Building envelopes today are one of the most complex building components and a truly multidisciplinary discipline. Their impact on the energy use of buildings and the user comfort is obvious. The conference targets radical future developments in this field, but always keeps an eye on what the impact on the building industry will be.
Future Envelope is the central façade related conference, which we organize at TU Delft. The conference takes place every second year, organised by the Façade Research Group and addresses the future development of this exciting field by applying an integral approach. The speakers come from different fields such as architecture, climate design, structural engineering, product development, research and industry.
The Future Envelope is embedded in numerous activities that are organised around the event. Researcher and students from our partner universities use it for meetings and discussions. With its accompanying workshops it is a fixed part of the curricula of the Facade Master Programs in Lucerne (CH), Detmold (D), Bath (UK) and San Sebastian (ES). The goal is not merely to gather and learn what is technologically and scientifically cutting edge, but to create a relationship between those who currently define the business and those who aim to do it in the future.
Next to this there are parallel activities with other cooperating partners / projects, in which the Façade research group participates in workshops / conferences, related to the theme building envelope, such as the architects conference at Glastec, Dusseldorf, Fassade in Detmold / Luzern or PowerSkin, BAU Munchen.