Circular Strategies Symposium 4 Architecture and the Biosphere
October 13 + 14, 2023
University of Applied Arts Vienna VZA 7, Auditorium
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.
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
What opportunities do nature-based building materials offer for decarbonization, 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, BCmaterials, 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
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
Vo Trong Nghia, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (tbc)
11:00 – 11:50 DESIGN WITH NATURE
Louise Fiil Hansen, landscape architect, SLA Architects, Copenhagen, Denmark
Al Borde, Quito, Ecuador (tbc)
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
Buildings and cities are ecosystems that change over time. Following nature’s example – what processes do we need to initiate and encourage to keep the environment adaptable and vibrant?
14:00 – 15:00 NEIGHBOURHOOD REGENERATION, SMALL INTERVENTIONS
Yuma Shinohara, curator at Schweizerisches Architekturmuseum Basel, Switzerland
Oana Stancioiu, nonconform, architect, 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 Wien, Austria
16:00 – 17:00
Panel discussion with the 4 speakers of the session block “Transformation” moderated by Robert Korab, Raum & Kommunikation GmbH, and TU Wien, Austria
Organized and curated by Karin Raith and Lukas Allner, I oA, University of Applied Arts Vienna, moderated by Doris Österreicher, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna.