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Center for Architectural Heritage and Infrastructure

Department for Building and Environment


Our Aims

The quality and maintaining of existing building structures and infrastructures is currently the central challenge of the building industry. The Center for Architectural Heritage and Infrastructure focuses its activities in teaching and in research on the conflict between the architectural and cultural requirements on the one hand and the ecological, economic and user-specific aspects on the other. The aspects of energy optimization, building technique, cost efficiency as well as the authentic and dignified preservation of buildings and plants are to be measured mutually after a broad analysis and herefrom sustainable, strategic preservation- and conversion-concepts are to be developed and finally implemented.

Our core competencies

The topic of the energy efficiency of the monument is one of the latest issues in both teaching and research at the Center for Architectural Heritage and Infrastructure. Object-appropriate, technical and design modifications as well as appropriate concepts of use as action parameters which have to be integrated consistently in a holistic project, are in the center of attention. Here the latest planning tools are used.
The evaluation of building components regarding construction, environmental, economic and cultural issues within the scope of variant studies, in particular studies on larger or unconventional buildings, is an indispensable basis for decision for choosing the most appropriate solution regarding these aspects. This sector also experiences strong synergies between teaching and research activities of the center.
The development of strategic policies for the management of historic cultural landscapes, urban spaces and infrastructures, including world heritage sites, and the development appropriate to their character, form a direct integration in the research work of the ongoing programs of the center.