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04/18/2024 | Pressemitteilung

MUT zur Zukunft: Exhibition at UNI:Lokal

A new exhibition opens at UNI:Lokal on April 26: under the title "MUT zur Zukunft" (MUT for the future), a research network from the Faculty of Architecture - Urban Planning - Landscape Planning (ASL) presents innovative materials and technologies that provide answers to current and future challenges in the construction industry. Interested parties can visit the exhibition at Wilhelmsstraße 21 free of charge until June 15.

Image: Sonja Rode.
On May 21, Frederik Ecke (photo) will present the SolarChip project at a lunchtime talk as part of the exhibition.

The "MUT zur Zukunft" exhibition is curated by the MUT - Material and Technology research network of the ASL Faculty, which develops and researches new materials and technologies and thus approaches to solving challenges in the construction industry such as climate change, population growth, energy transition and resource scarcity.

Sustainable, resource-conserving, recycled and recyclable materials are used. Digital technologies for the design or production of buildings are creating new possibilities. Traditional construction methods are also being taken up and transferred to the future.

The spectrum ranges from concrete façades as electricity-producing solar collectors to robotic winding processes for material-efficient lightweight components made of veneer wood and an endless thread made of willow wood for architecture, construction, product design and vehicle construction.

The MUT - Material and Technology research network is interdisciplinary and its specialist areas are dedicated to the fundamental question: How do we conceive, design, plan, build and shape architecture and space sustainably for the future? The departments involved are Experimental and Digital Design and Construction, Structural Design, Design and Building Construction and Fine Arts | Forschungsplattform BAU KUNST ERFINDEN.


Accompanying program:

Friday, April 26, 2024, 4 p.m.

Soft opening of the exhibition "MUT zur Zukunft"

Tuesday, May 7, 2024, 1 p.m.

Lunch talk

Clay and steel for innovative building constructions

15 minutes with Hilke Manot and Mobin Moussavi (Faculty of Structural Design in the Department of Architecture - Urban Planning - Landscape Planning)

The lecture presents the potential of the recyclable materials clay and steel for innovative building structures, which are being developed in two research projects. "FerrumLutum" reinterprets historical cap ceilings and constructs a ceiling system from clay and steel with the lowest possible ecological footprint, which can replace conventional reinforced concrete ceilings in the construction of the future. Steel is also at the heart of the "S3 - Sustainable structural skin" research project, which uses the material for lightweight constructions. The steel construction elements developed are both high-performance and material-saving.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 1 p.m.

Lunch talk

SolarChip - How concrete façades become electricity-producing solar collectors

15 minutes with Frederik Ecke (Faculty of Architecture - Urban Planning - Landscape Planning)

The BAU KUNST ERFINDEN research platform is developing solar panels in cooperation with the Helmholtz-ZenBerlin Center for Materials and Energy and four industrial partnerselements that are capable of accommodating solar modules of various types and gengenerations - including future generations that are not yet known.


Guided tours through the exhibition

Duration: approx. 30 minutes

Tue 7.5. | Wed 15.5. | Fri 31.5. | 4 p.m. each day

Sat 25.5. | Thu 6.6. | Sat 15.6 | each at 3 pm

Wilhelmsstraße 21
34117 Kassel

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Friday 12.00 to 18.00
Saturday 12.00 to 16.00
Closed on Mondays

Admission is free.

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