB: http://facades.ning.com/ and http://www.rmb-eu.com/




8.30  Registration 

9.00 Welcoming

Prof. Ulrike Kerber (VP Communication)

Prof. Carsten Wiewiorra (Dean DS)

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Uta Pottgiesser, University of Antwerp


Session #1 Global Challenges

9.15 Daniel Meyer // Challenging structures and facades

Lüchinger + Meyer Bauingenieure AG; Zürich, Switzerland

Daniel Meyer is a graduate of the Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland.

Since 1988, he worked as a consulting engineer with Wenaeser&Wolfens-berger Ltd, Zurich and Bollinger&Grohmann Ltd, in Frankfurt. In 1995 together Daniel and Dr. P. Lüchinger founded the consulting company Dr. Lüchinger+Meyer Ltd. Today he is a member of the executive and the management board. He released a number of projects of housing, industry and bridge construction works in Switzerland as well as on European level.

His work in a team with architects is focussed on the conception of structures, succeeding in numerous national and international design competitions. Special references concern the development of innovative structures such as glass structures.

In addition to the professional work as structural engineer, a special engagement is devoted to the formation of students. From 2003 to 2010, he was the head of the competence centre for glass and lightweight construction at the University Of Applied Sciences Of Lucerne. Since 2011, he is responsible for the architectural master course at the University Of Applied Sciences Of Zürich in the field of structures and façades.

Today Daniel Meyer is a member of the Swiss association of architects and engineers (SIA) and since 2009 an insider and vice president of the board of directors.

9.45 Daniel Arztmann // Climate Change, Globalization and Digitalization and their Impacts on Prospective Façade Design

Schüco International/ HS OWL, Bielefeld/Detmold, Germany

Daniel Arztmann studied Architecture at the Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften und Künste in Holzminden (HAWK)-with a focus on metal construction and facades. He obtained his M.Eng. in Facade Design and Construction from OWL, University of Applied Sciences in Detmold. As a result, he became Head of Research and Development at Schüco International KG until 2011 and continued to specialize in buildings physics and construction in the international project engineering. Since 2010, he is teaching in the façade master program in Detmold and since 2016 in the new MIAD program. His focus here is in detailing and construction.

The dissertation will deal with different relevant topics of future facade design related to interior comfort and building physics in different climates.  Over several decades, many fully glazed façades were designed for office buildings all around the world. Although these fully glazed facades provide a uniform appearance on the outside, they are divided into transparent and opaque areas. Facades need to fulfill different functions depending on the local climate, use and typology of the building. As façade system provider.

10.15 Taeyoung Kim // Contextual Resilience - Case Study of Burj Alshaya Centre

Korea National University of Arts; Seoul, South Korea

Taeyoung Kim is an Assistant Professor, in the Department of Architecture, at School of Visual Arts

Korea National University of Arts (K’ARTS), Seoul, Korea , Taeyoung Kim studied architecture at Seoul National University (BSC, MSC),and worked as an architect for KIOHUN for 6 years (1996-2002) before joining the Design PhD program of the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL in 2002. She worked in Gensler as a Senior Associate (2004-2013), leading numerous architectural and masterplan projects in Europe, the Middle East and South Asia  while running Atelier 7 as a co-tutor in Greenwich University (2008-2011) and participating with academic juries and critics in London and Paris.

Taeyoung is currently an Assistant Professor at the K’ARTS in 2014, coordinating the advanced design studios of the RIBA-validated architectural program and running one of the studios with a focus on social architecture and urban informality. She is a co-founder of Urban Topology, a design and research practice where she continues her interest in the design of cooperative housing and art/cultural projects for private and public clients.



11.00 Coffee break



Session #2 Existing Buildings / RMB-Session

11.30 Michel Melenhorst // Dirk Roosenburg and Fritz Peutz, seismic resistant building in the 1930´s in Heerlen NL

OWL University of Applied Sciences; Detmold, Germany

Prof. Michel Melenhorst works at Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Architecture, OWL University of Applied Sciences, in Germany.

His paper is about Dirk Roosenburg and Fritz Peutz, seismic resistant building in the 1930´s  in Heerlen, And The influence of architectural style on decisions in resilient façade constructions of Dirk Roosenburg’s ´Oranje Nassau´ Headquarters and Fritz Peutz’s ´Monseigneur Laurentius Schrijnenhuis ´.

The paper presentation shows the nature of their respective precautions in both the façade design and the primary construction, to make them resilient to expected deformations. It will show constructive differences and similarities, used to solve comparable problems but based on two different architecture languages. Moreover, it will illustrate how the solutions found to tackle the threads of cracks and other severe building damages, proved helpful in the appropriate restorations of the two buildings. Thus revealing an unintended quality of resilience.

12.00 Oguz C. Celik // Holistic Seismic Behavior and Design of Buildings

Istanbul Technical University; Istanbul, Turkey

Oguz C. Celik’s research interests lie mainly in various topics of structural and earthquake engineering. His current research has focused on analysis, design, and development of seismic energy dissipation members that could be used in new and seismically vulnerable structures. He has both research and application experience on seismic assessment and retrofit of existing buildings and bridges. Following the past devastating earthquakes in Turkey, he was in charge of design and retrofit of numerous damaged private and government buildings. Professor Celik’s projects are funded by research institutions as well as by the construction industry. He made reconnaissance visits to earthquake stricken areas in Turkey and Italy. He teaches courses on statics, strength of materials, structural analysis, reinforced concrete structures, steel structures, and earthquake resistant building design. He has authored/co-authored 160+ journal papers, books, conference papers, and seminars. Oguz C. Celik delivered invited talks in USA, Japan, South Korea, China, and Turkey. Recently, he co-chaired ICBEST Istanbul and co-authored the conference proceedings titled “Interdisciplinary Perspectives for Future Building Envelopes”. He is the member of many national and international professional institutions. In addition, he is in the editorial board of Journal of Steel Structures (Springer), guest edited two special issues in other journals, and is an active reviewer of many international journals.

12.30 Minni Sastry // Climate Responsive Facades and Sustainable Building Materials

The Energy Research Institute (TERI); Bangalore, India






13.15 Lunch break



Session #3 Future Architectural Concepts

14.30 Xavier Ferrés // Light facades - a process towards the limit

Ferrés Arquitectos y Consultores; Barcelona, Spain

Xavier Ferrés finished a doctorate in architecture at UPC, and a master in Technology in buildings at the Politécnica de Catalunya University.

He is a professor and an architect who has been related to light façade world throughout his entire career. Xavier  is also a recognized expert on the light field from all angles: factory production, work process, development of building systems, consulting of glass or profiling system industries or any other component, he has collaborated in the construction of 160 projects in Europe, Africa and South America, And is a founding member of EFN, European Façade Network.

Since 1986, he has collaborated with prominent architects such as Jean Nouvel, Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron, Toyo Ito, Richard Rogers, David Chipperfield, Estudio Lamela, Rafael de la Hoz, Josep Lluis Mateo and Eduard Gascón.

The present Thesis is focused on the study of the current state and the last thirty years’ background in the domain of Light Facades in Spain’s national scene, as well as internationally, as well as their continuous sophistication. the target of this thesis is, on the one hand, to go deep into the variables of design and construction of Light Facades and, on the other, to develop and provide guidelines for a process which grants the quality of the enveloping system, improves and optimizes the existing solutions and, simultaneously, reduces the uncertainties when designing the new ones.

15.00 Robert-Jan van SANTEN //

VS-A, Lille, France

Robert-Jan van Santen is a Dutch Architect who has created façade consulting offices in Lille, France, and in Hong-Kong, totalizing 35 employees.

He got the silver medal of the French Académie d’Architecture for his research and technique activities.

He has been working on lightweight envelopes for 25 years, in collaboration with prestigious international architects like OMA, Zaha HADID, Christian de PORTZAMPARC, Steven HOLL, mainly in Europe, but also in Asia and Africa.

He works on Indian projects in collaboration with Binoy KUMAR DAS of FCD (Mumbai).

With 30 years of experience in the field of building envelopes, he believes that a successful attitude towards facades is by predicting their future upgrading in 30-50 years.

15.30 Charlotte Kjellander // requested

Trespa International B.V; Weert, Netherlands



16.00 Final Discussion



17.00 End