New Functions of the Surface
Saturday, 9 September 2017

Start of ANCB's new programme 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

10x10 Presentations
Oliver Hans, Insight & Foresight Manager, Schüco Int. KG, Bielefeld
Gijs Rikken, Associate Architect, MVRDV, Rotterdam

Part 3: Talks Sauer, Wurm & Krause

10x10 Presentations
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

10x10 Presentations
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.

The Kick-Off Colloquium New Functions of the Surface - Pushing the Urban Envelope is generously made possible by
Schüco Int. KG



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