What are our building techniques?

“No other industry requires more materials and energy, produces more waste and contributes less to material recycling than construction.”¹ (transl.)

The status quo of the industry is sobering, the willingness of actors to change is low and the political instruments are shameful.

Looking back, researchers and experts diagnosed early on the long-term future problems that would be associated with the consumption of finite resources and the rapidly increasing production of emissions. They pleaded for more sustainable developments and the protection of the ecosystem.

So how will we build in the future? Which materials will we use, and which will we do without? How sustainably will we build; how can we recycle and reuse? And how can we reduce our consumption so that future generations are not disadvantaged?

Digital construction, for example, is in the process of establishing itself as a new discipline in architecture and integrating digital technologies into the physical construction process. The development of material-specific designs and the synthetic integration of creative and technological goals in the design and production of buildings are at the forefront of this process. In addition, concepts can be tested directly for their efficiency and later deconstruction.

The exhibited projects show sustainable solutions, which should particularly motivate us designers to continue researching generationally appropriate concepts in order to lead our world into a future that is equally worth living for all parts of society.
Lisa from the #AJA20Team

¹ Hegger, Fuchs, Stark, Zeumer, “Energie Atlas”, 2007, Institut für internationale Architektur-Dokumentation, München, S. 6.

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