Keynotes

Biological Design and Integrative Structure 
Prof. Dr.-Ing Jan Knippers
Head of the Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE), University of Stuttgart
Knippers Helbig Advanced Engineering, Germany

Why buildings should start to float, or towards the flying architecture 
Tomás Saraceno 
Studio Tomás Saraceno, Berlin, Germany / Argentina

Building Art Invention 
Research and Development of Innovative Materials at the Convergence of Art, Architecture and New Technologies
Prof. Heike Klussmann
School of Architecture, Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture, University of Kassel
Heike Klussmann Studio Berlin, Germany

Engineering the Museum: Structure and Exhibition
Prof. Guy Nordenson
Princeton University, School of Architecture, Princeton, USA
Guy Nordenson and Associates, New York, USA

Form finding by numerical shape optimization and Vertex Morphing – Large, effective and efficient
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kai Uwe Bletzinger
Chair of Structural Analysis, Technical University of Munich

Structural morphology as I have known it
Prof. em. Dr. Tibor Tarnai
Department of Structural Mechanics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

Beyond Lightweight - Building the World of Tomorrow
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Dr.-Ing. h.c. Werner Sobek
Head of the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK), University of Stuttgart
Werner Sobek Group, Germany

Neil Thomas
Atelier One, Great Britain