Z: Coordination and Demonstrator

Project structure

Project Z is subdivided into the project Z01 for the construction of the demonstrator high-rise building and the integration of the components as well as into the project Z02, which takes over the scientific and administrative coordination of the individual projects.

The CRC 1244 Adaptive Skins and Structures for Tomorrow's Built Environment aims to show ways to build more in the future with less material, less waste and fewer emissions. At the same time, residents or users of buildings should feel better physically and psychologically in their built environment than before.

The key to implementing these goals is the integration of adaptive elements into supporting structures, the skin and interior design. Adaptivity is understood here as the purposeful variability and thus the adaptability of the geometry, the material and the component properties as well as the resulting overall appeal of a building.

The creation of functional models and a demonstrator play a special role in the projects of the CRC 1244. On the one hand, they serve to verify and further develop the scientific approaches, on the other hand, the inter-institutional cooperation is an important component of the interdisciplinary coalescence of the individual researchers. Especially the planned high-rise building serves to disseminate the research results in the scientific community as well as in the general public.

The methodology for the design of adaptive structures will be developed in project A and applied to the design of a demonstrator high-rise building. With its structural implementation in project Z, the feasibility is demonstrated. In project C, a large number of smaller functional patterns will emerge during the course of the work, which will be supplemented by automation technology from project B. These include, for example, component-integrated fluidic actuators, adaptive textiles, components with switchable building physics properties and patterns of folding structures.

An adaptive high-rise building will be erected as a demonstrator on a specially constructed platform at the university campus, which will serve to integrate the individual works from the projects. The demonstrator is designed to be continuously changed, improved and extended in the course of further funding phases.

Subproject Leader of Project Z - Coordination and Demonstrator

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dr. h.c. Oliver Sawodny, Institut for System Dynamics
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lucio Blandini, Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptunal Design
  • Dr.-Ing. Daniel Roth, Institute for Engineering Design and Industrial Design
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