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Radical yet possible future space solutions

Radical yet possible future space solutions

The New European Bauhaus Collateral Event of the 18th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia on 25 and 26 May 2023 titled "Radical yet possible future space solutions".

For the first time, the European Union will be present with an event at the International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia. Following the central theme of the Biennale Architettura 2023, “Laboratory of the Future”, and in line with the mission of the New European Bauhaus, the conference has been designed as a radical, intellectual and practical laboratory of the future.

The event will allow experts, students, and visitors to experiment, discover and design the future with the power of their minds.

The participants will reflect on radical, yet possible, human actions leading to a better use of space and resources. In particular, they will discuss new ways of living, and how to go beyond the conviction that the future of the humankind is bound to already existing solutions.

During the event, Annette Hafner, is going to join the Lab 3 entitled "Designing for possible futures - How will we build for resilience?"

German Timber Construction Prize 2023 awarded

Together with Federal Minister for Housing, Urban Development and Construction Klara Geywitz, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Annette Hafner awarded the German Timber Construction Prize 2023. The award ceremony took place on May 16, 2023 during the world's leading trade fair for the international woodworking and wood processing industry, LIGNA, in Hanover.

As part of this year's German Timber Construction Award, a jury of 16 experts headed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Annette Hafner evaluated 149 project submissions on innovative new buildings, successful building renovations or new developments in the sector. Finally, the jury honored three projects with the German Timber Construction Award and awarded recognition to ten other buildings.

During the event, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Annette Hafner was also able to present research from the Chair of Resource Efficient Building to Ms. Geywitz.

Further information on the German Timber Construction Award can be found here (german).

Picture: © Anja Frick | Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hafner explains research projects of the chair to Mrs. Geywitz.

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Climate-neutral construction of public buildings

On November 15, 2022, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Annette Hafner and her research assistant M.Sc. Caya Zernicke will present an information tool for municipalities at this year's online seminar series "Auf Zukunftskurs: Öffentliches Bauen mit Holz" of the Agency of Renewable Resources (Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V.), which serves as a simple tool for estimating the benefits of energy-related measures in timber construction.

The development of this tool was supported from 2019 to 2022 in the research project "Holzbau-GIS" with funds from "Waldklimafonds".

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Final Conference: Sustainable Energy Systems in the Neighborhood on 03.11.22

At the final conference, we would like to present to you the results of the research work, inform you about the current state of research on the energy transition, and shed light on the practice and implementation of the energy transition in the neighborhood through practical examples and in discussion rounds.

The conference, organized by the Institute of Urban Design and European Urban Studies, RWTH Aachen University, will be held with partners from the TU Dortmund University, the University of Duisburg-Essen, the Ruhr University Bochum, the Bochum University of Applied Sciences, the Wuppertal Institute and representatives from science and practice.

We invite you to participate in the exchange of knowledge about the transformation of our cities and neighborhoods for a climate-neutral future. Participation in the conference is free of charge.

The program of the conference can be viewed here (german)

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Lecture at Humboldtn opening

The lecture held by Prof. Hafner at the opening event of the Humboldtn Initiative at the University of Münster can now be heard at Deutschlandfunk Nova (german).

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Special Session at the sbe22

The working group ressource efficient building will organize a special session at the sb22: sustainable built environment within the planetary boundaries conference on the 22nd September 2022 in berlin

Contents: here

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