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:
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.
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.
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.
Advanced Building Skins GmbH
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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