“Design in accordance with regulations, norms, and recommendations”
The first “Update-Wissen” ("Update-Knowledge"-Event) is planned to start in autumn 2015 with the topic “design and fire protection”.
Bringing school and university curricula up to date with contemporary findings, creative exchange of experiences with theory and practice, and professional further training in the sense of lifelong learning – those are all goals of a circle of experts under the moderation of Prof. Rudolf Schricker and the Institut Innenarchitektur + Design. The interdisciplinary group, consisting of experts, planners, designers, engineers, university lecturers, and producers as well as users and contractors, is discussing “design and fire protection” as the initial topic. The goal of the planned intense exchange is to make the “hot” topic of fire protection compatible with the inventive and imaginative design process, so that a greater understanding of norms and regulations and a creative network of theoretical and practical solutions can come into being. “Especially inventive yet fireproof” would be a desirable quality label that transmits a comprehensive repertoire of design freedom in the context of fire protection considerations, thus encouraging use without fear of liability or planning errors. Accordingly, the findings from the experts’ discussion are to be included in a textbook that can serve as operative planning guidance for the practical work of designers at the same time. With a high-carat team of well-known fire protection experts, planning and architecture companies that are active worldwide, such as Blocher+Blocher, JOI-Design, Herzog+Kassel, and Spek-Design, and the expert economic and organizational support of the flat laminate producer (HPL) Dekodur, the first “Update-Wissen” (Update-Knowledge) is scheduled for the 20th and 21st of November 2015. The event is planned to start as a big working conference on the premises made for that purpose in the new Berlin Airport and to move on to various smaller workshops with special themes during the day. At the end of the day, a “fireside chat” – with the announced attendance of architect Meinhard von Gerkan, among others – will provide time to discuss the workshop findings. Last, a tour of the not yet operative airport on Saturday morning will provide information about the delays and the still lacking operation permit. More about the exciting opening event as well as a detailed program can be read in the coming InteriorFashion – the exclusive media partner of the “Update-Wissen” event series. Photo: Dekodur GmbH & Co.KG