About

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.

Theme

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.

Participants

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.

Language

The official language of the Conference is English.

Conference Chairs

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

Contact:
icsa2025-chair(AT)uantwerpen.be

 

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

Contact:
icsa2025-cp(AT)uantwerpen.be

International Scientific Commitee (as of April 2023)

Airong Chen, Tongji University, China

Alberto Pugnale, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Alessandro Melis, New York Institute of Technology, United States

Aliakbar Kamari, Aarhus University, Denmark

Anders Kruse Aagaard, Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark

Anders Rønnquist, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Andrea Jelic, Aalborg University, Denmark

Anke Pasold, Copehagen School of Design and Technology, Denmark

Annalisa Meyboom, University of British Columbia, Canada

Anne Beim, KADK – School of Architecture, Denmark

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

Bruno Figueiredo, University of Minho, Portugal

Carlos Banon, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore

Carmen Rist-Stadelmann, University of Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein

Christian Louter, TU Dresden, Germany

Christiane Berger, Aalborg University, Denmark

Claus Peder Pedersen, Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark

Climent Molins, Technical Univeriy of Catalonia, Spain

Corentin Fivet, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland

Dario Parigi, Aalborg University, Denmark

David Correa, University of Waterloo, Canada 

David Costanza, Cornell University, United States

Deborah Oakley, University of Nevada, United States of America

Dilan Ozkan, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Dimitris Theodossopoulos, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Ditte Bendix Lanng, Aalborg University, Denmark

Elcio Gomes da Silva, Chamber of Deputies, Brazil

Ellen Kathrine Hansen, Aalborg University, Denmark

Ernesto Fenollosa Forner, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spanien

Faidra Oikonomopoulou, TU Delft, The Netherlands

Félix L. Suárez Riestra, Escola Técnica Superior de Arquitectura, Spain

Fernando Madrazo-Aguirre, COWI / Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Franca Trubiano, University of Pennsylvania, United States

Frans Drewniak, Royal Danish Academy, Denmark

Fred Veer, TU Delft, Netherlands

Frederik Vandyck, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Greet de Block, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Günther Filz, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Henriette Ejstrup, Royal Danish Academy, Denmark

Hugo Mulder, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Isak Worre Foged, Aalborg University, Denmark

Ivo Oliveira, Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Jan Belis, Ghent University, Belgium

Jerzy Latka, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland

Joaquín Antuña Bernardo, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain 

Jonas Holst, San Jorge University, Spain

Jonathan Foote, Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark

Jorge Alberto Galindo Diaz, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia

Joris Smits, TU Delft, the Netherlands

José Manuel Cabrero, University of Navarra, Spain

José Sánchez, University of Brasilia, Brazil

Juan José Castellón, Rice University – Houston, USA

Juan María Songel, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

Juan Rey Rey, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Kevin Dong, Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo, United States of America

Laurens Luyten, KU Leuven, Belgium

Lee Franck, Independent Consultant, Luxembourg

Line Kjær Frederiksen, The Royal Danish Academy, Denmark

Lotte Bjerregaard Jensen, Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark

Luca Sgambi, UCLouvain, Belgium

Maciej Piekarski Rzeszow, University of Techmology, Poland

Mads Brath Jensen, Aalborg University, Denmark

María Dolores Otero Chans, Universidade da Coruña, Spain 

Maria Vrontissi, University of Thessaly, Greece

Mariana Popescu, TU Delft, Netherlands

Marie Frier Hvejsel, Aalborg University, Denmark

Marios C. Phocas, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Markus Matthias Hudert, Aarhus University, Denmark

Marta Molina, University of Seville, Spain

Martina Eliasova, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic

Martyn Dade-Robertson, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Marwa Dabaieh, Malmö University, Sweden

Matej Blenkuš, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Matthias Beckh, Technical University of Dresden, Germany

Maziar Asefi, Ryerson University, Canada

Michelle Laboy, Northeastern University, United States

Mikkel K. Kragh, Aarhus University, Denmark

Milinda Pathiraja, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Niels Martin Larsen, Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark

Nils Erik Anders Rønnquist, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Ognen Marina, University Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Macedonia

Ole Ohlbrock, Technical University of Munich, Germany

Olga Popovic Larsen, KADK – School of Architecture, Denmark

Ornella Luorio, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Patrizia Trovalusci, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Paulo Cruz, University of Minho, Portugal

Peter Bertram, Royal Danish Academy, Denmark

Phil Ayres, Royal Danish Academy, Denmark

Philip Tidwell, McGill University, Canada

Pierluigi D’Acunto, Technical University of Munich, Germany 

Regin Schwaen, North Dakota University, United States of America

Roberto Naboni, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Romuald Tarczewski, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland

Rossella Corrao, University of Palermo, Italy

Rui Fernandes Póvoas, Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Sareh Saeidi, Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway

Sigrid Adriaenssens, Princeton University, United States

Stefano Gabriele, Roma Tre University, Italy

Svenja Keune, Royal Danish Academy, Denmark

Tenna Doktor Olsen Tvedebrink, Aalborg University, Denmark

Terri Boake, University of Waterloo, Canada

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

Thomas Vilquin, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Tina Vejrum, COWI / IABSE, Denmark

Tina Vestermann Olsen, Aalborg University, Denmark

Toni Kotnik, Aalto University, Finland

Urs Meister, University of Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein

Ute Groba, Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway

Vitor Murtinho, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Yenal Akgün, Yaşar University, Turkey