Vienna, 22nd October 2020 – “Housing in the digital age: Inspired or monotone?” was the underlying question in this October’s edition of the Housing Symposium organized by DER STANDARD and Wohnen Plus. The focuses were new technologies such as Building Information Modeling (BIM), the digital marketing of apartments, and digital building management. The event was held in the newly opened Dormero Hotel in the timber Hoho tower in Seestadt Aspern (where ATP incidentally designed the Seestadt Technology Center).
ATP CEO Christoph M. Achammer introduced the subject. In his keynote address he spoke about the current state of digitalization and determined that the use of such technology was already widespread amongst those using living space and operating real estate – but not in the area of design. Here not just a shift in the direction of digitalization but an entire cultural change is required, because BIM is “the foundation for change rather than the tip of the flagpole.”
For example, in order to stop wasting resources, work, and energy, we require a new form of cooperation in which there are no more “high fences” between the individual players and disciplines. Achammer offered an example of this lack of cooperation by quoting a study that showed that around 20% of the length of cable ordered on large building sites in Germany could not be used.
DER STANDARD* wrote that all the participants in the symposium agreed that the fences discussed by Achammer should be pulled down or, at least, lowered. Almost all of the subsequent lectures referred to his words.
The program and speakers can be found here.
*DER STANDARD/Thorben Pollerhof, 28.10.2020, p. 17 (online)