Advisory Board

Christoph Gengnagel, University of the Arts Berlin / Bollinger + Grohmann, Berlin

Christoph is professor for Structural Design and Engineering at UdK Berlin and has particular expertise in the physical and digital prototyping of new structural and material systems as well as new concepts for computational design and simulation techniques. He is also one of the founders of the Design Modelling Symposium.

Olivier Baverel, School Architecture of Grenoble / Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, Paris

Olivier is professor at the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech and professor at the Grenoble School of Architecture. He is also a researcher at the Navier and GSA laboratories and editor of the International Journal of Space Structures. His research focuses on structural engineering, the rationalisation of the manufacture of envelopes with complex geometry, and life cycle analysis.

Giovanni Betti, HENN Berlin / University of the Arts Berlin

With over 15 years of international professional experience exploring computational design and innovative architectural assemblies, Giovanni’s work investigates how environmental performance can be a powerful driver and form generator in the architectural design process. His work has been exhibited internationally such as the Royal Academy of Arts, Seoul Architecture Biennale, Venice Architecture Biennale.

Mariana Popescu, Technical University Delft

Mariana is a computational architect and structural designer with a strong interest and experience in innovative ways of approaching the fabrication process and use of materials in construction. Her area of expertise is computational and parametric design with a focus on digital fabrication and sustainable design. Her extensive involvement in projects related to promoting sustainability has led to a multilateral development of skills, which combine the fields of architecture, engineering, computational design and digital fabrication.

Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen, CITA - The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen

Mette examines the intersections between architecture and new computational design processes. During the past 15 years her focus has been on the profound changes that digital technologies instigate in the way architecture is thought, designed and built. Recent work examines new design principles for bio design and questions how processes of renewable, regenerative and restorative logics of resource thinking can lead to new sustainable design practice.

Jan Wurm, KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture / Arup, Berlin

Jan is globally recognised as a leading expert for applied research and innovation in the field of sustainable building systems and materials. Based on his background as a joiner and carpenter, a researcher and lecturer at RWTH Aachen and KU Leuven and as Director at Arup Europe, Jan is passionately bridging the gap between academic research and practice in the field of regenerative design and construction.

Organising Committee

Christoph Gengnagel

University of the Arts Berlin

Dagmar Rumpenhorst-Zonitsas

Daglicious Coordination, Berlin

Scientific Committee

Sigrid Adriaenssens, Princeton University
Neil Burford, Newcastle University
Jane Burry, Swinburn University
Jean-François Caron, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech
Jeron Coenders, White Lioness technologies Amsterdam
Cyril Douthe, Gustave Eiffel University Paris
Philipp Eversmann, University of Kassel
Billie Faircloth Kierantimberlake Philadelphia
Günther Filz, Aalto University
Isak Worre Foged, The Royal Danish Academy Copenhagen
Hank Haeusler, UNSW Sydney
Christian Hartz, TU Dortmund
Markus Hudert, Aarhus University
Axel Kilian, MIT Boston
Yves Klett, University of Stuttgart
Jan Knippers, University of Stuttgart
Toni Kotnik, Aalto University
Riccardo La Magna, University of Karlsruhe
Julian Lienhard, University of Kassel
Rupert Maleczek, University of Innsbruck
Areti Markopoulou, IAAC
Achim Menges, University of Stuttgart
Romain Mesnil, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech
Carol Monticelli, Polytechnic University of Milan
Caitlin T. Mueller, MIT Cambridge
Dragos Naicu, University of Bath
Julien Nembrini, University of Freiburg
Paul Nicholas, Royal Danish Academy – CITA Copenhagen
Stefan Peters, University of Graz
Clemens Preisinger, University of Applied Vienna
Bob Sheil, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
Paul Shepherd, University of Bath
Martin Tamke, Royal Danish Academy – CITA Copenhagen
Oliver Tessmann, University Darmstadt
Tom Van Mele, ETH Zurich
Agnes Weiland, B+G Ingenieure Bollinger und Grohmann Frankfurt/Main
Roland Wüchner, TU Braunschweig


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Project Management

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Dagmar Rumpenhorst-Zonitsas
Project Manager

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