27.01. - 27.01.2022

Panel Discussion 'The Future of Concrete'

7 PM 

The exhibition on the history of concrete also makes clear the responsibility that the construction industry bears for causing the current climate crisis. In connection with the exhibition, the S AM aims to initiate constructive conversations about the future of concrete – with architects, builders, material producers, construction experts and, last but not least, the cement industry. The latter is increasingly focusing on the development of new technologies for concrete that consume fewer resources, emit less carbon dioxide and even capture some of the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

Edelio Bermejo, Group Head of R&D, Innovation and Intellectual Property at the Holcim Innovation Center
Philippe Block, Professor at the Institute of Technology in Architecture at ETH Zurich
Friederike Kluge, Architect (alma maki), Professor at the HTWG Konstanz, Countdown 2030
Dirk Hebel, Professor of Sustainable Construction at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Christine Binswanger, Senior Partner at Herzog & de Meuron

Andreas Ruby, Director S AM Swiss Architecture Museum and Andreas Kofler, Curator / Deputy Artistic Director S AM Swiss Architecture Museum

This is a hybrid event. In addition to the physical component in Theater Basel, it is possible to attend the event and join the discussion remotely via Zoom Webinar!

Registration: event@sam-basel.org
Language: English
Venue: Foyer Public, Theater Basel, free of charge
Press text: here

Photo: Graffiti ‘I long for betong’, Zürich. Photograph Gertrud Vogler, February 1981. Schweizerisches Sozialarchiv