On Wednesday, March 21st, Architect Maria Chiara Pastore and Stefano Boeri (via skype) will take part to the UNECE Conference dedicated to Vertical forests, farming, and high-rise wood constructions. The event will be held at the Palace des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.
The denser our cities become, the greater the need to address the lack of space available for nature and to consider innovative approaches to integrate greenery into our urban spaces – where the sky is the only limit. Green areas in cities, be it forests, parks, building gardens/vertical gardens (gardens that are part of the high rise building) or urban farms, will become more important to tackle urban challenges, such as global warming and air pollution. Another focus of the discussion will be the sustainable use of wood in a full production cycle as a construction material.
To celebrate this year’s International Day of Forests, this event will gather eminent speakers presenting innovative ideas on urban farming, the integration of trees in buildings, wood construction and architecture, showing that technology and ingenuity have no limits.
The program of the event that will last from 1 to 3 pm includes:
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Ms. Olga Algayerova, Executive Secretary, UNECE
Ms. Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett, Director of the FAO Liaison Office in Geneva
Moderator: Ms Paola Deda, Chief, UNECE/FAO Forestry & Timber Section
H. E. Ambassador Foo Kok Jwee, Permanent Representative of Singapore to the UN in Geneva
Architecture and Nature, Vertical Forests
Arch. Maria Chiara Pastore, Stefano Boeri Architetti
Arch. Stefano Boeri, Founding partner of Stefano Boeri Architetti (joining via Skype)
Dr. Michael Ramage, Director of Centre for Natural Material Innovation, University of Cambridge