A time-honoured industry get-together

German Facade Day

Alongside the German Facade Award for Rear-Ventilated Facades, the German Facade Day is one of the association’s key events. Since the event series launched in 1995, it has acted as an important industry get-together, addressed current issues relating to building envelopes, and become established as the key discussion platform for rear-ventilated facades.

12th facade day (Deutscher Fassadentag®) in Hamburg, Germany
Time-honoured industry get-together: the German Facade Day. The topic of “Smart Diversity – Architects and Facades” was discussed at the Holcim Auditorium (HafenCity University Hamburg) in June 2016. Photo: Till Budde

The German Facade Day is held at different locations throughout the country around once a year and is aimed at architects, planners, contractors, property developers, and public policy-makers. Eminent figures from the worlds of planning, research, business, and politics come together to discuss current issues in the field.

In 2017, the 17th German Facade Day is taking place at “FORUM – Haus der Architekten” in Stuttgart on 17 October.

A brief summary of previous events is testament to the diversity of this series:

In 2016, the 16th German Facade Day in Hamburg addressed the question of “Smart Diversity – Architects and Facades”, highlighting award-winning structures and forward-looking technologies created by renowned architects and facade specialists.

In association with the Association of German Architects (BDA), the 15th German Facade Day was held at the German Architectural Centre (DAZ) in Berlin in November 2014. With wide-ranging talks on the topic of “All According to Plan? Theory and Practice in Dialogue”, experts shed light on the relationship between processes and outcomes when planning and constructing facades.

The industry got together in Heidelberg for the 14th German Facade Day in May 2013 to discuss “The Facade of the Future – Added Value or Just Padding?”. Lively talks clearly illustrated the innovative potential of various prototypes and projects.

In late 2012, participants from architecture, the property sector, the construction industry, and specialist technicians came together in Munich to discuss the “Housing Sector and Sustainability: All a Facade?”. A key finding of the panel discussion was that architectural quality and large housing estates are not mutually exclusive.

The 12th German Facade Day in 2011 was held in Hamburg in association with IBA Hamburg and the Federal Foundation for Architectural Culture. It addressed the role of The Energy Efficient Facade in the context of Germany’s change in energy policy.

 
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