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Prof. Martin Ostermann

Areas of Research: Adaptive Building, Materials Science-New Materials-Biomaterials, Architecture and Housing, Bioeconomy/Biointelligence, Lightweight Structures
Thematic Priority: New materials

Field of Work

The Chair of Building Technology, Construction and Design focuses on adaptive architecture and new materials. Prof. Ostermann wants to develop new architectural concepts in times of climate change. For example, buildings should be able to move from coast to inland in response to a rising sea level. In addition, Ostermann is trying to develop renewable and CO2-neutral materials, which are sustainable in contrast to existing materials such as concrete, masonry, steel and wood.

The research goal is to find alternatives to concrete. Ostermann’s main objective is to seek solutions for how architecture should respond to the new climatic and societal conditions

Personal Information

Professor Martin Ostermann, born 1968, has been teaching at the Chair of Building Technology, Construction and Design at the University of Stuttgart since the winter semester 2018/19. He studied architecture at the RWTH Aachen University, the Bartlett School of Architecture and the Architectural Association in London. After graduating, he worked for six years at Studio Daniel Libeskind in Berlin. In 2005, he founded the architecture firm magma architecture together with a partner. One large project carried out by the Berlin-based firm was the complex for the Olympic and Paralympic shooting events at the 2012 Olympics in London. With magma architecture, Ostermann received numerous awards, including the AIA UK Award and the IOC/IAKS Award. In 2012, he received an AIA Board of Directors Citation in recognition of his contribution to the new master plan for the World Trade Center in New York, on which he worked as a project manager at Studio Daniel Libeskind.


Prof. Martin Ostermann
University of Stuttgart
Institute of Building Technology, Construction and Design, Chair 2 (IBK2)
phone: +49 (0)711 685-83253

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