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ECOWEEK 2011: Workshops
Theme: Urban Communities & Green Architecture
| 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
ECOWEEK 2011 Worshops are supported by lectures by experts in
the building, engineering and environmental professions.
Workshop Project Presentatations
ECOWEEK 2011: Workshops
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THEME A :
Urban Sustainability: Green urban intervention &
THEME B :
& Community Sustainability: Design
to benefit community/organization.
THEME C :
Building Sustainability: Zero emissions new passive-solar
THEME D :
Building Sustainability: 'Green' upgrade, reuse and expand.
THEME E :
of 'Green' Industry & Design: Technology, design &
SITES for Urban Sustainability (THEME A):
Suggested sites :
In the City of Athens : Click
here (PDF 1.6 MB)
>> Please note that Plateia
Ksouthou has been removed from the list upon the request of
the City of Athens (update 17/10/11).
In cooperation and with the guidance of the City of Athens.
These are sites that the City of Athens intends to develop.
These projects may lead to real projects. ECOWEEK wishes to
thank the City of Athens for this cooperation.
>> Please review the
workshop descriptions below and THEME before choosing the
workshop of your choice.
WORKSHOP FULLY BOOKED THEME:
B & D
Stelios Zerefos & Christos Tessas | Zerefos Tessas Architects
Zerefos Tessas Architects Engineering Consultants is an award
winning firm founded in 2005. Its innovative projects promote
contemporary architectural debate while respecting the environment.
Projects range from private residences and office buildings
to research institutes and museums that integrate micro-climatic
and energy considerations early in the design process. The firm
has been widely published. Collaborating architect Danae Frantzi-Gounari
(MSc Sustainable Environmental Design, AA) will assist in the
Athens 2011 workshop. www.zerefos-tessas.gr
Workshop brief: The site selected to be studied in the
workshop is located South-West of the archaeological site of
the Academy of Plato. It contains an existing derelict building
which will be redesigned and refurbished to accommodate a community
centre which will intensify the loose coherency of the local
urban tissue. The creation of a place to meet, study, educate
and have fun will strengthen community bonds, while at the same
time will respect the environment through its design and functions."
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Antonis Gavalas | Architects
Antonis Gavalas is an architect engineer graduate of Aristotle
University of Thessaloniki and Architectural Association in
energy & environment MA. Has worked in Hamilton Associates in
London and since 2005 lives and works in Athens. He is mainly
designing and building residential projects that aim towards
the integration of simple sustainable measurements with progressive
architectural elements. www.gavalasarchitects.gr
The site of the project is Plateia Klonaridi, one of the sites
suggested by the City of Athens. See here.
The brief of the workshop will be posted shortly.
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for Humanity | Athens
Architecture For Humanity Athens was founded in 2010 and is
the local chapter of the non-profit design services firm, based
in San Francisco This worldwide network of 60 chapters works
on building a more sustainable future through the power of professional
design. The main goal for us is to work on projects that make
a difference locally, through a variety of scale and program,
building safer, more sustainable and more innovative structures-structures
that are assets to their communities and an ongoing testament
to the ability of people to come together to envision a better
future. Workshop leader is architect Chryssa Nikoloutsou. More
workshop leaders will be posted shortly. www.architectureforhumanity.org
W4 : WORKSHOP
FULLY BOOKED THEME: B
Benjamin Gill | BioRegional
Consulting Ltd & Aris Liakopoulos, Dipl.-Ing. Architect
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.
Aris P. Liakopoulos is a graduate of RWTH Aachen, Germany.
Since 2006 he is partner of aliasarchitects office for architecture,
urbanstructure and intersections. The office works on total
building solutions and sustainable urban design. From the
beginning of his profession he works and realizes project
with green, bioclimatic parameters in architecture and urban
development. He has realized projects in Germany and Greece.
He has participated in several architectural and urban design
The project will focus on the design of a 'green' school based
on the principles of One Planet Living and passive solar design,
and the site of the project is Akadimia Paltonos, one of the
sites suggested by the City of Athens. See here.
The brief of the workshop will be posted shortly.
Consultants and/or architects are expected to support the
work of this workshop.
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Athanasios Polyzoidis |
Architect - Landscape Architect
Katerina Petsiou | Architect
Polyzoidis studied Architecture (National Technical University
of Athens - NTUA) and Landscape Architecture (Master Arquitectura
del Paisaje - Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya UPC - ETSAB).
He has worked in firms in Barcelona and Athens where has taken
part in various landscape projects (Spain, Greece, Middle East).
He was granted awards in national architectural competitions
and he has participated in the VI European Biennial of Landscape
Architecture in Barcelona. He practices architecture and landscape
architecture with special interests in public space, urban regeneration
and landscape ecology.
Petsiou graduated from the School of Architecture at Aristoteleio
University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) - Erasmus Programm Ecole Nationale
Superieure d'Architecture de Paris La Villette (ENSAPLV). She
has attended the ''Arte, Arquitectura y Espacios efimeros''
master's program (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya UPC-
ETSAB). She has worked in firms in Barcelona dealing with various
scales from residential buildings to public space projects.
She was granted awards in national architectural and graphic
design competitions. She practices architecture with special
interests in urban regeneration, urban culture and ephemeral
Workshop brief: 'Ecological collective space' The aim
of the workshop is the regeneration and the environmental upgrade
of Machis Analaton Square in order to function as an ecological
collective public space for the neighborhood and the broader
area. In the case-study area, the ecological approach focuses
both on 1) the green element / the "invasion" of the natural
landscape into the urban structure, the bioclimatic design and
the improvement of the area's microclimate, as well as on 2)
the exploration of methods for urban sustainability through
the active participation of people and even the exploitation
of discarded urban materials. The workshop is oriented towards
a bioclimatic sustainable project which is easy to apply, of
low maintenance cost, that may constitute a "green" reference
point that empowers the social interaction between the city's
inhabitants as well as promotes the ecological consciousness.
FULLY BOOKED THEME: B & D
Nicholas Anastasopoulos | Architect
Anastasopoulos is an architect and a researcher in environmental
management, alternative forms of habitation and eco-communities.
Lecturer at NTUA (National Technical University of Athens).
Graduate of NTUA and Yale University. (MArch Yale U, 1985, A.S.
Onassis Foundation scholar). He has an architectural practice
in Athens since 1996 and has worked on projects of urban and
landscape scales. Has taught in institutions in Greece and the
US (NTUA Athens, AKTO, Patras University, Parsons School of
Design and New School for Social Research, NY). Co-founding
member and programs coordinator of the Non-profit organization
TREE (Take Responsibility for Environmental Efficiency)
and member of various groups for urban activism and public art
(Urban Void/ Athens, En Garde Arts/ New York among others).
Former President of the Management Board of Schinias-Marathon
National Park (MBSMNP). Founder of the collective for the Initiative
of the first Marathon Ecofestival. Workshop
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Agnes Couvelas, Architect, Landscape Architect |
1969 Agnes Couvelas has her own architecture firm in Athens,
operating in the field of architectural projects in a wide area
of applications such as museums, archaeological parks and private
residences. Among those projects are the Marathon Tumulus Archaeological
Park, the In-Situ Archaeological Museum in Naxos, The museum
of Prehistoric Thera rehabilitation and "The house of the Winds"
on Santorini Island. Durability, livability and energy conservation
are primary requirements of her work and are incorporated through
specific manipulations to environmentally friendly design of
her buildings. She lectures in architecture in Greece and abroad.
Workshop topic: The workshop will address environmental
issues in the densely used seashore zone of Glyfada. The present
uses will be examined (including the marinas, the beaches, the
tramway line access and the various commercial activities) as
well as their interrelationship (THEME B). Proposals will focus
on community sustainability by means of integrating the disturbed
marine habitat in the built environment, thus increasing the
presence of the natural world in this tight fabric of public
W8 : WORKSHOP
FULLY BOOKED THEME: A & B
Architect, Landscape Architect | doxiadis+
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
The workshop will focus on the site of Akadimia Platonos and
THEME A : Urban Sustainability: Green urban intervention &
landscape design andTHEME B : Social & Community Sustainability:
Design to benefit community/organization. For more information
on Akadimia Platonos, see the sites suggested by the City
of Athens [See
WORKSHOP FULLY BOOKED THEME:
Thanos N. Stasinopoulos | Oikotekton & Prof. Isaac Meir
| Desert Architecture Ben Gurion University
Thanos N. Stasinopoulos
is a graduate of NTUA School of Architecture, where he has been
teaching since 1978. After his degree from Architectural Association
Graduate School in 1985, he has contributed to AA Environment
& Energy Studies programme as teaching assistant (1985-88) and
visiting lecturer (1993-99). He has also taught at U.Patras
Department of Architecture, TEI Patras, and University of Athens.
His doctorate thesis on solar radiation (1999) is one of his
numerous publications on architectural & environmental topics.
He has been involved in more than 120 design & construction
projects, alongside visual & applied arts.
Desert Architecture expert architect
Prof. Isaac Meir was born in Thessaloniki, is a graduate of
the Technion Institute of Technology and the Associate Professor
and former Chair of the Desert Architecture & Urban Planning,
and Dept. of Man in the Desert of the Ben Gurion University
(2005- 2010). He has published widely in several languages and
has been Visiting Lecturer at Environment & Energy Studies,
AASA, London (1992), and Visiting Professor at the School of
Architecture, Oxford Brookes University (2000-1).
Workshop brief: Sustainable Urban Design - Greenery vs.
asphalt. The workshop will cover urban climate factors (density,
geometry, materials, traffic, vegetation), focusing on Urban
Heat Island (origins, consequences, mitigation) as it exists
in Athens. Following a review of the role of open spaces (climatic,
social, practical), the project will aim to enhance greenery
and expand social space in Akadimia Platonos, one of the sites
suggested by the City of Athens [See
Workshop brief: ENGLISH
| Article: Building
on Climate Change
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OPEN THEME A & B
trade Hellas is a Greek Non Governmental - Non profit Organization
founded in 2004. The organization was the first one to promote
the idea of Fair Trade in Greece, a philosophy that battles
poverty on a global scale.
M. Sarli | Founder and President Fair Trade Hellas
E. Kareta |Project Manager Fair Trade Hellas
theSwitch place identity has been active in designing
spaces for brands and organizations since 2005, while developing
design processes and supporting initiatives on place identity
awareness in Greek neighborhoods and cities. www.theswitch.gr
Mary Karatza |Strategic designer
V. Ntovros | Architect AUTH, MAA IAAC-UPC Founding member
of lighting team BEFORELIGHT. He practices sustainable design
and the use of digital tools in construction of energy autonomous
M. Koutsari | Architect AUTH, MAA IAAC-UPC Co-founder
of "USE" architecture studio. She is interested in digital design
and fabrication as well as sustainable design in various scales,
from small architectural projects to regional and urban planning.
K. Grigoropoulou | Architect UTH, MA LMU She is interested
in designing in different contexts and scales: buildings, furniture,
lighting devices etc, creating atmospheres for the users, trying
to enhance the experience through creating a narrative in design,
as well as in presentation. www.katerinagrigoropoulou.com
OIIO architects | Architecture office The architectural
office oiio is an Athens based group of architects, urbanists
and researchers practicing on the study and realization of built
as well as un-built environment. www.oiio.gr
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a r t r e e t e a m: Pani Stathopoulou, Eleni Polychronatou,
Louisa Stathopoulou and team
The NGO 'artreeteam' is focusing on environmental art and
design, ecology and environmental education. The team's philosophy
is that, people through art can be educated and inspired towards
more sustainable and environmentally conscious behaviour.
The team has also initiated the project "Arc C" (c=cyclamen)
an Environmental Art Monument in Greek mountains. The project
consists of artworks, which are in development, that address
the ecological dimensions of these fires and the challenges
of resilience and regeneration. artreeteam was founded after
the catastrophic fires that occurred in the Greek forests
in 2007. www.artreeteam.gr
Workshop brief: The aim of the workshop is to design
interventions, which will enhance the city space for the pedestrians.
The interventions will be designed following the principles
of aesthetics, design and sustainability in order to promote
the idea of sustainable cities. The workshop will lead two
sculptors with professional experience on environmental art
and environmental education, two architects, one civil engineer,
one industrial designer, one surveyor/environmentalist and
one organizational and one psychologist with expertise on
The title of the workshop is 'PEZOPOLIS', a word that in Greek
translates... a city of pedestrians! The aim of this workshop
is to design 'green' interventions for the city of Athens,
which will promote the message of sustainable cities and enhance
the cityscape that the pedestrians experience. The aim of
this workshop is to design urban interventions, which improve
and enhance the experience of the pedestrians in a city. The
team of experts leading the workshop will work on the basis
of the following statement: A "viable" urban intervention
has to be environmentally designed. This means that it has
to take into consideration not only the appropriate use of
time, space, materials and energy, but also its effect on
the surrounding environment in terms of scale and usability.
Each intervention can be a habitat, which is situated inside
a larger ecosystem (the city par example). In order for it
to be sustainable, it has to follow the rules of nature, to
be autonomous and to interact harmoniously with its surroundings.
Furthermore, the equilibrium of this system lies on the economy
of nature, which depends on the interaction of shapes, colors,
uses etc. In any case 'green' interventions proposed through
this workshop should have an aesthetic value, as the aesthetic
values that define an artifact can reveal the meaning of beauty,
leading to an environmental ethic through environmental aesthetic,
in a simple and natural way.
The workshop will be lead by: Pani Stathopoulou, sculptor,
ENSBA, educator, PhD Philosophy, NKUA Eleni Polychronatou,
artist, educator, PhD History of Art, ASFA Louisa Stathopoulou,
industrial designer MA, RCA Nikos Detsis, civil engineer,
NTUA Giannis Rozos, architect, NTUA Mairi Tzortzis, architect,
NTUA Natalia Blana, surveyor, environmentalist, NTUA Vivian
Karavia, organizational and architectural psychologist, MSc.
: WORKSHOP CANCELED
THEME: To be announced
Antonios Kontadakis | Engineer Team for Passive Solar Design
workshop has been canceled.
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AREA | Architects, Athens
(Architecture Research Athens) is a professional design practice
established in 2006 by architects Styliani Daouti, Giorgos Mitroulias
and Michael John Raftopoulos. Having met in New York City, they
chose to return to Athens in order to participate in the recent
dynamic transformations of the architectural landscape in Greece.
In 2006 they received distinction for an open European architectural
competition for vacation houses in Scroponeri, Greece, and in
2007 they were awarded 1st prize in an open European competition
for 220 housing units in Kardia (Thessaloniki). AREA is involved
in various exhibitions and research projects, teach a design
studio at the University of Thessaly as well as contribute to
architecture magazines. AREA was among the five finalists for
the Art Fund Pavilion International Architecture Competition,
out of 600 entries from 52 countries. www.areaoffice.gr
: WORKSHOP OPEN THEME:
A & B & C & D
Panayiotis Tzinis | Innovation Governance, Athens
: Inputs for a roadmap towards Smart Community in Athens @Panormou
Panayotis Tzinis is an Innovation Governor. As Innovation Governance
Consultant for several Multinational Corporation and Government
Organizations at Local, National and European level, former
Secretary General of the Green World European Science, Innovation
and Business Council, founder of the SG4SG World Council, Executive
Director of the technology and innovation platform ETP4GREEN
and founder and CEO of eyennovation, he has dedicated several
years in implementing strategies and actions towards the assimilation,
adaptation and adoption of ICT (Information Communication Technology)
and, lately, of the IoT (Internet of Things) to communicate
within Social, Environmental and user contexts for an increased
qualitative societal life. Specialized in EU energy and Green
projects, he and his team, will present the @Panormou project:
the concept and development of a Smart Community based on ICT
and IoT structures and infrastructure. Resident, either private
or businesses or Public, as user of the Smart Community.
Eleni Stathaki studied architecture at NTUA, holds a Master
degree in Arts from Leiden University of Netherlands and is
currently attending the postgraduate program 'Architectural
Design - Space - Culture' of the NTUA.
Stavrianna Stathaki holds a degree in Architecture from NTUA
and an MSc in 'Real Estate Management and Development' from
Herriot-Watt University in Scotland.
Irene Filippopoulou studied architecture at NTUA and holds a
Master degree in 'Architettura bioecologica e tecnologie sostenibili
per l'ambiente' from the University of Rome La Sapienza.
After having worked in several firms, the architects formed
17.06.architecture, in 2009. As a group they have collaborated
mostly in the design of private projects and participated in
several competitions. One of the main interests of their practice
is the interaction of contemporary green architecture with modern
innovative and sustainable solutions.
For further information Smart_Athens[at]sg4sg.eu
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Eirini Androutsopoulou & Simos Vamvakidis | Architects
Eirini Androutsopoulou holds a Diploma in Architecture (NTUA)
and a Masters degree with Distinction in Architectural Design
(March, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL). She is currently
a PhD candidate (School of Architecture, NTUA) with scholarships
from the Hellenic Republic (IKY) and the A. S. Onassis foundation.
She has participated in several architectural competitions (Honourable
mention at the international competition for the Bezalel Academy
of Arts and Design, Jerusalem) and is currently participating
at the courses at the School of Architecture, NTUA, as a PhD
candidate. Her work has been published in Greek and international
architecture magazines ("Architectural Design" international
magazine, "Digital Cities", Bartlett Designs: Speculating with
Architecture", 2009) and has been exhibited in Greece and abroad.
Simos Vamvakidis holds a BSc in civil engineering (TE) and a
Diploma in architectural engineering from the National Technical
University of Athens (NTUA). He was awarded the Fulbright and
Mihelis scholarships prior his master's at the University of
California in Los Angeles (UCLA, MArchII). He has worked on
the design & construction of public and private spaces and buildings
and has been awarded in international architectural competitions.
He has being teaching at NTUA since 2008 as lecturer "407" and
as a PhD candidate, focusing on digital & parametric design
and computer aided manufacturing (CAM) technologies. He is interested
in any architectural gesture that negotiates /proposes / poses
questions related to the way we experience and interact with
the public / private spaces and the people within them, based
on today's social, economic and cultural context. He sometimes
gives in to technological experimentations that come to clad
an architectural idea.
Workshop topic: Theme E: Integration of 'Green' Industry
& Design: Technology, design & sustainability. Brief
: WORKSHOP OPEN THEME:
A & B
Alexandros Avlonitis & Panagiotis Sarlis | Architects
Alexandros Avlonitis studied architecture at Aristotle University
of Thessaloniki, Ecole díArchitecture de Nancy and holds a Masterís
degree from Columbia University in New York. He has worked in
firms in Athens. Since 2009 he runs his own creative office
being granted awards in national and international architectural
competitions focusing mainly in public space and its human impact.
Panagiotis Sarlis studied architecture at the University of
Patras and then worked in firms in Athens. Since 2009, after
returning back, holding his Masterís degree from Columbia University
in New York, he started running his own creative office, practicing
mainly on housing projects. He has participated in numerous
national and international architectural competitions.
The workshop will be supported by the lighting designer,Thanasis
Workshop topic: The site of the workshop is Kypselis
Square, one of the sites suggested by the City of Athens
. The nature of the 'urban square' as a neighborhood's
vital component can only be conceived through the understanding
of the area's context and its spatial circumstances. The team,
while working on Kypselis Square, is called to cope with strategic
design, communal and collective consciousness, social responsibility
and urban sustainability. The workshop aims to explore the means
to boost social interaction and the resetting of the urban square
-by definition- as the neighborhood's dynamic reference point.
: WORKSHOP OPEN THEME:
A & D
Lina Stergiou | LS/ARCHITECTURE&STRATEGIES
Lina Stergiou is founder and director of LS/Architecture & Strategies.
By focusing on inventive design approach and research-oriented
experimentation, by working on urbanism, buildings, interior
environments and objects and by following workshop culture it
adopts a twofold philosophy of design: low budget - innovative
solutions, recyclable materials - eco-friendly design. Lina
Stergiou is also the co-founder and director of the non-profit
organization 4 Life Strategies, the body to conceive and implement
the Against All Odds project with the mission to strategically
and proactively design actions for life. AAO project started
in 2011 and is a triennial series of actions and events with
the philosophy to promote design as action of relief, as source
of inspiration and as tool for building equality (www.aaoproject.org).
Consultants and/or architects are expected to support the work
of this workshop.
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ECOWEEK 2009: Workshops
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
2009: Workshop leaders
ECOWEEK 2008: Workshops
2008 & AIACE: Ecology + Environment + Architecture Workshop