Review of Innen.Stadt.Leben. #2
Ecological sustainability of cities and urban densification
  • Date

    January 27, 2022, 6:30 p.m.

  • Location

    Aedes Network Campus Berlin, Christinenstr. 18-19, 10119 Berlin

  • Speakers

    Roland Bechmann (Executive Board Werner Sobek AG, German representative in the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat)

    Elisabeth Endres (Executive Board IB Hausladen, Professor at TU Braunschweig)

    Friederike Meyer (Editor-in-Chief at Baunetz Meldungen, Author of the book “Die Stadt nach Corona”)

    David Sim (Architect and urban planner, former Partner at Gehl Architects, Author of the book “Soft City”)

  • Moderation

    Alexander Gutzmer (Architecture journalist and Cultural scientist)

    Caspar Schmitz-Morkramer

  • Partner

The second installment in our discussion series “Innen.Stadt.Leben.” that we organize with and holds on the premises of Aedes Network Campus Berlin (ANCB), took place on January 27, 2022. With the motto “Ecological sustainability of cities and urban densification,” the evening event was live-streamed from ANCB’s premises in Berlin.

Forty percent of global CO2 emissions are attributable to the construction sector, meaning that architecture also bears particular responsibility for the climate crisis. What technologies, methods, and materials are or will be available for sustainable architecture? Can we simultaneously promote more density and more unsealed public, open and green spaces? Should we practice horizontal or vertical densification? How green can a high-rise actually be?

“Innen.Stadt.Leben.” is a joint event series organized by ANCB and caspar., the architectural firm founded in 2004 by Caspar Schmitz-Morkramer. His book “Retail in Transition” (2021, JOVIS) serves as a starting point for four discussions involving representatives from different sectors, each with a different perspective on a problem that can be resolved only by visualizing and harmonizing as many approaches as possible.

Fotos: © Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk

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