One of the major highlights of the upcoming R+T 2015 exhibition in Stuttgart is a special conference on building facades featuring leading architects of the world.

The FAÇADES 2015 Congress is being organised as part of an event series ‘The Art of Planning’, where world-renowned architects, engineers and researchers will present the latest developments, pioneering projects and experiments relating to current and future façades.

Star architects including Kim Herforth Nielsen (3XN), Volker Staab (Staab Architekten), Matthias Schuler (Transsolar), Manuelle Gautrand (Manuelle Gautrand Architecture), Oliver Thill (Atelier Kempe Thill), Martin Rauch (Lehm Ton Erde), Daniel Pfanner (Bollinger+Grohmann) and Henk Jonkers (Delft Technical University) will share different perspectives on building facades at the international event.

Matthias Schuler (transsolar) will present some of the most important developments and trends in the area of façades; Kim Herforth Nielsen from the multi-award winning Danish architects' office 3XN will provide insights into his design world; and the Berlin-based façade specialist Volker Staab will discuss his requirements relating to contemporary building shells.

Presentations will also be made by participating experts on exemplary designs and implementations of innovative façade architecture; and the latest research results in the areas of technology and materials that are continuously extending the scope of façade design.

Jointly staged by Messe Stuttgart and Baunetz, the FAÇADES 2015 Congress will be held on Thursday, 26 February 2015, 10am – 2.30pm at the ICS International Congress Center in Stuttgart.

Programme and registration can be done on