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.
Chair 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
Panelists 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