International Architecture Congress



Conference Venue: CCD East - 1st floor

09:00 h


09:30 h

Welcome address

Messe Düsseldorf
Architektenkammer NRW

Wolfram N. Diener
Ernst Uhing

09:45 h

Roadmap Glass

TU Darmstadt / TU Delft

Prof Dr. Ulrich Knaack

10:15 h

Striking and innovative facade construction – Bright library rooms in Oslo

Development of the GFRP facade for the New Deichman library.

Atelier Oslo Architects, Oslo/NO

Nils Ole Bae Brandtzæg

10:45 h

Reflecting time, the architecture of the future

Varying in scale and geography, Lina Ghotmeh‘s work explores new spatialities affirmed by strong material presence. This lecture is a promenade in the poetics of timeless spaces.

Lina Ghotmeh — Architecture, Paris/FR

Lina Ghotmeh

11:15 h

Transparency and Innovation

The transparency of glass structures is fascinating and daunting at the same time. The emotional distrust towards a transparent material opposes the rational knowledge that the material would be sufficiently strong to form a structure. Recently, glass has increasingly been used as a structural component.  However, its inherent brittleness still requires opaque metal connections to transfer loads. These connections define contemporary glass architecture – firstly, because they are immediately apparent in a transparent structure and, secondly, as they are part of the engineering design language. This presentation discusses a novel approach to transparent connections on an experimental and case study basis.

Eckersley O'Callaghan

Lisa Rammig

11:45 h

Coffee break

12:00 h

Layers of Atmosphere

It is primarily about the quality of the room, room sequences, atmosphere, light, material, surface, haptics and the experience of making space tangible with all the senses.

Henke Schreieck Architekten ZT GmbH, Wien/AT

Dieter Henke und Marta Schreieck

12:30 h

Contrasts in architecture – Inspiring spaces of wood and glass

ALA Architects’ projects and the use of glass and timber


Juho Grönholm

13:00 h

Nike Flagship Facade – Innovative Glass in New York City

For their flagship store in New York City, Nike is realizing a visually dynamic façade with carved and slumped insulating glass. Heintges have been the facade consultant for the project.

Heintges Consulting Architects & Engineers, P.C., New York/US

Daniel Vos

13:30 h

Lunch break

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