Symposium Hortitecture 03



The HORTITECTURE 03 Symposium is the third of a series of public lectures, focusing on alternative sustainable building strategies that explore the synergies combining architecture and plant material.

Twelve International and German guests present and discuss their ideas and experience in the field. During the discussion sessions, we compare and analyze architectural solutions that are made with, made for or made from vegetative material, asking:
How are plants integrated within the building system?
What kinds of benefits can a new kind of nature-artifact combination offer?
How do the plantings affect the overall environment and architectural design?
What is the maintenance factor and how scalable are these new solutions?
In studying the intersections between architectural, horticultural and technological practices, our goal is to transfer knowledge beyond building design to a larger urban scope, creating better, more sustainable future cities.
Chris Precht ,Gerhard Zemp, Wilfrid Middleton, Marco Schmidt, Diana Scherer, Dieter Volkmann, Maria Auböck,Thomas Corbasson, Susanne Thomaier, Niklas Weisel, Cassian Schmidt, Elisabeth Kather