Circular Strategies Symposium 4

Architecture and the Biosphere


13/10/2023 + 14/10/2023
Auditorium of the University of Applied Arts Vienna Vordere Zollamtsstraße 7, 1030 Vienna



How can the integration of the biosphere into the technosphere of architecture or the city contribute to overcoming the climate crisis and creating an environment worth living in? We want to shed light on three aspects, material, ecosystems, and transformation, each addressed in a lecture block with a subsequent panel discussion.

 

Friday 13/10/2023

 

15:00 Admission

 

15:30

Welcome Address:  Petra Schaper Rinkel, Rector of the University of Applied Arts Vienna

Introduction by Lukas Allner, Institute of Architecture, University of Applied Arts Vienna

 

MATERIAL

What opportunities do nature-based building materials offer in terms of recarbonization, resource conservation, and the creation of healthy living spaces? What is their design potential – What are their limits?

 

15:45 -16:45    WOOD
Keynote: Yves Weinand, IBOIS Lab, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Thomas Mennel, architect and researcher, Schwarzenberg, Austria

 

16:45-17:00     break

 

17:00 -18:00   NATURAL AND NATURE-BASED MATERIAL, MATERIAL EXPERIMENTATION

Petra Gruber, Institute of Architecture, University of Applied Arts Vienna

Ken de Cooman, BC architects & studies & materials, Brussels, Belgium

 

18:00-19:00

Panel discussion with the 4 speakers of the session block “Material” moderated by Christoph Kaltenbrunner, Institute of Art Sciences and Art Education, University of Applied Arts Vienna

 


 

Saturday 14/10/2023

 

ECOSYSTEMS

How can we integrate living organisms into buildings and cities? What do they do to mitigate climate change on the one hand and for adapting to its effects on the other? What do they mean for human recreation and biodiversity?

 

10:00 -10:50   BUILDINGS AS BIOTOPS

Frédéric Chartier, ChartierDalix Architectes, Paris, France

Doan Thanh Ha, HPA architects, Hanoi, Vietnam

 

11:00 – 11:50   DESIGN WITH NATURE

Louise Fiil Hansen, SLA Architects, Copenhagen, Denmark

Marialuisa Borja, Al Borde, Quito, Ecuador

 

12:00 – 13:00

Panel discussion with the 4 speakers of the session block “Ecosystems”, moderated by Tulay Atak, Institute of Architecture, University of Applied Arts Vienna

 

13:00-14:00  Lunch break

 

TRANSFORMATION

 Buildings and cities are ecosystems that change over time. Following nature’s example – What processes do we need to initiate and foster to keep the environment adaptable and vibrant?

 

14:00 – 15:00    NEIGHBOURHOOD REGENERATION, SMALL INTERVENTIONS

Yuma Shinohara, curator at S AM Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel, Switzerland

Oana Stancioiu, nonconform, Vienna, Austria

 

15:00 – 16:00   CITY REMEDIATION, NEW ECOLOGIES

Rikke Juul Gram, Schønherr landscape architecture, Copenhagen

Susann Ahn & Thomas Hauck, landscape architecture/animal aided design, Freising and Vienna, TU Vienna, Austria

 

16:00 – 17:00

Panel discussion with the 4 speakers of the session block “Transformation” moderated by Robert Korab, Raum & Kommunikation, and TU Vienna, Austria

 

17:00

Closing words

 

Organized and curated by Karin Raith and Lukas Allner, University of Applied Arts Vienna,

moderated by Doris Österreicher, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna.