DFG chooses the “Integrative Computational Design and Construction for Architecture” (IntCDC) Proposal for Cluster of Excellence for the final round.

The German Research Foundation (DFG) has selected 88 out of 196 Clusters of Excellence projects to proceed to the full proposal stage. Applicants who were successful in the draft proposal stage are now invited to submit full proposals to the DFG by 21 February 2018. The administrative agreement envisages funding for 45 to 50 Clusters of Excellence.

The vision of this Cluster of Excellence is to harness the full potential of digital technologies to rethink design and construction based on integration and interdisciplinarity, with the goal to enable game-changing innovation in the building sector. The Cluster aims to lay the methodological foundations for a profound modernisation of the design and building process and related building systems by adopting a systematic, holistic and integrative computational approach.

The IntCDC Proposal is led by Prof. Achim Menges and Tobias Schwinn from the Institute of Computational Design and Construction.


For more information about the Clusters of Excellence, please view the links below:

German Research Foundation: http://www.dfg.de
Press Release University of Stuttgart: https://www.uni-stuttgart.de