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Living spaces of the future: digital - sustainable - smart

A special show by the Fraunhofer Building Innovation Alliance at BAU 2019

Digitization, climate change, scarcity of resources and housing shortages - these trends call for society, business and research alike to change their ways. The construction industry also has to develop innovative and sustainable solutions to meet the constantly growing demands placed on buildings. It is becoming increasingly important to think in cross-industry terms and act via networks. The member institutes of the Fraunhofer Building Innovation Alliance are working continuously on interdisciplinary solutions and systems to actively shape the "living spaces of the future". With its special show at BAU 2019, Hall C2, Booth 528, the Fraunhofer alliance will be presenting innovative products and system solutions from its construction research.

Four theme areas:

Digitization: the physical building and the digital twin

New sustainability: materials, recycling and energy efficiency

Smart living: user-friendly living

Smart cities and resilient quarters

Press releases


Press release / 5.11.2018

Living spaces of the future

With its special show at BAU 2019, Hall C2, Stand 528, the Fraunhofer Alliance will present innovative products and system solutions from its construction research.


Press release / 5.11.2018

A novel approach to recycling construction waste

Four Fraunhofer Institutes have joined forces in the BauCycle project to kick-start recycling of sand and gravel fine particle fractions that cannot be reclaimed today for reuse in further construction projects.


Press release / 5.11.2018

Construction using concrete reinforced with renewable materials

A research team at the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut WKI is now replacing these fabrics with eco-friendly natural fibers.


Press release / 5.11.2018

An energy-efficient means of water damage restoration

A new electric, vapor-permeable, flexible drying system developed by Fraunhofer researchers reduces the moisture evenly throughout building components in an energy-efficient manner.


Press release / 11.12.2018

Research for »Living spaces of the future« – The Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP at BAU 2019

The Fraunhofer IBP presents innovative products and system solutions in the areas of digitalization, new sustainability, user-friendly residential buildings and resilient city districts.