BAU 2015 – the future of building

 BAU 2015 – the future of building

The new Parametric façade system by Schüco (Anan Ashour)

The new parametric façade system by Schüco (Anan Ashour)

The IFDC and MCDC students from HS-OWL visited last week one of the world leading Architectural building fairs in Munich (19.-24.01.2015), the fair has recorded 250,000 visitors (72,000 visitors from abroad). In its 17 gigantic halls the fair has covered every single aspect related to architecture and construction starting from the screws, and ending with the latest technologies of this field.

The fair was a great opportunity for the students not only to see the state of the art in building technologies but also to create and improve their connections’ network by meeting, talking and discussing with key professional persons in façade and building technology as well as well-known architects.

Left: the node of the parametric façade. Right: integrated solar shading in the vent  (Anan Ashour)

Left: the node of the parametric façade. Right: integrated solar shading in the vent (Anan Ashour)

The companies have exhibited the latest products that they have in their portfolio. Some of the products were visionary others were experimental and many were brand new. The human comfort and the quality of the design was the main focus of the products.

Left: new glass unitized system . Right: the new mini 35mm aluminum system / Anan Ashour

Left: new glass unitized system . Right: the new mini 35mm aluminum system (Anan Ashour)

On Friday 23.02.2015 The IFDC and the MCDC students have attended many guided tours through the different companies’ stands, they have also attended some of the lectures held by Ben van Berkel, (UNStudio, Amsterdam), Prof. Thomas Auer (Transsolar and TU München) and Prof. Marco Hemmerling (Studio for Spatial Design and HS-OWL).

IFDC and MCDC students through one of the guided tours / Anan Ashour

IFDC and MCDC students at BAU 2015 (Anan Ashour)

IFDC and MCDC students through one of the guided tours (Anan Ashour)

IFDC and MCDC students taking a guided tour at Schüco’s fair stand (Anan Ashour)