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Registration open for Woodrise 2022

InnoRenew CoE and the University of Primorska are organizing one of the world’s most important conferences in modern sustainable construction. Woodrise 2022 will be held from 6–9 September 2022 in Portorož, Slovenia. Conference registration is now open.

Woodrise 2022 will host international multistory timber construction experts on the Slovenian coast to present the sector’s latest architectural and engineering developments. The conference will highlight topics advocated by the European Green Deal and the New European Bauhaus. Speakers will discuss the renovation, rehabilitation and restoration of existing buildings using timber construction technologies.

The conference will be held 6-7 September 2022 in Portorož, Slovenia, at Congress Center Bernardin. Best practical examples of sustainable construction from around the world will be presented. Keynote speakers include Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, a mastermind behind the New European Bauhaus development; Julian Anderson, director of 55 Southbank Boulevard Melbourne, the first high-rise cross-laminated timber (CLT) hotel in Australia; Bruno Dujić, director of CBE, a Slovenian company; Luis Jorge, leader of Portugal’s Hotel Mondegro renovation; Matthew Eastwood, architect; and Stefan Winter from Aalto University.

Before the keynotes, attendees will have the opportunity to discover achievements from important research projects in wood construction, such as DynaTTB, ClickDesign and Pharaon. Following the keynotes, participants can join thematic workshops to hear detailed information about the latest developments on key properties of high-performance timber construction.

From 8–9 September 2022, attendees can join technical and business tours of the construction and wood processing industry in Slovenia and the surrounding region. Slovenia is just a short drive from several major companies currently dictating the development of modern global timber architecture. Participants will visit Venice, Munich, Vienna or Zurich to explore forestry, cross-laminated panels, glulam, machinery or formwork.

Please visit the conference website for registration and more information about the program.

Woodrise 2022 will be held under the honorable patronage of the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor.