New Functions of the Surface
Saturday, 9 September 2017
Start of ANCB's new long-term project New Functions of the Surface in collaboration with Schüco International KG
Part 1 - Introduction
Welcome and Introduction
Miriam Mlecek, Programme Manager, ANCB, Berlin
llka Ruby, Ruby Press, Berlin
Part 2: Talks Hans & Rikken
Oliver Hans, Insight & Foresight Manager, Schüco Int. KG, Bielefeld
Gijs Rikken, Associate Architect, MVRDV, Rotterdam
Part 3: Talks Sauer, Wurm & Krause
Christiane Sauer, Professor for Material and Design, Weißensee Academy of Art, Berlin
Jan Wurm, Materials Team Leader Europe, Arup, Berlin
Jan Krause, Head of Master Architecture Media Management, Bochum University of Applied Sciences / Head of Strategic Marketing, Sto SE & Co. KGaA, Stühlingen
Part 4: Talks Satomi, Wallisser & Nolte plus Q&A
Mika Satomi, Guest Professor eLab, Weißensee Academy of Art, Berlin / Design Projects, Ottobock, Berlin
Tobias Wallisser, Co-founder, LAVA Laboratory of Visionary Architecture, Stuttgart
Tobias Nolte, Co-founder, Certain Measures, Berlin
Followed by Q&A with the audience.
Moderator: Ilka Ruby, Ruby Press, Berlin
Over the next 2-3 years, ANCB will think the city as a sequence of layers and conduct investigations through its inherent cross-sectoral enquiry methodology as part of the new project New Functions of the Surface. The cities' surface represents in many ways and through multiple functions an interdisciplinary testing space and area of intersection. This research on the cities' envelope, surfaces and spheres includes and goes beyond façades, roofs and pavements. It serves as the starting point for a societal, technological, cultural and infrastructural analysis, offering a new integrated understanding of the city, ways of perceptions, projections into the future and networking opportunities.
To display the full potential of the cities' surface in regards to innovation and experimentation, this kick-off event brought together a range of perspectives and disciplines. Eight speakers presented ten slides in ten minutes and talked about their personal experiences with new functions, partnerships and technologies. In case studies, the façade was documented as a multi-level test space and the function of the building shell as a communication element was explored through experimentation and interpreted as an interface for various aspects of urban design.