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


Innochain announces the international conference Expanding information modelling for a new material age. It will take place on 8.-9. November 2018 at the Danish Architecture Centre in BLOX. The conference is organised in collaboration with BLOXHUB and aims to create a forum for transdisciplinary and entrepreneur driven research.

At the conference the following questions will be asked:

  • What’s at stake when advanced computation and fabrication enters architecture?
  • How can research advance practise?
  • What are models for embedded research?

The conference will proceed in an open forum, to enable debate and exchange. Furthermore, keynotes from leading industry innovators will shape and guide the de discussion.

A central part of the conference is 10 case presentations of innovative projects, that showcase results from new types of collaborations between “research in practice” and “research in academia”. We invite individuals and teams to submit proposals. 

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.


If you are working with information modelling, computation, new material practices, sustainability and industry-research models, you can submit a short abstracts (500 – 1000 words), which describes the context, urgency and findings of your case.

We are interested in new insights and experience within emerging workflows in the building profession. We especially encourage interdisciplinary teams to submit. Details on the submission procedure and format will be published in due time.

The Scientific Commitee will select ten cases to be presented in the frame of the conference. Each presentation will have 20 minutes  followed by 10 minutes of moderated discussion. The conference will take place in a single track. Selected presentations and conference content will subsequently be invited to develop extended papers and content for The Innochain Book entitled “Design Transactions: Expanding information modelling for a new material age” published by UCL press.


2 Day conference 8-9 November 2018,  BLOX, Danish Architectural Centre.

1 day BLOXHUB pre-conference workshop: 7 November 2018, BLOXHUB space.

Important dates and submission

April 2018 – announcement of call and conference
19. August 2018 – submission of cases via InnoChain webportal (500-1.000 word abstracts. Details tba)
01. July – registration opens
15. September 2018 – notification of selected presenters
7. November 2018 – 1 day BLOXHUB pre-conference workshop
8.-9. November 2018 – Conference at BLOX

For submission, visit InnoChains website here


November 8 @ 08:00
November 9 @ 17:00
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DAC in BLOX – Danish Architecture Centre
Strandgade 27B
København K,1401Denmark
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