Student Conference


Communal Climate Action
(Tegel Airport)

The workshop at Urban Tech Republic, one of the largest urban development projects in Berlin in the coming years on a former airport area, will discuss municipal strategies for a clean construction and urban planning sector.

Prototyping Material Cycles
(Haus der Statistik)

The workshop at the Haus der Statistik, a model project of cooperative and urban planning in Berlin, deals with the topic of circular economy in urban development on a regional level.

Climate Protection in the Built Environment
(Round Table)

The participants of the round table are invited to discuss the possibilities of a division of labor approach of instruments as well as approaches to their further development for a transformation to a climate-neutral building stock in Europe.

Special Fora

Transition Pathways Toward a Regenerative Built Environment

The EU Commission session (in cooperation with Bauhaus Earth) will discuss systemic issues that arise in shaping the transition to a regenerative built environment and explore the potential of a global cross-regional learning network.

Digital EPDs in a unique common structure for all stakeholders in the value chain

InData’s mission is to support the digitalization of EPD data in order to assess and improve the environmental performance of buildings.

Calculating the national GHG balance of building with wood

Building with wood has advanced to one of the key targets in combating climate change and to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the construction sector in various countries.

Building within Boundaries

The Einstein Center Climate Change and Public Policy of Human Settlement (ECCC, in planning)* wants to use the unique potential of the metropolitan region Berlin-Brandenburg, its university landscape and the diversity of non-university institutes and actors for concrete climate protection projects.

Real World Laboratories in the Building Sector - climate-proof transformation and leap innovation for planning and building within planetary boundaries

The building sector in Europe is responsible for 30% of waste generation, uses 40% of non-renewable energy and is thus a major driver of climate change and resource scarcity. In order to achieve the Federal Environment Agency's goal of a climate-neutral and resource-efficient building sector by 2050.

New European Bauhaus (NEB): BMWSB as National Contact Point in Dialogue

In September 2020 the European Commission launched an ambitious and wide-ranging process, the New European Bauhaus. The initiative is intended to be an environmental, economic and cultural project which aims to combine design, sustainability, participation and investment to kickstart a renovation wave which helps deliver the European Green Deal.

Assessing life cycle related environmental impacts caused by buildings

The Annex 72 focuses on the assessment of the primary energy demand, greenhouse gas emissions and environmental impacts of buildings during production, construction, operation and dismantling, i.e. during the entire life cycle of buildings.


Outstanding Paper Award

Digital Design and Fabrication Strategy of a Hybrid Timber-Earth Floor Slab

Julian Trummer, Markus Schneider, Markus Lechner, Tilmann Jarmer, Thibault Demoulin, Gnanli Landrou, Florian Nagler, Stefan Winter, Kathrin DörflerInstitutions: Technische Universität München, Germany; Oxara AG, Switzerland; ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Cards for Circularity (CFC): Reflections on the use of a card-based circular design tool in design education

Giliam Dokter, Bas Wouterszoon Jansen, Liane Thuvander, Ulrike Rahe, Jin-Ah DuijghuisenInstitutions: Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden; Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Building the future using the existing building stock: the environmental potential of reuse

Leonora Charlotte Malabi Eberhardt, Harpa BirgisdottirInsitutions: Aalborg University, Denmark

Student Conference

The Student Conference took place parallel to the main conference. Students were able to submit their scientific papers in advance to an open call.
The Natural Building Lab together with the Habitat Unit of the TU Berlin organized an Open Call as one of the participating universities for a partnership within the framework of the Pop-Up Campus Aachen the summer semester of 2022.
The open call received a total of 35 contributions from 12 universities on 22nd May and the same were processed through a double-blind review process by the advisory board.

organized by Natural Building Lab together with Habitat Unit, TU Berlin
20.09.2022 – 22.09.2022

The Students Conference at the TU Berlin kicked off by an opening event in a workshop format on " Educational perspectives on Research and Teaching in architecture’ with a Focus on Methodologies and Approaches in Berlin as part of the Pop-Up Campus programme.
In the following days of the conference the students presented the final papers more in contextualized themes, here methodologies and approaches also became an important point to understand the projects.
To see the contributions of the students and read more detailed information, click here.

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Exhibition & Bookstore


Urban Timber: Wood Construction on a City Scale

In order to pursue the city of Berlin's goal of transforming Berlin into a climate-neutral city by 2050, the state of Berlin and private owners are investing in timber construction as a future building technique.

Transformative Spaces: Socio-Ecological Perspective on Architecture

Places of bottom-up artistic, cultural, architectural and socio-cultural action are often the initiators for transformation and the development of new processes.