Beyond Building: how to cooperate – how to communicate

For the third time, the Department of Disruptive Disciplines (DDD) invited to the event series “Beyond Building” at the Tabakfabrik Linz. Experts gave exciting impulses on the importance of cooperation and communication in (construction-)projects or provided strategies from the cockpit in the department’s “Barbara-Stollen”. Afterwards, the guests were able to view the socio-critical art of the mysterious street art master in the exhibition “The mystery of Banksy – A genius mind”.

“how to cooperate – how to communicate”

On 5 March, numerous guests from various disciplines ranging from construction to real estate to urban development and beyond once again accepted the invitation of the Department of Disruptive Disciplines.

Chris Müller, Director of Tabakfabrik Linz, CEO of and creator of the DDD, led through the afternoon in a ceremonial miner’s uniform. After a welcome by Linz City Planning Councillor Dietmar Prammer, who looked forward with excitement to what was to come, the short presentations from the experts followed.

Success factor project culture at DELTA and teambau

Project manager Hildegard Utermöhlen and managing director Wolfgang Kradischnig from DELTA started off. They impressively demonstrated how crucial a project culture based on partnership is for the success of a construction project and which principles and models promote it. Doris Schmidtberger and Andreas Dopplmair used an integrated process to illustrate how “teambau” accompanies and implements projects at eye level.

Aircraft pilot on a communication course

The ensemble of lectures was rounded off by pilot Georg Bernhofer. His presentation “Strategies from the Cockpit” literally flew by. He took the guests on an impressive journey into the communication processes of aviation and contributed valuable tactics for better performance in professional life.

Visit to the Banksy exhibition

Afterwards, many guests took the opportunity to visit the exhibition of the celebrated street art superstar Banksy with free admission. With rolls and cakes from the Kreisler*in of Volkshilfe Linz and cool drinks, the participants ended the Friday afternoon, in keeping with the occasion, with bonding conversations.

Important representatives and managing directors from ASSA ABLOY Austria GmbH, DELTA GmbH, teambau GmbH IFA Institut für Anlageberatung AG, Soravia Group GmbH, Haydn + Oberneder GmbH & Co. KG, Tirol Kliniken GmbH, RIEDERGARTEN IMMOBILIEN, TEUFELBERGER Holding Aktiengesellschaft, Romizil GmbH, SEQENZA GmbH, Herz-Jesu Krankenhaus GmbH, die ZukunftsAlchemisten, Stadt Linz, St. Josef Krankenhaus GmbH, Fürst Möbel GmbH, Energie AG, DOKA as well as Tabakfabrik Linz and many more took part in the event and used the setting for a joint, interdisciplinary exchange.

Department of Disruptive Disciplines

Forced by digitalization, technological development, demographic change as well as environmental and value issues, the international real estate industry is undergoing rapid change and has to master major challenges. In Europe’s cities, there is a paradigm shift from looking at things individually to thinking holistically. The Department of Disruptive Disciplines as a collaborative urban development laboratory pursues the approach of bringing together real estate, urban development, digitalization, technology and society and working together on the future of the city.

Pics: Antje Wolm