October 29-31, 2020
China International Exhibition Center (New Venue) Hall W1, Beijing
About BAU Congress China
The important concurrent event of FBC architectural design expo is jointly organized by Bauwelt, an authoritative international architecture magazine, and Munich expo group, one of the world's leading international exhibition institutions, and its subsidiary in China, zoomlion (Beijing) international exhibition co., LTD.
The annual BAU Congress China international building technology conference, focusing on high-quality design, planning and construction, is an exchange and exhibition platform integrating innovative architectural ideas, high-quality architectural design, building materials and building technology for the rapidly developing Chinese market.
BAU Congress China will provide a high level of international experience exchange to provide feasible solutions for China's future architecture. The conference is not only a reflection of the overall construction market -- reflecting product innovation and industry prospects, but also can provide a new way of thinking for China's construction industry, which is currently facing many problems such as building quality, energy conservation, sustainable development and urban renewal.
BAU Congress China 2020 | The theme of the lecture & the conference guests continue to update on June, please look forward to!
Topic | ‘urban development- TOD‘; ‘resilient city’
In the last century, urban planning and its results have twice changed dramatically due to changes in work (industrialization, the Athens Charter) and mobility (Auto City). Today we face even greater challenges as both work and mobility shift again, this time simultaneously. Moreover, requirements for the necessary reduction of CO2 must also be met. These conditions call for new approaches to urban planning and the creation of models for the future. There are two central ideas, facing this challenges. One concept here is TOD – transit-oriented development – resulting in a dense, compact city where business and residential space lie in close proximity to each other. The big challenge here is how to repurpose existing city spaces and continue building up urban centers. On the other side, architecture and urban design has to be resilient and, at the same time, flexible to react to future demands.
Topic | ‘healthcare buildings and infrastructure and hospitals’
Hospitals and care homes need new designs for the future – and not just because of the previous coronavirus crisis. Demographic change means that we will be looking after an increased number of older people in future. At the same time, urban expansion pushes a need for larger structures to accommodate growth. And yet, large health centres are the antithesis of a decentralised, unassailable healthcare infrastructure. Our question is, what planning is needed for this in future?
Topic | ‘digital design, AI and robotics in architecture’
In addition to BIM and the digitisation of the building process, architects also work with digital tools for planning and design. We want to answer the question of how architecture can change through the use of digital tools and what will be possible with the use of AI in the planning and building process. What will robots achieve in future on the construction site and in the production of customised components? And how far-reaching are the holistic strategies of BIM today really?
Topic | ‘future of living and working’
How do we want to – and how will we – live and work in future? Workplaces and the work itself are continuously changing. New questions and challenges for the creation of residential and working spaces will arise in future, not least because of the practised strategies of mobile working, such as working from home. At the same time, demographic trends define what spaces will be in demand in future and how the existing spaces will need to change. We need flexible structures that can be dynamically adapted.
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Events in 2019
BCC 2019 Topics
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 / afternoon
Topic | ‘Future of Cities - National and International Planners‘
It is all about developing urban masterplans and structures that are suitable for current and future needs. Thereby, multiscale urban planning projects will be presented and examples will be shown on how to connect traditional and modern urban structures in an authentic and respectful way. In addition, we will show outstanding architectural projects that make working and living in the future easier and more revolutionary. All our international speakers have experience in building in China.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 / morning
Topic | ‘Re-use of Chinese Heritage’
In addition to the demolition of entire city quarters, China is paying more and more attention to the preservation of existing historically valuable buildings. Empty buildings are reused, converted and thus brought back to life. In the course of this process, many obstacles and challenges can arise. We will present projects that have succeeded in overcoming these hurdles and giving the building a new atmosphere, preparing it for the next century without neglecting its history.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 / afternoon
Topic | ‘Human Scale Architecture’
In contrast to the megaprojects of recent years in China, for some time now there has been an increasing trend towards more human-scale architecture and smaller scales. Planners are reacting more and more to the surrounding urban fabric. In particular, the young and internationally networked generation of architects is becoming more and more involved in this field. The theme of “Human Scale Architecture” also contributes to the theme of our morning session - it is often closely linked to reuse projects. We will focus on practical examples from China, which contribute a special added value to their environment, the social structure and Chinese architecture.
Thursday, November 7, 2019 / morning
Topic | ‘Smart Solutions for Architecture and Urban Design’
It is all about showing examples of architecture projects [in China] that are suitable for current and future needs. Big and successful architecture offices that are located or have subsidiaries in China and also work internationally will share their digital practice as well as their current and upcoming work with us. The lectures will be concerned with smart buildings, lighting, building automation, vertical and horizontal transport (lifts, escalators), access and safety technology, energy technology and much more besides.
Thursday, November 7, 2019 / afternoon
Topic | ‘Digital Design for Visionary Architecture’
We’re looking at the impact of digitalization to the design process. Do the new technologies push the border of the result of architectural design? We are looking at the challenges of the production process as well. Does BIM provide a faster, better and cheaper process? Is BIM really a holistic approach. We want to figure out the needs of the digital design, production and construction process. The lectures will be concerned with CAD, 3D, VR, BIM, construction and design systems.