Arild Gustavsen holds a MSc degree in environmental physics (1996) and a PhD degree in building physics (2001). He has worked as an associate professor (2001-2006) and full professor (2007-) at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) (teaching building physics and energy use in buildings), as a senior research scientist (2006-2008) at SINTEF Building and Infrastructure (on various projects for the building industry) and visiting researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in 1999 and 2006 (working on experimental and numerical characterization of fenestration systems). Research interests include heat, air and moisture transfer in building envelope systems, application of new materials in building assemblies, and energy use in new and existing buildings and neighbourhoods.
More than 6,000 participants from 135 countries attended the world’s largest event for sustainable architecture, the UIA World Congress of Architects in Copenhagen, this week. Prominent researchers and practitioners across borders and generations discussed how they can design to combat climate change, increase biodiversity and promote social inclusion. The congress concluded with the launch of 10 principles for rapid and radical change in the built environment – titled “The Copenhagen Lessons”.
Speakers: Nyasha Harper-Michon & H.Y. William Chan Master of Ceremonies: Connie Hedegaard
In recent years, we have seen a rise in young activists within various disciplines, including the environmental field, as well as architecture and urban planning, raising awareness, inspiring action, and rallying support for a better future. They are driven by a passion for challenging the status quo and empowering people, companies, and policy makers to address the global issues concerning us all. But above all, they are determined to make an impact and drive the transition to an inclusive and sustainable built environment. This session addresses the need for activism in architecture, with important conversations and insights from three influential activists and change makers, Jerome Foster II, Nyasha Harper-Michon and Councillor H.Y. William Chan, who are using their voices to drive action towards making an impact in tackling the climate challenges we face.
Speakers: Bjarke Ingels & Margrethe Vestager Master of Ceremonies: Connie Hedegaard
The challenges facing the built environment are urgent – the building sector accounts for nearly 40% of the annual, global CO2 emissions, consumes raw materials in unsustainable quantities, and continues to produce too much waste which is not recycled or reused. The environmental challenge is matched by issues regarding the social sustainability of the built environment. A more inclusive and equitable built environment must be given equal priority. These challenges are global. But in this keynote dialogue with Margrethe Vestager and Bjarke Ingels our starting point is European. Drawing inspiration from the European Green Deal and the New European Bauhaus, we will explore how European institutions and businesses and European values can contribute to shaping a more sustainable and equitable future in the built environment. Not just in Europe, but globally.
Get an online tour of one of the world’s most accessible office buildings. Here, 300 employees are able to move around and work on equal terms – whether they have a disability or not. The building is built on the ideas of universal design and continues to be a beacon for inclusive architecture.
Self-guided walking tour of architecture in Malmö from ten different decades. Experience architectural gems in central Malmö from 1900 to 2013. The buildings span from national romanticism to a contemporary market hall in a transformed freight depot by one of Sweden’s most renowned architects. Hosted by Architects Sweden
The highly anticipated UIA World Congress of Architects 2023 will take place in Copenhagen from July 2nd to 6th. The congress will explore and highlight architecture’s potential to shape better societies and create a more sustainable built environment. The programme is filled with keynote dialogues, presentations and exhibitions in Bella Center – and guided tours, social events and experimental pavilions all around Copenhagen.
End of Life Innovations: Unleashing the Potential of Construction Materials Through Repurposing, Reusing, and Recycling
Study tour focusing on children, playing and democracy. The tour consist of two site visit and ends up at Form/Design Center in Malmö in time for the side event: KID CITY – Child Friendly Planning & Architecture. Here the exhibition PLAY FOR DEMOCRACY is featured.
Hosted by Architects Sweden
The tour features two former industrial districts in Malmö, characterized by extensive regeneration and urban development. Both districts have a long and significant industrial history, with preserved buildings and structures, as well as new emerging cityscapes. Hosted by: Architects Sweden
The tour features a range of public buildings of high quality, built 1916–1976. Predominantly from the post-war era, they represent a Nordic architecture thought to be socially responsible, contextually responsive, and spatially, as well as tectonically, expressive. It includes several works by Sigurd Lewerentz, one of the most prominent Swedish architects of the 20th century. Hosted by: Architects Sweden
Travel to the isolated islands of the north – The Faroe Islands. Enjoy three days where you can relax to the sound of nature and enjoy a fresh wind in your hair. The three days will also include some exploring within the filed of Faroese architectural history.
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Convince or Compel – How to Communicate Effectively to Shape a Sustainable Future with Wooden Buildings
Looking for inspiration on designing with biodiversity in mind? Join Tobias Theil Konishi, a highly experienced architect and Project Director with a passion for sustainable development. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of the industry’s top experts in sustainable design.
Daylight contributes to more sustainable architecture as it is an important factor for people’s well-being and health. A space where the perceptual, aesthetic and poetic potential of daylight are experienced in a series of spaces. Architects: Royal Danish Academy & Claus Pryds Architects
A statement piece prompting curiosity, debate, and reflection on our contemporary and future uses of resources. The story of a rescued concrete barge otherwise slated for demolition, highlighting a dilemma that the construction industry must overcome. Architects: MAST
Explores the relationship between food systems and our urban infrastructure, architecture, and policy to reveal the environmental impacts of these structures, showcasing innovative techniques in food circularity that can be implemented in urban environments. Architects: Schmidt Hammer Lassen
An interpretation of an actual development project in Uganda, the “Bio-Centre”. Through basic sanitary functions, a waste product is collected and refined into a resource that can be used in the residents’ stoves and for heating bathing water in the bio-centre. Volunteer with Architects Without Borders (Denmark)
Next Gen: Educating for a Sustainable ‘Now’ – Sustainability Curriculum Workshop for Students and Newly Graduated
BLOXHUB & UIA World Congress of Architects CPH 2023 invite you to join our 3rd Science Talk in a series of nine given the title `Leave No One and Nothing Behind´. In each talk, we will dive into how we can reach a future, where we leave no one and nothing behind. In fact, a future where we leave more behind than we take. But how
Journey out to Ballerup, a suburb of greater Copenhagen, for a tour of housing, which has been profiled and awarded for the retrofitting and re-adaption, creating more space and a better places for homelife and social gathering with neighbours and local community.
Journey out of town to Arboretum, a full-scale out-of-doors HDLA [health design in landscape architecture] laboratory, featuring three accessible, inclusive and health-promoting landscape projects, instrumental to the implementation of UN SDGs, without leaving vulnerable groups behind.
Take a metro and walking tour of Ørestad, an entirely new district of Copenhagen, from early 1990s, a testing grounds for a new model of urban development, with iconic buildings reflecting Danish cultural values, some now the most Instagrammed in Scandinavia.
Tour Carlsberg City District, once the brewery and home of Denmark’s most famous brewers. A former industrial site, endowed with beautiful building details, now transformed, former industrial buildings taking on new life, intermixed with new build and high-rises, and featuring climate-resilient solutions.
Cruise Copenhagen’s Harbor, the pulse of the city. Just mere decades ago, a waterway obscured by industry, freight ships, warehouses, and polluted water. Today, a harborscape transformed, with swimmers, pleasure boats, and innovative sustainable architecture. Learn about the key decisions that led to this new blue park.
Journey out to the House of Disabled People’s Organizations, a beacon for inclusive architecture: the world’s most accessible office building. Learn about design solutions and meet stakeholders involved in creating a model example of accessibility for all in the workplace.