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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 " | architecture across continents".

Take part in our next live event this year on 26 April 2022 and look forward to exciting topics and interesting lectures from international speakers. Registration is already possible, so take the chance and already sign up!

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

We will shortly be presenting the keynote speakers for our event in April. After Denmark, France, Croatia, USA, Bangladesh, South Africa, Nigeria, Colombia, Australia and the Czech Republic, we will once again come up with exciting projects from various continents around the world. More to come soon!

Check out our archive to learn more about our past events!

Programme | architecture across continents

17:00 | Welcome & Introduction

17:05 | Keynote 1

17:30 | ACO On Site

17:45 | Keynote 2

18:10 | Dialogue with all speakers

18:30 | Conclusion & end of lectures and dialogue

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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 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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