Adaptives Demonstrator-Hochhaus – Adaptive Demonstrator High-Rise Building

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).

Project Initiators: Institut für Leichtbau Entwerfen und Konstruieren (ILEK), Universität Stuttgart

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