Speakers

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Olivier Baverel
Ecole des Ponts ParisTech / France

Olivier is Professor at Ecole des Ponts ParisTech and the Grenoble School of Architecture. As a researcher at the Navier and GSA laboratories, his work focuses on low-tech construction, mastering structural engineering, and complex geometries to optimize assembly details, cladding, and building life cycles. He has developed innovative systems like gridshells with pseudo geodesics and various nexorades. He is also a member of the executive council of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures.

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Corentin Fivet
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne / Switzerland

Corentin is Professor of Architecture and Structural Design at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. He is leading the Structural Xploration Lab, whose research focuses on developing new design algorithms and construction methods, and built prototypes that pioneer the reuse of load-bearing components in new building structures. He is regularly invited for public lectures and is the author of several papers in scientific and architectural journals.

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Kerstin Müller
Zirkular / Switzerland

Kerstin is an architect and managing director of Zirkular. Previously, she was part of the management team at baubüro in situ ag in Basel. She represents the German Chamber of Architects on the Climate Council of the City of Lörrach. She also holds a visiting professorship at the KIT Faculty of Architecture in Karlsruhe and is a member of the design advisory board of the city of Friedrichshafen. Additionally, she is co-director of the newly developed Swiss CAS Circular Building programme.

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Anke Parson
Urban Beta, Berlin / Germany

Anke is one of the co-founders and CEO of urban beta. Urban Beta is developing the scalable architectural system Beta Port System – an on-demand timber hybrid construction with a strong focus on healthy spaces and circular economy models. After working for several years as an architect and urban planner in London, Dubai, Rotterdam and Hamburg, Anke moved on to the HOLZMARKT development team in Berlin to build innovative participatory building processes and social-economic models.

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Philip F. Yuan
CAUP, Tongji University / China - University of Virginia / USA

Philip is Professor at CAUP, Tongji University in Shanghai, China, and Thomas Jefferson Professor at the University of Virginia, USA. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Intelligence and a co-founder of the DigitalFUTURES Association. Additionally, he is a founding partner of Archi-Union Architects and Fab-Union Technology. Philip focuses on integrating technological innovation with architectural culture, environmental sustainability, and ethics, continually exploring contemporary building construction.