HORTITECTURE 03
The HORTITECTURE 03 Symposium is the third of a series of public lectures, focusing on alternative sustainable building strategies that explore the synergies combining architecture and plant material.
 
Twelve International and German guests present and discuss their ideas and experience in the field. During the discussion sessions, we compare and analyze architectural solutions that are made with, made for or made from vegetative material, asking:
How are plants integrated within the building system?
What kinds of benefits can a new kind of nature-artifact combination offer?
How do the plantings affect the overall environment and architectural design?
What is the maintenance factor and how scalable are these new solutions?
In studying the intersections between architectural, horticultural and technological practices, our goal is to transfer knowledge beyond building design to a larger urban scope, creating better, more sustainable future cities.

Arrival and Get-together
Introduction


10:00 – 12:30
Gerhard Zemp
Wilf Middleton
Marco Schmidt
Chris Precht

Open panel discussion


12:30 – 14:00 Lunchbreak


14:00 – 16:30
Maria Auböck
Niklas Weisel
Susanne Thomaier
Thomas Corbasson

Open panel discussion


16:30 – 17:00 Coffee and Snacks


17:00 – 19:00
Diana Scherer
Dieter Volkmann
Elisabeth Kather

Open panel discussion
Speaker
Chris Precht


architect, founding partner of Penda architects, Beijing + Vienna, his office Penda is ranked 1st of Archipreneurs list for the world’s best Architectural Startups 2016. His key projects include the „One with the birds“, „Tree Tower“ in Toronto, a modular facade system in Vijayawada and the „Tel Aviv Arcades“.

Wilfrid Middleton


researcher at Technical University Munich, Wilfrid studied at the University of Bristol and is currently researching on Indian Living Bridges in the scope of his PHD thesis.

Marco Schmidt


research associate at Technische Universität Berlin, Chair Building Technology and Design, project coordinator of the research monitoring program “Institute of Physics Berlin – Adlershof, Augustin Frank Architects”, consultant of various construction sites, also employed at the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development.

Gerhard Zemb


founding partner of aplantis a company specialized on the cross-functional and transdisciplinary (architecture, horticulture and engineering) approach to urban garden/urban green infrastructure. Key projects include the renovation of the skygardens of the Commerzbank Headquarter in Frankfurt.

Diana Scherer


artist based in Amsterdam, she studied fine art and photography at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, her art is made by growing plant roots and published in various books and exhibited worldwide.

Dieter Volkmann


biologist, emeritus Professor at University of Bonn, his research focuses on “Communication in Plants – Neuronal Aspects of Plant Life“.

Maria Auböck


architect specialized in landscape architecture, founding partner of AUBÖCK + KÁRÁSZ, Vienna, former professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich / Institute for Design of Outdoor Spaces, Projects include Erste Campus in Vienna and Joseph Pschorr Haus in Munich by Kuehn-Malvezzi Architects.

Thomas Corbasson


architect, co-founder of Chartier – Corbasson Architects based in Paris, he teaches at the School of Architecture in Versailles, key projects include the London OPrganic Skyscraper and chambre regionale de commerce et d’industrie.

Susanne Thomaier


research associate at Technische Universität Berlin, she studied Geography as well as Urban Affairs and Public Policy, one focus of her research and teaching activities is farming in and on urban buildings, including rooftop greenhouses, open rooftop farms, indoor farms and productive facades.

Niklas Weisel


environmental and bio engeneer, he is founder of Botanic Horizon and CEO of B+M Textil, the main work of Botanic Horizon includes the development of new textile based vertical greening technologies. Niklas is also developing facade leasing concepts for an economic use of vertical surfaces.

Cassian Schmidt


landscape architect and gardener, he leads the Schau- und Sichtungsgarten Hermannshof in Weinheim, teaches at FH Wiesbaden and RheinMain University. His work includes planting strategies that have a reduced maintainance work in particular for public green spaces. His work also include the concept for the Highline in New York by Diller + Scofidio.

Elisabeth Kather


project architect at Jean Nouvel Architects, Paris. She is presenting key projects like „White Walls in Nicosia“ and the „Fraser Broadway in Sydney“. Ateliers Jean Nouvel is an award winning architecture firm that contributes significantly to the Hortitecture topic with their works and concepts.

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