Experimental Architecture & Material Culture – 2nd ARCHIREG Symposium
In the frame of the Zukunft Bau Popup Campus 2022, the Department of Architectural Theory held the event: „Experimental Architecture and Material Culture“ on 8 September. A morning trip to the Hoocruts Monastery was followed by the presentation of Candide –Journal for Architectural Knowledge issue 13, and the 2nd Archireg Symposium.
10:00-11:30 – Visit to Klooster Hoogcruts (NL): An Euregional Site for Situated Experimentalism
Meeting at Theaterstraße 92, Shuttle bus to Hoogcruts 47, Noorbeek (NL)
The Hoogcruts Abbey has been recently undergoing a revitalization operated by several local
actors. The Department of Architectural Theory at the RWTH Aachen University contributed to
the site development with an experimental rammed-earth pavilion with a bamboo structure.
14:30-15:30 – „A New Passage to India“: DAAD-sponsored cooperation between RWTH Aachen and IIT Roorkee
This session presents the result of a DAAD-sponsored research project conducted over the past
three years by the Department of Architectural Theory (RWTH Aachen) in collaboration with the
Indian Institute of Technology in Roorkee.
Greetings: DAAD representative
Speakers: Smriti Saraswat (IIT Roorkee), Axel Sowa (RWTH Aachen University),
Parshant Rehal (IITRoorkee), Andrea A. Dutto (RWTH Aachen University)
14:30-15:30 – Launch of Candide — Journal for Architectural Knowledge, issue 13
16:30-18:00 – 2nd ARCHIREG SYMPOSIUM
This session follows the 1st ARCHIREG Symposium “Sustainable Euregio: Care-Ecology-Recycling“
that took place in October 2021 in Hoogcruts (NL), at which representatives of Euregio architecture
schools presented their approaches to design-build practices and international cooperation.
_ Rafael Passarelli (Hasselt University)
_ Jean-Philippe Possoz (Liège University)
_ Teske Van Royen (Maastricht ZUYD)
Roundtable moderated by Carolin Stapenhorst (FH Aachen) and Axel Sowa (RWTH Aachen University).
19:00 – Lecture by Louisa Hutton, sauerbruch hutton [canceled]
R5, Reiff-Museum, Schinkelstraße 1, Aachen