Less Technology, More Architecture

© Markus Hörster/TU Braunschweig
© HG Esch
© TU Braunschweig/Max Fuhrmann
© TU Braunschweig/Max Fuhrmann
© IBA Thüringen/Thomas Müller, Weimar
© IBA Thüringen/Thomas Müller, Weimar
© ina Planungsgesellschaft
In 2020, you were named the head of the Institute for Building and Solar Technology at the Technical University of Braunschweig. The first thing you did was change its name – why? The new name, Institute for Building Climatology and Energy Architecture, shows the need to think broadly about sustainability in terms of building physics, building services, and energy, also in teaching. My background is in architecture, not mechanical or power engineering.