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ECOWEEK WORKSHOPS are an integral component of the ECOWEEK International Conference since 2008. Workshops for young architects and students of Architecture have been taking place since 2009.

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ECOWEEK 2012: Workshops
Theme: Urban Innovation & Green Design
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ECOWEEK Workshops are the international annual high-profile architectural event of Greece. The ECOWEEK design workshops give the opportunity to young professionals and graduate students of Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Artists, and other professions, to work side by side with known or emerging architects, designers, engineers, and artists from Greece and abroad, and to learn from them the principles of 'green' Architecture and sustainable design.

ECOWEEK 2012 Worshops are supported by lectures by experts in the building, engineering and environmental professions.
 

ECOWEEK 2012: Workshops Presentations

W1 :
PDF
W6 :
PDF | Video | Video
W2 :
PDF | Video
W7 :
PDF | Video
W3 :
PDF
W8 :
PDF
W4 :
PDF
W9 / Greenhouse:
PDF
W5 :
PDF
Greenhouse :
PDF
   

ECOWEEK 2012: Workshops | Registration only

  WORKSHOP THEMES:
THEME A :
Urban Sustainability: Green urban intervention & landscape design.
THEME B :
Social & Community Sustainability: Design to benefit community/organization.
THEME C :
New Building Sustainability: Zero emissions new passive-solar building.
THEME D :
Existing Building Sustainability: 'Green' upgrade, reuse and expand.
THEME E :
Integration of 'Green' Industry & Design: Technology, design & sustainability.
   

W1: WORKSHOP FULLY BOOKED.
Gernot Minke, Architect, Germany
THEME: E Green Wall


Prof. Dr. Ing. Gernot Minke studied architecture and urbanism in Hanover and Berlin. From 1964-1968 he was the research assistant of Prof. Dr. Ing. Frei Otto at the Institute of Light Weight Structures, University of Stuttgart. Since 1967 he has developed: ribbed timber shells, cable-reinforced pneumatic structures, membrane structures for sport activities, street covers, bus stop shelters, self-help light-weight structures for houses and kinder-gardens.

From 1971 to 1972 he was the director of the Institute of Environmental Planning, Ulm, and since 1974 he's been professor at the University of Kassel and director of the Building Research Institute, department of Architecture. His research projects: potential use of living plants for low-cost housing, earth-quake resistant building techniques with loam, pumice and bamboo, bamboo gridshell structures, development of new and refined earth construction techniques, development of construction techniques for domes of adobes and stabilized soil blocks, passive climatization of building.

Since 1979 he runs his private office of ecological architecture (planning of ecological settlements; low-energy houses; earth and grass covered buildings; earth construction techniques for wall, vault and dome structures; low cost housing projects and energy saving buildings for developing countries). Gernot Minke's website

Workshop brief: The site of the project is the Goethe Institute in Thessaloniki. For site location see map. The workshop is coorganized by the Goethe-Institute and Anelixi on the occasion of ECOWEEK 2012 in Thessaloniki.

For more details and to participate in this workshop, please register with Goethe Institute by sending email to Christina Biermann. The workshop participation is limited to 5 participants only.
   

W2 : WORKSHOP FULLY BOOKED.
Thomas Doxiadis, Architect, Landscape Architect | doxiadis+, Greece

THEME: A


Thomas Doxiadis, ASLA. Born in Athens. Architect Harvard University M. Arch (1998), Landscape Architect Harvard University MLA (1998), BA Harvard University (1992). former Associate Professor, University of Patras. former Associate Professor, University of Thessaly. Assistant Professor, Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Manager, Organizing Committee of Olympic Games Athens 2004 (1999-2003). Agency Director of Planning and Environmental Protection of Athens (1999-2001). Head of consulting offices doxiadis + which negotiates the architecture and landscape architecture on the basis of environmental planning and landscape ecology.www.doxiadisplus.com

Worhshop brief: Workshop site is Park Kleanthous near the soccer stadium of PAOK. Site location: KMZ Also see map More details to be conveyed by the workshop leaders.

The workshop will be hosted at AKTO Thessaloniki (see map).

   

W3: Esra Bici Nasir, Industrial Designer | Dogus University, Turkey & Pavlos Voutsadakis, Industrial Designer | AKTO, Greece
THEME: E -
WORKSHOP OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

Esra Bici Nasir, research assitant in Dogus University, Istanbul. Bachelor of Industrial Design in Middle East Technical University. Got her master degree from the Department of Industrial Design in Istanbul Technical University and is a Ph.D. candidate in the same department. Joined the 1st International Greenage Symposium held in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul in 2010 with the paper 'Going Beyond the Fashion System in Footwear Design'.

Pavlos Voutsadakis is an industrial designer, graduate of the Kendall College of Art & Design (Grand Rapids, Michigan) and holder of a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree majoring in Industrial Design. His work experience includes working for numerous design firms in the US, position of R&D manager at SEDIA SA (office and vehicle seating manufacturer), and since 2005 he has worked as a freelance Industrial Designer, and has taught Industrial Design courses at the Technological Educational Institution of Western Macedonia(Kozani), at AKTO, and Furniture Design at the Department of Decoration at the Technological Educational Institution of Serres. www.vutsadakis-design.gr


Workshop brief: The site of the project is the 4th Technical High School. Site location: KMZ (4th Technical High School).
Also see map Consumption culture of the contemporary global culture leads people to gain status and reflect their tastes by consuming more and more artifacts. The concepts of class and lifestyles are directing people to decorate their houses with the furniture that is supposed to reflect their identites and styles. Also the fashion and trends in furniture sector influence people to change their home furnishings frequently. But this would not be considered as a conscious attitude about ecology and sustainable development. In this workshop, the students are expected to build their status claims with ecological paradigmas and express this with the furniture designs of their home environment. As students may consider designing and producing furniture made of recycled materials, they also may bring a completely different attitude towards home furnishing in terms of sustainable development.

The workshop will be hosted at AKTO Thessaloniki (see map).
   


W4: Dimitris Manios, Architect | AKTO Design School, Greece & Prof. Emilia Costa | Politecnico di Milano, Italy & Arch. Giuditta de Vecchi, Italy
THEME: A
WORKSHOP OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

Dimitris Manios studied Architecture at the Polytechnic School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His Doctoral thesis was completed in 2008 on the Theory of Architectural Design at the Polytechnic School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He has been working as an architect in Thessaloniki, since 1991, and in Berlin during 1995-2000. He has participated in research programs and excelled in national and international architectural competitions, studied and implemented projects in the private and public sector in Greece and Germany. He has been teaching at AKTO, since 2007, working as Research Associate at the Department of Decoration at the Technological Educational Institution of Serres, since 2010, and as Adjunct Lecturer at the Department of Architecture Dimokriteio University of Thrace (D.U.TH.), since 2010.

Prof. Emilia Costa, is a researcher in Technology in Architecture at the Faculty of Civil Archi
tecture at the Polytechnic University in Milan. Teaches Technology of Architecture. Her PhD thesis was titled 'Architecture and Ecology: the Polarization of the Space/Material as a Crucial Paramether for the Design of the Environment'. She is a consultant to the Municipality of Modena in the realisation of an ecosustainable neighbourhood in the area of Cognento.

Giuditta De Vecchi is an architect graduate of Politecnico di Milano. She co-operates with Monostudio and is a Ph.D. candidate at the Politecnico di Milano in "Architectural Composition" with a research thesis on the morphological connections between climate and facade systems.

Workshop brief: Workshop site is the Eleftherias Sq. (1st Municipall Sector). The square has been used for many years as an open air parking lot. The workshop program may include the creation of a recycling corner; the creation of 'ecological filters' on the perimeter of the square and on selected locations; the unification of the bus stops and making access easier; increase vegetation; and possible replacement of hard surfaces. Site location: KMZ Site location: JPG
Also see map

The workshop will be hosted at AKTO Thessaloniki (see map).
   

W5: WORKSHOP FULLY BOOKED.
P. Makridis & Associates
| Architects, Greece
THEME: A & B

P. Makridis & Associates is an architectural firm that provides comprehensive services in architecture, urban and interior design, planning, management and construction. The firm was founded by Petros Makridis, M. Arch. in 1980. The firm has received numerous awards, professional recognition an distinction and has won a number of architectural competitions. www.pmakridis.com

Worhshop brief: Workshop site is the undefined edges along Amoulianis street (adiamorfota prani Amoulianis). Site location: KMZ
Also see map More details to be conveyed by the workshop leaders. The workshop will be hosted at P. Makridis office in Thessaloniki.

   
W6: WORKSHOP FULLY BOOKED.
KARD
Architects, Greece
THEME: A
KARD architects is a fresh brand created from a merged process of two dominated practices in Thessaloniki, Greece, Kouloukouris & associates and Sempsis+Raidis architects. Both offices have more than 35 years of architectural and planning experience in almost all sectors of private and public development.

Our goal is to expand architecture and design with a more comprehensive sustainable approach. We believe in detail, as an expression of hard work and articulation of design ideas, uniqness and quality. For us design is more than aesthetics, it is a process that can add value in building forms and society, explore living potentials, promote technical quality. We start from scratch. Sometimes process require long hours that we run with the client in order to form solutions that they fit to clients need. This is why each client has special meaning for us. We can make our expertise available to every level of resident, housing or hotel development, retail and branding, or environmental development. Design has no limit or scale. Our success is based on the talent, expertise and experience of our staff in fields of architectural design, planning and construction. www.kardarchitects.com

Worhshop brief: Workshop site is the Papanastastiou Park, next to the metro station (under construction) which also includes a Macedonian historic tomb. Site location: KMZ Site location: JPG
Also see map More details to be conveyed by the workshop leaders.
   


W7: WORKSHOP FULLY BOOKED.
Evdokia Voudouri, Architect | ark4 & Slobodan Spasic, Educator | Ecoist & Andreas Nassos, Landscape Architect | Vitaverde, Greece & Serbia
THEME: A & B


Ark4 lab of architecture is a multidisciplinary design studio focusing on residential architecture, landscape design, commercial interiors and industrial design. It was founded in 2010 in Thessaloniki by architect Evdokia Voudouri and architect and landscape architect George Tyrothoulakis by their vocation to combine innovative thinking together with socially and environmentally sensitive ideas. www.ark4lab.com

ECOIST is a civil society organization that focuses on improvement of urban sustainability by introduction of innovative and holistic approaches, combining governmental, academic, civil and corporate sector for synergistic effect. In the previous year, ECOIST has organised an International GreenBuild Conference 2011 as the first of its kind in Serbia, as well as Urban Oasis, a student contest for conceptual design of vertical gardens and green roofs. Slobodan Spasic is an educator of ECOIST. www.ecoist.rs

Vitaverde consists of a team of flexible people, constantly looking for challenges to stretch its boundaries, offering services in the field of Greenery. We do not discriminate between size of project or space, we do however look for projects out of the ordinary inspiring us to be creative. With a team of contributors including landscape architects, engineers, agriculturists and environmental experts, Vitaverde designs and constructs spaces that incorporate green in everyday life in private and public spaces. www.vitaverde.gr

Workshop brief: Workshop site is the 30th High School. Site location: KMZ
Also see map
Education is often identified as the key to a desirable future. Within the education arena, groups are committed to global education, economic education, cultural diversity, and environmental protection and improvement. The key is linking the expertise and activities of these groups and articulating a shared vision that encourages a new comprehensive approach to education for sustainability.
The workshop site is the 30th high school of Harilaou which follows the line of an old torrent. This line also includes scattered small parks and other public green areas. Therefore the outdoor area of the school will be holistically designed as a part of a larger scale green network. At the same time we aim at promoting a more public character making it a space serving education as well as recreation and local community interaction. To achieve the latter, through innovative eco-design we aim to combine educational use with community involvement programs.
In every urban space interventions to improve liveability and create an ecological and greener environment can be developed in many ways. To make such interventions sustainable they require attention, awareness and proactivity. Participation of students, teachers, children, volunteers and other stakeholders during and after installation is required for the best synergetic effect. Therefore the design process will focus on creating sustainable prototypes which will be easily applicable at similar sites improving environmental and educational aspects.

The workshop will be hosted at AKTO Thessaloniki (see map).
   
W8: WORKSHOP FULLY BOOKED.
Senem Doyduk, Architect | Dogus University, Turkey
THEME: A & B


Senem Doyduk, assitant professor in Dogus University, Istanbul. Bachelor of Architecture in Trakya University. Got her master degree from the Department of Architecture in 9 Eylul University and received her Ph.D. from Yildiz Technical University in Restoration. She published her academic work in various national and international platforms such as conferences, journals and book chapters. Her Master's degree thesis was also published as a book. She attended various workshops and international research projects. She is currently teaching courses on design, culture, urban perception ad conservation.

Workshop brief: Workshop site is the 21st & 85th Nursery School. Site location: KMZ
Also see map
ECOWEEK is for sustainability not only for humans, but also for the ecological habitats and the earth's natural cycles, processes and other species with which we share our environment. In this context, this workshop will address the issue of water need for our disadvantageous neighbours within the city; birds, cats, dogs and others who are struggling for their lives in a physical setting which is increasingly abused by our ignorant behaviour in cities. The aim of this workshop is not only to focus on developing awareness but also to finding sustainable ways of designing ecological building components that can collect the water for our neighbours. Along this path, the workshop will commence with a thorough observation of the water networks of the city towards a strategic selection of various locations within the cith where scarcity of water sources. Then, it will continue with a brainstorming session for finding easy, practical, sustainable ideas for solving the problem of water distribution to the animals on the outdoor realm. The participants will first draw and then produce these components in 1 to 1 scale throughout the workshop. The final stage will be the placement of these components into appropriate locations to serve our partners in public realm as it is our respomsibility in an era whereby to respect the habitat at all scales.

The workshop will be hosted at AKTO Thessaloniki (see map).
   

W9 : Benjamin Gill | BioRegional Consulting Ltd
THEME: B & C & D - WORKSHOP OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

Benjamin Gill as Director of BioRegional Consulting Ltd has been managing a diverse mix of projects, such as developing sustainability strategies for large scale developments, assessing the biomass supply chain for London, assessing the sustainability proposals of developers for Local Authorities, and ecological footprinting study and sustainability appraisal of new developments. www.bioregional.com

Workshop brief: The site of the project is the 6th High School. Site location: KMZ (6th High School). Also see map
The project will focus on 'green' interventions in an existing school, with possible new addition(s) based on the principles of One Planet Living and passive solar design. The workshop aims to take a real example of how a school can be used to catalyse change within a community. It will use the One Planet Principles as a guide to design a school that is both sustainable and a living breathing teaching aid in itself. Key to this will be not looking at the school in isolation but identifying its links and connections to the community and how these can be extended and reinforced.

ECOWEEK GREENHOUSE: This project is taking place within the framework of the ECOWEEK GREENHOUSE, an international platform active in Greece and Israel. The aim of the workshop is to develop a project that will be further developed after ECOWEEK 2012 is completed. ECOWEEK GREENHOUSE projects aim towards further developing actual projects, that are often implemented. Architects and professional consultants are expected to support the work of this workshop. More about the GREENHOUSE at www.ecoweekgreenhouse.org

The workshop will be hosted at AKTO Thessaloniki (see map).


Benjamin's participation is made possible in cooperation and with the support of the UK Embassy and the British Council.

 

ECOWEEK 2012: Workshops
Support Materials | Registration only

SITES: PARKS
ZIP All suggested sites in KMZ (Google Earth)
ZIP All suggested sites in JPG

Includes: Eleftherias Square, Intersection and traffic island Amoulianis, Ag. Marinis Park 1, Ag. Marinis Park 2, Voulgari - Karamanli Park, Em. Xanthou Park, Evagora Park, Thermopilon Park, Kallitheas Park, Kleanthous Park, Oxalidos Park, Papanastasiou Park (with Macedonian Tomb), Terpsitheas Park, Triandrias Park, and Amoulianis Park.
SITES: SCHOOLS
ZIP All suggested sites in KMZ (Google Earth)

Includes: 1st High School of Triandria community; 4th Technical High School; 6th High School; 30th High School; 85th and 23rd Nursery schools; and 92nd Primary School.
MATERIALS
PDF Plants available (provided by the Municipality)

JPG Materials available (provided by the Municipality) Click on image to see larger






Photos are shared by workshop participant Margarita Boulaki.
SITES: GENERAL INFO
PDF Short Presentation by Evaggelos Matziris (Municipality) about the sites
PDF List of suggested parks (Municipality)
PDF List of suggested parks (notes by ECOWEEK) - Greek
PDF List of suggested parks (notes by ECOWEEK) - English
GIS Find the exact location of each site - Greek only
KMZ Google Earth location of green open spaces in Thessaloniki.
MAP

View ECOWEEK 2012 Thessaloniki in a larger map
CLIMATE
CLICK Thessaloniki Climate Data (US Dept. of Energy) - Text
CLICK Thessaloniki Climate Data (US Dept. of Energy) - For climate software
REFERENCES

DOWNLOAD TACTICAL URBANISM: Short Term Action/Long Term Change GUIDE
VIEW THE GARBAGE WARRIOR Trailer
CLICK Furniture using recycled materials
CLICK Light fixtures from plastic bottles (Greek | English translation by Google)
CLICK POP UP Parks in New York
CLICK How to BUILD A BETTER BLOCK
CLICK The Next Generation of New Urbanists
CLICK ATENISTAS
CLICK THESSALONISTAS
CLICK Building with BOTTLES
CLICK The Million BEER BOTTLE Temple

GUIDELINES
PDF Workshops presentation instructions and guidelines.
 

ECOWEEK 2012: Workshops
Consulting team | Registration only

Ioannis A.Tsalikidis | Landscape Architect
Laboratory of Horiculture and Landscape Architecture, School of Agriculture, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki


Ioannis A. Tsalikidis is a professor and Dep Head of the Graduate Landscape Architecture Program at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, with numerous publications on theoretical and practical issues on landscape analysis and evaluation, sustainable design research and Urban Green innovative trends. www.m5architects.gr

ECOWEEK thanks Ioannis Tsalikidis for the scientific support of the ECOWEEK 2012 workshops.
 

ECOWEEK 2012: Workshops
Theme: Urban Innovation & Green Design
Registration only

 
ECOWEEK Workshops are the international annual high-profile architectural event of Greece. The ECOWEEK design workshops give the opportunity to young professionals and graduate students of Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Artists, and other professions, to work side by side with known or emerging architects, designers, engineers, and artists from Greece and abroad, and to learn from them the principles of 'green' Architecture and sustainable design.

ECOWEEK 2012 Worshops are supported by lectures by experts in the building, engineering and environmental professions.

WHAT'S NEW in ECOWEEK 2012 in Thessaloniki?

(a) In cooperation with the Municipality of Thessaloniki, and the Organization Thessaloniki 2012, ECOWEEK 2012 workshops are assigned REAL PROJECTS, in REAL SITES, in consultation with a REAL 'CLIENT'.

(b) Selected projects from the ECOWEEK 2012 proposals will be further developed and some will be implemented in a larger scale!

(c) ECOWEEK 2012 includes hands-on workshops, which will spend time both designing AND building their projects, using recycled and recalimed materials!

(d) ECOWEEK 2012, in cooperation with the Municipality of Thessaloniki, will present the projects to the public. More details will be posted shortly.

(e) In 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 Athens and Metamorfossi Municipality. Starting in April 2012, it will also be active in Thessaloniki. More on the GREENHOUSE. More details will be posted shortly.
 

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ECOWEEK 2012 Partners in Thessaloniki, Greece (frequently updated) :
Partner Organizations :  
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CITY OF
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Supporting Partners ECOWEEK 2012 :

Communication Partners ECOWEEK 2012 :
 
 
 
       
Partner and Cooperating Organizations ECOWEEK 2012 :

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Permanent Partners of ECOWEEK GREENHOUSE :        
 
 
 
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