Press releases of the Fraunhofer IBP

  • / 2019

    Science meets art for the city of the future

    Press release / December 09, 2019

    Stromatolite Skyscraper
    © Julia Brownlee_NOAA (city), Paul Harrison (microbialites), Jonathon Keats (illustration)

    The project “Primordial Cities” developed by the internationally renowned philosopher and conceptual artist Jonathon Keats is based on the first communities that lived on Earth - so-called stromatolite cities, inhabited by primitive microbes. Together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP and based on research work by the scientists and their experience from urban climate projects, the experimental philosopher has developed an innovative urban scenario that takes a completely new approach and revolutionizes urban planning concepts by considering the changing climate. From 12 December onwards, the project is on show in an exhibition at the STATE Studio in Berlin.

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  • Group photo CAMaRSEC
    © NUCE

    In close cooperation with German and Vietnamese partners, over the next three years the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP will set up research facilities in Hanoi to lay the foundations for local research on building materials. This will not only enable Vietnam to implement much higher building standards but also help manufacturers to adapt their building materials and building systems to the demanding local tropical climate and to develop new products. At a kick-off conference in Hanoi on 10 October, the project CAMaRSEC (Climate-Adapted Material Research for the Socio-Economic Context in Vietnam), funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), was launched.

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