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Registration: CLOSED

> Your comments on ECOWEEK 2011 in Milano, Italy here

> Registration Form

> Accommodation here

> Cancellation of Registration here

> Insurance here

> Contact here

> ABOUT US here


Your comments on ECOWEEK 2011 in Milano, Italy

'We want to thank you again for the beautiful time spent during ECOWEEK. It was really a great pleasure for us to participate and work together for such an important theme. We will be glad to take part in another ECOWEEK.' M.B., N.B., C.A.T.

'The workshop was really interesting, a unique experience to be repeated very soon.' L.R.

'Thank you for the constant updates!' A.R.

'A big thank you for your kindness, too!' C.I.

'I would like to say that I'm very pleased with the workshop in Milano and I think that the ECOWEEK team did a great job. I hope you will keep on bringing the knowledge and priceless experience to all the professionals.' M.G.

'It has been a pleasure to enter the ECOWEEK world! I really hope we will go on sharing ideas and building opportunities together! Many, many thanks!' R.C.

Regarding the response of the ECOWEEK team to participants' requests: 'Quite early :)' Z.C.


Registration Fees



Local students

Visiting students

NOTICE: Early-Bird Registration is closed. Low cost registration is also closed. Please register per the registration instructions listed below ONLY:

Registration from August 2, 2011
ECOWEEK.NET members SPECIAL!: (who is a NET member?)
150 euro | Students (till September 12, 2011)
175 euro | Young professionals (till September 12, 2011)

Non-ECOWEEK.NET members:
(how to become a NET member?)

200 euro | Students (till September 12, 2011)
225 euro | Young professionals (till September 12, 2011)

Early-Bird Registration - CLOSED
ECOWEEK.NET members:
75 euro   | Students (extended till June 15, 2011)
100 euro | Young professionals (extended till June 15, 2011)
Non-ECOWEEK.NET members:
100 euro | Students (extended till June 15, 2011)
125 euro | Young professionals (extended till June 15, 2011)

Registration from June 18, 2011 - CLOSED

ECOWEEK.NET members:
125 euro | Students (till July 31, 2011)
150 euro | Young professionals (till July 31, 2011)

Non-ECOWEEK.NET members:
150 euro | Students (till July 31, 2011)
175 euro | Young professionals (till July 31, 2011)

Registration from August 2, 2011
ECOWEEK.NET members:
175 euro | Students (till September 12, 2011)
200 euro | Young professionals (till September 12, 2011)
Non-ECOWEEK.NET members:
200 euro | Students (till September 12, 2011)
225 euro | Young professionals (till September 12, 2011)

Workshops, lectures, some site visit(s), and keynote lectures only.

Discounts available for local students livng in Milano who wish to host visiting students from outside the city or from abroad. More details are posted below. Upon availability only.

Upon availability, hosted accommodation and recommended hotels and hostels please review relevant information posted below. Accommodation is not included in the registration fee and is not the responsibility of ECOWEEK.


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.

HOST OR BE HOSTED: ECOWEEK is making every possible effort to connect between those who would like to offer accommdation and those who wish to receive accommodation. A new FACEBOOK PAGE has been created to post your request and to find a suitable host. Host or hosted accommodation is not included in the registration fee and is not included in the services provided by ECOWEEK. Also it is not the responsibility of ECOWEEK the outcome of the communication and arrangements between host and hosted.


HOST OR BE HOSTED suggested rule of thumb: It is up to the host or hosted to set the rules, but we are suggesting that the hosted should, out or courtesy, cover for the host at least the registration fee they paid to participate to ECOWEEK. The exact arrangement(s) between host and hosted are at the absolute discretion of the host and hosted. This is not a service that ECOWEEK is offering and it is not the responsibility of ECOWEEK the outcome of the communication and arrangements between host and hosted.

ACCOMMODATION TIPS: For those of you who are not so familiar with the city of Milano or you are visiting for the first time, here are some accommodation tips*:
> We intend to invite local participants in Milano to host visitors from outside the city. In the past, there was limited response to this call, so do not count very much in being hosted. But we will certainly do our best to help, and we will let you know.
> You are encouraged to look for accommodation online. In case you have managed to find LOW RATES in Milano, please let us know to post it for other participants too!

YOUTH HOSTELS: To find a Youth Hostel in Milano click here and here
YOUTH HOSTELS: Here are a few Youth Hostel options in Milano*:
- Zebra Hostel* Viale Regina Margherita 9, Milan - more
- Ostello Piero Rotta* Milano, QT8 neighborhood - more
- Hostel 3* Milano, Via Ignazio da Ciaia - Bovisa - more

BOSCOINCITTA GUESTHOUSE located in the Boscoincitta ( Accommodation in mixed dormitories (male / female) with 4-6 beds (bunk beds, sheets are not available, is necessary to bring a sleeping bag or sheets) Contribution requested 140 euros per week Ecoweek (Sunday September 11 to Sunday, September 18, seven nights including breakfast) The guest house is set in a place of nature in the city, through forests, meadows and wetlands. Is 'located 6 kilometers from the center of Milan (Via Novara 340, with entrance from civic 392) and can be reached by bus 72, next to the metro stop M1 De Angeli.
Possibilita di pernottare presso la foresteria della cascina San Romano, situata nel parco Boscoincitta di Milano ( Sistemazione in camerate miste (maschi/femmine) da 4-6 letti (letti a castello, lenzuola non disponibili. E' necessario portare il sacco a pelo o lenzuola) Contributo richiesto 140 euro per settimana Ecoweek (da domenica 11 settembre a domenica 18 settembre, 7 notti comprensive di prima colazione) La foresteria e immersa in un luogo di natura in citta, tra boschi, prati e zone umide. E' situata a 6 chilometri dal centro di Milano (via Novara 340, con ingresso dal civico 392) ed e raggiungibile con l'autobus 72, dalla metropolitana rossa fermata De Angeli.

CAMPING: Here is also a camping option just outside Milano:
- Camping Village Citta di Milano - more

ACCOMMODATION REMARKS: * These are only tips - and certainly NOT RECOMMENDATIONS - to help you get started in your search for accommodation in Milano. We urge you to double check the suggested venues, to check the reviews on these places (for example), and to ask other people that know more about accommodation in Milano. We urge you to also search the web on your own for more options.
* Room reservations are made directly by you and not through ECOWEEK. ECOWEEK has no responsibility for your accommodation, therefore please make sure that you have done your research on the web, that you have understood all relevant details, that you made your payment, that you have received a confirmation and that you are receiving what you paid for and that it is of your choice. ECOWEEK has no control and no responsibility for the room booking process and outcome.


Cancellation of Registration

Requests for cancellation of registration should be made in writing to ECOWEEK by email. Cancellation policy available on the REGISTRATION FORM. Cancellation written request received before July 31, 2011 will receive 50% of Registration fees paid (with the deducation of any bank transfer fees charged to ECOWEEK). After August 1, 2011, no refunds will be made to Registration Fees. EARLY BIRD Registration is not refundable.



ECOWEEK hosts its events in venues that are accessible, healthy and safe. Travel between, to or from ECOWEEK events is the responsibility of each participant. ECOWEEK participants are advised and enoucraged to purchase a travel and health insurance that will cover them for the unlikely event of an accident. With registration to ECOWEEK participants agree that ECOWEEK has no responsibility for injure or damage of private property during ECOWEEK events.


Contact Us

General Inquiries


Local Inquiries


> Elias Messinas at elias[at] and +30.22970.24.527

> Giuditta de Vecchi at giuditta[at] and +39.026697525

Find answers to your questions by clicking here

ECOWEEK 2011 Organizing Team

Elias Messinas 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 abroad.
Ben Gill a Chartered Environmentalist with IEMA, currently works as a freelance environmental consultant on national and international projects, consulting on One Planet Community projects in Portugal and Sydney. As former Director of BioRegional Consulting he has worked with a diverse range of clients, looking at both community developments and management of businesses. Ben graduated in Earth Science and completed an MSc in Environmental Technology. Ben is involved in the planning of a number of ECOWEEK projects in Greece and abroad.
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. Giuditta attended ECOWEEK workshops in the Middle East and supports ECOWEEK activity in Italy.
Amit Anafi is an architect, graduate of Politecnico di Milano (M. Arch.). He is specializing in 'Sustainable construction and infrastructure for the protection and the development of the environment' at the Politecnico. He is also a tutor in the "Laboratory of Sustainable Architecture" in the Politecnico branch of Piacenza.
Ofir Etgar is a graduate with BA Architecture Science from the Politecnico di Milano and is a Work Manager at Neve Binyan Construction Ltd. Ofir supports ECOWEEK activity in Italy.
Elisa Evaso is an architect, graduate in Architecture from the University of Genova. Luca Guglieri is an architect, graduate in Architecture from the University of Genova. Monostudio has focused for 35 years on remodel, restoration and reuse transformation of old landmarks. Enzo Evaso founded Monostudio in Valenza, Piedmont region in 1974, and Luca and Elisa moved the studio to Milano in 2005 with a refreshed philosophy of innovation as a way to celebrate and respect the rigorous origins and history of each building. Monostudio are the partners of ECOWEEK in Italy and the hosts for ECCO ECOWEEK in Milano, Italy.

ECOWEEK 2011 Organizing Support Team

  ECOWEEK thanks the organizing support team, made up of primarily past ECOWEEK participants from Italy, who greatly helped in different aspects of the complex and demanding organization of ECOWEEK 2011 in Milano: Mariapia Bettiol, Giorgia Cilli, Emilia Canobbio Codelli, Giulia Celentano, Kersten Harries, Margerita Locatelli, Victor Riboldi, and Camilla Sacerdoti.

The ECOWEEK 2011 Advisory Board

Emilia Costa, Architect
(Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Sara Grahn, Architect
(WHITE Architects, Sweden)
Daniel Wicke, Architect
Thomas Doxiadis, Architect and Landscape Architect
(doxiadis+, Greece)

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 creating the ECOWEEK graphic image for 2011. For more details click here
Learn more about ECOWEEK by clicking here


We thank the people who make ECOWEEK 2011 possible and successful in Milano, Italy (alphabetical order - we apologize beforehand in case we missed someone):

Giancarlo Alhadeff, Amit Anafi, Anastasia Andritsou, Stefano Andi, Francesca Arcuri, Prof. Ezio Arlati, Maria Aslam-Hyder, Sotirios Athanasiou, Dionysia Avgerinopoulou, Vassilios Bartzokas, Alessio Battistella, Francesco Bedeschi, Rahel Belatchew Lerdell, Mariapia Bettiol, Camilla Bevilaqua, Davide Boazzi , Marcello Bondavalli, Steven Borncamp, Emanuele Bortolotti, Prof. Marco Bovati, Nicola Brenna, Ombra Bruno, Silvia Calatroni, Emilia Canobbio Codelli, Federico Cassani , Giulia Celentano, Julien Chiappone Lucchesi, Giorgia Cilli, Paola Cofano, Raffaella Colombo, Raffaela Corrias, Emilia Costa, Helena Costa-Garon, Susan Costantini, Davide Crippa, Mario Cucinella, Beatrice De Carli, Giuditta de Vecchi, Vincenzo Di Dato, Kyriakos Digenoglou, Barbara Di Prete, Marta Domanska, Thomas Doxiadis, Nicole Drobeck, Christiane Egger, Ofir Etgar, Elisa Evaso, Michelle Farrell, Alessandro Ferrari, Angus Fiori, Prof. Brian Ford, Barbara Forresi, Ben Gill, Eleftheria Gkritsi, Sara Grahn, Sylvie Gruszow, Luca Guglieri, Stefano Guidarini, Alejandro Gutierrez, Kersten Harries, Peter Heilmann, Richard Ingersol, Ziad Jallad, Jan Johansson, Francoise-Helene Jourda, Mario Kaiser, Sofia Keramida, Dimitris Kontofakas, Teti Lalou, Prof. Monica Lavagna, Manos Lianopoulos, Margerita Locatelli, Susanne Lubos, Camillo Magni, Magdalena Malska, Massimiliano Mandarini, Pierfrancesco Maran, Stylianos Marinakis, Paolo Mazzoleni, Katherine McNeil, Diane-Laure Memponte, Eden Messinas, Maya Messinas, Noa Messinas, Paolo Mestriner, Grigoris Milopoulos, Gyler Mydyti , Elda Nahmia, Yvette Nahmia, Iakovos Nahmias, Simone Nicolo, Costas Nikolaou, Tom Norring, Yiorgos Opsimoulis, Alessandra Orlando, Timea Paal, Lucia Paci, Grigoria Panagiotopoulou, Thanasis Panagoulas, Yiorgos Panetsos, Ingrid Paoletti, Riccardo Papa, Petros Papaioannou, Yiannis Papaioannou, Yiorgos Pappas, Federico Parolotto, Enno Pasch, Marianthie Paschou, Sergio Pellizoni, Elvira Pensa, Stathis Perdikis, Haris Piplas, Tobia Repossi, Victor Riboldi, Tasos Roidis, Anna Rosen, Marco Roveggio, Nicola Russi, Camilla Sacerdoti, Pierluigi Salvadeo, Anastasia Samou, Sarah Samou Marzocchi, Lina Scavuzzo, Katerina Scudo, Emanuela Sias, Kristen Sibilia, Yiannis Sifostratoudakis, Massimo Silvestre, Massimiliano Spadoni, Michael Spanos, Luca Strada, Robert Taylor, Francesca Tenchini, Mirna Terenziani, Francesco Tosi, Eloise Touni, Alessandro Trivelli, Elio Trusiani, Kostas Tsipiras, Anna Tzeortzatou, Makis Tzimproglou, Panagiotis Tzinis, Alexios Vandoros, Elena Verri, Marco Visconti, Davide Vitali, Daniel Wicke, Jack Wysocki, Katy Yakoumaki, Hadas Yerushalmi, Adachiara Zevi, Sergio Zevi, Alessandro Zichi, Frederika Zipp, Mario Zoccatelli.


Q: Who is an ECOWEEK.NET member?
A: ECOWEEK.NET is the ECOWEEK NETWORK of ECOWEEK participants. ECOWEEK.NET is open for everyone wishing to participate in the ECOWEEK conference and workshops. To become a member, visit the ECOWEEK.NET website and register (

Q: I am not an ECOWEEK.NET member. How can I become a member?
A: If you are not an ECOWEEK.NET member and you wish to receive the ECOWEEK.NET members discount in your registration do the following: (a) Register to ECOWEEK.NET and immediately after (without waiting for a confirmation) register to ECOWEEK 2011 conference & workshops. (c) Once your ECOWEEK.NET account is activated, you will have all the privileges of the ECOWEEK.NET members. To become a member, visit the ECOWEEK.NET website (

Q: Do I have to register to ALL ECOWEEK 2011 events?
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 form.

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 teams.

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 hands-on workshops?
A: The hands-on workshops take place in the open air. Bring hat or other protection from sun. It is highly recommended that during the hands-on workshops you wear work-clothes and shoes that may be affected by working with water, mud, etc. and bring clothes to change after the workshop.

Q: May I register online?
A: Yes, please use the 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 in English?
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 updates.

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