The HORTITECTURE Symposiums are a series of public lecture days, focusing on alternative sustainable building strategies that explore the synergies combining architecture and plant material.

International and German guests as well as three interdisciplinary Professors from the TU Braunschweig 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 for example:

• 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?

HORTITECTURE will be a growing focal subject that intends to network core disciplines in order to foster more sustainable environments. At the TU Braunschweig architects, landscape architects and environmental scientists constitute research cooperations (Prof. Almut Grüntuch-Ernst – Prof. Gabriele Kiefer – Prof. Boris Schröder-Esselbach – Prof. Stephan Weber). In studying the intersections between architectural, horticultural and technolo- gical practices, our goal is to transfer knowledge beyond building design to a larger urban scope, creating better, more sustainable future cities.


Review (coming soon)