Workshops

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 2010 in the Middle East: Workshops
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ECOWEEK Workshops are the international annual high-profile architectural event of Athens that is now also taking place in the Middle East (Israel and West Bank, Palestine). The ECOWEEK 2010 design workshops give the opportunity to young professionals and students of Architecture or other professions, to work side by side with known or emerging architects, designers, and engineers from the region, Greece and abroad, and to learn from them the principles and tools to integrate ecological solutions in Architecture and design decisions.

The ECOWEEK 2010 Workshops include projects that are real - to be built - for real clients, focusing on community projects that can help make a difference in their respective communities. Workshop groups will be relatively small (15-20 participants) and will involve preliminary design proposals for the given assignment.

>> ECOWEEK 2010 Worshops are supported by thematic lectures and master classes by experts in the 'green' building profession. Review guidelines on green buildings More

Download PDF ECOWEEK short report (English)
Download PDF ECOWEEK short report (Greek)
Download PDF ECOWEEK short workshop report (English)

>> All workshop design proposals will be presented and discussed at the ECOWEEK presentation and crit scheduled. The presentations session is open and free admission to architects, Architecture students and to the general public. For the exact date, venue and tme, please refer to the program.
 

ECOWEEK 2010 in the Middle East: Workshops
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ECOWEEK 2010 in the Middle East Workshops include actual community projects, the ECOWEEK workshop participation in the Bat Yam BIENNALE for Landscape Urbanism, and conceptual projects in Jerusalem. A more detailed description is included below. During registration you will be asked to choose which workshop team you would like to join. Participation in the workshops is very limited and therefore it is very likely that participation in the highly demanded groups will close very fast. Register early to secure your participation in the workshop team of your choice.

The following workshops will take place in ECOWEEK 2010 in the Middle East. ECOWEEK thanks the workshop leaders for their invaluble input to teach, train and inspire the younger generation of professionals who participate in the ECOWEEK 2010 in the Middle East Workshops.
 
>> W1: SHOROUQ Workshop

The design of the Shorouq Women Empowerment Center for the Shorouq Society for Palestinian Women in Al-Izariya, adjacent to Jerusalem.

The group will have the opportunity to meet with the client and the future users of the project and discuss with them the program of the building and their needs. The workshop may include the development of several schemes in small groups.

As a long-term goal, is the development of one scheme till construction.

     
> Workshop location: Tel Aviv University School of Architecture studios - we thank the Azrieli School of Architecture for the hospitality.
    Map: click here | Directions click here
Google Earth: 32 6'51.02"N & 3448'7.30"E
     
> Project site: Shorouq Women Empowerment center in Al-Izariya - download more information.
     
> Workshop team: Mai Haseba Architect
    Dan Price Architect
    Ziad Jallad Architect
     
> Workshop Presentation: ZIP File click here
   
>> W2: Not available.

   
>> W3: Not avalable.
   
>> W4: JERUSALEM Workshop

Without entering the political questions and complications but trying to address the question of a divided city as a philosophical and architectural problem, when attempting to address the division of Jerusalem and establishing a sustainable division (and link) between East and West, one has to consider the necessity of preserving the connectivity between both sides of a city that has functioned as one entity for many years. The unique urban character of Jerusalem depends largely on the ability of movement from one side of the city to the other: workers, tourists, traders, business people, government officials and diplomats, will all become dependent upon the facilities linking East and West and how much they will encourage cooperation, understanding and normality along a potential border.

The Geneva accords present an initial plan for a major crossing facility in North Jerusalem. The workshop will be led by SAYA architects Karen Lee Bar-Sinai and Yehuda Greenfield-Gilat with Palestinian peers; they will recommend the use of this location for a major crossing facility, approved by the Geneva Initiative team, for many reasons: firstly, its location at the intersection of main Israeli and Palestinian inter-city roads allows easy access from both sides of the border and both from within and outside the city. Secondly, the site enables East-Jerusalem residents' daily commute to work in West Jerusalem. Thirdly, the proximity of the site to the light rail station (Israeli side) will link it to local transportation systems and commuting routes. Lastly, the facility can function not only as a crossing point, but as a major urban joint connecting East and West Jerusalem as well.

The workshop will address not only architectural issues, but will try to understand, analyze and design the factors that will enhance the civil, transportation, urban and environmental cooperation between the two parts of the city, and how they can be implemented into a building or complex of buildings. Secondly, the building design will follow the principles of green building addressing energy efficiency, solar and wind orientation, construction methods and materials, renewable energy and more. This workshop will develop a project that is "green" in many layers: from green building design and technology, to the creation of an urban entity aiming to create the platform for sustainable social, cultural, financial, environmental development and solutions in a new context.

     
> Workshop location: Tel Aviv University School of Architecture studios - we thank the Azrieli School of Architecture for the hospitality.
    Map: click here | Directions click here
Google Earth: 32 6'51.02"N & 3448'7.30"E
     
> Project site: Jerusalem - download more information.
     
> Workshop team: Karen Lee Bar-Sinai Architect (SAYA) with Palestinian peer
    Yehuda Greenfield-Gilat Architect (SAYA)
    Chen Farkas Architect (SAYA)
    Konstantinos Labrinopoulos Architect (KLAB)
     
> Workshop Presentation: ZIP File click here
   
>> W5: NEGEV Urban Workshop

In cooperation with the Municipality of Beersheva, this workshop group will deal with the urban study of KK"L main pedestrian street in the old city of Beersheva, and how this street can become the first 'green' street in Israel.

This project is an actual project that the City of Beersheva is working on, and the ideas generated in the worshops may very well form the basis for the planning strategies for the actual project.

KK"L street is located in the center of the old city of Beersheva, containing shops, offices, houses, institutions, and connecting different historic sites of the old city - including antiquity, Ottoman times and recent history, joining together different cultures and languages, including Israeli Jews, Bedouins and Russians; the street acts as a connector for these different cultures giving access to the Bedouin market, the city open-air market, the Muslim cemetery, historic museums, shops, cafes and more.

The aim of the workshop is to prepare a platform of ideas that will guide the planning process towards making KK"L street the first 'green' street in Israel.

     
> Workshop location: Tel Aviv University School of Architecture studios - we thank the Azrieli School of Architecture for the hospitality.
    Map: click here | Directions click here
Google Earth: 32 6'51.02"N & 3448'7.30"E
     
> Project site: KK"L street, Old City of Beersheva - download more information
> Workshop team: Michael Sorkin Architect (Sorkin Studio)
    Omar Yousef Architect (Tanmia Consultants)
    Mati Kones Architect (ecotectura)
  Oren Yiftachel (Ben Gurion University)
     
> Workshop Presentation: ZIP File click here
   
>> W6: BIENNALE in Bat Yam Workshop

ECOWEEK is participating in the Timing: 2nd Bat Yam Biennale with two workshop teams to propose the creation of public space installation(s) that will be built within the framework of the Biennale in the fall 2010. The teams will explore the special relationship of Bat Yam with the Mediterannean in general and Greece in particular, and will also investigate possible ways of encouraging intercultural dialogue, and the interchange between the private and the public domain.

This workshop encourages the participation of Landscape Architecture, Landscape Design, Interior Design, Industrial Design students and young professionals.

Information on the Bat Yam Biennale click here


     
> Workshop location: Ecological Farm in Bat Yam - we thank the Ecological Farm Administration and the Municipality of Bat Yam for the hospitality
    Map & Directions click here
Google Earth: 32 0'15.30"N & 3445'16.03"E
     
> Project sites:
  Site 1: Downtown Bat Yam - download more information.
  Site 2: Ecological Farm in Bat Yam - download more information.
     
> Workshop team:  
  Team 1: Thomas Doxiadis Architect and Landscape Architect (doxiadis+)
    Arch. Braha Kunda (Head of the Interior Design Dept. at Holon Institute of Technology)
  Team 2: Galia Hanoch-Roe Landscape Architect
    Revital Shoshani Landscape Architect
     
> Workshop Presentation: ZIP File click here for group W6-1
> Workshop Presentation: ZIP File click here for group W6-2
   

>> W7: KIRYAT GAT Workshop

ECOWEEK is cooperating in this workshop with the Bruno Zevi Foundation (Rome), the Joint Distribution Committee Mishol Program, and the local Ethiopian Community of Kiryat Gat.

This workshop will design a Cultural and Community Center for the Kiryat Gat Ethiopian Community. The project is an actual project to be built by the community and this workshop will provide ideas and a preliminary design approach for the actual building.

The workshop team will meet with the Community (the client) and will visit the site (photo). ECOWEEK is collaborating with the partners of this workshop to provide the opportunity for students to also participate in the design development and final design of the building to be constructed.

     
> Workshop location: Tel Aviv University School of Architecture studios - we thank the Azrieli School of Architecture for the hospitality.
    Map: click here | Directions click here
Google Earth: 32 6'51.02"N & 3448'7.30"E
     
> Project site: Kiryat Gat - download more information
     
> Workshop team: Gilad Rosenzweig Architect (arc-des)
  Gil Peled Architect (eco-challenges TM)
     
> Workshop Presentation: ZIP File click here
   

>> W8: IPCRI TANTUR Workshop

ECOWEEK is cooperating in this workshop with the Israel / Palestine Center for Research and Information (IPCRI).

This workshop will design a mixed use Cultural and Community Center for Israeli and Palestinian Peace organizations. The site is located inside the Tantur historic and religious compound. The site is located opposite Beit Tzafafa in Jerusalem, very close to the Greek Orthodox monastery of Mar Elias.

The project is an actual project that IPCRI is presently considering, and includes the rehabilitation of an existing building - or its demolition, and the construction of additional facilities. The workshop will provide ideas and a preliminary design approach for the actual building.

The workshop team will meet with IPCRI representatives at the site (photo). It is very possible that through collaboration among ECOWEEK partners for this project, students may have the opportunity to also participate in the design development and final design of the building to be constructed.

     
> Workshop location: Tel Aviv University School of Architecture studios - we thank the Azrieli School of Architecture for the hospitality.
    Map: click here | Directions click here
Google Earth: 32 6'51.02"N & 3448'7.30"E
     
> Project site: Tantur compound, Jerusalem - download more information
     
> Workshop team: Epaminondas Daskalakis Architect (Epaminondas Daskalakis & Associates - rkitekts)
    Elias Messinas Architect (ecoama & ECOWEEK)
    Ohad Yehieli Architect
     
> Workshop Presentation: ZIP File click here
 

ECOWEEK 2010 in the Middle East: Workshops
Support Materials
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ECOWEEK Workshops support materials: materials are being posted regularly
   

GENERAL Materials
Registration only

Download PDF ECOWEEK short report (English)
Download PDF ECOWEEK short report (Greek)
Download PDF ECOWEEK short workshop report (English)

Download
: PDF guidelines on green buildings
Link More guidelines on green buildings

Download: EXCEL Environmental Assessment - Beersheva
Download: EXCEL Environmental Assessment - Jerusalem
Download: EXCEL Environmental Assessment - Tel Aviv
Environmental Assessment tools by Zelda Elalouf

Download: PDF instructions to workshop students
Download: PDF instructions to workshop leaders
Download: PDF Credit Requirements for Tel Aviv students

Download: PDF directions to Tel Aviv University workshop
   
>> W1 : Shorouq Workshop

Download: ZIP PPT Presentation

Download: ZIP Floor plan and maps
Download: ZIP Existing floor plan (.DWG)

Download: PDF Programmatic requirements

Download: ZIP Photos of Al-Izariya
Download: ZIP Photos of Shorouq Center
Download: ZIP Photos of Shorouq Center and Al-Izariya

Download: PDF Climatic Data for Jerusalem area
Download: EXCEL Environmental Assessment - Jerusalem (Z. Elalouf)

Link: Wikipedia for Al-Izariya
>> W4 : Jerusalem Workshop

Download: ZIP PPT Presentation

Download: ZIP Information package for project

Download: PDF Climatic Data for Jerusalem
Download: EXCEL Environmental Assessment - Jerusalem (Z. Elalouf)

Link: Wikipedia for Jerusalem and climate

>> W5 : Negev Urban Workshop

Download: ZIP PPT Presentation

Download: PDF Climatic Data for Beersheva area
Download: EXCEL Environmental Assessment - Beersheva (Z. Elalouf)

Download ZIP Full package for KK"L street (plans, aerials - 170 MB)

Link: Wikipedia for Beersheva and climate

 

>> W6 : Biennale Bat Yam Workshop

Download: ZIP PPT Presentation group W6-1
Download: ZIP PPT Presentation group W6-2

Download: PDF Climatic Data for Tel Aviv area
Download: PDF Climatic Data for Beit Dagan area
Download: PDF 'Timing' 2010 Biennale
Download: PDF HEB 2010 Biennale project proposals - samples
Download: PDF EN 2010 Biennale project proposals - samples
Link: General on the Biennale 2010
Link: Calls for Biennale 2010
Link: Wikipedia for Bat Yam

Link
: Wikipedia for Tel Aviv and climate
Download: EXCEL Environmental Assessment - Tel Aviv (Z. Elalouf)

Visit: The site of the Biennale of Bat Yam
View: Video of older projects

>> W7 : Kiryat Gat Workshop

Download: ZIP PPT Presentation

Download: PDF Climatic Data for Kiryat Gat area
Download: EXCEL Environmental Assessment - Beersheva (Z. Elalouf)

Link: Wikipedia for Kiryat Gat
>> W8: IPCRI TANTUR Workshop

Download: ZIP PPT Presentation

Download: PDF Location map
Download: PDF Site Plan
Download: DWG Site Plan

Download: PDF Programmatic requirements
Download: PDF Programmatic requirements - with AREAS

Download: ZIP Photos 1
Download: ZIP Photos 2

Download: PDF Climatic Data for Jerusalem
Link: Wikipedia for Jerusalem and climate
Download: EXCEL Environmental Assessment - Jerusalem (Z. Elalouf)

Link: IPCRI website
Link: Wikimapia for Tantur Eucumenical Institute
Link: Tantur Eucumenical Institute for Theological Studies
 

ECOWEEK 2010 Athens: Workshops | Background


ECOWEEK 2010: Ecology + Community + Architecture Workshop
The interdisciplinary design workshops of ECOWEEK 2010 was hosted for the first time by architects in their own offices and by two workshop groups organized by the Greek Ministry of Environment. The assignment was to design a passive solar house of zero emissions at three sites: two in the center of Athens (Thisseio and Keramikos) and one in a seaside location (Loutsa). More

ECOWEEK 2010: Workshop leaders

ECOWEEK 2010: Workshop proposals & presentations
 

ECOWEEK 2009 Athens: Workshops | Background


ECOWEEK 2009: Ecology + Leadership + Architecture Workshop
The interdisciplinary design workshops of ECOWEEK 2009 dealt with the site of the former international airport of Athens in Hellenikon. The groups did not attempt to repeat the international competition on the site; neither give tips to improve the official plans for the site; neither attempted to impose architectural symbols and schemes from abroad. The workshops rather attempted to re-approach this important site for Athens and the residents of the Metropolitan city, based on ecology, locality, community and sustainability. More

ECOWEEK 2009: Workshop leaders
 

ECOWEEK 2008 Athens: Workshops | Background


ECOWEEK 2008 & AIACE: Ecology + Environment + Architecture Workshop
 
 
 
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