CONCRETE –  Sleeping Beauty

Bau Kunst Erfin­d­en is part of the in­ter­na­tio­n­al Fu­ture Ci­ties Lab­o­ra­to­ry FCL con­fer­ence CON­CRETE – SLEEP­ING BEAU­TY on 26 Novem­ber 2012 in Sin­ga­pore.

Five pro­jects will in­tro­duce and ini­ti­ate a dis­cus­sion on the state of the art of a cen­tu­ry-long unchanged ma­te­rial use. Can we think of new ap­pli­ca­tion and pro­duc­tion metho­d­olo­gies? Can con­crete heal it­self? Can it pro­duce pow­er? Can con­crete be com­pu­tat­ed? Are there or­gan­ic re­in­force­ment pos­si­bil­i­ties?

Five in­ter­na­tio­n­al re­search­ers from dif­fer­ent back­grounds will show­case their work. They aim to change the way we think about the most used build­ing ma­te­rial on the globe to­day.

The speak­ers will be

Fran­cois Roche, New Ter­ri­to­ries, "Con­crete In­sur­rec­tion" (France and Thai­land))
Mat­thias Koh­ler, Gra­mazio & Koh­ler, "Com­pu­tat­ed Con­crete" (Switz­er­land)
Hen­drik Jonk­ers, TU Delft, "Heal­ing Con­crete" (The Nether­lands)
Thorsten Kloost­er, Bau Kunst Erfin­d­en, "Elec­tri­fy­ing Con­crete" (Ger­many)
Dirk He­bel, ETHZ / FCL, "Bam­boo­fy­ing Con­crete" (Switz­er­land and Sin­ga­pore)

The event will be mod­er­at­ed by Stephen Cairns, Sci­en­tif­ic Co­or­d­i­na­tor of Fu­ture Ci­ties Lab­o­ra­to­ries Sin­ga­pore.

Das Sym­po­si­um wurde or­gan­isiert von Dirk E. He­bel, Chair of Ar­chi­tec­ture and Con­struc­tion ETH Zürich/FCL Sin­ga­pore, zusam­men mit TEC21 and es­paz­i­um Switz­er­land als Me­di­en­part­n­er.

Please take a look at the con­fer­ence pro­gram,or read an ab­s­tract on the FCL web­site and a con­fer­ence ré­sumé.

About the Lecture

Sin­ga­pore - ETH Cen­tre (SEC)