Prof. Dr. Silke Langenberg
Silke is Full Professor of Construction Heritage and Preservation at the Department of Architecture at ETH Zurich. Her research focusses on rationalisation of building processes as well as questions of the development, repair, recognition and long-term preservation of serially, industrially and digitally produced constructions.
In connection with her research on system buildings, she addressed in particular the intrinsic conflict between the underlying concept of a building and the material preservation of its original substance. She was one of the first that emphasises on the necessity of taking engineering aspects into account in preservation.
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