Bau 2017 is getting ready to open its gates with four key topics that are critical to the future of building. Many exhibitors will orient their presentations to these topics and have corresponding solutions on display. In the fair‘s forums, architects, building engineers and project developers will explain and discuss various aspects of these key topics. And in Bau‘s special shows, they will be demonstrated using examples of various products and projects.
Today façades are multifunctional, innovative shell systems that must and can meet complex requirements. Technological progress in the construction industry is one of the essential aspects as we move toward intelligent and increasingly complex building envelopes. Protection against rain and weather are the basic functions that the building envelope must continue to perform. Optimized for energy efficiency – the façade plays the primary role here – it is then augmented with automated control systems for added efficiency and greater comfort. Sustainability and recyclability are becoming mandatory, as are air conditioning using thermoactive elements and the use of PV elements. The building envelope of the future will be used as a media façade – it interacts with the user and its urban surroundings and can even be used as a leasing model.
Digital design, construction and management
Digital design and manufacturing processes make it possible to produce in large series as well as minimum quantities of just one unit. Customized building elements are now possible – with the type of precision and manufacturing quality that is generally only found in lighthouse projects. But in architecture of the future, digital construction technology will set new standards. Computer-aided manufacturing, from design and construction site logistics to building operation and recycling, has enormous economic potential for the construction industry and gives planners, building owners, users and re-users a great sense of security.
The digitalization and networking of all technology in buildings will also make quantum leaps possible in energy saving. Without them, it would be impossible to reach the ambitious CO2 targets that politicians have set. Networking the residents‘ mobility profile with the buildings‘ energy requirements and general conditions such as weather, sunlight and temporary electrical consumption – e.g. for household appliances – makes it possible to achieve optimization potential that would be inconceivable with this level of complexity.
Living and building 2020
In the future, working and living will be networked much more strongly and occur flexibly in various locations and configurations. Working will no longer depend on where a company is physically located.
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