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November 8, 2018 @ 08:00 - November 9, 2018 @ 17:00


InnoChain invites to the international conference Expanding information modelling for a new material age.
It will take place in Copenhagen on 8.-9. November 2018 at the Danish Architecture Centre at Blox. The conference is organised as a collaboration of BLOXHUB and InnoChain and aims to create a forum for transdisciplinary and entrepreneur driven research. The conference investigates the future of the information model and asks:

  • How do we expand simple BIM to a new hybrid practice in which otherwise separate tools and methodologies of design, analysis and fabrication can intersect?
  • how can a new sense of feedback from simulation, machine learning and open Data lead to smarter design?
  • what are productive exchanges between design, production and operation of buildings through today’s shared digital platforms?

The InnoChain conference presents the leading examples of this new hybrid design practice. The conference aims to foster debate and exchange and active engagement of participants, as in the keynotes, which will take place in the dialogue of:

    • Shigeru Ban Architects, Taro Okabe in conversation with Fabian Scheurer, Design to Production
    • AKT II, Hanif Kara in conversation with Sam Wilkinson, Foster and Partners
    • Philip Yuan, Tongji University in conversation with Areti Markopopolu, IAAC

A central part of the conference is sessions with case presentations of innovative projects, that showcase results from new types of collaborations on buildings, constructions, design and related data models. Individuals and teams from small young, as well as large and established groups and companies, will provide new insights and outlooks in terms of advanced information modelling and its application in computation, integration of simulation and design to fabrication processes. Offices and researchers, who present come from:

Buro Happold Engineers, Proving Ground USA, DTU, BIG, UCL, Zaha Hadid Architects, Aalborg University, CN3, Robots In Architecture, White Architects, XTree Paris, 3XN, Dorte Mandrup Architects, Bollinger-Grohmann Engineers, Uni Stuttgart – ITKE, University of Southern Denmark, IAAC, CITA, Angewandte  Vienna, Uni Kassel, TU Kaiserslautern

What is InnoChain?
The InnoChain ETN network is a Marie Curie Horizon 2020 shared research training environment examining how advances in digital design tools challenge building culture enabling sustainable, informed and materially smart design solutions. With a strong inter-sector focus, InnoChain connects “research in practice” with “research in academia”.

Information modelling challenge the way we think, design and build architecture. By creating a shared digital platform it enables the emergence of a new hybrid practice in which otherwise separate tools and methodologies of design, analysis and fabrication can intersect. Current design practice is invested in the prototyping of these new methodologies. Across the building industry and in research we see a collective push for understanding how this new digital chain can be structured, what are productive exchanges and how a new sense of feedback can lead to smarter design solutions.

1 day BLOXHUB pre-conference workshop: 7 November 2018, BLOXHUB space.
2 Day conference 8-9 November 2018,  BLOX, Danish Architectural Centre

Important dates and submission
7. November 2018 – 1 day BLOXHUB pre-conference workshop
8.-9. November 2018 – Conference at BLOX

For more information, visit InnoChains website here.
To register, click here


November 8, 2018 @ 08:00
November 9, 2018 @ 17:00
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