Adaptive Skins and Structures for the built Environment of Tomorrow

Research at IABP

Collaborative Research Centre 1244

The German Research Foundation (DFG) has been funding the new Collaborative Research Centre "Adaptive Skins and Structures for the built Environment of Tomorrow" (CRC 1244) at the University of Stuttgart since 2017. The interdisciplinary network of various institutes from the disciplines of architecture, civil engineering, aircraft construction, computer science and mechanical engineering is investigating the question of how construction can be carried out in future with fewer resources. For this reason, the research focuses on adaptable and at the same time ecologically efficient load-bearing structures, building envelopes and interior fittings.
In order to use adaptive shells and structures to reduce the use of materials and energy and to achieve an optimal quality of life in the buildings, new solutions in building physics must be developed using suitable comfort models. After all, all research approaches are based on the claim of a positive balance in terms of sustainable construction. The Institute for Acoustics and Building Physics (IABP) is therefore participating in this Collaborative Research Centre with three sub-projects. 

  • C05: Building physical adaptive façade elements          
  • C06: Adaptive, façade-integrated adsorption systems for thermal management of lightweight buildings
  • D02: Life cycle assessment of adaptive envelopes and structures 

In the previous funding period, IABP was involved in the following sub-projects:

  • Evaluation of local climate control systems in adaptive surface elements
  • Building physics system concepts and planning methods for the construction and operation of adaptive buildings,
  • Material systems for adaptive panel and structural elements,
  • Life cycle management of adaptive skins and structures.

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Philip Leistner

Prof. Dr.-Ing.


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