*Please note the program below is subject to change.

Detailed Program 

Thursday, 18 October 2012     

17:00 Registration opens at Hotel Side 

18:00 Welcome: cocktail reception sponsored by Sipral    

20:00 Dinner on your own     

Friday, 19 October 2012     

08:00 Registration continues at Hotel Side  

08:30 Opening address: 2012 AIA Europe President Thomas Bitnar, Conference Organizer Vincent Marani, Sponsorship Chair Sandra Zettersten, and Richard Anderson, Chair of Publishing & Records    

09:00 Presentation: Hamburg Masterplan by Hamburg Planning Department with Professor Joern Walter   1

10:00 Sponsor presentations: Marvin Windows and Doors with John Fowler; Sipral with Leopold Bareš   

10:30 Coffee break     

10:50 Presentation: HafenCity masterplan by ASTOC with Ingo Kanehl   1 

11:50 Grab lunch   

12:00 Lunch and sponsor presentation: Schüco with Thomas Haltenhof   1

13:00 Presentation: Elbphilharmonie by Herzog & de Meuron with Nick Lyons   1

14:00 Bus transfer to City center tour   

14:30 Guided walking tour: Hamburg City Center with Peter Jensen Bädershow 3

18:00 Showroom reception sponsored by Laufen with presentation by Peter Joehnk of JOI Design: "Shaping Atmosphere"   

20:00 Dinner on your own     

Saturday, 20 October 2012     

Hotel Side

09:00 Presentation: Marco Polo Tower and Strandkai 1 by Behnisch Architekten with Stefan Rappold, Dipl.-Ing. Arch   1

10:00 Coffee break     

10:20 Presentation: Hamburg River Walk by Zaha Hadid Architects with Thomas Vietzke and Jens Borstelmann   1

11:20 Sponsor presentation: DIP Tech  

11:50 Grab lunch   

12:00 Lunch and sponsor presentation: AGC Glass with Lorenzo Pesce   1 

13:00 Bus transfer to Hafen City     

The Elbphilharmonie and Hafen City program is divided into groups. Attendees will be notified of their groups during the conference. Attendance to the Elbphilharmonie building tour is restricted and limited. Those attending the building tour must agree to the terms and conditions.   

13:30 Guided tour or video presentation: Elbphilharmonie  1.5 max. 

15:00 Guided tour: HafenCity by boat   1 

16:00 Guided tour: HafenCity on foot   2 


20:00 Gala dinner: sponsored by AGC    

Sunday, 21 October 2012     

Hotel Side

09:00 Chapter meeting     

10:00 Sponsor presentation: Swisspearl  

10:30 Coffee break   

Bus transfer from Hotel Side

11:00 Transfer: bus to IBA Docks

11:30 Presentation and tour: IBA   1.5

13:00 Lunch at the Ballinstadt Museum Restaurant  

14:00 Presentation: Ballinstadt at the Ballinstadt Museum Conference Center

14:20 Presentation: Building LTD_1 by Pysall Architekten with Justus Pysall   1 

Bus transfer from Ballinstadt Museum

15:30 Transfer: bus back to city center (expected arrival at 16:00)  

16:00 End of conference   

Maximum available AIA CES Continuing Education Hours   17 


Hamburg weather

Parts of this conference will take place outside, rain or shine. Attendees should expect wet weather and dress appropriately for October in Hamburg: umbrellas, rain coats, footwear, etc.

Conference hotel

SIDE Hotel is the conference hotel for this event. Most conference presentations and meeting points occur here. 

The hotel is holding 50 rooms for AIA Europe registrants up to 4 weeks before the conference, at a rate of €185 single/€210 per night. Included are the breakfast buffet; pool, fitness, and spa areas, and newspaper. VAT is included. Those interested should use the booking code “AIACE”. After 20 September 2012, this rate and rooms will be offered based on availability.

Other recommended hotels include:

  • Le Royal Meridien, 156€
  • The George, 145€
  • Steigenberger Hotel, pricing not available

Prices noted above are for bookings through HRS.

Additional hotel choices are available within easy reach of SIDE Hotel. A handful of alternatives have been noted on the conference map.

Hamburg transit

The Hamburg Transport Association (HVV) website includes a route finder plus information on travel to the center center from the airport.




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