ECOWEEK in a non-governmental NGO with the mission to raise awareness on environmental issues and Climate Change and to promote the principles of sustainability. ECOWEEK has been organizing conferences and workshops across Europe that inspire and empower young architects to be active designers for the benefit of their communities.
Since 2005 ECOWEEK has hosted keynote lectures by leading professionals and thinkers including award-winning architects, such as Shigeru Ban, Ken Yeang, Bjarke Ingels, Francis Kere, Francoise-Helene Jourda, Michael Sorkin and landscape architect Julie Bargmann.
The ECOWEEK International Conference & Sustainable Design Workshops is scheduled to take place in London in September 14-21, 2014. The event is expected to attract young architects, landscape architects, designers and architectural students from the UK and abroad.
ECOWEEK participants will spend one week attending lectures and sustainable design workshops assigned real projects in local communities within the city of London. The workshops are led by local & international architects, landscape architects and designers and the themes are selected from real urban projects (social housing, master-plan, landscape, built environment, existing and new construction, design-build small interventions and prototypes, etc.) related to the city. The workshop proposals are presented and made public with the intention of immediate or future implementation. ECOWEEK projects are often adopted by the local communities, like in Copenhagen, for example, where the city chose 17 out of 26 ECOWEEK projects, designed during the workshops, to be further developed and implemented.
Among ECOWEEK in London invited partners are ARUP, SketchUp, London Councils and Miastotwórcze Foundation. Invited professional include London-based ARUP, The Facility Architects + Consultants, and ORTLOS Space Engineering. Invited professionals include architects Ivan Redi and Xinyu Xie (ORTLOS Space Engineering and Bartlett, London), Eleni Harlan (Senior Consultant at Steer Davies Gleave, London), architect Chris Doray (Chris Doray Studio Inc + Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, Canada), architect Thomas Kauertz (University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hildesheim, Germany), architect Anja Markwart (University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hildesheim, Germany), architect Ewelina Woźniak-Szpakiewicz (Up-Studio, The Cracow University of Technology, Poland), architect and landscape architect Natalia Pantelidou (Copenhagen, Denmark), landscape architect Raffaella Colombo (Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy), and architect Braha Kunda (Holon Institute of Technology, Tel Aviv, Israel).
For complete information, please go to ECOWEEK's official website.