Arie Bergsma opens with a quickscan of the current international focus on the facade theme, stating the development is a result of optimization within the facade industry. He relates this shift to an increasing demand for knowledge exchange and stipulates the need for active participation by education (and research) institutes.
The 'International Facade Master' is a specialization within the Master of Science (MSc) in Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences at the Faculty of Architecture, TU Delft (The Netherlands) responding to this demand. In his lecture, Arie explains 'WHY?' and how.