Call for Participation

ICSA2022 gathers research and practical developments on the synergetic potential of architecture and structural engineering in an international, serious, and open environment bringing together researchers, practitioners and students. The Call for Participation is for contributions in three categories: Research PapersCritical Practices, and Associated Events. Proceedings will be published at the conference by CRC Press / Balkema (Taylor & Francis Group), including a book of extended abstracts, Critical Practice Reflections, and a USB flash card containing the full papers. Proceedings will be sent for indexation by both Thomson Reuters and Elsevier.


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Research Papers

Prospective authors are invited to submit Research Papers for any of the themes listed below as General Conference Themes or for any of the programmed Special Sessions or Mini Symposia

General Conference Themes. 

Building envelopes / Facades
Comprehension of complex forms
Computer and experimental methods
Concept architectural buildings / Futuristic structures
Concrete and masonry structures
Ecology of structures and architecture
Educating architects and structural engineers
Emerging technologies
Glass structures
Innovative architectural and structural design
Innovations in the use of natural materials
Lightweight and membrane structures
Special structures
Steel and composite structures
Structural design challenges
Tall buildings
The borderline between architecture and structural engineering
The history of the relationship between architects and structural engineers
The tectonic of architectural solutions
The use of new materials
Timber structures
Urban Structures & Architecture

Critical Practices

The call for Critical Practices is a new experimental contribution format, intended to bridge research in academia and research in practice through a combined submission of a physical Critical Practice Prototype and a short written Critical Practice Reflection. Hence, the call is for for demonstration of progress into the practice of the synergy of structures and architecture across the architectural scales ranging from details in façade systems, over innovations in spatial gestures and structural configurations of building typologies, to explorations of novel principles for viable urban infrastructures etc. 

The presentation format at the conference will be a chaired session in the prototype-exhibition where authors present their prototypes followed by a panel discussion and award ceremony. During the panel discussion a ‘Best Critical Practice’ award will be presented and further perspectives for bridging research in academia and research in practice will be discussed.


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Isak Worre Foged, Professor WSR, KADK / AREA, Denmark (Session & Panel Chair)

Louise Fiil Hansen, Design Director & Partner, SLA, Denmark

Kasper Guldager Jensen, Founder & Senior Partner, GXN, Denmark

Anders Lendager, Founder & CEO, Lendager Group, Denmark


Photo Credits: AREA, Isak Worre Foged / Project: Sense III, Thermally Active Responsive Building Envelope.

Associated Events

The conference invites associated events such as workshops, debates, and exhibitions. Each proposal should have a focused topic related to ’Structures & Architecture – in a viable urban perspective’. Please contact us to discuss your ideas!: