Lectures and Exhibitions

 

 

Forward-looking scientific events in construction-related fields are held at the Oskar von Miller Forum.

Lectures

Excellent keynote and evening lectures form a significant part of the programme of events. These not only serve aspects such as securing the future and improving quality in construction-related fields, but are also interdisciplinary, intercultural, and innovative in content. They focus on topics of current interest in engineering, architecture and other construction-related areas, not neglecting social issues and developments. Keynote lectures concentrate on the main topics of engineering across the disciplines. 

The Forum also seeks a dialogue with experts through impromptu evening lectures in order to respond flexibly to issues of topical interest. Similar to the keynote lectures, evening lectures are interdisciplinary and intercultural in content.

Exhibitions

In 2016 the exhibition "The fifth view - of arches, shells, domes, roofs and their engineers" was devoted to masterly roof structures from antiquity to the present and documented innovativeness and technical excellence delivered by architects and engineers.

"Fascinating construction process. From the idea to built reality - the art of engineering by Bollinger + Grohmann Ingenieure" documented the emerging of outstanding buildings in November 2015.

The design principles in the work of the exceptional civil engineer Stefan Polónyi have been presented in the exhibition "Bearing lines – bearing surfaces" in November 2014.

In November 2013 the "Landscape and Structures" exhibition provided a specific glimpse into civil engineering in Switzerland with a special relationship to the landscape.