Focus of TU Dortmund’s research activities on glass is the integration of the material as a resource that transforms an architectural design towards the optimized consumption of energy and resources. In particular, the building skin reveals huge potential to apply glazing applications that improve the technical performance as well as the resource management of a building.
Interacting with the development of efficiency parameters, we concentrate on new technologies of the industry that enable the realization innovative design solutions. Whether implementations represent façade components, structural parts or concern the interior of a building, advanced manufacturing techniques and progressive material developments are investigated to realize even sophisticated design approaches. In this matter, we consider the close collaboration between architectural planner with industry partners to achieve progressive and future orientated design results for our built environment.