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International Conference on Building Envelopes of the Future

October 26 - October 27

The 15th International Conference on Advanced Building Skins is taking place on 26-27 October 2020 in Bern, Switzerland. The leading event on building envelopes in Europe is offering high-caliber presentations and productive networking for architects, engineers, researchers and the building industry.

More than 100 speakers are giving presentations. The topics of this year’s conference include:

  • Parametric design and digital fabrication
  • Responsive and adaptive building skins
  • Complex faҫades for mega-structures
  • Glass for advanced building envelopes
  • Smart living building skins
  • Solar façades
  • Building membrane cladding systems
  • Materials and technologies for building retrofits

For the detailed program, please visit our website at ‘Early birds’ who register by 30 June will receive a discount of 15%.

Covid-19: On 27 May 2020 the Swiss Federal Council eased restrictions on events to allow conferences to take place.

Restrictions on larger conferences will be waived on 31 August 2020, provided there is no indication of a second wave of Corona.

In the unlikely event that the conference will not take place, or if the participant is not allowed to travel, paid registration fees will be credited to next year’s conference.


October 26
October 27


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