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3D PRINTED FUTURE FACADE – From Research to Application / Moritz Mungenast

March 19 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


3D PRINDED FUTURE FACADE – from research to application


Moritz Mungenast


March 19, 2024| 12:30 pm – 02:00 pm AEDT


Why should we print building envelopes? What are the potentials of Additive Manufacturing in architecture to resolve our pressing challenges in the construction sector to reduce the CO2 footprint and to establish the circular use on building materials? How can we use AM in a way that we create more value in comparison to other production methods? How can we design smart geometries to fulfill the different functions of building envelopes by using the full potential of 3D printing? What does it mean for the architectural design esthetics?

These research questions are the focus in this lecture and will be illustrated based on the research project ‘3D Printed Future Facade’ and the first applications by Moritz Mungenast.

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Moritz Mungenast

Moritz Mungenast, Professor Dr.-Ing., is an architect, researcher and expert in 3D-printed architecture based in Munich. In 2014, Moritz Mungenast developed the idea of additively manufacturing a multifunctional façade from transparent and recyclable plastic. He is founder of MUNGENAST / MORRONI – Office for 3D-Printed Architecture – and was cofounder of 3F Studio – Mungenast Tessin Morroni (2019-2021) and worked for international architecture firms from 2003 to 2011, including Shigeru Ban Architects Paris and Auer+Weber Munich, after completing his architecture studies at the Technical University of Munich in 2003. In 2009, Moritz Mungenast began his academic career as a research assistant at the TU Munich at the two chairs of “Emerging Technologies” and “Design and Building Envelope”. In addition to organizational management and teaching with various visiting professors (Jakob Van Rijs MVRDV, Max Dudler, Stefan Behnisch, Mario Cucinella,…), he developed his own teaching modules and initiated and led the research area “3D-printed building envelopes” as part of his doctorate, which he completed in 2019, in which he investigated the potential of the production process “3D printing” for architecture and especially for the building envelope and started the AMC research group at TUM. He has published numerous articles in the international trade press, initiated symposia, his projects have been reported on television and radio and he has given a large number of lectures at universities, conferences and companies worldwide. His motivation is to develop new architectural and design solutions, to reduce construction technology and to simplify the construction process sustainably through the sensible use of digital tools and to create added value for society. Since October 2021, he has been appointed Professor of Architecture at IU International University Nuermberg.




March 19
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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