The vision of this Cluster of Excellence is to harness the full potential of digital technologies to rethink design and construction based on integration and interdisciplinarity, with the goal to enable game-changing innovation in the building sector. The cluster’s 22 principal investigators represent the breadth of scientific excellence across seven faculties of the University of Stuttgart and the Max-Planck-Institute for Intelligent Systems. The IntCDC proposal is led by Prof. Achim Menges from the Institute of Computational Design and Construction.
The productivity of the construction industry has been stagnating for decades and already the construction sector consumes over 40 percent of the global resources and energy today. This and the big social, ecological, economic and cultural relevance of architecture show that new approaches are urgently required for planning and building. The excellence cluster therefore has the goal of using the full potential of digital technologies in order to rethink planning and building and to enable pioneering innovations for the construction industry through a systematic, holistic and integrative computer-based approach.
A central objective is the development of a subordinate methodology of the “co-design” of methods, processes and systems, based on interdisciplinary research between the fields of architecture, civil engineering, engineering geodesy, production and system technology, computer science and robotics, as well as social sciences and the humanities