The digital future of building design and construction

14 nov 2019 kl. 15:00 - 17:00

Dansk Arkitektur Center, Bryghuspladsen 10, 1473 København K

In this second Urbantech Session, we will explore how new digital practices and technologies are changing efficiency, sustainability and creativity in building design and construction processes – and how it will completely change the way we work. 

Digital technologies are rapidly evolving and implementation of new digital tools is key to increased productivity, sustainable production and value creation. Yet, the building industry is far behind other industries in adopting new technologies. How can companies and professionals within architecture, construction and urban planning make use of these new tools - and what value does it create? 

Through this second Urbantech Session we will explore trends and near-future technologies within building processes. We will discuss how new technologies transform the way we think, design and build – how it allows materially smart solutions and what it means for the professional within the industry.

Among others, we will meet Peter Munkholm from AM hub - Denmark's national focal point for Additive Manufacturing. He will present how 3D print provides completely new opportunities in design and construction processes. He will introduce the so-called “Moonshot” projects that push the limits of what 3D printing can do, now and in the future. 

We will also meet one of the start-ups from the Urbantech program as an example of how innovative start-ups can boost sustainable development and push the industry towards technological innovation. 


15.00: Welcome 

15.05: Introduction to Urbantech

15.10: Lecture: How Digital Tools Change The Way We Design And Build  

15.30: Short table session 

15.40: Break

15.50: Lecture: 3D Print As A Source OfInnovation And Value Creation (Peter Munkholm Nielsen)

16.10: Presentation by a startup from the Urbantech 2019 cohort  

16.20: Table session

16.50: Recap and round-off

17.00: Networking with bubbles 



The Urbantech progam is established by COWI, VKR Holding/VELUX, EWII and supported by Realdania and The Danish Industry Foundation. The program is run by Rainmaking in collaboration with BLOXHUB, Danish Design Centre, Danish Architecture Center and Amazon Web Services.