Projects and References

New projects at a glance

Here we list the newly added projects.


Taho - Energy-efficient and cost-efficient daylight lighting using micro-optical building components

A structure for vertical façades has already been pre-developed in dimensions suitable for building applications that directs daylight to areas deep inside a building without glare. This is currently being tested in demonstration buildings.


Climate-Adapted Architectural Heritage

In order to contend with extreme and imminent climate change, and to sustain cultural cohesion in the inhospitable environments that may result, we need to learn how to adapt and live with extremes by embracing climatically appropriate architecture and infrastructure. 


Psychoacoustic mapping

Psychoacoustic parameters, such as loudness, sharpness and tonality, make it possible to describe the actually perceived noise more accurately and objectively with numerical values. Therefore the goal of the project is to implement psychoacoustic mapping software .


Fungal adhesive - insulation materials based on fungal mycelium

The aim of the project was to develop a biohybrid insulating material in which the conventional chemical binding processes are replaced by biological ones. To this end, the extent to which fungal mycelium can be used as a substitute for conventional fossil or inorganic binders in building materials was explored.

All projects at a glance

Here we list our current as well as successfully completed research and industrial projects.

  • Model of Roggersdorf Church
    © Fraunhofer IBP

    Model of Roggersdorf Church.

    In the project "Climate for Culture" the influence of climate change on cultural assets in Europe is determined with 27 partners.

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  • Diagram of heating systems
    © Fraunhofer IBP

    Diagram of heating systems studied.

    How can historical buildings be renovated in an energy-efficient way? The Fraunhofer IBP takes up the issue by comparing different wall heating systems.

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  • New load-bearing and insulating building material made from cattail (typha)

    The agricultural cultivation of cattail (Latin: typha) as a raw material for industrial use has numerous ecological and economic advantages.

    © typha technik Naturbaustoffe

    The leaves have a fiber-reinforced supporting tissue filled with a soft open-cell spongy mass, giving them outstanding structural strength and excellent insulating properties.

    Building material from bulrushes is predestined for industrial use due to its enormous productivity. The Fraunhofer IBP shows the cultivation of typha.

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  • Typhaboard for interior insulation
    © Fraunhofer IBP

    Use of Typhaboard for interior insulation in a previous project.

    An alternative to internal insulation is a natural building material made of Typha. This will be investigated in a project supported by the DBU.

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  • Fraunhofer Center Benediktbeuern
    © Fraunhofer IBP

    Fraunhofer Center Benediktbeuern.

    Since 2012, the Fraunhofer IBP has been working on a research project for reversible interior insulation in the old building of Benediktbeuern Monastery, which is worthy of protection.

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  • Individual modular elements
    © Dipl.-Ing. Architekt Volker Huckemann

    Individual modular elements.

    There is a lack of suitable depots that meet the requirements of sustainability and energy efficiency as well as those of conservation.

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  • State Bedroom of Ludwig II in Linderhof Palace
    © Bavarian Administration of State-Owned Palaces, Gardens and Lakes

    State Bedroom of Ludwig II in Linderhof Palace.

    On behalf of the Bavarian Palace Department, the Fraunhofer IBP has investigated the climate stability of historical buildings and developed approaches to solutions.

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