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Symposium: It’s Getting Hot! Climate Change in the City

04.11.2021 to 04.11.2021 - Architekturzentrum Wien

Symposium: It’s Getting Hot! Climate Change in the City


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thu, 04.11.2021
10.00 h - 20.00 h

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"The most climate-friendly house is the house that is never built", as Gerlind Weber likes to say even though she knows that this is not really an option.

How, then, can we make building more climate-friendly by design? How can we improve the carbon footprint of existing buildings and existing neighbourhoods? How can a city prepare for climate change, mitigating any negative impact while establishing climate justice? These and other questions will be addressed at this symposium, attended by distinguished experts from around the world.

A cooperation by the Az W with IBA _Wien – Neues soziales Wohnen


10:00–12:10 — Session 1, Decarbonised!
Johannes Zeininger, architect and joint owner of SMART Block Geblergasse
Barbara Buser, baubüro in situ, on the reuse of structural elements and materials (CH)
Norbert Mayr, architecture historian, initiator and co-developer of MGG22 — Wohnen morgen
Florian Nagler, Florian Nagler Architekten, on 3 houses in Bad Aibling (DE)

13:30–15:30 — Session 2, panel discussion: The Viennese Context
Part 1: What Are The Targets We Have To Meet?
Maria Ebetsberger, programme manager, on Infrastructural Adaptation for Climate Change (InKA), City of Vienna Construction Office
Kurt Hofstetter, coordinator, IBA_Vienna
Ina Homeier, Smart City Wien
Stephan Renner, Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology
Heinz Buschmann, Program Manager, Klima- und Energiefond

Part 2: How Can We Achieve Our Goals?
Gerhard Bayer, project manager, AnergieUrban, ÖGUT
Renate Hammer, architect, Institute of Building Research & Innovation
Florian Nagler, Florian Nagler Architekten (DE)
Bernd Vogl, Head of MA 20, City of Vienna Energy Planning
Moderated by Franziska Leeb, architecture publicist

16:00–18:30 — Session 3: Climate Change in the City
Tanja Tötzer, Thematic Coordinator, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, on LiLa4Green
Martin Berchtold, berchtoldkrass space&options / Kaiserslautern University of Technology, on The Climate Adaptation Concepts in Karlsruhe, Freiburg (DE) and Zurich (CH)
Monika Löve, Carlo Ratti Associati, on Parco Romana in Milan (IT)

Followed by a panel discussion with additional guests:
Susanne Formanek, CEO, GRÜNSTATTGRAU
Heinrich Schuller, ATOS Architekten,
Oliver Gerner, partner at GERNER GERNER PLUS.
Moderated by Karoline Mayer, Az W

19:00–20:00: Keynote Lecture
Camilla van Deurs, Stadtarchitektin Kopenhagen über Kopenhagens Klimastrategie (DK)
Moderation: Angelika Fitz, Direktorin Az W

Concept: Karoline Mayer, Az W

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