Shortlisted for Tamayouz Excellence Award’s Women in Architecture and Construction Award and Mohamed Makiya Prize, Egyptian academic, architect and inventor Hanaa Dahy discusses the importance of acting now for a sustainable future.
The ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien (Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe), which is a renowned well-known culture and arts center in Germany had held the Karlsruher Forum 2020 on Wednesday the 14th of October 2020 with the topic of “New materials for a new world for our future” (Bioal¬che¬mie – unsere Zukunft? Neue Materia¬lien für eine neue Welt) . Prof. Hanaa Dahy has held an introductory lecture in this event with the title: Gold Straw replaces Plastic!
This radio interview discussed opportunities towards future sustainable architecture both in Germany and globally and how BioMat Department at ITKE is supporting that along with all partners and colleagues of the University of Stuttgart and in Stuttgart region.
The interview was moderated by Mr. Robin Christoph Knapp who interviewed Prof. Hanaa Dahy and the discussion covered many interesting developments and ideas linked with sustainability in the building sector and the adaptation of similar developments from other industrial fields including electronics, automotive, textile & material engineering, aircraft design engineering, and others.
In the lecture, entitled ‘Towards Industrialised Architecture’ Hanaa Dahy shared both her own projects and current projects by BioMat students. She opened with an introduction to the organisation, which accommodates internal and external PhD students, and covers biometrics, smart materials and design and fabrication systems, to explore the potential applications of bio-based materials in sustainable architecture.
Text and Image Source: sto-stiftung.de
Short Interview- 3 questions & 3 answers (in German)
What are your main research areas?
Your focus is biomimetics. Which kind of invention in nature do you admire the most?
Can you tell us three of your favourite buildings in Stuttgart and why you like them?
BioMat pavilion was featured in the local news (Stuttgater Zeitung/ Stuttgart Nachrichten) as well as in the “Architekturblatt”, the German online architecture magazine.
The University of Stuttgart portrayed Jun.-Prof. Hanaa Dahy in a series on women in academic teaching and research.
Find the article in German language and read about her views on motivation, vision and hard work under this link.
Jun.-Prof. Hanaa Dahy published an article about the Efficient Fabrication of Sustainable Building Products from Annually Generated Non-wood Cellulosic Fibres and Bioplastics with Improved Flammability Resistance in the journal Waste and Biomass Valorization.