Working Group 1 – Adaptive technologies and products


  • To provide the Action with a database of different technological solutions and application of adaptive facades, constituting a state-of-the-art literature review of either new market technologies and possible developments of adaptive facades. This supporting database is a first stage to evaluate the current and future trends of adaptive facades.
  • To pursue and support the development of novel adaptive technologies. These may consist of novel adaptive technologies that are new to the façade research community and/or new combinations of existing adaptive technologies.
  • To map out the different technologies allowing a façade to be adaptive and responsive, in terms of materials and systems (including control systems);
  • To provide an overview of the performance of each technology compared to the state-of-the-art high performance facades;
  • To identify and pursue new concepts and new products for adaptive façades;
  • To provide a selection of applications of technologies already adopted in existing projects identifying the strongest and weakest points.

Headline tasks

  • Definition of state-of-the-art materials for responsive and adaptive facades
  • Definition of state-of-the-art systems for responsive and adaptive facades
  • List of case studies and available applications of adaptive facades
  • Future adaptive facades


  • Report and database with current state-of-the-art adaptive façade materials, systems and new concepts.
  • Report real world case studies of adaptive façade applications.
  • Report on progress made in new adaptive technologies over the course of the COST Action.
  • Input and contributions to relevant parts of educational pack
  • Contribution to Industry Workshop
  • Contribution to Annual Training School for dissemination of expertise to Early Stage Researchers
  • Annual STSMs for Early Stage Researchers on novel adaptive facade technologies

Map visualization of database entries of WG1 – The map is a link between façade locations and the TU1403 database presented in the booklet. It provides the exact geographical location of the entries.