Keynotes

There will be a unique opportunity to follow the key lectures given by interesting speakers at CESB16. We are very happy for their agreement on participation at the session.

The keynote speakers and lectures will be following:

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Ludwig Rongen
Prof. Dipl.-Ing., Architect und Urban Planner BDA, Certified Passive House Designer, Passive House Certifier, RoA RONGEN ARCHITEKTEN GmbH (Germany), University of Applied Sciences, Erfurt (Germany)
The Passive House today and beyond 2015 – developments and trends

Prof. Rongen worked on many Passive House pilot projects, among them:

  • the first old peoples home as a Passive House worldwide
  • the first prefabricated modular system as a Passive House worldwide
  • the smallest Passive House worldwide
  • the biggest retrofit with curtain wall to Passive House standard (multiple awarded)
  • the first retrofit of a non-residential building with inner thermal insulation to an “EnerPHit stan-dard” certified building (multiple awarded) the Biggest Passive House Manufactory worldwide, Harbin, P. R. of China, under construction
  • Passive House Technical Experience Centre, Qingdao (China), under construction

Many publications, lectures and Research projects concerning Passive House

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Kees Christiaanse
Partner of KCAP Architects&Planners, Chair of Architecture and Urban Design at ETH Zurich and Program leader of Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) Singapore.
The Grand Projèt.

Kees Christiaanse is the Chair of Architecture and Urban Design at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich since 2003. In 2010 he has become Program leader of Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) in Singapore. He was a professor of Architecture and Urbanism at the Technical University of Berlin (1996-2002).

Kees Christiaanse worked at Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), where he was a partner since 1983. In 1989, he founded his studio KCAP Architects&Planners based in Rotterdam. Later, offices in Zürich and Shanghai were instituted. His professional work has been awarded many international prizes.

Kees Christiaanse is an author and editor of many books, among others: The City as Resource (2014), City as loft (2012), Rotterdam (2012), Urban Reports: Urban Strategies and visions in mid-sized cities in a local and global context (2009), Open City: Designing Coexistence (2009).

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Axel Föhl
ICOMOS/UNESCO specialist for the Industrial Heritage.
Creating Sustainability: The Re-use of Historic Industrial Buildings in Europe.

Axel Föhl works in the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage, at industrial sites in Switzerland, Norway, the Netherlands and Germany since 2008. He was scientific researcher for the industrial heritage at the State Office for Historic Monuments North Rhine-Westphalia (1974-2012) and speaker of the all-German Working Group on Historic Monuments 1991-2009.
Axel Föhl also lectured at Brunswick University of Technology and Delft University of Technology. He participates on the education at Donau University Krems, Centre for Architectural-Cultural Heritage since 2009. Since 1998, he is a member of the Editorial Board of Industrial Archaeology Review.

Föhl authored many publications, among others: Industrial Monuments of the Rhineland (1976), Dying Coal Mines (1983), Buildings of Industry and Technology (1994, 1996 2nd.ed.), Buildings of Industry and Technology in North Rhine-Westphalia (2000), The Industrial History of Water(1985) and Textile (1988), Architectural Guide of the Ruhrgebiet (2010).

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Raymond J. Cole
Professor and past-Director of the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia and the Academic Director of UBC’s Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability.
Regenerative Development: Reframing the Role of Buildings.

Ray Cole is a Professor and past-Director of the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia and the Academic Director of UBC’s Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability. Although his education is in engineering and science, Dr Cole has spent the majority of his career in the field of architecture and is an Honorary Member of the Architectural Institute of BC and a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

Dr Cole has received numerous academic and professional awards and distinctions for his research, teaching and leadership activities in the field of green building. He holds the designation of North American Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Distinguished Professor and UBC Distinguished University Scholar. Dr Cole is a past Director member of the Canadian Green Building Council; a Cascadia Fellow; a recipient of the US Green Building Council’s Green Public Service Leadership Award, the AIBC’s Barbara Darymple Memorial Award for Community Service, the Sustainable Buildings Canada’s Life-time Achievement Award and the Canada Green Building Council’s Lifetime Leadership Award. Dr Cole was a recipient of the 2013 World Green Building Council Chairman’s Award.

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Bohumil Kasal
Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut, WKI with locations in Braunschweig, Hanover and Wolfsburg.
Recent advances in use of lignocellulosic materials in structures.

Since 1st October 2010, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bohumil Kasal has been the Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut, WKI with locations in Braunschweig, Hanover and Wolfsburg. He is also Chair of Organic Materials at the Institute of Building Materials, Concrete Construction and Fire Protection (IBMB) at the Technical University of Braunschweig.
His main research at the TU focuses on the use of organic materials in constructive and non-constructive applications. The co-operation with the Fraunhofer WKI has been strengthened through the mutual Center for Light and Environmentally-Friendly Structures, which interdisciplinarily examines the ecologically and economically-meaningful use of renewable raw materials in the construction industry.

Prof. Kasal previously studied, taught and researched for many years in the USA. Before moving to the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, he held the Hankin Chair at the Pennsylvania State University from 2005 to 2010 as well as professorships for architectural technology, civil engineering and environmental protection technology. His work there focused upon residential construction, wood science, heritage preservation, the impact of natural hazards on buildings and the use of composite materials in structures. At the Penn State University, he also headed the Pennsylvania Housing Research Center.

From 1992 to 2005, Prof. Kasal taught at the chair for wood and paper research as well as the chair for civil engineering at the North Carolina State University.

Professor Kasal was Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, Professor at the Czech Technical University in Prague and Honorary Research Associate at the University of New Brunswick, Canada.

From 2001 to 2002, Prof. Kasal was Senior Fulbright Fellow and visiting professor at the Technical University in Dresden.

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