Internationalen Bauausstellung 2027 StadtRegion Stuttgart (IBA`27)
The growing global population alongside shrinking resources poses the question of how we can build more housing with less material in the future. In the ›Collaborative Research Centre 1244 Adaptive skins and structures for the built environment of tomorrow‹, 14 institutes at the University of Stuttgart are working in close interdisciplinary collaboration to carry out research into the integration of adaptive elements – i.e. elements that adapt to different environmental conditions – in load-bearing structures, enveloping systems and interior design. This encompasses not just the development of new (structural) components but also their integration into the overall system with the aim of reducing materials and energy consumption while at the same time improving the comfort and convenience of how buildings are used. The world’s first adaptive high-rise building is currently being built on the Vaihingen campus as a large-scale experiment by the Collaborative Research Centre 1244. The 36 metre high, streamlined tower is being used to test newly developed structures and enveloping systems. Collaborative Research Centre 1244 is funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft).
The CRC 1244 is aiming to find answers to the urgent ecological and social questions of our time for the construction industry. Therefore fourteen institutes of the University of Stuttgart are working in close cooperation with extramural institutions and partners on the question of how in view of a growing world population and shrinking resources, more housing with less material can be created in the near future.
The integration of adaptive elements into load-bearing structures, building skins and interior design is considered as an important approach. Therefore the CRC 1244 explores the basics, potentials and implications of adaptivity in the built environment. The novel concepts of adaptivity are applied and tested under real conditions. For this purpose a worldwide unique adaptive high-rise is being constructed on the premises of the University of Stuttgart. Within the next four years this twelve-storey high-rise will explore the novel concepts of adaptivity.
The Collaborative Research Center 1244 with around 50 researchers from the University of Stuttgart, the HafenCity Univeristy Hamburg, the University of the Arts Bremen and the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics Stuttgart has been funded by the German Research Foundation since 2017.