Welcome

This is the website including online registration for the annual
symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures IASS 2017: Interfaces.

Between September 25th and 28th, 2017 the annual IASS symposium will take place in Hamburg, Germany. The theme of the symposium will be
“INTERFACES: ARCHITECTURE . ENGINEERING . SCIENCE”.

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EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION:
JANUARY 15th, 2017!
Find all information about the submission procedure and an abstract 
template under Abstracts & Paper.

FIND THE CALL FOR WORKSHOPS & MASTER CLASSES HERE!

ALL PROPOSED AND INTENDED SESSIONS CAN BE FOUND HERE.

 

ABOUT INTERFACES: 2017 international symposium

Today’s challenges in built environment are immense. They require inter- and transdisciplinary skills. At the INTERFACES between architecture and engineering, new strategies and solutions need to be developed. The same applies to the INTERFACES between science and practice.

The last IASS symposium hosted by the German IASS group was held 1996 in Stuttgart with the focus on conceptual design of structures, including responsible and sustainable engineering and a variety of interdisciplinary aspects. The 2017 IASS symposium in Hamburg follows this holistic tradition.

ABOUT HAFENCITY UNIVERSITY

The symposium venue will be HafenCity University (HCU), Hamburg’s University of the Built Environment and Metropolitan Development.

Education and research at HCU Hamburg aim at contemplating and concretizing what the future of metropolitan areas could and should look like. Coping with this future will, however, require a systematic interdisciplinary as well as a transdisciplinary approach.

For this reason, HCU offers the entire range of disciplines required for understanding and designing the urban environment.

ABOUT HAMBURG

With 1.7 million inhabitants, Hamburg is the second-largest city in Germany, the sixth-largest city in the European Union. It has the third-largest harbour in Europe. Hamburg is the cultural and economic capital of northern Germany. With its harbour area, vivid nightlife and, other fascinating sights, it is definitely worth visiting Hamburg.