Exhibiting at the conference
Although more wood has been used in construction in recent years, the two researchers say that the examples collection of the Danish building regulations has not been updated to include the new ways of using wood.
“We would like to help set the course of wood construction in 20 years’ time. It’s really all about the wood not just imitating concrete. To achieve this, we will, however, have to show other ways of using wood”, says Niels Martin Larsen.
In May 2019, the conference Build In Wood will be held in Copenhagen. The conference is aimed at the building industry. And the purpose is to discuss the use of wood in the building sector. Aarhus School of Architecture recently entered into a partnership with Build In Wood. One of the results of this partnership is that Anders Kruse Aagaard and Niels Martin Larsen will be exhibiting their research at the conference.
“Apart from an ambitious programme involving more than 40 speakers, we will make it an exciting and informative exhibition; an exhibition which will give the participants a really good idea about all the good, creative and innovative solutions that exist and also provide motivation for new collaborations. As something new this year, we are organising an area called Wood Village. This area will contain a physical exhibition of ideas and projects from many different contributors, ranging from entrepreneurs and researchers to the projects of architectural practices. It is important to meet people at eye level and get a good insight in the ideas that are currently emerging. We need to take inspiration from people who are rethinking wood as a building material. In this respect we are very pleased that Aarhus School of Architecture wants to help create an exciting experience for the conference participants and present their latest research”, says Ditte Rosenquist, project manager, Build In Wood.
The two researchers are quite clear about what they want to achieve by participating in the conference.
“I hope we can help inspire the industry; and we also want to provide a nuanced picture of how you can use wood. We want to discuss how we can find room for different ways of using wood in the building standards of the future”, says Anders Kruse Aagaard. He goes on to add:
“Sustainability is a goal for Aarhus School of Architecture. And there can be no doubt that using wood in construction is sustainable. This makes it natural for us to help guide this development in the right direction”.