02 July 2014


International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction
Working Commission W104 “Open Building Implementation”


CIB W104 Open Building Implementation will be hosting a parallel session including seminars and exhibition at the International Union of Architects World Congress of Architects to be held at the International Convention Centre in Durban, South Africa, from 3-7 August 2014. The function of this session is to exchange views with the architects coming from all over the world on a number of different but related ideas about the making of environment, for instance:

  • The idea of distinct Levels of intervention in the built environment, such as those represented by 'base building*' and 'fit-out*', or by urban design and architecture.
  • The idea that users / inhabitants may make design decisions as well as professionals.
  • The idea that, more generally, designing is a process with multiple participants also including different kinds of professionals.
  • The idea that the interface between technical systems allows the replacement of one system with another performing the same function - as with different fit-out systems applied in a specific base building.
  • The idea that built environment is in constant transformation and change must be recognized and understood.
  • The idea that built environment is the product of an ongoing, never ending design process, in which environment transforms part by part.

CIB W104 Open Building Implementation's exhibition and sessions are open to all registered congress delegates. We are delighted to invite you to join us for sharing your ideas.

Details of CIB W104 Open Building Implementation's sessions: 

Date: 4th Aug – 6th Aug 2014

Time: Morning session 11:00 – 13:00;

         Afternoon session 14:00 – 16:00

Venue: MR 11AB (CIB W104 Open Building Implementation), ICC


Please refer to the final programme of the conference for full details, and the information of this programme partner.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about CIB W104, please feel free to email Ms. Eva LIU (liuyiyi@connect.hku.hk) directly for assistance, or visit our website. We look forward to welcoming you all at the conference!

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