beyond – architecture across continents #5

Fifth Edition of the virtual event on 8th November 2022!

The digital series – architecture across continents will run for the fifth time on 8th November 2022 at 5 pm CET! The virtual journey to renowned architects and exceptional building projects took us to Spain, Vietnam and Austria this time: Our keynote speakers Angelika Schmid (Werner Sobek AG, DE-Stuttgart), Michael Rathgeb (ingenhoven associates, DE-Düsseldorf) and Alison Brooks (Alison Brooks Architects, GB-London) are once again going to address the challenges that require rethinking and changing the way we deal with resources and, consequently, building, worldwide due to climate change, demographic trends and social responsibility. Furthermore, Jan Schmitz (ACO Passavant Detego, DE-Mühlheim-Kärlich) will present the project “Stuttgart 21”.

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We started the virtual tour through seven continents in March 2021 with Peter Rich (PETER RICH ARCHITECTS, ZA-Johannesburg) and Kunlé Adeyemi (NLÉ, NG/NL-Lagos/Amsterdam). They presented some of their projects on the African continent to more than 1200 international audience members from 40 countries. This successful launch was followed by the second edition of the event with presentations by Marina Tabassum (BGD-Dhaka) and Simón Vélez (COL-Bogotá) in June and in October 2021 beyond #3 with Sinus Lynge (EFFEKT, DK-Copenhagen), Nader Tehrani (NADAAA, US-Boston), Manal Rachdi (OXO Architectes, FR-Montreuil) and Marko Dabrovi? (Studio 3LHD, HR-Zagreb). Finally, in April 2022, it continued with presentations by Alberto Veiga (Barozzi Veiga, ES-Barcelona) and Võ Tr?ng Ngh?a (VTN Architects, VN-Ho Chi Minh City).

The event is aimed at architects, urban/landscape planners and engineers. It will be held in English. Audio channels in many other languages are available.

The livestream is accredited as a professional education program by various German chambers of architects and planners.

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AIT-Dialog and ACO jointly invite you to the virtual event series “”, which focuses on responsible architecture in times of global transformation and changing conditions as well as climatic challenges. Four times a year, renowned architects from seven continents – Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia and Antarctica – discuss various topics and examine the issue from an ecological, social, societal and economic perspective. The focus is on trendsetting building projects that respond innovatively, experimentally and sustainably to the consequences of change on a global and local level as well as to extreme conditions on site, emphasizing the responsible use of resources and incorporating local construction techniques and building materials.

Under the motto “beyond”, we ask the question: What does responsible planning of tomorrow’s architecture and city look like, which breaks new ground outside of standards and norms as well as common building techniques and materials? The task of current architecture, urban planning and the built environment in urban and rural areas is to respond flexibly to the changing demands both on the part of the users and in relation to their environment and to open up new possibilities of use through transformation extending its original function. The focus is on buildings that achieve “more” beyond aesthetic demands and functional criteria, refer to and fit into their context in the sense of Responsive Architecture; are adapted to social and climatic conditions, and are built under fair working conditions and with a sense of social responsibility.

During the events we will take you “On-Site” on a virtual trip to extraordinary construction sites around the world, showing building projects under extreme conditions. The focus will be on topics that ACO has set itself as a goal, such as groundwater protection, water management, innovative ways for holistic stormwater and drainage management, and supporting the natural water cycle.

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The Keynote Speakers

adidas WOS | behnisch architekten, Werner Sobek | Copyright: David Matthiessen, Stuttgart


Stuttgart 21 | ingenhoven associates | Foto: Max Brunnert

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