"Concrete Sleeping Beauty" FCL Conference Singapore

Bau Kunst Erfin­d­en is part of the in­ter­na­tio­n­al Fu­ture Ci­ties Lab­o­ra­to­ry FCL con­fer­ence CON­CRETE – SLEEP­ING BEAU­TY on 26 Novem­ber 2012 or­ganized by the Chair of Ar­chi­tec­ture and Con­struc­tion Dirk E. He­bel at ETH Zuerich/FCL Sin­ga­pore to­gether with TEC21 and es­paz­i­um Switz­er­land as me­dia part­n­ers.

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 of R&Sie (France and Thai­land), Mat­thias Koh­ler of Gra­mazio/Koh­ler (Switz­er­land), Hen­drik Jonk­ers of TU Delft (The Nether­lands), Thorsten Kloost­er of BKE (Ger­many) and Dirk He­bel, ETHZ/FCL (Switz­er­land and Sin­ga­pore). The event will be mod­er­at­ed by Stephen Cairns, Sci­en­tif­ic Co­or­d­i­na­tor of FCL Sin­ga­pore.

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