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Posted on 26 October, 2014

FUTURE TRENDS IN BUILDING ENVELOPES

MEGARON - The Athens Concert Hall, 16 October 2014
CONFERENCE ON THE AESTHETIC, LEGISLATIVE AND TECHNOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES FOR BUILDING ENVELOPES
 

The conference ‘Future Trends in Building Envelopes' took place successfully on the 16th of October 2014 at Megaron – The Athens Concert Hall, focusing on the aesthetic, legislative and technological perspectives for building envelopes.
The conference was organized by Elval Colour and ΕΤΕΜ, which are divisions of the Greek ELVAL S.A. and was attended by 500 participants, most of them coming from the architectural sector.
 

The objectives of the conference were:
- to create cognitive stimuli in connection with technology, aesthetics and legislation on building envelopes.
- to provide support for the architectural sector in large and small scale projects, with specific suggestions that boost creativity and shape the future of the construction design.
- to present new materials and their role in upgrading the quality of the building environment.
- to present European regulations and their influence in the future of construction.

 

The topics were presented by internationally distinguished Greek and foreign speakers.


Those who were unable to attend the Conference, had the opportunity to watch it on live streaming at www.facade-conference.com

The speakers of the conference:
Pedro Bayon Vicente, Product Manager Coils and Extrusions EMEA, PPG
Bernard Gilmont, Director Building Sector, European Aluminium Association (EAA)
Daniel Pfanner, Dipl. Eng., Partner - Managing Director Façade Engineering,
Bollinger+Grohmann Ingenieure
Alexandros Vazakas, Architect, Lecturer, School of Architectural Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Digital Fabrication Laboratory
Hans Bloem, European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy and Transport - Renewable Energy Unit
Abdulmajid Karanouh, Αrch. Eng., Director of Façade Department,
Ramboll Group, Middle East
Elias Constantopoulos, Architect, Professor, University of Patras,
President, Hellenic Institute of Architecture
Hans Dekker, Managing Director - Owner, Creative Cladding Co, Netherlands
Odd Klev, Architect, Founding Partner a-lab
Charles E.J. Marsden, Architect, Associate Partner a-lab

The conference was attended by distinguished Greek architects and representatives of the Ministry of Development and Competitiveness.

The following organizations honored us with their presence: Hellenic Institute of Architecture, European Aluminium Association, Aluminium Association of Greece, Association of Greek Aluminium Manufacturers

A draw took place upon completion of the speeches. The prizes were two double invitations for the Biennale Architecture of Venice 2016. The winners were Mr. Perdikis Kostas, civil engineer and Mr. Andreou Stelios, student at National Technical University of Greece.

The conference, as announced by the organizers at the closure, highlighted common visions and the need of cooperation, setting the stage for similar events in the future.
This was confirmed by the enthusiastic feedback of participants after the completion of the conference.

The conference took place with the participation of the HELLENIC INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE (EIA) and the Attica division of SADAS (Architects Association).


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MEDIA SPONSOR: ‘DOMES’ MAGAZINE
ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT: ENERGYLINE
Minutes, statistics and photos of the conference will be uploaded at www.facade-conference.com
 




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