Architecture in the foyer 2023

International Architecture Lectures & Design Educates Awards

The international presentation series “architecture in the foyer” is dedicated to authentic insights from architects. Their philosophy and projects are the central focus of the day. Once again, we have acquired renowned speakers from Europe and overseas. However different their backgrounds, work styles, focal points and attitudes to architectural issues may be, they have a lot in common because they don’t think of architecture in isolation, but within the larger and smaller context. They put people at the centre and create useful, empowering and motivating buildings with added value. 

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28th September 2023

Preisträger Design Educates Awards

15:00* | Welcome at the Solarlux Campus | Registration

16:00 | Welcome address by Stefan Holtgreife CEO Solarlux 

16:15 | Dense and Green Cities: Architecture as an Urban Ecosystem
Prof. Dr. Thomas Schröpfer, Director, Advanced Architecture Laboratory, Singapore University of Technology and Design

17:00 | An Exemplary City
Jeroen de Willigen, De Zwarte Hond

18:30 | Design Educates Awards Ceremony
and opening of the DEA exhibition

20:00 | Get-together with live music and finger food


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29th September 2023

Architektur im Foyer Solarlux Campus

11:30 | Welcome & Registration

12:00 | Factory tour: Production and logistics 

13:00 | Welcome address by Stefan Holtgreife CEO Solarlux

13:15 | About us, trends and liveable architecture
Mark Jenewein, LOVE architecture + urbanism | Graz, AT

14:00 |  Lunch Break

15:00 | From Train to City: People, Place, Purpose, Poetry
Arne Lijbers, Mecanoo | Delft, NL

16:00 | A target to continue writing the history, instead of writing history
Bart Lens, Lens Ass Architects

17:00 | Discussion and summary by Prof. Jan Krause, AMM Hochschule Bochum

17:15 | Get-together with finger food

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Speakers 2023

Design Educates Awards

The Design Educates Awards recognise the educational potential of architecture and design. The ability to communicate the implemented solutions and features is the main theme of the awards. Such an informational layer of design and architecture provides an important opportunity for dialogue between the user and the designer. The objective of the awards is to recognise, showcase, and globally promote the best ideas and implementations of architecture and design that educate.

The competiton is founded by Laka, an international network based in Poland. Since its beginning the awards are supported by Solarlux.

For the first time since the Corona pandemic, we will be offering guided tours through the production halls. Please be there early enough on Friday. Our architectural consultants will guide you through the halls. You experience production as well as shipping and logistics live during working hours.

2022's Edition


Finally live again! On the first day of 2022, we welcomed David Basulto, Editor in Chief at Archdaily, and Till Gröner from Supertecture. Prof. Christian Heuchel, Ortner & Ortner Baukunst, Prof. Anna Heringer, Studio Anna Heringer and Dries Vens and Maarten Vanbelle from Atelier Vens Vanbelle followed on the second day.

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