Keynotes

THE GREAT TRANSFORMATION OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Hans Joachim Schellnhuber – PIK

“The mind” behind the concept of NewEuropeanBauhaus

Hans Joachim Schellnhuber is Director Emeritus of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), which he founded in 1992. He is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University (China) and member of numerous learned societies such as the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the German National Academy Leopoldina, and the US National Academy of Sciences. Since 2019, Schellnhuber has been working intensively on the transformation of the built environment and the potential of wooden buildings as carbon sinks. He is co-founder of Bauhaus der Erde and a member of the New European Bauhaus High-level roundtable. 

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Julian Anderson – Bates Smart

With significant experience in leading large architectural and consultant teams, Julian works with clients from the earliest stages of a project through to completion. He has extensive experience across commercial, residential, educational, infrastructure and urban design projects. ulian led the team on Sydney’s $1.5 billion Crown Hotel development at Barangaroo and, prior to joining Bates Smart in 2007, he lived in London where he worked on some of the UK’s most significant infrastructure projects such as King’s Cross Station, and Paddington Crossrail. Using innovation as a tool for success, Julian works to turn complex briefs into built forms, bringing clients’ ideas and aspirations to life with user-focused architecture that is humanistic, contextually responsive, sustainable and flexible.

HOTEL MONDEGO A WOODEN BUILDING IN A MASONRY SHELL

Luís Jorge – TISEM

Luís Jorge is a structural engineer whose primary practice focuses on CLT and timber structures. He received his PhD from Coimbra University in 2008 in the field of TCC structures. He is the managing partner for the TISEM design office, where he is responsible for coordinating timber building design. He is also a Professor in the Civil Engineering Department at the Polytechnical Institute of Castelo Branco. His technical and scientific interests include timber structures and buildings and sustainability in construction. Hotel Mondego is a project developed from the renovation and amplification of an old three-story building dated to the beginning of the nineteenth century. Hotel Mondego is located in downtown Coimbra, Portugal, and has an art deco façade. The intervention consisted of complete interior demolition, preserving only the exterior masonry walls. The architectural design conceived 29 rooms, with a vertical building extension of one floor (for a total of four floors). The structure consists of a CLT solution for all the walls, floors and roof, which resulted in 280 cubic meters of wood used for the project.

REFURBISHMENT AND REDENSIFICATION WOODEN SOLUTIONS

Stefan Winter – TES

TES façade solutions combined with additional structures (e.g., vertical extensions): This talk will look into specific rules for fire safety when adding stories to existing buildings, like those agreed to in the City of Frankfurt. These additions often lead to a building’s change of allocation to regulation-based classes and a formal increase in fire safety requirements.

15 YEARS OF WOODEN RENOVATION EXPERIENCES IN FRANCE:
TECHNICAL STUDIES, NUMERIC TOOLS AND BUILDING SITES

Frédéric Staat – FCBA Technological Institute

Frédéric Staat is a chemical engineer from Compiègne Technology University (1985) and holder of a Specialized Diploma in Business Strategies, CNAM Paris (1991). As an innovation expert, he has 35-years of leadership experience in B2B services in the cosmetics, agro and wood industries. Since 2009, he has been the FCBA Timber Industry and Construction Department Director and is currently the WoodRise Alliance Coordinator. Since 2009, numerous studies to develop wood’s use in construction, supported by French authorities and professionals, have been conducted within the framework of the so-called Wood Plans, with FCBA as the primary technological operator. Some studies were devoted to renovation with wood, such as the Rehabilitation Guide for Individual House or Developing and Renovating with Wood Project, with results integrated into numeric tools for designers, engineers and building owners. As a result, the wood market share in renovation, extension and elevation has significantly grown in the last 15 years, as shown in various illustrated implementations.

CASE OF WOODEN BUILDINGS COMBINING THE TRADITIONAL
JAPANESE CARPENTRY TECHNIQUESAND THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY

Noriaki Yamada – Yamada Noriaki Structural Design Office (YSD)

After graduating from Kyoto University in 1997, he worked at Masuda Structural Design Office before opening his own structural design office. He pursues the possibilities of wooden structural design with timbers from various regions, and old and new wood construction techniques. Representative works include OITA Prefecture Martial Arts Sports Center, KAMIKATSU ZERO WASTE CENTER, Akita International University Nakajima Library, and Awakura Hall, etc.