| 10/17 June 2021

Second Edition of the virtual event series with keynote lectures by Marina Tabassum, BGD-Dhaka and Simón Vélez, COL-Bogotá

Rerun on 17 June 2021 at 9 am MET
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In March, we launched a virtual tour of seven continents with the digital series – architecture across continents. Peter Rich (PETER RICH ARCHITECTS – Johannesburg, South Africa) and Kunlé Adeyemi (NLÉ – Lagos, Nigeria/Amsterdam, Netherlands) presented some of their projects in Africa to over 600 international viewers. After this successful kick-off, we will continue the journey to renowned architects and extraordinary building projects on June 10, 2021 at 5 pm, now focusing on Asia, Europe and South America. Expect keynote lectures by Marina Tabassum (MTA – Dhaka, Bangladesh) and Simón Vélez (Bogotá, Colombia) and an insight into the “Fragment” in Prague by David Černý (Black n’ Arch – Prague, Czech Republic) and Marcel Soural (Trigema / Black n’ Arch – Prague, Czech Republic).

The event is aimed at architects, urban/landscape planners and engineers. It will be held in English. Audio channels in many other languages will be available. If you are unable to attend the live event, a rerun will be broadcast on 17 June 2021 at 9 am MET. Your registration will automatically give you access to the live event and rerun.

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The Topic


AIT-Dialog and ACO jointly invite you to the virtual event series “”, which focuses on responsible architecture in times of global transformation and changing conditions as well as climatic challenges. Four times a year, renowned architects from seven continents – Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia and Antarctica – discuss various topics and examine the issue from an ecological, social, societal and economic perspective. The focus is on trendsetting building projects that respond innovatively, experimentally and sustainably to the consequences of change on a global and local level as well as to extreme conditions on site, emphasizing the responsible use of resources and incorporating local construction techniques and building materials.

Under the motto “beyond”, we ask the question: What does responsible planning of tomorrow’s architecture and city look like, which breaks new ground outside of standards and norms as well as common building techniques and materials? The task of current architecture, urban planning and the built environment in urban and rural areas is to respond flexibly to the changing demands both on the part of the users and in relation to their environment, and to open up new possibilities of use through transformation extending its original function. The focus is on buildings that achieve “more” beyond aesthetic demands and functional criteria, refer to and fit into their context in the sense of Responsive Architecture; are adapted to social and climatic conditions; and are built under fair working conditions and with a sense of social responsibility.

During the events we will take you “On Site” on a virtual trip to extraordinary construction sites around the world, showing building projects under extreme conditions. The focus will be on topics that ACO has set itself as a goal, such as groundwater protection, water management, innovative ways to holistic stormwater and drainage management, and supporting the natural water cycle. The second event will feature the Fragment project in Prague, Czech Republic. In an on-site discussion, the architects, builders and representatives of ACO will shed light on the project.

Afterwards, there will be an opportunity to get in contact directly with the speakers and experts from ACO in individual chat rooms.

The Program


17:00 Welcome
17:10 Keynote 1: Marina Tabassum | Dhaka, Bangladesh
17:30 Q&A
17:40 Keynote 2: Simón Vélez | Bogotá, Kolumbien
18:00 Q&A
18:10 ACO On Site
18:20 Dialogue with all speakers
18:25 Conclusion


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The Keynote Speakers

On Site

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