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Invitation to major conference on Advanced Building Skins

  • 5 Sep 2016

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11th International Conference on Advanced Building Skins

10-11 October 2016, Bern, Switzerland

Buildingtalk is supporting the 11th International Conference on Advanced Building Skins, a major platform for architects, engineers, scientists and the building industry to share know-how and experience about the latest sustainability developments in the design of building envelopes including the integration of renewable energy and new product developments to increase energy efficiency in roofs and façades.

Over 600 participants will be at the two day conference in Bern, with over 200 speakers from 45 countries. The extensive conference programme will be in English and German, offering details of some of the most exciting and innovative projects around the world.

Speakers from the UK include:

  • Giovanni Zemella, Ove Arup & Partners, London
  • Paolo Zilli, Zaha Hadid Architects, London
  • Mark Alston, University of Salford
  • Paolo Beccarelli, University of Nottingham
  • Rosalie Menon, Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow
  • Artem Holstov, Newcastle University
  • Meng TIAN, University of Nottingham
  • Richard Hall, Energy Transitions Limited, Pontypridd
  • Aidan Reilly, Queen’s University, Belfast
  • Gordon Murray, Ryder Architecture, Glasgow
  • Fin O’Flaherty, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Oliver Kinnane, Queen’s University, Belfast
  • Miriam Butti, Ramboll UK, London
  • Perry Carroll, Perry Carroll Consulting, Cambridge

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CityLife masterplan developed by ArchA

For example, Paolo Zilli from Zaha Hadid Architects will be speaking about the design features of the spectacular Generali Tower in Milan including key aspects of the unique façade design.

Built for the new Generali headquarters, the 170m high Generali Tower, together with two further towers, will form the centrepiece of the CityLife masterplan.

CityLife will regenerate the old site of Milan’s International Fair which closed in 2005 and when complete, will be the largest new civic space and public park created for Milan for more than 120 years.

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Construction of the 170-metre Generali Tower, Milan designed by Zaha Hadid Architects (image by Alberto Fanelli © Citylife)

The curvilinear geometries of Generali Tower podium, characterised by the flowing, twisting form of the tower with its crystalline double skin facades, has geometric aspects which are unique to this project. Tensional forces are transferred vertically through the tower by the realignment of successive floor slabs that incrementally ‘twist’ about a vertical axis. As the tower rises it creates broader views and the twisting orientates the upper floors to face the centre of Milan and the Duomo. A system of sun-deflecting louvers flanked by glazing that includes a series of ventilating registers to draw outside air through the cavity provides an extremely efficient environmental control for each floor.

Conference programme

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Glare off the building at 20 Fenchurch Street to be discussed at ABS conference

Sessions at the two day conference will also include: Innovative Products and Technologies for the Building Skin; PV Façades; Building Retrofits; 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing of the Building Envelope ; Window Design for Sustainable Buildings ; Solar Shading Systems for Enhanced Daylight Control ; Building Energy Performance Simulation

….. and much more including Miriam Butti from Ramboll UK will present a session on Effects of Glare off Glass and PV on Building Façades alongside Vicente Montes-Amoros, speaking about the glare off the building at 20 Fenchurch Street.

Fullscreen capture 05092016 162721Link the full Advanced Building Skins conference programme and registration information.

Advanced Building Skins GmbH
Hostettstrasse 30
CH-6062 Wilen
Switzerland

info@abs.green

Tel Munich: +49 89 20000-4161
Tel Bolzano: +39 0471 34 00 50
Tel Lucerne: +41 41 508 70 36

Website: Advanced Building Skins Conference

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