Bioinspired Surfaces for Evaporation Cooling of Building Facades


The BIOCOOL project was a one-year study from 2021-2022 funded by FFG Austrian Research Promotion
Agency, that explored the transfer of morphological principles from biology to form-optimized architectural
surfaces for climate control of building envelopes, through the generation of ceramic prototypes for laboratory as
well as outdoor performance testing and conceptual systems integration.


Project Design: Petra Gruber
Project Lead: Bernhard Sommer
Researchers: Sascha Alexandra Zaitseva, Gerald Pfaffl, Malgorzata Sommer-Nawara, Ceren Yönetim,
Projekt Partner: Ulrich Pont (TU Wien)