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In March 2021 ACO and AIT-Dialog have been successfully launching a virtual tour of the world's seven continents inviting architects, urban planners, engineers and landscape architects to become part of " | architecture across continents".

Internationally renowned architects and other experts present inspiring projects of different scales facing new conditions in urban environments and rural areas. With respect to the context, they respond innovatively, experimentally and sustainably at the global and local level to the consequences of change as well as to extreme challenges on site.

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Speakers (15 November 2023)

Mario Cucinella
Mario Cucinella Architects, IT-Bologna/Milan

For Mario Cucinella Architects sustainability is an exploration of an empathetic way to approach the design, regeneration and renewal of our towns and cities from different perspectives.

Lecture: Sustainability and Empathy

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Binke Lenhardt
Crossboundaries, CN-Beijing

Crossboundaries believes that renewal nurtures community, preserves memories, and shapes spaces.

Lecture: Resilience in Urban Renewal

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ACO On Site | Blue-green transformation
Chiel Lansink & Rieks Hulst | Netherlands

With increasing impacts of climate change, adaptation of public space is essential.

Lecture: New impulse for a liveable urban space

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Programme | architecture across continents

17:00 | Welcome & Introduction

17:10 | Keynote 1

17:35 | ACO On Site

17:55 | Keynote 2

18:20 | Dialogue

18:30 | Conclusion & end of lectures

The term "beyond" doesn't just mean apart or away from but can also be applied to architecture. What we are referring to is a building culture that breaks new ground beyond norms and standards and away from the mainstream, while at the same time focusing on social relevance and current and local conditions - architecture that connects.

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Kristina Bacht

"The interplay of architecture and its context inspire me. In connection with current challenges, exciting questions arise for the future of building culture." (K. Bacht, AIT-Dialog)

  • After studying architecture and urban planning in the Netherlands and Chile, as well as working in various international architecture offices in the USA, Germany and the Netherlands, Kristina Bacht focusses on the mediation of architecture and related disciplines on a global and local level.
  • As curator, author, moderator and juror of numerous exhibitions, publications, congresses, conferences and workshops, as well as publishing director of AIT-Dialog with its own architecture galleries in Hamburg, Cologne and Munich, Kristina Bacht is a well-connected and well-known personality in the architecture scene.

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Lea Woldag-Schwauna

"Architects and the construction industry face complex challenges due to changing environmental influences. The event series gives us the chance to take a joint look at future requirements and develop joint solutions to meet them." (L. Woldag-Schwauna, ACO)

  • As studied communications expert and part of the international ACO Group management team, she has many years of experience with a particular focus on sustainability in the construction industry.
  • Thanks to her regular dialogue with the international ACO companies, she has excellent global network and knows the ACO customers - especially the requirements and needs of architects and planners.

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