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Inaugural Lecture by Prof. Peter Eingartner

Profilbild Peter Eingartner
Prof. Peter Eingartner © Andrea Hansen

On the occasion of his appointment as Professor of Design and Building Construction at the Department of CITY I BUILDING I CULTURE, Prof. Peter Eingartner will hold his inaugural lecture on the 8th of January 2024 entitled "Windows, façades, city. The window as an element shaping the cityscape".

Windows, facade, city
The window as an element that characterises the cityscape

The wall opening as well as its covering and closing device is structurally complex; at the same time – and perhaps precisely for this reason – the window is one of the most expressive elements in architecture: the way in which it is designed determines the character of a building – and, multiplied in an urban context, shapes the cityscape as a whole. Various examples from the history of architecture, from current building projects and examples of our own projects illustrate the outstanding importance of window design for the overall effect of the architectural appearance of a building and show possibilities for fine-tuning, also with regard to regional specifics.

About the person
Peter Eingartner, born in 1966, studied architecture at the Technical University of Berlin and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, where he graduated in 1996. After graduating, he gained extensive experience working for various renowned architectural firms, including Müller Reimann Architekten and Kahlfeldt Architekten in Berlin. Since 2004, he has been running his own architectural practice together with Alexander Khorrami.

In 2009, Peter Eingartner took on a teaching position at the Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) Cottbus. He has also given numerous lectures and guest critiques at renowned educational institutions such as ETH Zurich, TU Berlin, TU Dresden and the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. His professional commitment is also reflected in his memberships in the Berlin Chamber of Architects (since 2002) and the Association of German Architects Berlin (since 2007). In 2021, he became a member of the Berlin Association of Architects and Engineers. Peter Eingartner has been Professor of Design and Construction at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam since 2023.

Inaugural lecture
When: 08/01/2024, 6.00 pm
Where: House D / 011
Meeting ID: 666 7213 5880
Identification code: 60405897

The inaugural lecture is open to the public, will take place on site in presence and will be broadcast live in parallel. Interested parties are welcome. Following the lecture, there will be a small reception in the foyer of House D.