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"I have just returned home and I am writing
my congratulations for a most successful workshop, an event
that - without previous experience with ECOWEEK, and looking
at the organization from the side - was beyond my imagination
in the complexity of its organization and the multifaceted
and diverse number of speakers, events and workshop leaders."
"Congratulations on the impeccable organization of ECOWEEK.
It was really a very important week for all of us, to meet
colleagues from Greece and abroad, and to collaborate
with graduate students and young professionals on the assignments
of the workshops and to hear very important speakers. I also
want to thank you for giving the change to AFH Athens Chapter
to organize and implement one of its very first activities
and to meet our colleague from AFH London. We will gladly
cooperate in future ECOWEEK!" C.M.
"A great conference, full of creative energy and exchange,
with sustainability in the broadest sense, at the core. We
really appreciate the opportunity to participate, engage and
to be able to meet up with our AFH Colleagues in Athens and
Tel Aviv. I found the conference very inspiring and am able
to bring back many good lessons and thoughts for our team
in London. Much to absorb and reflect upon. Glad that we were
able to guide the students through, a great bunch, full of
energy and passion. We are discussing being advisors on
a competition in Haiti which two [of the workshop] students,
are looking into; so exciting!" K.M.N.
"Greetings from Amman! Thank you for such a wonderful
event with high aim and objectives. It was my pleasure to
participate, and would love to meet again soon." R.J.
"I want to congratulate you on the commendable work and
organization of ECOWEEK in Thessaloniki. The organization
had an integrity that is rare in the Greek reality."
"It was a great pleasure to go through the ECOWEEK experience
and of course, I intend to participate in the next ECOWEEK."
"We enjoyed it all enormously and would love to collaborate
"It was a wonderful experience, much better than some
of the other similar international workshops I have participated.
I look forward to more, and yes, Berlin 2012 would be fantastic!"
"ECOWEEK was a wonderful event! I learnt a lot from the
lectures, presentations, and related discussions. The organizers
did a fantastic job, gathering so many students and experts
together. Thank you!" M.R.S.
"This was a greater pleasure even than the previous
ECOWEEKs, if that's at all possible, due to the excellent
level of the students and work. And their relevance to the
city. Great work!" T.D.
"Thank you for the opportunity given to young professionals
to organize workshops for graduate students within the
framework of ECOWEEK. Personally, I would like to congratulate
ECOWEEK for the organization and to encourage you to a dynamic
follow-up - which I am sure that you are already doing."
"On behalf of our workshop team, we were all very pleased
with ECOWEEK 2011." I.K.
"It was an extremely great experience, all the nice people
around, our wonderful workshop team and and and ... :)"
"Congratulations on the organization of ECOWEEK! A fantastic
experience! I will certainly attend more ECOWEEK workshops!"
"We wish to congratulate ECOWEEK for the excellent week
on sustainable architecture in our city. All lectures were
excellent with the best being Francis Kere's presentation.
It is very important to attend this kind of events that shake
the waters and pass on the message that we have possibilities
in our hands to change the world! In the workshop we hosted,
we enjoyed working and communicating with the younger professionals
and graduate students in our team and we really enjoyed the
result. It is true that through implementation knowledge is
internalized. We will gladly contribute again!" D.K.
"A warm thank you for the opportunity to participate
in such an engaging event with lots of interesting experiences.
Congratulations on the successful undertaking, which except
for knowledge, research, and opportunities to promote sustainable
architecture in theory and practice, it offers optimism
and 'bright' prospects, in times, otherwise, gloomy and
"Our team, the 7 younger and the 3 elders thank you for
the opportunity to meet and work with each other; it
was also my pleasure to lead the site visit at the New Seafront,
and to have many engaging discussions with young colleagues
and graduate students." P.N.
* Due to some last minute cancellations, there
might be some spaces still available. If you are interested
in attending, please contact
* With more than 300 registrations from 16 countries, we anticipate
a very exciting gathering of young professionals and experts
from around the world!
* If you did not manage to register on ECOWEEK 2011 on time,
join us for the open lectures and other events, otherwise,
stay tuned for the next ECOWEEK conference and workshops
to be announced shortly!
February 1, 2011:
CLOSED in January 31, 2011
125 euro | Students (till January
150 euro | Young professionals (till January 31, 2011)
Early Bird: CLOSED in November 30,
75 euro | Students
(till November 30, 2010)
100 euro | Young professionals (till November, 30, 2010)
> Please refer to the registration form for more details.
Workshops, lectures, some site visit(s), and keynote
Discounts available for local students livng in Thessaloniki
who wish to host visiting students from outside the city or
from abroad. More details will be posted shortly. Upon availability
Upon availability, hosted accommodation may become available
and will be posted shortly. Recommended hotels and hostels will
be posted after December 1, 2010. Please review relevant information
posted as it becomes available.
ECOWEEK participants are responsible to find
their own accommodation. Accommodation is not included
in the registration fee and is not included in the
services provided by ECOWEEK.
For those of you who are not so familiar with
the city of Thessaloniki or you are visiting for the first
time, here are some accommodation tips:
> We have invited local participants from Thessaloniki
to host visitors from outside the city. There was limited
response and some of the participants are being hosted in
> You are encouraged to look for accommodation
online. In case you have managed to find LOW RATES
in Thessaloniki, please let us know to post it for other participants
> To share a hotel room in a very well situated
hotel downtown Thessaloniki we suggest: ASTORIA HOTEL
| See photos of the hotel and the rooms here
| Rates: Single room: 40 euro per night (for one person).
Double room: 65 euro per night (for two people). Triple room:
Upon request only. See contact details below. RESERVATIONS:
ASTORIA HOTEL contact: Ms. Areti Theodosiadou at +30 2310
505514 & e-mail
1. To get the special rates, mention that you are participating
in ECOWEEK 2011.
2. If there are people you want to share a room with, make
sure to mention it when you book your room.
3. Review all information about the Hotel and make sure you
have located it in the map
4. Hotel reservations are made directly with ASTORIA HOTEL
and not through ECOWEEK. ECOWEEK has no responsibility for
your accommodation, therefore please make sure that you have
spoken with the Hotel, that you have understood all relevant
details, that you made your payment, that you have received
a confirmation and that you are sharing the room with
the person of your choice. ECOWEEK has no control and no
responsibility for the hotel booking process and outcome.
Cancellation of Registration
Requests for cancellation of registration
should be made in writing to ECOWEEK by email.
Cancellation written request received before January 31, 2011
will receive 50% of Registration fees paid. After February
1, 2011, no refunds will be made to Registration Fees. EARLY
BIRD Registration is no longer refundable.
Elias Messinas at
elias[at]ecoweek.org and +30-2297023702
Find answers to your questions by clicking here
ECOWEEK 2011 Organizers
is an architect and environmental consultant, graduate of Yale
School of Architecture, and the National Technical University
of Athens. He is a Fellow of the Ford Motor Company International
Fellowship for Community Leadership. He is the founder and Chairman
of ECOWEEK and coordinator of ECOWEEK activity in Greece and
is a landscape architect. She acquired her degree in Landscape
Architecture and she continued her studies in Interior Design
and PR Management. She has worked in architectural firms and
in parallel has specialized in Cultural Management undertaking
the planning, promotion and the production of events for various
institutions. Olympia is the
co-organizer of ECOWEEK 2011 in Thessaloniki, Greece. Contact
ECOWEEK 2011 organizing team
also includes Maria Tsakalou (Interactive PR), Anastasia
Samou, Akis Kastanopoulos, Sarah Samou, and
ECOWEEK 2011 academic advisor and organizer of the ECOWEEK
2011 panel discussions is Prof. Isaac Meir.
The ECOWEEK 2011 Advisory Board
Philippou, Architect and Architectural Historian
Doxiadis, Architect and Landscape Architect
The ECOWEEK 2011 Worskhops Coordinating Team
Tasos Roidis is an architect graduate of the Aristotle
University of Thessaloniki. His diploma thesis investigated
the adaptation of buildings in extreme climatic conditions,
and his theoritical thesis focused on the history of bioclimatic
architecture starting from early 19th century. He has attended
numerous conferences and workshops on sustainable and landscape
architecture in Greece, in Europe and in the USA.
Dimitris Avramidis is an architect graduate of the Aristotle
University of Thessaloniki. His thesis investigated the history
and evolution of Bioclimatic Architecture in History. Presently,
he is practicing with an architectural firm in Munich, Germany.
The ECOWEEK 2011 AKTO Design Team
ECOWEEK welcomes the cooperation with AKTO (the Athenian Artistic
and Technological Group) a pioneering organisation in Greece,
developing departments in Industrial & Product Design and Photography
and to introduce high technologies in the area of Arts, towards
common activity for the advancement of sustainable design and
ecological building in Greece.
The AKTO students class of Graphic Design and 3D Animation &
Multimedia Productions, guided by AKTO-Thessaloniki faculty
Panagiotis Metallinos, and Maria Georgiadou and Eleni Ksoupa,
respectively, are preparing the ECOWEEK 2011 public image!
AKTO Graphic Design students: Anna Boccasile, Maria Asvesti,
Theodoros Georgiadis, Athanasios Desyllas, Alexandros Dimos,
Rafael Ieronymakis, Georgios Karathanassis, Varvara-Vassilili
Konstantinidou, Vasilios Manousaridis, Dimitris Modestou, Lena
Berzoes, Dimosthenis Papakonstantinou, Evaggellia-Iliana Papachristodoulou,
Elpida Sachpazidou and Anastasia Charpantidou.
AKTO 3d Animation students: Alexandr Avanesov, Ioannis Katigaridis,
Ioanna Nazlidou, Maria Psaltidou, Magdalini Asimakopoulou, Aris-Ilias
Dimitrakopoulos, Ioannis Dimoglou, Emmanouil Kovras, Kosmas
Mabentzidis, Dimitrios Moutafidis, Georgios Pyrounakis, Andreas
Stergiou, Konstantinos Stefis, Epameinondas Sfakianakis, and
View AKTO students' proposals by clicking here
more about ECOWEEK by clicking here
We thank the following people for helping
make ECOWEEK 2011 possible and successful (alphabetical
order - we apologize beforehand in case we missed someone):
Charis Achillas, Mairi Ananiadou, Anastasia Andritsou, Neli
Arvanitopoulou, E. Athanasiadou, Sotirios Athanasiou, Dionysia-Isidora
Avgerinopoulou, Dimitris Avramidis, Kleio Axarli, Aylin Ayna,
Stratos Bacalis, Anna Bandouraki, Vassilios Bartzokas, Charis
Bekiaris, Ilham Belhabib, Christina Biermann, Claudia Buhmann,
Sarah Bush, Panagiota Chaliazi, Michalis Charalambous, Dimitris
Chatzopoulos, Katerina Chatzikonstantinou, Maria Cherkeletzi,
Katerina Christofilidou, Theodora Christoforidou, Emilia Costa,
Rodrigo Rubio Cuadrado, Bernard Cuomo, Yiorgos Dais, Dora
Daki, Olympia Datsi, Theodora Datsopoulou, Kiki Deliousi,
Elli Demirtzoglou, Giuditta DeVecchi, Kyriakos Digenoglou,
Nikos Dimtsas, Machi Doumoura, Thomas Doxiadis, Olga Efstathiou,
Eva Fanou, Korina Filoxenidou, Andromachi Gaga, Karolos Gakidis,
Antonis Gavalas, Fotis Georgeles, Elli Georgiadou, Aspasia
Giannopoulou, Benjamin Gill, Olga Giolma, Christos Giouzouktzidis,
Romy Goosens, Panagiota Goula, Dimitris Gourdoukis, Liana
Gouta, M. Goutziamanis, Sara Grahn, Eleni Grammatikou, Giota
Halivopoulou, George Hargreaves, Peter Heilmann, George Horzoglou,
Farrell Ingle, Giotis Ioannidis, Tania Kalaboki, Nicos Kalogirou,
Maria Kapna, Ioanna Karidi, Efi Karioti, Elisabeth Karolyi,
Akis Kastanopoulos, Eleni Kairi, Sofia Keramida, Diebedo Francis
Kere, Dimitris Kontofakas, Konstantina Kostoula, Anastasios
Kotsiopoulos, Katerina Kotzia, Braha Kounda, Spyros Kouvelis,
Thedora Kyriafini, Petros Kyrinis, Sasa Lada, Teti Lalou,
Styliani Lefaki, Despo Lialiou, Aimilia Liaska, Elpida, Vassilis
& Eric Loli, Ilias Lolidis, Kristine Lorenzen, Susanne
Lubos, Foteini Lymperiadou, Aris Maganaris, Petros Makridis,
Yiannis Maniatis, Thanasis Manoloudis, Niki Manou-Andreadi,
Nikos Margaris, Brian Mark, Gwen Mark, Despoina Marinou, Vassilis
Maroulas, Daphne Matziaraki, Faidra Matziaraki, Eva Mavridou,
D. Metaxas, Katherine McNeil, Isaac Meir, Katerina Meresi,
Marianna Milioni, Yiannis Milopoulos, Fani Moumtzidou, Voula
Mourta, Nikolaos Moussiopoulos, Yvette Nahmia, Prodromos Nikiforidis,
Kostas Nikolaou, Chryssa Nikoloutsou, Thao Nguyen, Tom Norring,
Vasileios Ntovros, Giannis Oikonomou, Giorgos Opsimoulis,
Kyriaki Oudatzi, Grigoria Panagiotopoulou, Peter Panes, Alina
Panou, Ilias Pantikakis, Sofia Papadimitriou, Antonis Papadopoulos,
Ilias Papadopoulos, Lois Papadopoulos, Ioanna Papadopoulou,
Eleni Papaevangelou, Yiannis Papaioannou, Yiorgos Papakostas,
Eleni Papalouka, Babis Papanikolaou, Morpho Papanikolaou,
F. Papapetrou, Yiorgos Pappas, Marianthie Paschou, Stathis
Perdikis, Styliane Philippou, Alexios Pissaridis, Maria Prassa,
Dan Price, Nikos Protogeros, Lina Psychopoulou, Dimitris Raidis,
Sine Riisager, Haris Roidis, Tasos Roidis, Olga Sakari, Rena
Sakelaridou, Anastasia Samou, Sara Samou, Isidoros Sempsis,
Kristen Sibilia, Yiannis Sifostratoudakis, Massimo Silvestre,
Marinos Solos, Eva Sopeoglou, Aikaterini Stefanaki, Alexis
Stefanidis, Christina Sordina, Eleni Spartsi, Yiannis &
Oliana Spiliotakis, Paraskevi Tarani, Tasos Tellios, Christos
Tessas, Alexandros Tombazis, Katerina Tryfonidou, Aris Tsagrassoulis,
Ioannis Tsalikidis, Maria Tsakalou, Mary Tseliou, Antonis
Tsentas, Kostas Tsipiras, Christina Tsiragelou, Dimitris Tsirkas,
Mary Tsitsi, Chris Twinn, Tatiana Tzaka, Anna Tzeortzatou,
Giannis Tsoukalas, Makis Tzimproglou, Panayotis Tzinis, Ohad
Yehieli, Vassilis Yiannikos, Stefan Van Uffelen, Gerasimos
Vamvakidis, Alexios Vandoros, Dimitris Varos, Fotis Vasilakis,
Natasa Vaskoudi, Stavros Vergopoulos, Christos Vlahokostas,
Irene Voulgaraki, Yiannis Vougioklakis, Eleni Vretzaki, Richard
Walker, Jack Wysocki, Katy Yakoumaki, Despoina Zavraka, Stelios
Zerefos, Konstantinos Zervas, Frederika Zipp, Olga Zissi,
George Zoidis, Leandros Zoidis, Manos Zoulias, Emmy Zoumboulidou
and AKTO Thessaloniki students Anna Boccasile, Maria Asvesti,
Theodoros Georgiadis, Athanasios Desyllas, Alexandros Dimos,
Rafael Ieronymakis, Georgios Karathanassis, Varvara-Vassilili
Konstantinidou, Vasilios Manousaridis, Dimitris Modestou,
Lena Berzoes, Dimosthenis Papakonstantinou, Evaggellia-Iliana
Papachristodoulou, Elpida Sachpazidou, Anastasia Charpantidou,
Alexandr Avanesov, Ioannis Katigaridis, Ioanna Nazlidou, Maria
Psaltidou, Magdalini Asimakopoulou, Aris-Ilias Dimitrakopoulos,
Ioannis Dimoglou, Emmanouil Kovras, Kosmas Mabentzidis, Dimitrios
Moutafidis, Georgios Pyrounakis, Andreas Stergiou, Konstantinos
Stefis, Epameinondas Sfakianakis, and Myrto Chrysostomidou.
Q: Do I have to register to ALL ECOWEEK
A: No. The ECOWEEK 2011 program includes events
that require registration, such as the workshops, site visit,
and thematic lectures, and events that are free admission
and open to the public, such as the keynote and distinguished
lectures. Please refer to the program
and the registration form to make sure that you are
registering for the events that you want to attend. For admission
free events, we cannot ensure availability of space; admission-free
events are of first-come first-serve seating arrangment. Seats
are only reserved for registration holders. In case of error,
review the cancellation policy in the registration
Q: We are students from disciplines other than Architecture,
Landscape Design and Engineering. Can we participate?
A: Yes, the conference and workshops are open to students
(graduate and undergraduate) of different disciplines and
we encourage participation for more interdisciplinary workshop
Q: Do we have to have prior experience
before attending the workshops?
A: No, no prior experience is necessary to participate in
the conference workshops.
Q: Do we have to have special equipment
to participate to the workshops and site visits?
A: No, although you are encouraged to bring your laptop -
at your own risk - to enable you to prepare the work that
will be requested during the workshops. The particiapting
offices in principle will provide with electricity outlets
and Wi-Fi connection, to enable you to work during the workshops.
You are also encouraged to bring your own sketching tools
- at your own risk (please do not bring expensive tools that
may be lost during the workshops).
Q: Do I need special clothes for the COB workshops?
A: The workshops will take place in the open air. Bring
hat or other protection from sun. It is highly recommended
that during the COB workshops you wear work-clothes and shoes
that may be affected by working with Cob, water, mud, etc.
and bring clothes to change after the workshop.
Q: May I register online?
A: Yes, please use the online registration form and instructions.
Q: We want to register but we are not
sure if there are spaces available.
A: Yes, as long as registration is open, you can register.
Q: Is it possible to register without
having to use a VISA? Can I make a deposit or transfer instead?
A: No, registration is only possible through bank transfer.
Open the registration form and follow the instructions
in the form.
Q: How can I demonstrate/prove that
I am a student and register as a student?
A: You can use any form of identification form from your University,
a student ID, a letter from your University Department, or
(for Greek students) you can submit with your registration
an YD N105 by email or fax after filling out ALL the required
boxes. Please note that your registration is valid only when
the above described identification is attached. Failing to
submit the requested identification, or if you submit and
incomplete form of identification, may result in an invalid
registration and therefore loosing your space.
Q: I am interesting in attending the
workshops but I can only attend 2 out of 3 days. Is that possible?
A: Yes, you may register for the full program and attend the
workshops partially, although we strongly recommend that you
attend the workshops full-time in order not to jeopardise
the work of the team you will be working with. Please note
that there is no discount or refund for attending a portion
of the workshops.
Q: I wish to register for the tours
and site visits, but I cannot be there the first day. Could
I attend only for the second day?
A: Yes, you can register, but you will have to meet
the group on the second day at your own expense. For your
own convenience, we strongly recommend that you attend the
entire program. We also do not offer a discount or refund
for attending a portion of the program, or for changes in
the program caused by force major.
Q: Until now, I am not interested in
registering for the workshops, but I would like to attend
the lectures. Is it possible
A: Yes, there are lectures and documentary screenings which
are open and free to the public. In case of overbooking the
registered participants have priority. The public sits on
a first-come first-serve basis. Please refer to the online
program and relevant
web pages for more information.
Q: How much of the program is presented
A: The conference language is English.
Q: When is the next ECOWEEK event?
A: Please refer to our website
for regular updates and announcements of events, or write
to us to add your address to our mailing list for regular