Actualité 04.06.2010

Invitation – 8th Annual Innovation Conference – "Big and Super-Green: From Buildings to Cityscapes"

Innovation 2010
Big and Super-Green: From Buildings to Cityscapes

Join us for Architectural Record and GreenSource’s eighth annual Innovation Conference taking place October 6-7, 2010 at the McGraw-Hill Companies Headquarters in New York City.

The 2010 Architectural Record/GreenSource Innovation Conference will focus on technical developments and strategies, from large-scale super-green buildings on up to the super-green cities that support them.
The first 50 people to register for the event will receive a copy complimentary!

Keynote Address: Green Metropolis

Most Americans think of crowded cites as ecological nightmares, as wastelands of concrete and garbage, and diesel fumes and traffic jams. But life in the suburbs and rural areas are not the green panacea many people think they are. Keynote speaker David Owen will show us why the residents of compact urban centers individually consume less oil, electricity and water, discard less trash and most importantly, spend less time in cars than other Americans. And, he’ll explore the reasons that Manhattan may be the most ecologically friendly city in the country.

Stefan Behnisch, Special Guest Lecturer:
Content Driven Approaches to an Innovative Architecture

Stefan Behnisch’s first building abroad, the Institute for Forestry and Nature Research in Wageningen, The Netherlands (1998), an EU pilot project for sustainable architecture, paved the way for the success of his practice in the field of ecologically responsible architecture. Other milestones were the Genzyme Center in Cambridge, MA, a LEED Platinum rated company headquarter building, and the recently completed award-winning Unilever headquarter building in Hamburg’s HafenCity. His portfolio also comprises residential projects, museums, schools, university buildings and sports facilities. Stefan Behnisch will present the firm’s objectives – to create aesthetically pleasing, robust and lasting environments where the building’s occupants feel well. In all his projects he strives to develop an ecologically sound architecture, optimizing the use of available resources, whilst reducing the reliance upon technical means.”

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(Source: Architectural Record)

(Photo: Norddeutsche Landesbank An Friedrichswall Building, Behnisch Architekten)