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Architecture and Integration

How best to integrate structures that foster mitigation (a reduction of emissions) and adapt to climate change? 

Consider, for example, electricity generation: reducing climate-changing gas emissions requires building new wind and photovoltaic power plants – how can we best integrate these works? 

Considering the need to integrate into our ecosystems and engage in direct dialogue with the sphere in which we live, we must ask if, in actual fact, the key to the issue may be to build technological devices into architecture to mitigate its effects on the ecosystem, or perhaps adopt an intrinsically-ecological form of architecture. 

Architecture should not be detrimental to environmental quality. Quite the contrary: it should fit harmoniously into its backdrop. As part of a landscape-based continuum, it must respond to the laws of ecology, pursuing an innovative path to this new paradigm through prototyping and experimenting with novel approaches.


Nicola Leonardi
Co-founder & Managing Editor THE PLAN

Introduction - Architecture
Prof. Alessandro Melis
Curator of the Italian Pavilion

Introduction - Climate
Prof. Roberto Buizza
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

Dr. Erika Coppola
International Center for Theoretical Physics, ICTP, Trieste; Expert on climate change and Earth-system modelling

Prof. Thomas Auer
Transsolar, TU Munich;
Topic: Building and City Climate Engineering: Integrations Strategies

Prof. Stefano Mancuso
Univ. Florence; Expert on nature based solutions

Prof. Ingrid Paoletti | Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Architettura, Ingegneria delle Costruzioni e Ambiente Costruito;
Topic: Construction Materials and Mitigation