About BAU Congress China
BAU Congress China is an annual congress that focuses on high-quality design, planning and construction. The congress and its highly reputed speakers allows participants to experience best-practice examples and insights on structured, long-term and sustainable urban development.
BAU Congress China is tailored to the developing needs of the Chinese market. It supports the building industry of China to solve the problems faced such as construction quality, energy efficiency, sustainability, urban renewal, and provide new ideas. It is the place to be for all industry specialists.
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.