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12.10.2014 / Kosovo

Maciej Siuda and Rodrigo García will participate as tutors and speakers in Ecoweek Prishtina 2014. http://ecoweek-ks.org/workshops-en/

Some of the pictures of the lectures

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Rusty Smith – Rural Studio

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ECOWEEK is an NGO established in Greece in 2005 and active today in more than 15 countries primarily in Europe and the Middle East, and the ECOWEEK Network has members in more than 43 countries. It’s mission is to raise environmental awareness and to promote the principles of sustainability through education, cooperation and sustainable design.

Since 2009 ECOWEEK has been organizing week-long events for students and young professionals within the construction sector with a focus on sustainability. These events are one week boot camps combining workshops with lectures from some of the most prominent architects, engineers, urban planners etc. in the field.

Through ECOWEEK, the GREENHOUSE is a platform that promote sustainability, ‘green’ design, social and environmental entrepreneurship, and innovation. The GREENHOUSE implements projects that involves ecology, the environment, ecological building, clean energy, recycling and reusing waste into the design process.

More on ECOWEEK:
-ECOWEEK website: http://www.ecoweek.org
-ECOWEEK GREENHOUSE website: http://www.ecoweekgreenhouse.org
-ECOWEEK NET website: http://www.ecoweek.net
-Projects catalogue ECOWEEK 2013 http://ecoweek.netfirms.com/ecoweek.co.il/files/2013/files/ecoweek_2013_catalogue.pdf

ECOWEEK Prishtina 2014 International Conference & Sustainable Design Workshops was initiated and organized by ECOciety – an NGO organization, and the main partners of the project are the Municipality of Prishtina and the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture within the Public University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”.

This is the first time ECOWEEK is taking place in Prishtina, scheduled in October 12-19. The event engages an ample of experts as well as the rest of participants, locals and international students of architecture, architects, landscape architects, designers etc.

The ECOWEEK Conference, includes lectures and round-table discussion with international and local specialists in sustainable design.

The ECOWEEK Workshops summarize a week of ‘green’ design activity including work inside a studio and work out on the site. During the seven-day ECOWEEK workshops approximately 150 young professionals from Kosovo and from abroad will engage in sustainable design. They will address some of the challenges facing Prishtina involving architecture, urbanism, industrial and social design, housing, public space, and more.

PROGRAM

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Sunday, 12.10.2014

  • 09:00 – 10:00

    ECOWEEK 2014 On-Site Registration

    Venue: Modelarium, Faculty of Architecture I Registration only.

  • 10:00 – 12:30

    Sketching session with Elias Messinas

    City of Prishtina

  • 12:30 – 13:30

    Break on your own

  • 13:30 – 14:00

    ECOWEEK 2014 Introduction and Welcome

    Speaker: Dr. Elias Messinas, Chairman, ECOWEEK

    Speaker: Dr. Naser Kabashi, Dean of the  Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, UP

    Venue: Modelarium, Faculty of Architecture I Admission free

  • 14:00 – 15:00

    Lecture 1: “Symbiosis: Ecological landscape design, principles and practice”

    Speaker: Thomas Doxiadis, doxiadis + Studio, Greece.

    Venue: Modelarium, Faculty of Architecture I Admission free.

  • 15:00 – 16:00

    Lecture 2: “Globalocal”

    Speaker: Marcej Siuda & Rodrigo Garcia, Devebere Studio.
    Venue: Modelarium, Faculty of Architecture I Admission free.

  • 16:00 – 16:15

    Break on your own

  • 16:15 – 17:15

    Lecture 3: “Experiments with green architecture – Two schools in Prishtina”

    Speaker: Ilir Gjinolli, Urban Plus Studio, Kosova.
    Venue: Modelarium, Faculty of Architecture I Admission free.

  • 17:15 – 18:30

    Lecture 4: “Firmitas, Utilitas, Venustas: Teaching Building Performance, Ecological Stewardship, and Social Relevance at the Rural Studio.

    Keynote Speaker: Rusty Smith, Rural Studio, USA.
    Venue: Modelarium, Faculty of Architecture I Admission free.

Monday, 13.10.2014

  • 09:00 – 17:00

    ECOWEEK Design Workshops

  • 17:30 – 20:00

    Film / Documentary

    “The Passive House Revolution”
    “Cradle to Cradle”

Tuesday, 14.10.2014

  • 09:00 – 17:00

    ECOWEEK Design Workshops

  • 17:30 – 18:30

    Lecture 5: “Tempus project: goals and orientations of the energy efficiency in UP Master program”

    Speaker: Naser Kabashi, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
    Venue: Modelarium, Faculty of Architecture I Admission free.

  • 18:30 – 19:30

    Lecture 6: “Analysis of energy efficiency in buildings-Case study: Technical Faculty buildings”

    Speaker: Violeta Nushi, Professor-Faculty of Architecture
    Venue: Modelarium, Faculty of Architecture I Admission free.

Wednesday, 15.10.2014

  • 09:00 – 17:00

    ECOWEEK Design Workshops

  • 17:00 – 18:00

    Lecture 7: “What can I do for the city?”

    Speaker: ProstoRož Studio, Slovenia.
    Venue: Modelarium, Faculty of Architecture I Admission free.

  • 18:15 – 19:00

    Lecture 8: “Climate Reality Project”

    Speaker: REC Kosovo.
    Venue: Modelarium, Faculty of Architecture I Admission free.

Thursday, 16.10.2014

  • 09:00 – 17:00

    ECOWEEK Design Workshops

  • 17:00 – 18:00

    Lecture 9: “Energy Efficient Retrofits – Strategies aimed for improving the energy efficiency of existing buildings and public spaces”

    Speaker: Laura Pedata
    Venue: Modelarium, Faculty of Architecture I Admission free.

  • 18:00-19:00

    Lecture 10: “Block energy retrofit– Refurbishment strategies for energy efficiency improvements in multi dwelling buildings and surrounding outdoor spaces in Tirana”

    Speaker: Juljan Vleshnja
    Venue: Modelarium, Faculty of Architecture I Admission free

Friday, 17.10.2014

  • 09 : 00 – 17:00

    ECOWEEK Design Workshops

  • 17:15 – 18:15

    Lecture 11: “Towards the Sustainable City”

    Speaker: MariaLuisa Palumbo, Italy.
    Venue: Modelarium, Faculty of Architecture I Admission free.

  • 18:15 – 19:15

    Lecture 12: ”Towards a green identity”

    Speaker: Përparim Rama, 4M Group, UK.
    Venue: Modelarium, Faculty of Architecture I Admission free.

  • 19:30 – 20:15

    Lecture 13: “How to build a sustainable house in Kosovo?”

    Speaker: Gëzim Paçarizi.
    Venue: Modelarium, Faculty of Architecture I Admission free.

Saturday, 18.10.2014

  • 12:00 – 16:00

    Workshop Presentation: Design solutions for Prishtina

    Open discussion
    The official ceremony of handing out certificates

  • 16:15 – 17:15

    Lecture 14 “URGENT!”

    Keynote Speaker : Françoise Helene Jourda, JOURDA Architects.
    Venue : Modelarium, Faculty of Architecture I Admission free.

  • 17:15 – 18:00

    Break on your own

  • 19:00

    Get together / final party

Sunday, 19.10.2014

  • 09:00

    Visiting the city

    Workshop Site Visits

  • 19:00

    Exhibition Opening : ECOWEEK Workshop Project Proposals

    Venue: The National Library

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