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  1. Expert Talk on the Role of Sustainable Building Certification in Urban Renewal with Shizhe Ma, DGNB

    Sino-German City Lab

    Expert Talk on the Role of Sustainable Building Certification in Urban Renewal with Shizhe Ma, DGNB

    For the Sino-German City Lab, NAX talked to Shizhe Ma, International Certification Consultant at the German Sustainable Building Council DGNB, about the challenges and opportunities of sustainable buidling certification for urban renewal projects. In this expert talk, Mr. Ma shares insights intpo DGNB’s work in China as well as the details of their certification system.

  2. Expert Talk on China’s Urban Decarbonization Strategy with Thomas Fritzsche, tfa architects

    Sino-German City Lab

    Expert Talk on China’s Urban Decarbonization Strategy with Thomas Fritzsche, tfa architects

    For the Sino-German City Lab, NAX talked to Thomas Fritzsche, founder of and Head of Design at tfa architects, on the evolution of the Chinese architectural market with regards to sustainability standards, the urban decarbonization strategy and what German planners can contribute to the Chinese urban renewal efforts.

  3. Documentary “Sino-German Tianjin Daqiuzhuang Eco-City, On the Way to Decarbonisation through Urban Renewal”
    China

    Sino-German City Lab – Urban Regeneration Perspectives for Chinese Cities

    Documentary “Sino-German Tianjin Daqiuzhuang Eco-City, On the Way to Decarbonisation through Urban Renewal”

    The Eco-City Tianjin Daqiuzhuang is a leading project for large-scale urban regeneration in China. This documentary shows the current status of the project, its opportunities as well as its challenges. Planners and city representatives talk about the main issues that need to be solved in order to create sustainable and liveable neighborhoods in a former industrial area.

  4. Urban Renewal – the Role and Potential of Architecture
    © NAX
    China

    Video

    Urban Renewal – the Role and Potential of Architecture

    What does it mean to work as a German architect in China? What opportunities and expectations as well as cultural differences come to meet? How does collaboration in international teams work? In this film, four NAX-Members, which provide German know-how worldwide.

  5. Prof. Ralf Niebergall re-elected as Vice President of the Federal Chamber of Architects
    © Christian Kruppa, Berlin

    The NAX-Team congratulates

    Prof. Ralf Niebergall re-elected as Vice President of the Federal Chamber of Architects

    We are delighted that Prof. Niebergall will remain the “Vice” responsible for NAX. And we are certain that together with him we will continue to be able to implement interesting projects and activities for national and international networking and the worldwide promotion of “Architecture Made in Germany” for our NAX sponsors, for the partners of NAX and for the German architectural community in the coming years.

  6. Color Accents Instead of Gray Dreariness
    © LANXESS

    NAX-Partner LANXESS

    Color Accents Instead of Gray Dreariness

    Gray is the predominant color in the relatively young field of 3D printed concrete applications. What is often overlooked is that colorful construction projects can be easily realized by using inorganic pigments. For the reliable coloration of 3D printed concrete, Bayferrox pigments from LANXESS are the perfect choice.

  7. Australia is not immune to this new reality
    © Australian Institute of Architects

    Interview on Corona and Climate Change with Australian Institute of Architects

    Australia is not immune to this new reality

    From a German perspective, Australia is on the other side of Planet Earth. That does not change the fact, however, that the continent’s most urgent contemporary issues are the same as in Europe: Climate change is causing increasingly extreme weather conditions and the novel corona virus is taking a toll on public health and the economy.

  8. An Architect’s Work Life in Australia
    © Idealings Architecture Pty Ltd

    Interview

    An Architect’s Work Life in Australia

    Timo Bleeker is a registered Architect, Project Management Professional, Green Star Associate and Passive House Designer. Based in Perth for the last 11 years after relocating from Germany where he practised previously, Timo has worked as a Design and Project Architect as well as a Contract Manager on small to mid-scale construction projects.

  9. New ACE Statistics Plattform
    © ACE

    ACE launches new European Statistics Plattform

    New ACE Statistics Plattform

    The Architects’ Council of Europe ACE has recently launched a new web platform dedicated to the architectural profession.

  10. Value in Architecture: Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow.
    © Francisco Nogueira

    NAX-Partner JUNG

    Value in Architecture: Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow.

    Digital communication technologies change our daily lives, reprogramme socio-cultural codes and give rise to new lifestyles and behaviour patterns. The ever increasing need for flexibility and mobility along with a sense of community and belonging becomes the driving force of new concepts: interconnected, digital, postfossil and shared.

  11. Discover Africa’s varied architecture – with GEZE experts
    © GEZE

    NAX-Partner GEZE in Africa

    Discover Africa’s varied architecture – with GEZE experts

    There’s no doubt about it: Africa’s diversity is truly stimulating. However, due to nuanced local needs from country to country, it is also fraught with infrastructure challenges. Cultural diversity and local needs play an important role, also when it comes to business.

  12. COLORED CONCRETE WORKS® – Unique Architecture with Colered Concrete
    © LANXESS

    NAX-Partner LANXESS

    COLORED CONCRETE WORKS® – Unique Architecture with Colered Concrete

    Through the use of new high-performance concretes, significant changes in design are apparent. The addition of high-quality inorganic pigments also enables individual color schemes to be created that perfectly match the building project – in a single process and without additional time expenditure in the form of painting or plastering.

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