Department of Building Technology . plays a major role. The success of a building is measured in terms of its technical functionality with regard to comfort. in the façade or supply industry.FAÇADE DESIGN MASTER “A growing complexity of design and building processes require increased specialisation of important areas of architecture. You may also choose to start your own business or Façade Mercedes Benz Museum. Façade Research Group The education is strongly interconnected with the research and practical applications of the Façade Research Group (part of chair DOC). Key topics are energy consumption and sustainability. pleasant ambience and sustainability. the International Façade Master offers ideal advanced education for individual positioning and future-oriented specialisation within the field of architecture. member of design team UN Studio) Façades are one of the most technically challenging. Careers The Façade Design Program is one of the two specialization areas of the general MSc Building Technology track. complex and multidisciplinary parts of a building. the Façade Design Program at TU Delft Faculty of Architecture . MSc graduates in Building Technology with the specialization Façade Design might find a career as either a technical generalist or a façade specialist at architecture or engineering firms. Within this context.will teach MSc candidates how to design and develop façade structures on an academic level. you can benefit from these international contacts. for example. A façade defines not only a building’s appearance and its architectural expression. Not only because the facade coins the perception and design of architecture. typology. materialization. students also benefit from close links with professional practice.“ Marco Hemmerling (Prof. Stuttgart (architect: UN Studio) 1 2 . knowledge and re- search exchange with the VMRG (Dutch Façade Builder Association). facade planning as an integral part of the overall architectural process. Hereby. the KCG (Knowledge Centre of the Dutch façade industry) and several related façade manufacturers (Oskomera Group and Scheldebouw/Permasteelisa). International network Within the Façade Design Program the Faculty of Architecture also works with partner universities in Germany (Detmolder Schule für Architektur) and Switzerland (Luzerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts). but also because it needs to fulfill extremely high technological and functional demands. façades play an important role and thus. by participating in international symposia and workshops. but also how well it functions. fabrication and assembly of façades. safety. at Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Design. have to fulfill several technical and architectural demands and functions related to a broad range of aspects and engineering disciplines. or project development sectors. With its holistic approach. In view of this fascinating and multidisciplinary context. Link to practice Due to the cooperation. As a student.

This specialization focuses on architecture and engineering as the inseparably linked basis for building design. quantitative performance studies. focuses on the innovative and sustainable design of elements. In the second semester. heat transfer and structural performance as input. The Building Technology track. which focuses on materials. This is structured as an integrated design process driven by quantitative performance evaluations on three aspects: structure. students work on the spatial-functional design of a building in applying building system integration from concept phase on. product development. ‘Building Design’. During this year a wide range of theory and integrated design components are covered related to different disciplines such as mechanics. they move on to a final design in drawings. consisting of these two specializations. Quantitative research relates to acoustic. building physics. climate and sustainability or product development. The first year forms the basis for the specialized in-depth studies of the second year. Second year At the end of the second semester students will have to make their final choice for one of the 3 4 . In addition to this track the Department of Building Technology of the TU/ Faculty of Architecture also offers the specialization Architectural Engineering. material science. on how these relate to each other and to the architecture of the building. ‘Component & System design’ focuses on system development of a façade in the context of a building design. climate and construction. compuScheme of Msc track Building Technology and Architectural Engineering tation and modeling and production techniques. First year Both the Building Technology tracks (Façade Design and Research & Development) and the Architectural Engineering specialization share a common base in the first year.MASTER PROGRAM The Façade Design Program is one of the two specializations of the MSc Building Technology track at Delft University of Technology. Students start the design process by developing an innovative concept in the form of a programmatic and visual scenario. components and (sub)systems of building structures. and complete the process with virtual and physical prototypes. The other specialization is Research & Design. In the first semester.

by means of a more practical research and design assignment . in the first and third quarter of the academic year respectively. Lectures of the course are embedded within several themes: 1) Architecture and façades. The course Façade Technology consists of several lectures organized by the Faculty of Architecture and the Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences of TU Delft and parties from professional practice: the VMRG (Dutch Façade Builder Association). Façade Design Program students will follow an in-depth program focused on façades during the 3rd and 4th semester. 5 6 . climate and comfort 4) Production and assembly of façades. 6) Safety aspects of facades and 7) Quality aspects of facades. being relevant within the Façade Research Group (part of chair DOC). 5) Materials and facades. the course Future Façade Design focuses . 3) Sustainability.on a specific and varying research topic. The second quarter of 3rd semester consists of preparation work for the graduation project in the 4th semester. 2) Construction and detailing of façades. the KCG (Knowledge Centre of the Dutch façade industry) and several related façade manufacturers. The thesis can be directly related to one of the Façade Research Programmes as organized within the Façade Research Group or to the façade industry by means of a in-company graduation project. all three specializations will diverge into their own direction. Research & Development or Façade Design. The Façade Design Program starts twice a year. comprising a technical research assignment in an innovative or design research domain. Students work on an individual graduation project. The first quarter of the 3rd semester of the Façade Design Program consists of the courses Façade Technology and Future Façade Design. After this first year. In parallel to the more theoretical course Façade Technology. The fourth semester builds on the graduate project preparation. completed in the previous semester.MASTER PROGRAM three BT specializations: Architectural Engineering. Example façade with prefabricated elements Also an (international) symposium and additional workshops are part of this course.

AR1Ar060 Architectonic design I (3 ECTS) .AR2B040 Structural Design (2 ECTS) . COURSES SEMESTER 1 .AR2B070 Building Physics II (2 ECTS) .AR2B010 Applied Mechanics II (2 ECTS) .AR1B030 Computer Aided Design I (4 ECTS) .AR1B090 Production Techniques (2 ECTS) For more detailed information about course contents see appendix A of this booklet or TU Delft Course browser (www.COURSES SEMESTER 1 & 2 An overview of courses of the first two semesters of the Façade Design Master is given below: For more detailed information about the actual course contents.AR1B081 Product Design (8 ECTS) .studiegids.AR2B060 Techn. see appendix B or TU Delft Course browser (www.tudelft. Building Design I (4 ECTS) . Please note that both the Building Technology tracks (Façade Design and Research & Development) and the Architectural Engineering specialization share the same course program during the first two semesters.AR1B050 Material Science (4 ECTS) .nl).studiegids.AR2B020 Construction Design (2 ECTS) .tudelft.nl).AR1B071 Building Physics I (5 ECTS) . COURSES SEMESTER 2 .AR2B080 Climate Design (2 ECTS) .AR2B160 Building Analysis (1 ECTS) + 15 ECTS free electives FEM analysis of cold bridge of aluminium profile (item of course Building Physics I & II) 7 8 .AR1B010 Applied Mechanics (4 ECTS) .

there is a period of approximately 7 weeks (approx.COURSES SEMESTER 3 AR3420 Future Façade Design (9 ECTS. After the workshop. climate and comfort’: focus on different façade principles (double façade. Berlin (architect: Renzo Piano Workshops) AR3420 Façade Technology (6 ECTS. design and engineering skills. Lectures of the course are embedded within several themes: 1) ‘Architecture and façades’: within this theme the focus will be on façade design. 3 a 4 days per week) of independent working. students in this course will have to work independently on a technical research and design assignment (mostly related to new (future) façade technologies) in order to apply and test their theoretical knowledge so far and to further improve their research. etc. Potsdamer Platz. consisting of a couple of lectures on the related topic and followed by a brainstorm and workshop session. 1st quarter of semester 3): Within the fascinating and complex context of modern and future façades. 1st quarter of semester 3): The course Façade Technology focuses on specific and changing topics relevant to the façade industry and architectural practice. the KCG and several related façade manufacturers. Lectures The major part of the course Façade Technology consists of several lectures organized by the Faculty of Architecture and the Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences of TU Delft and parties from professional practice: the VMRG.) and refurbishment in rela- 9 10 . 3) ‘Sustainability. under supervision and with consults of the teacher involved. as well as a symposium and accompanying workshops. climate façade. The assignment will be related to one specific and varying façade theme . The course consists of a theoretical part. The assignment will start with a small workshop. ´Ceramic´ façade. 2) ‘Construction of façade’: façade detailing.being relevant to the façade industry and architectural practice – and will be embedded within one of the current façade research programmes of the Façade Research Group (part of Design of Construction). Several case studies will be discussed. calculation and construction principles. During these seven weeks each student will have to work out their ideas and solutions to a higher and more detailed plan level. architecture and future façade principles.

.Special façade detail topics (special products. etc. specific details connections. student work at University of Detmold (partner University) AR3B410 Graduate Project Preparation Research & Design: Façade Design (15 ECTS. prefab unit. Lucerne or Delft. . 11 12 . The preparation work can be directly related to collaborating companies and/or current research projects within de Façade Research Group (part of chair Design of Construction). etc. fall safety.). see appendix C or TU Delft Course Browser (www. .Design of and research in new sustainable and more ecological facades.). building physical aspects and climate design. 2nd quarter of semester 3): Preparation for graduation work on a façade related subject.) 6) ‘Safety aspects of facades’: focus on typical safety aspects such as fire safety. burglar resistance. .Study in and exploration of future envelope principles.nl).studiegids. ´Jackbox´. new developments (composites. aluminium. 4) ‘Production and assembly of façade’: process planning. One or more focus points can be (depending on the topic): . production and assembly aspects of facades will be discussed. etc. etc. The conference and workshops will take approximately one week. For more detailed information about course contents. 5) ‘Materials and facades’: focus on some typical materials commonly used in façade industry (glass. Conference and workshops The conference (free access for students) and accompanying workshops are organised in cooperation with partner universities in Germany (Fachhochschule Lippe und Höxter in Detmold) and Switzerland (Lucerne University of applied Sciences & Arts) and will also be attended by students from these universities.COURSES SEMESTER 3 tion to sustainability. which will be recorded in a report. .tudelft. This involves drawing up a learning plan and completing a preparatory course of study.Production and assembly aspects of facades on site. 7) ‘Quality aspect of facades’: focus on several building standards and quality control for façade industry. Depending on the University that is organising the conference and workshops the location will be Detmold.Etc.Combination of aspects. (curved) concrete.

nl).scientific study. For more detailed information about course contents. Graduation work: Open Modular Façade Concept (Joep Hovels) 13 14 .studiegids.COURSES SEMESTER 4 AR4B400 Laboratory of Research & Design. Façade Design (30 ECTS.in an innovative or design research domain specific technical or research assignment related to facades. see appendix D or TU Delft Course Browser (www. design research and possibly the execution of design proposals by means of mock-ups . semester 4): This semester is completely focused on individual graduation work within the fields of façade technology and design.tudelft. The thesis work can be directly related to one of the façade research programmes as organized within the Façade Research Group or to the façade industry by means of an in-company graduation project. This thesis comprises a specific technical research assignment . This graduation project builds on the graduate preparation completed in the previous semester.

About the Chair Design of Construction An essential part of designing buildings is the necessity to translate ideas into structures. master and thesis projects.bk. facade design and special structural principles. In addition to a personal engagement of teachers and researchers in building projects. The DOC-site www. This forms a synergy between research and education.nl will give you further information about the chair. Ing. The Chair Design of Construction is lead by Prof. systembuilding as well as the systematic and structural organization of the building profession.CHAIR DESIGN OF CONSTRUCTION The Façade Design Program is organized by the Department of Building Technology of Delft University of Technology and related chair Design of Construction (DOC). Here the results of each research are tested in models in order to reveal potential problems which might occur during a project realisation on a larger scale.doc. facade design. Dr. During the bachelor and master courses the chair covers topics such as system-building. individual study groups are also integrated with different parts of the curriculum. its construction principles and its relation with the manufacturing process takes place. In the field of research the main focal points lie within the area of glass. The chair Design of Construction (DOC) aims at the main features of structural engineering. representing the main aim of research driven education. That is why a conceptual idea must already capture the final shape of a building as it is perceived by its users. By Selection of books published by chair Design of Construction undertaking research it is the chair’s aim to develop and test the implementation of new and renewed construction methods and material applications.tudelft. Throughout this approach. the application of construction materials and elements as well as the spaces in-between materials and elements. In parallel to the bachelor. an analysis of the systematics of structural engineering. 15 16 . the connection between education and research is achieved by a systematic integration of the curriculum within the research projects. Ulrich Knaack.

bk. resulting in system based design methods.Klein@tudelft. with the façade as one of the most complex building components. Façade Research Group. which is always expressed in the façade appearance.nl will give you further information about current research programmes. Ing. Tillmann Klein E: T. Prof. we envision the future building being a living interactive body. The DOC-site www.FAÇADE RESEARCH GROUP Instruction and education is coupled with the current façade research programmes as organized within the Façade Research Group at Delft University of Technology. According to the idea of “research driven design” and “design driven research”. use of vacuum technology in façades Ulrich Knaack founded the Façade Research Group at the Chair Design of Construction. About the Façade Research Group During the past decades. The team concentrates on exploring future possibilities for the building envelope. Construction methods are becoming increasingly sophisticated.doc. In addition.tudelft. a clear trend to more ecological solutions in terms of energy savings. façade construction has undergone extensive development. first the architectural development in general. and today façades are one of the most important elements of the installation system. Secondly. For more info about the Façade Research Group and related research topics please contact the project leader of the group: Dipl. more respect is paid to user friendliness and climatic performance.nl 17 18 . Dr. Ing. Façades represent the interface between the user and his living environment and the outside world. Research on ‘Deflateables’. There are several causes. Within the Façade Research.

nl Info: Jolanda Dijkshoorn / +31 (0)15 27 84234 / J. Ulrich Knaack. practical experience and their visions for the future climate-oriented building envelope. May 2009 Faculty of Architecture Chair Design of Construction in cooperation with Federation of European Window and Curtain Walling Manufacturers Associations TU Delft FAECF Conference on Climate-Oriented Building Envelopes Faculty of Architecture TU Delft (NL) Thursday 05. building engineers and the industry. and can we learn from those? 8:45 Registration 9:15 Opening speech 9:30 – 11:00 Session 1 Jan Knippers Daniel Meyer Kees Kaan 11:30 – 13:00 Session 2 Bert Lieverse Matthias Michel Mick Eekhout 14:00 – 15:30 Session 3 Tillmann Klein James O’Callahan Jan Cremers 16:00 – 17:00 Session 4 Jeroen Scheepmaker Brian Cody Oliver Kühn 17:00 – Discussion Organisation: Facade Research Group TU Delft Prof. 2008: “The Future Envelope II: Architecture Climate . engineering and research to share information about projects. 2009: “The Future Envelope III: Façades .bk. today’s facades are complex systems.Dijkshoorn@tudelft. A multitude of people are involved in the very early planning phase. The conference is financially supported by the Dutch and International association of metal façade builders (VMRG and FAECF).Klein@tudelft. and facades can no longer be considered truly functional without a valid climate concept. deadline 26. Since the introduction of the double leafed façade.M.nl Registration: www. For these conferences.Skin The role of the building envelope related to the energy performance of a building and the comfort of the user is significant and. several international speakers are invited from different disciplines to talk about their experience and vision related to façades. Target groups for the conferences are architects.bk.nl Registration: www.nl Info: Angelique Loeve / +31 (0)15 27 84094 / A. June 2008 Faculty of Architecture Chair Design of Construction in cooperation with Federation of European Window and Curtain Walling Manufacturers Associations TU Delft FAECF The Future Envelope 3 Vereniging Metalen Ramen en Gevelbranche VMRG Facades -The Making Of The Future Envelope 2 Vereniging Metalen Ramen en Gevelbranche VMRG Architecture . Both conference and workshops are also part of the study program of the façade design program.tudelft. under the aspect of sustainability.Loeve@tudelft.M.Klein@tudelft. Tillmann Klein / +31 (0)15 27 83098 / T.Climate . A similar concept of conference and workshops is also organised by our partner University Fachhochschule Lippe und Höxter in Detmold.tudelft. Program 9:00 Registration 9:30 – 11:00 Session 1 Jos Lichtenberg Nico Kremers Rob Nijsse 11:30 – 13:00 Session 2 Arjan van Timmeren Graham Dodd Bert Lieverse 14:00 – 15:30 Session 3 Marcel Bilow Andrew Watts Mathias Schuler 16:00 – 17:00 Session 4 Kurt Pfenninger Jan Pesman Stefan Behnisch Just like a fine musical instrument is attuned with the entire orchestra. our goal is to again gather international specialist from the fields of architecture. which were exclusively designed by the architect. it is obvious how the climate performance of a building can be an important tool for architectural expression. deadline 5.nl/futureenvelope. The conference and workshops are obligatory part of the course Façade Technology (AR3420).A. Dr. May 2008 Conference posters 2008 and 2009 19 20 .the making of”. The conference is accompanied by workshop sessions with our partner universities in Detmold (Germany) and Lucerne (Switzerland) of the Façade Design program. In contrast to facades by Mies van der Rohe. Conference on Building Envelopes Faculty of Architecture TU Delft (NL) Thursday 14. May 2009 Peter Boelhouwer / Dean Faculty of Architecture Knippers Helbig / Engineering Unversity Luzern / Facade Technology Claus en Kaan Architecten General Secretary FAECF / Industry Imagine Strucrture / Structural Design TU Delft / Octatube TU Delft / Façade Research Group Eckersly O`Callaghan / Structural Engineering HFT Stuttgart / Hightex Group Alcoa Architectural Systems / Industry TU Graz / Arup GmbH GKK Architekten Location: TU Delft Faculty of Architecture Berlagezaal Julianalaan 134 2628 BL Delft TU Eindhoven / Product Development VMRG / Facade Industry TU Delft / ABT Structural Design TU Delft / Climate Design Arup / Material Design General Secretary FAECF TU Delft / Façade Research Group Newtecnic Facade Architecture Transsolar Climate Design Emmer Pfenninger Partner AG / Facade Design Cepezed / Architecture Behnisch & Partner Architects Location: TU Delft Aula Congresscentrum Collegezaal C Mekelweg 5 2628 CC Delft 17:00 – Discussion Organisation: Facade Research Group. Following the successful conference “The Future Envelope” in 2007.nl/futureenvelope. is coming into focus more and more.CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS Conferences and workshops In the series “The Future Envelope” a yearly conference about façades is organised by the chair Design of Construction. But what does that mean in practice? Can conventional methods of execution still be applied? Can the façade be compared with other disciplines. The theme of the conference in former years: 2007: “The Future Envelope I: A Multidisciplinary Approach”. the performance of the future façade will be tuned in accordance with the entire building.Skin”. Tillmann Klein / +31 (0)15 27 83098 / T.

nl Solar blinds façade Torre Agbar. the Oskomera Group is a leading specialist in fire-. They supports their clients. real estate agents and contractors. bulletand burglary-resistant products besides restoration and renovation. Barcelona (architect: Jean Nouvel) 21 22 . The KCG aims at spotting new technical developments in the façade field and related fields and to translate these developments into new knowledge.nl KCG KCG is the Knowledge Center of the Dutch façade Industry in the field of metal (aluminium and steel) and synthetic façade elements.oskomera. architects. In addition. provide quality tests and supervise consultancy programs and knowledge projects. In addition. More info: www.PARTNERS FROM INDUSTRY The Façade Design Program has close links with professional practice via the VMRG (Dutch Façade Builder Association). The KCG (Knowledge Centre of the Dutch façade industry) and several related façade manufacturers (Oskomera Group and Scheldebouw/Permasteelisa). More information in alphabetical sequence: OSKOMERA GROUP The Oskomera Group is engaged in engineering. including project developers. Over the years Oskomera has become particularly specialised in projects for solar power generation. They provide several façade related courses.vmrg. the corrective and preventative maintenance of façades is one of a number of specialist areas. More info: www.right from the design stage. explosive-. In addition to providing several courses the KCG has a helpdesk for short and fast consults. the Oskomera Group develops a variety of façades and steel structures . Designs range from historic steel façades to modern climate controlled and second skin façades: from advice to perfect completion. Focusing on design and construction principles. at various phases of project development. production and assembly consultancy for complex façade and steel construction projects worldwide.

the environment. More info: www. and promotion.com VMRG As a trade organisation.. components and materials like shading devices.PARTNERS FROM INDUSTRY SCHELDEBOUW/PERMASTEELISA Scheldebouw B. These companies represent a joint annual turnover of about €600 million. the VMRG represents manufacturers of metal façade elements such as windows. of which 25 % in R&D. aluminium. steel. One of the VMRG’s primary goals is to create the best possible collaboration between the various parties that the VMRG companies encounter during the façade-building process. On the stock market of Milan the listed Permasteelisa Group is one of the world market leaders for specific façades and interior decoration with activities on 4 continents.V. good mutual communication ultimately leads to better results. Scheldebouw is using all kinds of systems. Gartner and Scheldebouw. doors. has a long history and a proven good reputation on the area of designing. The group uses the branch names Permasteelisa. copper. More info: www.vmrg. training. market analysis. stainless steel.scheldebouw. plastics etc. The VMRG promotes the interests of its approximately 120 member companies in the areas of technology. design and engineering. legislation and regulations. natural stone. part of the Permasteelisa Group. precast concrete. glass. conservatories and curtain walls. fronts. with a network of 50 companies in 26 countries.nl Façade construction on site 23 24 . active and interactive façades with ventilation. ceramics. fabrication and assembling on building sites of unique. specific façades in the top of the international construction market. The group contains approximately 6000 employees. According to the VMRG.

Cladding residential building Düsseldorf (architect: Frank Gehry) 25 26 . business. Innovative curricula and a stateof-the art infrastructure are geared to the needs of the students and their future employers. seven regional. Research and close co-operation with local industry. It comprises several campuses. public-funded universities of applied sciences were created in Switzerland. are powerful drivers of business and cultural life in central Switzerland. The University also offers postgraduate courses that confer a Certificate. Luzerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Switzerland) In 1997. as well as design and foreign languages are gathered under this new university roof. courses of study involving ecological. social work. in addition to the strongly technically and scientifically-oriented departments. Since 2002. The five schools. as well as in music. which function as suppliers for the building. with its specialized fields of architecture. a Department of the University of Paderborn. Diploma or Master of Advanced Studies upon completion. sociological and economic aspects. Their degree programmes are approved by the Federal Department of Economic Affairs. the city of Lucerne. art and design. More than 4100 students are now enrolled in Bachelor and Master programmes at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. business. and cultural institutions are part of our success. furniture and automotive industries. It is imbedded in a region strongly characterized through its medium-sized corporations. Hochschule OWL . The Construction Division in Detmold.Detmolder Schule für Architektur und Innenarchitectur (Germany) The Detmolder Schule für Architektur und Innenarchitectur of Hochschule OWL originated from the Fachhochschule Lippe and the Fachhochschule Höxter. which specialize in engineering and architecture.INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF UNIVERSITIES Within the Façade Design Program the Faculty of Architecture also works with partner universities in Germany and Switzerland. is the largest in North RhineWestphalia and has a national reputation. or close to. all of them centrally located in. interior design and civil engineering.

nl CONTACT For more info about the Façade Design Master please contact: About Façade Design Program: Ir.ADMISSION AND CONTACT ADMISSION Students applying for admission to the Building Technology track.nl P: +31 (0)15 27 84094 (Coordinator Façade Design) Prof.nl P: +31 (0)15 27 81064 (Responsible MSc Building Technology Track Coordinator) Faculty of Architecture Department Building Technology Julianalaan 134 2628 BL` Delft The Netherlands 27 .de About MSc Building Technology Track: ir. Ulrich Knaack E: U.Bergsma@tudelft.studyat.bk. Candidates with other degrees may need to meet additional admission requirements.Knaack@tudelft.tudelft.vanDooren@tudelft.C. must generally hold a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or a related equivalent.nl For more information about the Faculty of Architecture see: www. please contact the MSc Building Technology Track Coordinator.tudelft.C. Elise van Dooren E: J. Arie Bergsma E: A.nl E: UK@PDUK. For more information about application and admission see: www. Ing. specialization Façade Design. Dr.G.

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