Policy Seminar and Opening of the Exhibition on Climate Change


Last week, the Architects’ Council of Europe organised two events in the European Parliament:

A Policy Seminar on Quality Architectural Services for a Sustainable Built Environment and the
Opening of the exhibition on '20 Architectural Projects Against Climate Change'.

The Purpose? To bring together Members of the European Parliament, representatives from the EU Commission, architects and other stakeholders to discuss solutions that architecture can offer for a sustainable, high-quality built environment.

SHORT PRESENTATIONS by six architects   featured   in   the   exhibition 20 Architectural Projects Against Climate Change:
-Philippe SAMYN, Philippe Samyn & Partners–Europa Building (Belgium)
-Marie PARTOFT, Christensen & Co.–Nordhavn Centre (Denmark)
-Bob HANNAN,DúnLaoghaire-Rathdown County Council–Rochestown House (Ireland)
-David FELICE, AP–DOCK 1 (Malta)
-Ija RUDZITE, SIA 5iela–LatvianState Forests Office(Latvia)
-Stefan NESIC –Workshop (Serbia)

The panel discussion aimed to discuss challenges and solutions for achieving a sustainable and high-quality built environment. In particular, panelists discussed the value of architectural and design solutions; the need for a holistic and life-cycle approach to the built environment at building and city scale, as well as the importance of validating and collecting feedback on actual buildings performance. 

Thanks to the all the attendees and speakers:
 -MEP Sirpa PIETIKAINEN, Member of the ECON and FEMM
- MEP Ciaran CUFFE, Member of the European Parliament
- Ulli GRASSMANN, Baumschlager Eberle Architekten
- Josefina LINDBLOM, EU Commission - DG Environment
- Georg PENDL, ACE President
- Judit KIMPIAN, Chair of the ACE Sustainability Work Group
- Enrique SOBEJANO, Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
- Peter Andreas SATTRUP, Senior Advisor at the Danish Association of Architectural Firms
- Peter DEFRANSCHI, Head of the Brussels Office of ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability
With the kind support of the Vice-President of the Parliament, Mr Rainer WIELAND.

The presentations will be soon available on our website.


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