What this conferences is about

There is a continued need to stimulate and rethink the innovative and creative design of architectural structures and to bring specialists around architecture and structures together to collaborate when tackling the many new challenges of our times. The aim of the ICSA conferences is to present research and the latest developments in the field blending the perspectives from research, practice and teaching. The conference enables the gathering of international participants interested in the recent advances in the art, practice and theory of designing and building (infra)structures in which the structural and architectonic values are consciously combined and the contribution of each other is mutually enhanced. Hence, each presentation must explore the relationship between Structures and Architecture. In order to exemplify the academic and practical breadth and depth of the conference, we have included links to the final programs hereafter.


REstructure REmaterialize REthink REuse — ICSA2025 in Antwerp calls for a re-imagination of current practices regarding structures and architecture. As a response to the pressing global climate and energy crisis and with new settings and tools, the design and construction of our built environment should be reconsidered and extended. We invite all researchers and practitioners to contribute their research and expertise to the effort.


The conference is intended for an audience of researchers and practitioners worldwide with a background in architecture and/or structural engineering. These include academics, researchers, students, architects, structural and construction engineers, landscape architects, other technical consultants, contractors, manufacturers, material suppliers, project managers, developers, contract administrators, asset managers, authorities and others.


The official language of the Conference is English.

Conference Chairs

Prof Mario Rinke
Faculty of Design Sciences,
University of Antwerp,
Antwerp, Belgium



Prof Marie Frier Hvejsel,
Aarhus School of Architecture,
Aarhus, Denmark

Local Organising Committee

Mario Rinke, University of Antwerp

Bob Geldermans, University of Antwerp

Lara Schrijver, University of Antwerp

Maarten Van Acker, University of Antwerp

Filip Van de Voorde, University of Antwerp

Aurélie de Boissieu, Liège Université

Laurens Luyten, KU Leuven

Thomas Vilquin, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Caroline Voet, KU Leuven

Critical Practice Organising Committee

Isak Worre Foged, The Royal Danish Academy

Hugo Mulder, University of Southern Denmark

Anne-Catrin Schultz, Wentworth Institute of Technology

Filip Van de Voorde, University of Antwerp

Mario Rinke, University of Antwerp


International Scientific Committee (as of April 2023)

Sigrid Adriaenssens, Princeton University, United States

Yenal Akgun, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkiye

Jorge Alberto Galindo Diaz, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia

Margo Annemans, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Joaquín Antuña Bernardo, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Rachel Armstrong, KU Leuven, Belgium

Maziar Asefi, Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada

Shady Attia, University of Liège, Belgium

Amaryllis Audenaert, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Edyta Augustinowicz, Berner Fachhochschule, Switzerland

Phil Ayres, Royal Danish Academy, Denmark

Carlos Banon, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore

Matthias Beckh, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Anne Beim, The Royal Danish Academy – School of Architecture, Denmark

Jan Belis, Ghent University, Belgium

Bert Belmans, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Ditte Bendix Lanng, Aalborg University, Denmark

Christiane Berger, Aalborg University, Denmark

Peter Bertram, Det Kongelige Akademi, Denmark

Henriette Bier, TU Delft, Netherlands

Matej Blenkus, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Johan Blom, Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium

Terri Boake, University of Waterloo, Canada

Jonathan Michael Broyles, University of Colorado Boulder, United States

Matthias Buyle, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Jose Manuel Cabrero, University of Navarra, Spain

Juan Jose Castellon Gonzalez, Rice University, United States

Airong Chen, Tongji University, China

Carole Collet, University of the Arts London, United Kingdom

Claudia Colmo, Det Kongelige Akademi, Denmark

Rossella Corrao, University of Palermo, Italy

David Correa, University of Waterloo, Canada

David Costanza, Cornell University, United States

Paulo Cruz, University of Minho, Portugal

Pierluigi D’Acunto, TU München, Germany

Marwa Dabaieh, Malmo University, Sweden

Martyn Dade-Robertson, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Greet de Block, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Tim De Kock, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Niels De Temmerman, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Johan De Walsche, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Kevin Dong, Cal Poly – SLO, United States

Elizabeth Donovan, Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark

Theo Dounas, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Frans Drewniak, Royal Danish Academy, Denmark

Matthew Dylan Anderson, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design , Norway

Henriette Ejstrup, Royal Danish Academy, Denmark

Martina Eliasova, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic

Sara Eloy, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Elise Elsacker, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Demi Fang, MIT, United States

Ernesto Fenollosa, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

Jorge Fernandes, ISISE, University of Minho, Portugal

Rui Fernandes Póvoas, Faculty of Architecture – University of Porto, Portugal

Bruno Figueiredo, University of Minho, Portugal

Günther H. Filz, Universität Innsbruck, Austria

Patric Fischli-Boson, ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

Corentin Fivet, EPFL Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Jonathan Foote, Aarhus University, Denmark

Lee Franck, LEEN, Luxembourg

Marie Frier Hvejsel, Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark

Stefano Gabriele, University Roma Tre, Italy

Bob Geldermans, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Pedram Ghelichi, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Ute Christina Groba, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway

Elena Guidetti, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Felix Heisel, Cornell University, United States

Goncalo Castro Henriques, Universidade Federal do Rio Janeiro, Brazil

Jonas Holst, San Jorge University, Spain

Markus Matthias Hudert, Aarhus University, Denmark

OIga Ioannou, TU Delft, Netherlands

Mohamed Ismail, University of Virginia, United States

Ornella Iuorio, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Andrea Jelic, Aalborg University, Denmark

David Jenny, ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

Lotte Marianne Bjerregaard Jensen, Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark

Mads Brath Jensen, Aalborg University, Denmark

Aliakbar Kamari, Aarhus University, Denmark

Ellen Kathrine Hansen, Aalborg University, Denmark

Svenja Keune, University of Borås, Denmark

Line Kjaer Frederiksen, Royal Danish Academy, School of Architecture, Denmark

Thaleia Konstantinou, TU Delft, Netherlands

Toni Kotnik, Aalto University, Finland

Mikkel K. Kragh, Aarhus University, Denmark

Anders Kruse Aagaard, Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark

Michelle Laboy, Northeastern University, United States

Hortense Le Ferrand, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Katharina Lindenberg, Berner Fachhochschule, Switzerland

Davide Lombardi, Xi’an Jiaotong – Liverpool University, China

Lennert Loos, KU Leuven, Belgium

Christian Louter, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Laurens Luyten, KU Leuven, Belgium

Jerzy Franciszek Łątka, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland

Fernando Madrazo-Aguirre, COWI, United Kingdom

Ognen Marina, University “SS. Cyril and Methodius” in Skopje, North Macedonia

Leonor Marques Mano Domingos, Iscte – University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal

Niels Martin Larsen, Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark

Daniel Mateus, Lisbon School of Architecture, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Aníbal Maury-Ramírez, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Christina McCoy, Oklahoma State University, United States

Urs Meister, University of Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein

Alessandro Melis, New York Institute of Technology, United States

Annalisa Meyboom, University of British Columbia, United States

Marta Molina-Huelva, University of Seville, Spain

Climent Molins, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

José Manoel Morales Sánchez, University of Brasilia, Brazil

Hugo Mulder, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Vitor Murtinho, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Roberto Naboni, SDU CREATE, Denmark

Rafael Novais Passarelli, Hasselt University, Belgium

Deborah Oakley, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, United States

Patrick Ole Ohlbrock, TU München, Germany

Faidra Oikonomopoulou, TU Delft, Netherlands

Daniel Oliveira, University of Minho, Portugal

Ivo Oliveira, University of Minho, Portugal

Tina Vestermann Olsen, Aalborg University, Denmark

María Dolores Otero Chans, University of A Coruña, Spain

Dilan Ozkan, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Dario Parigi, Aalborg University, Denmark

Anke Pasold, KEA, Denmark

Milinda Pathiraja, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Claus Peder Pedersen, Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark

Marios C. Phocas, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Maciej Piekarski, Rzeszow University of Technology, Poland

Mariana Popescu, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Olga Popovic Larsen, Royal Danish Academy, Denmark

Alberto Pugnale, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Ricardo Pontes Resende, Iscte, Portugal

Juan Rey Rey, Universidad de A Coruña, Spain

Lara Reyniers, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Adrien Rigobello, Royal Danish Academy, Denmark

Felipe Riola-Parada, Bremen City University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Carmen Rist-Stadelmann, University of Liechtentein, Liechtenstein

Matteo Robiglio, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Jef Rombouts, Stad Antwerpen, Belgium

Andrea Rossi, Universität Kassel, Germany

Anders Rønnquist, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Sareh Saeidi Derakhshi, The Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway

Dana Saez, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Bjørn Normann Sandaker, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway

Eireen Schreurs, TU Delft, Netherlands

Lara Schrijver, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Torsten Schröder, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Anne-Catrin Schultz, Wentworth Institute of Technology, United States

Regin Schwaen, North Dakota State University, United States

Luca Sgambi, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium

ElcioGomes Silva, Câmara dos Deputados – Congresso Nacional – Brasil, Brazil

Rui Silva, ISISE – University of Minho, Portugal

Joris Smits, Ney Partners, Netherlands

Juan María Songel, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

Ronny Standtke, Berner Fachhochschule, Switzerland

Stefania Stellacci, ISCTE, Portugal

Félix Suárez Riestra, University of A Coruña, Spain

Romuald Tarczewski, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland

André Tavares, Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto, Portugal

Martin Tegelaar, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Jay Renée Thalmann, ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

Dimitris Theodossopoulos, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Thomas K. Thiis, Norwegian University of Life Science, Norway

Philip Tidwell, University of California – Berkeley, United States

Martín Torres, University of Colorado, Boulder, United States

Marcelo Tramontano, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Robert Brandt Trempe Jr, Arkitektskolen Aarhus, Denmark

Patrizia Trovalusci, Sapienza Univerity of Rome, Italy

Franca Trubiano, University of Pennsylvania, United States

Tenna Tvedebrink, Aalborg University, Denmark

Filip Van de Voorde, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Stephanie Van de Voorde, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Ruben Van Vooren, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Frederik Vandyck, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Fred Veer, TU Delft, Netherlands

Tina Vejrum, Cowi A/S, Denmark

Ruben Verstraeten, Ghent University, Belgium

Thomas Vilquin, Faculté d’Architecture La Cambre Horta ULB, Belgium

Caroline Voet, KU Leuven, Belgium

Maria Vrontissi, University of Thessaly, Greece

Shuaizhong Wang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Katrina Marstrand Wiberg, Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark

Isak Worre Foged, The Royal Danish Academy, Denmark

Jan Wurm, KU Leuven, Belgium