Balancing the Social and the Physical: Examples of Sustainable Architecture in Germany


gmp director Johann von Mansberg presents current examples of certified architecture in Germany. As part of the "Conference on High-Performance, Low-Energy Architecture and Technic" on 3 December 2016, he examines the question of how the projects can contribute to responsible urban development beyond the fulfillment of quantifiable parameters and also be regarded as sustainable in a cultural as well as a social sense.

3rd December 2016, 10:55 to 11.25 am
Conference on High-performance, Low-energy Architecture and Technic

Student Activity Center, 3. Etage, Theater, Beijing Jiaotong University

In recent years, the certification of buildings according to the system developed by DGNB (German Sustainable Building Council) has gained a high reputation in Germany. In addition, major development projects such as the HafenCity in Hamburg are partly oriented towards certification catalogs that developers and architects have to take into account. The plethora of measurable, quantifiable criteria can lead to other, not directly measurably criteria for the sensible design of the built environment being disregarded, even though they are indispensable for a holistic assessment.

The lecture by Johann von Mansberg shows some current examples of certified architecture from Germany against this background. The architect and director at gmp will be speaking on 3 December 2016 from 10:55 to 11:25 am at the "Conference on High-Performance, Low-Energy Architecture and Technic" at Beijing Jiaotong University.

The conference is organized by the Architectural Society of China, the China Green Building Council, Beijing Jiaotong University and the ECGB magazine. The focus is on the development of sustainability in the international habitat environment as well as on public buildings, studies on the digital generation method of low-energy buildings, and the utilization and testing of high-performance building materials.

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