Architecture Conference

Contrasts - New Architecture with Glass

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09:00 Uhr


09:30 h

Welcome Address

Messe Düsseldorf
Chamber of Architects

Joachim Schäfer
Dr. Christian Schramm

09:45 h

Openings in Facades – Function und Proportion

Music Centre Bochum – Concept and construction of glazing

Bez + Kock Architekten

Thorsten Kock

10:20 h

Visual Relations and Natural Lighting – Basic Design Principles for Museum Architecture

How natural light and views make the museum come alive.

van Wageningen Architecten

Dick van Wageningen

10:55 h

Transparency and Translucency – Architecture and Natural Light

Lightness in construction. Invention of prototypes, new materials, learning about their potential and their limitations.

Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Erik Volz

11:30 Uhr

Coffee break

11:45 h

LET’S PLAY, SERIOUSLY! – constructive stringency with playful lightness

Works by French architectural practice Atelier Zündel Cristea.

Atelier Zündel Cristea

Grégoire Zündel

12:20 h

Interventions in the City - Reflection and Dialogue

Degelo Architects cut away parts of the existing library in order to make the building react to its urban context. Thus the building became a cut diamond.

Degelo Architekten

Heinrich Degelo

12:55 h

Rhythm & Blues – Bio-Adaptive and Natural Lighting of Large Scale Buildings

Translucent glass walls, soffit lighting of spectral blue 480 nm, light brought into deep bio units correspond to latest neuroscientific research into light levels and human circadian rhythms.

Ian Ritchie Architects, London

Ian Ritchie

13:30 h

Insights and views – room atmospheres and glass

The purposeful implementation of glass creates tangible experiences of interior. It enriches space beyond being an ordinary construction material and facilitates symbolic design conceptions.


Prof. Sabine Keggenhoff

14:05 h


Followed by a visit to the glasstec trade fair and a guided tour of the special show “glass technology live”.
(Subject to change)