Facade detail of the CWD (Center for wind power drives) project, Aachen

A sense for details

Stylepark and Architect@Work in Dusseldorf invite you to attend the “A@W Lectures.” Renowned architects will be providing insights into their work and presenting current projects and topics.

On December 6 and 7, 2017 visitors to Architect@Work in Dusseldorf can find out which new textiles exist, how they may be used and where. Alongside Architect@Work’s special focus on “Architecture and Textile,” notable architects will be presenting current projects and themes at the lecture series “A@W Lectures by Stylepark.” Furthermore, architects, interior designers and planners will be able to catch up on new areas of application and products at Messe Düsseldorf.

Constructive shop talk and intriguing discussions in a pleasant lounge-like atmosphere!

Architect@Work Dusseldorf
Messe Dusseldorf – Hall 8 B
Stockumer Höfe – Parking lot P2
40474 Dusseldorf

Wednesday, December 6 and Thursday, December 7, 2017
From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day Register as a visitor by email at to receive an invitation code for free entrance to the fair. Entrance on the door is 100 Euros.
Finger food, sandwiches and drinks are available in the lounge areas.

Stylepark is the media partner of Architect@Work.


12 noon

“Up close and personal”

Konstantin Jaspert of JSWD Architekten

JSWD Architekten’s work often resembles a textile fabric and tells a story of the developer and use of the structure. By way of artistic close-up shots, the lecture shows how façades become image bearers for buildings.

2 p.m.

“Great wrapping – Textile Materials in Architecture: New South Entrance to Messe Dusseldorf and Textilakademie NRW”

Jörg Bredenbröcker of Slapa Oberholz Pszczulny Architekten (sop)

Alongside the trade-fair hall and a new conference area, the new South Entrance with its oversize fabric canopy is part of the refurbishment of the southern section of Messe Dusseldorf. sop Architekten also employed textiles in their design for Textilakademie NRW: Here, the textile façade encases the building like a drape.

4 p.m.

“External constraints” Gert Lorber of Lorber Paul Architekten

Gert Lorber’s lecture looks at “external constraints,” also known as influencing factors in the design and project process, and outlines the sometimes rather odd routes taken to arrive at a decision.

Konstantin Jaspert, JSWD Architekten
"Room of Silence", Exhibition: JSWD Architekten - hautnah
Jörg Bredenbröcker, Slapa Oberholz Pszczulny Architekten
Neue Messe Süd und Textilakademie NRW
Gert Lorber and Annette Paul, Lorber Paul Architekten
Residential and commercial district "Grüner Weg" in Cologne

THURSDAY, December 7, 2017

12 noon

 “Will architecture still exist tomorrow?”

Prof. Johannes Kister, kister scheithauer gross architekten und stadtplaner GmbH

Architecture is peddled as a selling point – yet planning is frequently subject to supposed cost control instruments and technical demands, as well as the political obsession with energy-saving “packaging” for all buildings. Prof. Johannes Kister shows which fields of action are possible and necessary for the field of architecture to survive in the future.

2 p.m.

“Architectural concepts"

Christoph Eppacher, Snøhetta

Diverse, but with a focus on a strong concept: Christoph will be introducing Snøhetta’s mode of working in his lecture and providing a closer look at some of the projects created in this way.

4 p.m.

“Architecture.Textile – Textiles can do just about anything”

Hannes Bäuerle of Raumprobe

Textiles are in vogue and provide a great many solutions, from “smart textiles” to “fine fabrics” and “strong fibers.” Technical textiles have recently shifted boundaries, be it as reinforcements in new types of cement or as the modern building material carbon. In the 21st century, textiles have blossomed as true all-rounders. Experience the fascinating diversity and latest innovations in architectural fabrics hands on, as well as the possibilities inherent in them, alongside the Architecture. Textile exhibition of materials at Architect@Work.

Prof. Johannes Kister, kister scheithauer gross architekten und stadtplaner GmbH
Gerling-Quartier, Cologne
Christoph Eppacher, Snøhetta
Tverrfjellhytta, Norwegian Wild Reindeer Pavilion
Hannes Bäuerle, RaumProbe
Jacquardfabric "Origami 7.0 270791" by Gebrüder Munzert GmbH & Co KG.