ECOWEEK 2012 URBAN COMMUNITIES + AFFORDABLE LIVING
+ GREEN DESIGN: International Conference & Workshops for Architecture
for Young Architects, Designers, Landscape Architects and graduate
This year, for one more year ECOWEEK brings together the best among
ecologically minded-architects, designers, landscape architects, young
professionals, and graduate students, in a week of creative thinking
'out of the box', cooperation, dialogue, intercultural exchange, networking,
hard work and lots of fun!
ECOWEEK 2012 is a great opportunity for young professionals to learn
about 'green' buildings, to hear and meet the best architects in the
field, to learn from the best engineers and experts in the field,
to train and gain experience in how to think, plan and design 'green'andaffordable. The ECOWEEK 2012 workshops will take
place in HIT, Bezalel, and the Municipality of Rishon
LeZion, in cooperation with the municipalities of Jerusalem, Holon,
and Rishon LeZion. There willl also be projects in Moshav Zur Moshe,
Azaryia (Bethany) in cooperation with Shorouq Palestinian Women Society,
and Tiberias in cooperation with the Scottish Church. The ECOWEEK
2012 projects involve urban planning, new buildings, landscape design,
interior design, and industrial design. The workshop leaders are coming
from Israel, West Bank, US, Canada, Germany, Denmark, Italy, and Greece.
Don't miss it!
WHAT'S NEW in ECOWEEK 2012 in the Middle East?
(a) In cooperation with the Municipalities of Jerusalem, Rishon LeZion,
and Holon, and with the cooperation with the Scottish Church and Moshav
Zur Moshe, ECOWEEK 2012 workshops are assigned REAL PROJECTS, in
REAL SITES, in consultation with a REAL 'CLIENT'. More details
(b) Selected projects from the ECOWEEK 2012 proposals will be further
developed and some will be implemented!
(c) ECOWEEK 2012 includes two hands-on workshops, which will
spend time both designing AND building their projects!
(d) ECOWEEK 2012, in cooperation with the Municipality of Jerusalem,
Bezalel Academy and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, intends that the ECOWEEK
2012 Workshop proposals will be exhibited and will be published in
a catalogue following the week of ECOWEEK 2012. More details will
be posted shortly.
parallel to ECOWEEK 2012, ECOWEEK is also starting the activity of
the GREENHOUSE, a new initiative for innovation, social and
environmental entrepreneurship. The GREENHOUSE is already active in
Greece. Starting in February 2012, it will also be active in Israel.
The first assignment for the ECOWEEK GREENHOUSE will be the interior
design and exterior landscape design assignments - to include also
hands-on implemention - for a public building in Holon. More
on the GREENHOUSE. More details will be posted shortly.
ECOWEEK 2012 is a great opportunity to hear keynote lectures and work
with leading architects and designers - such as keynote speakers Christoph
Ingenhoven (Germany), Elena Barthel of the RURAL STUDIO (USA),
and Daniel Pearl (Canada) - to network, to meet leading professionals
and students from other countries, and to earn academic credits through
your School (some of the partner Schools of Architecture and Design
offer academic credits to their students)!
ECOWEEK LECTURE SERIES
ECOWEEK has invited
since 2005 internationally acclaimed speakers, expert architects,
landscape architects and engineers to give lectures about their projects,
explain how 'green' buildings work and how we design and operate them,
to lead design workshops and share their experience, expertise and
skills with young professioinals, and to give us insights and inspire
us about sustainable solutions in design and beyond. Meet some of
the distinguished ECOWEEK speakers: Al Gore, Shigeru Ban, Ken Yeang,
Francoise-Helene Jourda, Michael Sorkin, Bjarke Ingels, Diebedo Francis
Kere, Robert Swan, Rogers Stirk Harbour, ARUP, Buro Happold, Rural
Studio, WHITE Architects:
ABOUT ECOWEEK WORKSHOPS 2012 and 2013
The year 2011 was a very active year. ECOWEEK was hosted for the
first time in Thessaloniki, then for the first time in Milano, and
the year was closed with ECOWEEK 2011 in Athens and the first urban
planning assignment of the ECOWEEK GREENHOUSE.
In 2012, ECOWEEK is hosted in cities around the world, including:
Jerusalem, Holon, Rishon, Tiberias, Jordan Valley, Thessaloniki,
Krakow, and Rome.
In 2013, ECOWEEK is hosted in Copenhagen, Istanbul, Bucharest, and
Rishon. More cities may soon join. More details here.
short video with ECOWEEK 2010 in the Middle East participants (Arabic,
Hebrew, Italian, French, and English)
Read ECOWEEK in thePRESS | ECOWEEK PRESS page (English) Read
ECOWEEK in thePRESS | ECOWEEK PRESS page (Greek) View
interview with ECOWEEK Chairman E. Messinas | ARCHITRAVEL (English) Read
PDF ECOWEEK 2010 in Athens, Greece | Published in KTIRIO
PDF ECOWEEK 2010 in Athens, Greece | Published in BUILDING GREEN
PDF ECOWEEK 2010 in the Middle East | Published in ECODOMEIN
PDF ECOWEEK 2010 in the Middle East | SHORT REPORT (English) Read
PDF ECOWEEK 2010 in the Middle East | SHORT REPORT (Greek)
PDF ECOWEEK 2010 in the Middle East | WORKSHOP REPORT (English)
ViewECOWEEK Conferences & Workshops since 2008 in Greece
and abroad ReadParticipants' Comments on ECOWEEK 2011 in Milano, Italy ReadParticipants' Comments on ECOWEEK 2011 in Thessaloniki, Greece
ReadParticipants' Comments on ECOWEEK 2010 in Athens,
Greece ReadParticipants' Comments on ECOWEEK 2010 in the Middle East
ECOWEEK is an independent
non-governmental organization (NGO) established initially in Greece
in 2005 and active in Europe and the Middle East. Its mission is
to raise environmental awareness and promote the principles of sustainability.
ECOWEEK organizes workshops and activity on environmental protection
and 'green' buildings for young professionals. ECOWEEK through he
a platform for innovation and entrepreneurship for society and the
environment, develops and implements real projects in real sites
addressing real issues and offering real solutions to local communities.
The ECOWEEK Network
has members in more than 20 countries. More
ECOWEEK ... habits change ... climate change
View ECOWEEK 2012 in the Middle East in NTD TV (March 2012)
of ECOWEEK 2011 Workshop W7 from Milano, Italy led by Guidarini&Salvadeo
and Studio WOK Architects, Milano. View in YouTube
View short video (1:37 min) created by Workshop 13 participants
in ECOWEEK 2011 in Thessaloniki, Greece
short video (3:05 min) created by French Architecture student Caroline
Charvier for the ECOWEEK Workshop led by architect Michael Sorkin
in ECOWEEK 2010 in the Middle East
View short video (1:06 min) created by the
ECOWEEK Workshop led by Rural Studio
architect Daniel Wicke
in ECOWEEK 2010 in Athens, Greece
More videos will be posted.
ECOWEEK 2012 Partners in the Middle
East (frequently updated) :