PowerSKIN Conference

Simplicity vs. Performance

We will discuss the question of whether simplicity and robustness stays in contradiction to good performance or whether they even complement each other within three sessions with different main focuses. Here you will find the topics to be presented.

Virtual Conference – Free of Charge


In 2017, Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Auer (TUM), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jens Schneider (TU Darmstadt) and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Knaack (TU Delft) launched the PowerSkin Conference at the trade fair BAU in Munich.

The hosts owe the implementation of the conference to the support of

  • the Innovation Programme ZUKUNFT BAU of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Homeland (BMI) and
  • the collaboration with the world's leading trade fair BAU in Munich.

Integrated into the biennial trade fair BAU, the PowerSKIN conference bridges the gap between science and practice, as well as between the various specialist disciplines of architects, engineers and scientists.

The PowerSkin Conference aims to address the role of building skins to accomplish a carbon neutral building stock. Presented papers showcase recent scientific research and developments as well as projects related to building skins from the perspectives of material, technological and design.
Topics such as building operation, embodied energy, energy generation and storage in context of envelope, energy and environment are considered.

As a biennial series, PowerSKIN Conferences were successfully held in the past, focussing on different topics:

  • PowerSKIN 2017: What ist the Future Role of Building Skin in Carbon Neutral Building Stock?
  • PowerSKIN 2019: Digital Processes in Facade Design and Construction

For more information (downloads, pictures, etc.) got to PREVIOUS CONFERENCES.