| 7 October 2021

Third edition of the virtual event series!

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In March, we began 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 more than 600 international viewers. This successful launch was followed by the second edition of the event with talks by Marina Tabassum, BGD-Dhaka and Simón Vélez, COL-Bogotá in June. Now we continue the journey to renowned architects and exceptional building projects on 7 October 2021 at 6pm MET: This time the keynote lectures will be given by Nader Tehrani (NADAAA, US-Boston), Sinus Lynge (EFFEKT, DK-Copenhagen) and Manal Rachdi (OXO Architectes, FR-Montreuil). Marko Dabrović (Studio 3LHD, HR-Zagreb) will report “On Site” about their project Rimac Campus.

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.

The livestream is accredited as a professional education program by various german chambers of architects and planners.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us:


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 Programme


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17:30 Danny Richards (GlobalData, UK-London)
„Outlook for the Global Aviation Industry“ – architecture across continents

18:00 Welcome & introduction | architecture across continents
18:05 Simón Nader Tehrani (NADAAA, US-Boston)
“The Woodpecker’s Delight”
18:25 Sinus Lynge (EFFEKT, DK-Copenhagen)
“Ego to Eco”
18:50 Marko Dabrović (Studio 3LHD, HR-Zagreb)
“On-Site Rimac Campus”
19:05 Manal Rachdi (OXO Architectes, FR-Montreuil)
„Nature, Architecture and Beyond“
19:25 Dialogue with all speakers
19:45 Conclusion & end of lectures and dialogue

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The Keynote Speakers

On Site

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