30/10/2019: "The future of the past"

Stephan Schütz at Bau China 2019 in Shanghai

Friday, November 6, 2019
11:15-11:45 am

New International Exhibition Center (SNIEC), Shanghai, China

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50 percent of general global waste is produced by the construction industry - in particular, demolition.  The promise of the new often prevails over the preservation of the built environment.

It is time to take a new direction.  To re-evaluate a complex architectural strategy with the renovation of existing buildings and their requirements to combine sustainable aspirations with an awareness of historical significance.

Based on two completed projects  - one in China and the other one in Germany - this presentation will help to demonstrate the benefits of renovation projects under varying conditions and within different cultural backgrounds.