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beyond.aco

beyond.aco | architecture across continents

On March 2, 2021 ACO and AIT-Dialog have been successfully launching a virtual tour of the world's seven continents inviting architects, urban planners, engineers and landscape architects to become part of "beyond.aco | architecture across continents".

Take part in our next live event this year on 8 November 2022 and look forward to exciting topics and interesting lectures from international speakers - more details will be published on this website soon! Already sign up now!

Internationally renowned architects and other experts present inspiring projects of different scales facing new conditions in urban environments and rural areas. With respect to the context, they respond innovatively, experimentally and sustainably at the global and local level to the consequences of change as well as to extreme challenges on site. Join us on this trip around the world!

If you would first like to read more about our past events, please click here.


Keynote Speakers (Live Event April 2022)

We are honored to announce Võ Trọng Nghĩa from VTN Architects in Hồ Chí Minh City/Vietnam, Alberto Veiga from Barozzi Veiga in Barcelona/Spain and Daniel Zimmermann from 3:0 Landschaftsarchitektur in Vienna/Austria our keynote-speakers. Register now to follow their inspiring lectures!

Check out our archive to learn more about our past three events.

Võ Trọng Nghĩa
VTN Architects | Vietnam

Lecture: Save Our Earth

www.vtnarchitects.net

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Alberto Veiga
Barozzi Veiga | Spain

Lecture: Tanzhaus Zürich

www.barozziveiga.com

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ACO On Site | Sponge Cities for Trees
Daniel Zimmermann & Christopher Peiritsch | Austria

www.3zu0.com

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Programme

beyond.aco | architecture across continents

17:00 | Welcome & Introduction

17:05 | Keynote 1

17:30 | Keynote 2

17:55 | ACO On Site

18:15 | Dialogue with all speakers

18:30 | Conclusion & end of lectures and dialogue

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The term "beyond" doesn't just mean apart or away from but can also be applied to architecture. What we are referring to is a building culture that breaks new ground beyond norms and standards and away from the mainstream, while at the same time focusing on social relevance and current and local conditions - architecture that connects.

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Hosts

Kristina Bacht

"The interplay of architecture and its context inspire me. In connection with current challenges, exciting questions arise for the future of building culture." (K. Bacht, AIT-Dialog)

  • After studying architecture and urban planning in the Netherlands and Chile, as well as working in various international architecture offices in the USA, Germany and the Netherlands, Kristina Bacht focusses on the mediation of architecture and related disciplines on a global and local level.
  • As curator, author, moderator and juror of numerous exhibitions, publications, congresses, conferences and workshops, as well as publishing director of AIT-Dialog with its own architecture galleries in Hamburg, Cologne and Munich, Kristina Bacht is a well-connected and well-known personality in the architecture scene.

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Thomas Bendixen

"Changing environmental influences present architects and the building industry with complex challenges. The beyond.aco event series gives us the chance to take a glimpse at future demands together thus be able to approach them now." (T. Bendixen, ACO)

  • Internationality is a central factor in Thomas Bendixen's life. After studying in the USA and Denmark, he has worked more than 20 years in market leading companies in the building material industry under Danish, German or French ownership.
  • As member of the Group management of ACO and CEO of the German business division, Thomas Bendixen takes a central role in the future-oriented change of our environment and understands how to motivate employees to drive this change as well as innovation.

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beyond.aco | architecture across continents


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Come along on the journey, we look forward to meeting you - you can join us safely from your home. Participation is free of charge.

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