23-29 october Ecoweek, an event which started 2005 in Greece, took place in Bucharest.5-13 March the Week of Genius took place in Bucharest presenting the results achieved since and how the projects could be implemented.
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urban delta in Bucharest
The "Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and Urbanism has partnered with the University of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine and the international ECOWEEK community to held the 2016 edition of the event. This way Bucharest joins 23 other cities which organised over 200 workshops in 27 events since 2005.
In Bucharest there were 2 conferences and 3 workshops. The workshops were dedicated to:
1. Healing gardens. As site the hospital of infectious and tropical diseseases Victor Babes in Bucharest was chosen. The particularity of this site was to design a garden which can only be seen from the window as patients are not allowed to walk in it.
2. The Văcărești national park (to which we already dedicated two news reports). Challenge was to build an observatory out of willows as not constructed structure and thus allowed on the dam around the park.
3. Productive gardens (urban agriculture). A corner of the I.O.R. park (to which we dedicated a report) in the part given back to owners and thus not anymore taken care of by the municipality was chosen to be transformed from abandoned site into a community garden. The part is between the two metro stations of Titan. The challenge was to activate the community. In the study several other gardens of community were shown, in schoolyards, periphery of Bucharest etc.
The first conference was held by members of the "Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and Urbanism, while the second was reserved to international participants.
More information is available at the link, kindly provided by Radu Negulescu in name of the association.
5-13 March the Week of Genius took place in Bucharest, presenting among others the results of Ecoweek and how they could be put in practice on the 9th of March in Seneca Anticafe. Teams from each of the workshops presented the results. The event featured also an introductory talk by Dorin Stefan, international architect and professor, on what is ecological. It was discussed which will be the challenges of moving the focus of the world in term of population in the next 30 years, and what eco-house might mean in terms of resources and costs. It was followed by a round table.
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