the 15y exhibition. 

 

The ECOWEEK online exhibition was initiated, coordinated and design led by architect Pavlos Symianakis, member of the ECOWEEK Team. The process was built like an online workshop. It included online lectures by architects experts in exhibition curating techniques, masterplan design and pavilion design. The online exhibition design process also  included crit sessions with the distinguished speakers, and with ECOWEEK team members architect Elias Messinas, and landscape architect Despoina Kouinoglou.

 

The exhibition team of young professionals and students, were chosen in a call for participation process published by ECOWEEK. The team included (in alphabetical order):

____________________Evgenia Dickins __________________Mehmet Kisa ___________________________Artemis Korovesi _________

______Foteini Masiala _____________________Despoina-Elisavet Michaeilidi ____________________Flaka Pergjegjaj_________

___________Çlirimtare Syla ______________Bijona Trakaniqi_______________Anjeza Vokshi__________________________________________

The design process was divided in two phases:

First, the design team developed concepts for the masterplan of the exhibition and the conceptual space that will host it. Then, the team engaged in the design of the central space and pavilions and the exhibition narrative. This phase lasted for seven weeks.

The second phase was the digital construction phase which lasted for three weeks. During this phase, VR digital models were created in the online game engine Spoke in Hubs by Moz://a.

Finally, the team prepared the exhibition catalogue.

 

During the design process of the online exhibition, the design team members:
_ Learned about the importance of programming. From the analysis of existing condition, to the research data that
need to be considered prior the design, and how to become familiar with the narrative of programming and the relationship between
design and spatial programming.
_ Learned about the relationship between analysis and creative holistic design approach by solving design challenges.
_ Became familiar with the relationship between semantic and spatial design; and

_ Became familiar with the relationship between architectural concept and digital environment.

 

ECOWEEK thanks all the talented team members who invested their enthusiasm, knowledge and skill to a very impressive result!

"Working with ECOWEEK has been a great experience. The idea for the online exhibition is very innovative and the whole work flow and process was perfectly adapted to the circumstances. The team was very compatible and the ECOWEEK team was extremely helpful. Given the difficulties (tight timeframe, remote work), I believe we had an amazing 'compensation' for our hard work. Thank you ECOWEEK and I hope we can collaborate again!" ----- Exhibition design team volunteer feedback

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the exhibition curator.

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Exhibition Coordinator

& Curator

Pavlos Symianakis

London, UK

Pavlos Symianakis is an Architect Engineer, graduated from AUTH in 2019.

Currently studying at AA in London, his postgraduate is under the title Architecture and Urbanism – Social Ecologies at Design Research Laboratory (AADRL). Prior his postgraduate studies, Pavlos was part of Not a Number Architects, in Thessaloniki, where he had the opportunity to  develop major architectural projects of different scale, such as“Rue de pain” bistro (Bucharest), Open Market and Retail pavilions in Elounda, Boutique Hotel design Santorini. During his undergraduate studies, Pavlos has taken part on many workshops and seminars including Ecoweek. He is interested in digital experimental design research and contemporary fabrication techniques, while strongly holds the vision of a greener and smarter future, where people and matter.

 

the speakers.

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Introduction to exhibition

and Pavilion Design

Not A Number Architects

Ermis Adamantidis is registered architect with a professional experience in UK and Greece. In 2008 he co-founded Not a Number Architects, a design team that has merged architectural thinking with technological innovation in the production of several award winning projects. Initially he gained valuable experience working for world architect Lord Norman Foster where he was involved in the design process for a number of prestigious projects around the globe. At the office of Foster+Partners in London and Madrid Ermis was involved in the following key projects: Heathrow Airport East Terminal in London, La Garenne-Colombes office complex of 38000sqm in Paris, Gwanggyo Power Centre a competition for a mixed use high rise development at the outskirts of Seoul, AlHarram Grand Mosque expansion in Mecca and the Heart of Doha development for the regeneration of the centre of Qatar’s capital. Ermis’ architectural education includes the Bartlett School of Architecture in London (MSc in Adaptive Architecture and Computation), RWTH Aachen Technical University and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (graduation with honors) where he is currently adjunct lecturer in the department of Architecture and Technology. Academic research goes side by side with his professional practice with much of his work being published and exhibited at international conferences such as CAADRIA Singapore, MediaCity Weimar, Fabricate London and receiving awards and honors such as Europrix Multimedia Award, World Architecture Community Award, Architizer Award, Core77 Design Excellence Award.

Introduction to Lighting Design

and Exhibition Lighting

SPIROS SPANOS

 

Spiros Spanos is from Thessaloniki, Greece.

Born and raised in a city with a significant architectural history, he was fascinated by it from the early years. In 2009, he began his studies in Interior Architecture in the AAS College, an associate of the UCLAN (University of Central Lancashire). He graduated in 2012 and the following year he moved to Denmark. There, he showed a great interest of the Nordic understanding of light which inspired him to follow a Master’s degree in Lighting Design from the AAU in Copenhagen. While living in Denmark, he worked alongside light artist Jakob Kvist and later on at Vertigo.dk. In both companies he had a hands-on experience of lighting installations from the conception phase till the, very demanding, execution and implementation. In 2018, he moved back to Thessaloniki, where he worked as a lighting designer for Artemide Hellas.

He now works as a freelancer lighting consultant.

 

the exhibition design team volunteers.

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My name is Evgenia and I'm an architecture graduate from Democritus University of Thrace in Xanthi. My interests and hobbies are film, arts and music. I joined EcoWeek for the first time in 2016, for a workshop and since then I'm interested in their action. In 2020 I joined the organizing teams. The reason is I'm interested in educating myself about sustainability and ways to spread the message of ecology in my work!  

 

 EVGENIA DICKINS 

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MEHMET KISA

My name is Mehmet. I’m studying Building Engineering at Delft University. I like to be creative, whether that is by creating nice buildings or by making music. I always liked architecture and lately  my interest in building sustainable grew more and more. In Ecoweek I found an opportunity to explore these interests  in architecture and building green. Hopefully by doing so I would inspire more students to come up with innovative  green solution for the built environment and join the Ecoweek movement.

 

MEHMET KISA

 

ARTEMIS KOROVESI

My name is Artemis and I graduated from Architecture department of Patras. I recently constitute member of an architecture studio in Athens. I love working with natural materials like earth, wood, stone, lime, earth bricksetc. I have travelled a lot in order to visit and see different approaches of architecture but I feel that there’s much more to visit! Dance, music, draw and photography are my hobbies. In 2020 I joined ECO-WEEK volunteering team, which was a great exchange of learning much about experimenting with different expressions of sustainability and offering your knowledge and capabilities to make it grow further! 

 

FOTEINI MASIALA

 

DESPOINA-ELISAVET MICHAEILIDI

My name is Eliza

and I'm an architecture student

in Chania, Greece.

I joined Ecoweek in 2020

and focused on designing structures using recycled materials

as an approach

to sustainable architecture.

 

FLAKA PERGJEGJAJ

My name is Flaka, I study Architecture at Pristina. Architecture is simply a reflection of who I am as a person and 

the skills I discovered in myself let me be me. I am always finding ways to challenge and develop my creative side. From my skills, my knowledge and artistic side architecture give great opportunity to change, design, build something better. In 2020 I joined Ecoweek in order to do something different, more creative to inspire people and to add more ecology everywhere.

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My name is Çlirimtare Syla, I study Architecture at University of Prishtina. I am from Kosovo and as I am becoming an architect, one of my goals is to explore different countries, cultures, traditions so that I can gain as much experience as I can. Also, being able to offer my knowledge and creativity into building something artistic, inspiring, and sustainable is something that every student would want. So, this is the reason I joined Ecoweek, it is the exact way to help and contribute for the environment and still be able to create modern and amazing buildings!

 

ÇLIRIMTARE SYLA

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BIJONA TRAKANIQI

My name is Bijona, I am studying Architecture at Prishtina. Architecture has taught me to be hardworking, determined, pro-active and a problem solver. Finding solutions through the creative process of design helped my learning in a healthy and positive way. The way that architecture inspires me and gives the opportunity to create spaces that affect peoples lives and their behavior, encourages me in constantly strive and achieve the best possible outcome in any task by foccusing intellect, energy and commitment. Being a part of ECOWEEK was a great opportunity to share and expand my knowledge about how to promote the principles of social and environmental sustainability.

ECOWEEK...a green adventure.

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ANJEZA VOKSHI

My name is Anjeza, I’m studying architecture at Prishtina. My interest in art developed from a very young age, and has since been a long-standing passion of mine. Architecture has become my way of life, because it can create and therefore affect positively in the wellbeing and life of a community. The interactions that people have with the built environments is one of the main factors I wanted to be a part of Ecoweek. Doing so, I soon found that my core interest lays in the sustainability of built spaces, and I’m hoping that this contribution leaves traces that lead to a more sustainable way of life.