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FACADE 2018 – ADAPTIVE!: Final conference COST TU1403 proceedings

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FACADE 2018 – ADAPTIVE!: Final conference COST TU1403 proceedings

On 26th and 27th November 2018, the Competence Centre Building Envelope of Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts once again hosted the international conference FACADE 2018 at the KKL Lucerne. This year’s event has been also the closing conference of the COST Action TU1403 “Adaptive Facades Network”, which was initiated by the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts four years ago. On the two days, renowned international representatives from practice and research have discussed research, design and manufacturing of high-performance building envelopes. On the first day, international speakers presented innovative examples and visions with focus on implementation and practice. The second day has been dedicated to the results of the COST network, with topics on digital design innovations or novel test methods.


Topics included, among others:

-new and existing adaptive facade concepts, products and technologies, including the presentation of built projects and prototypes;

-design and construction innovations, including advanced geometries and parametric design approaches

-new ways for analysis and testing methods, including performance metrics and requirements for adaptive facades and advanced simulation methods for facade performance assessments

-requirements for whole building integration and life time evaluation, including evaluation methods for in-situ assessments and post-occupancy evaluation methods.


The conference aimed at creative and innovative professionals and researchers active in the field of facade design with focus on adaptive facades. Participants have gained new perspectives and enhanced insights into innovative developments and research in future facade systems.


The Conference Proceedings are available on COST TU1403 website.