ECOWEEK 2012 URBAN COMMUNITIES + AFFORDABLE LIVING + GREEN DESIGN: International Conference & Workshops for Architecture & Design
for Young Architects, Designers, Landscape Architects and graduate students
This year, for one more year ECOWEEK brings together the best among ecologically minded-architects, designers, landscape architects, young professionals, and graduate students, in a week of creative thinking ‘out of the box’, cooperation, dialogue, intercultural exchange, networking, hard work and lots of fun!
ECOWEEK 2012 is a great opportunity for young professionals to learn about ‘green’ buildings, to hear and meet the best architects in the field, to learn from the best engineers and experts in the field, to train and gain experience in how to think, plan and design ‘green’ and affordable. The ECOWEEK 2012 workshops will take place in HIT, Bezalel, and the Municipality of Rishon LeZion, in cooperation with the municipalities of Jerusalem, Holon, and Rishon LeZion. There willl also be projects in Moshav Zur Moshe, Azaryia (Bethany) in cooperation with Shorouq Palestinian Women Society, and Tiberias in cooperation with the Scottish Church. The ECOWEEK 2012 projects involve urban planning, new buildings, landscape design, interior design, and industrial design. The workshop leaders are coming from Israel, West Bank, US, Canada, Germany, Denmark, Italy, and Greece. Don’t miss it!
WHAT’S NEW in ECOWEEK 2012 in the Middle East?
(a) In cooperation with the Municipalities of Jerusalem, Rishon LeZion, and Holon, and with the cooperation with the Scottish Church and Moshav Zur Moshe, ECOWEEK 2012 workshops are assigned REAL PROJECTS, in REAL SITES, in consultation with a REAL ‘CLIENT’.
(b) Selected projects from the ECOWEEK 2012 proposals will be further developed and some will be implemented!
(c) ECOWEEK 2012 includes two hands-on workshops, which will spend time both designing AND building their projects!
(d) ECOWEEK 2012, in cooperation with the Municipality of Jerusalem, Bezalel Academy and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, intends that the ECOWEEK 2012 Workshop proposals will be exhibited in Jerusalem and will be published in a catalogue following the week of ECOWEEK 2012. More details will be posted shortly.
(e) In parallel to ECOWEEK 2012, ECOWEEK is also starting the activity of the GREENHOUSE, a new initiative for innovation, social and environmental entrepreneurship. The GREENHOUSE is already active in Greece. Starting in February 2012, it will also be active in Israel. The first assignment for the ECOWEEK GREENHOUSE will be the interior design and exterior landscape design assignments - to include also hands-on implemention - for a public building in Holon.
ECOWEEK 2012 is a great opportunity to hear keynote lectures and work with leading architects and designers - such as keynote speakers Christoph Ingenhoven (Germany), Elena Barthel of the RURAL STUDIO (USA), and Daniel Pearl (Canada) - to network, to meet leading professionals and students from other countries, and to earn academic credits through your School (some of the partner Schools of Architecture and Design offer academic credits to their students)!
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