Official opening of Design++

RETHINK is proud to announce the opening of our ETH partner initiative DESIGN++.  Join us at the official opening of Design++, the new Center for Augmented Computational Design in Architecture, Engineering and Construction at ETH Zurich on May 27th 2021, 16:00 – 18:00.

During the event, you will hear about research perspectives from the diverse and interconnected domains of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Computer Science. The event will also feature the opening of the Immersive Design Lab (IDL) which was initiated and implemented by Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich.

The event will be held online via Zoom, and you can register on Eventbrite, which is also available by scanning the QR code on the PDF invitation at the bottom of the page.

The agenda for the event includes the following:
16.00 – 16.02: Welcome – Prof. Daniel Hall
16.02 – 16.10: Opening statement from ETH Zurich VP Research – Prof. Detlef Günther
16.10 – 16.15: Overview of the center – Dr. Danielle Griego
16.15 – 16.30: Keynote presentation – Prof. Marc Pollefeys
16.30 – 16.45: Design++ as a strategic initiative, input from the Advisory Board – Prof. Philippe Block, Prof. Stelian Coros, Prof. Robert Flatt
16.45 – 16.55: IDL virtual tour – Prof. Matthias Kohler and Dr. Romana Rust
16.55 – 17.10: Perspectives from Architecture – Prof. Benjamin Dillenburger, Prof. Matthias Kohler, Dr. Romana Rust
17.10 – 17.25: Perspectives from Civil Engineering – Prof. Walter Kaufman, Dr. Michael Kraus
17.25 – 17.40: Perspectives from Computer Science – Prof. Siyu Tang, Dr. Roi Poranne
17.40 – 17.50: Q&A Panel discussion with speakers – moderated by Dr. Iro Armeni
17.50 – 17.55: A statement from our Strategic Partners – Basler & Hofmann
17.55 – 18.00: Closing remarks – Prof. Daniel Hall

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Very best regards, Design++ Steering Committee