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ECOWEEK is an international non-governmental non-profit organization with the mission to raise awareness on environmental issues, Climate Change and to promote the principles of Sustainability. Established in Greece in 2005, ECOWEEK is active in more than 15 countries with a Network of students and young professionals in more than 40 countries around the world. ECOWEEK is about education, co-operation and sustainable design. ECOWEEK programs are inspired by the vision of Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy to empower young professionals to benefit their communities.

ECOWEEK ... habits change ... climate change


24 October 2014

ECOWEEK 2014 completed in Prishtina, Kosovo for the first time!
ECOWEEK took place in Pristhitna, Kosovo in October 12-19, 2014 for the first time - bringing students and professionals for 'green' ideas, sustainable design and 'green' buildings in Pristhitna! Hosted by the University of Prishtina, Faculty of Architecture. Keynote speaker: French architect F.H. Jourda. Join us! View more details and the workshop proposals here

24 October 2014

ECOWEEK congratulates architect Shigeru Ban for receiving the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize!
Shigeru Ban, keynote speaker at ECOWEEK 2009 in Athens, was named the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate. Ban is known for his inventive use of materials - especially the use of paper in construction - and for his work in disaster areas. Ban's work is a significant source of inspiration for young architects at many levels: not only through prestigious commissions such as museums, cultural institutions and private homes, but through innovative architectural and design solutions that bring relief to people and communities who have lost their homes as well. In announcing this year’s laureate, Tom Pritzker said, “Shigeru Ban's commitment to humanitarian causes through his disaster relief work is an example for all. Innovation is not limited by building type and compassion is not limited by budget. Shigeru has made our world a better place.” Read more

12 April 2014

ECOWEEK welcomes collaboration with DETAIL magazine!
DETAIL the portal for architecture and construction: news, trends and inspiration for architects and structural engineers joins ECOWEEK activity in Europe.

7 February 2014

ECOWEEK & HIT: Ecological Gardens in public schools and Community Centers
The ECOWEEK GREENHOUSE and 15 Holon Institute of Technology 3rd year Interior and Industrial Design students, just completed a semester of design, planning, logistics and implementation of small to medium scale interventions in public schools and community centers in Holon. The projects were implemented - partially or fully - with the students and the local community. The projects included an ecological garden at the Maginim Elementary School, community yards at the Neot Shoshanim and Neot Rachel Community Centers in Holon, and the furnishings for the sustainability mobile unit garden at Ramat Israel Community Center in Tel Aviv. View video

23 October 2013

ECOWEEK welcomes a new collaboration with SKETCHUP!
SKETCHUP the most intuitive and easy to learn and use 3-d software is supporting ECOWEEK GREENHOUSE workshops with licenses for fully-operational software. For easy 3-d models that make the ECOWEEK proposals easier to communicate!

6 September 2013

Copenhagen: 17 ECOWEEK projects chosen to be realized in Northwest area!
NEWS from KEA - School of Design and Technology: The President of the Local Committee of the Northwest area of Copenhagen, Alex Heick, announced that the Municipality of Copenhagen has decided to use 17 of the ECOWEEK solutions (out of 26) in the realization of the projects! The projects include: apartment block pathways, climate change adaptation, active gardens and urban farming, a new park in Emaljehaven, environmentally aware playgrounds, therapy gardens, a street market (image to left, group 2.8), new bike sheds, a new car park, the reuse of an abandoned office building, rainwater draining, and a 'green' extension of Karen's house. List of chosen projects | View projects

Read about ECOWEEK

The ECOWEEK 2013 catalogue including projects in the Middle East - Tel Aviv, Azaryia, and Bat Yam - and a complication of ECOWEEK workshop and GREENHOUSE projects since 2009 in Athens, Thessaloniki, Milano, Rome, Krakow, Belgrade, Jerusalem, Azaryia, Al-Wallajeh, Tiberias, Tel Aviv, Holon, Rishon, and more cities around the world. Read online

ECOWEEK is a partner in the EU Program:

A World You Like with a Climate You Like
ECOWEEK is an official partner in the new EU initiative for Climate Change launched in London on October 8, 2012. "Our ambition for a low-carbon society is not some distant future. It's all about jobs now. It's about the innovation and competitiveness which we can harness today for a better tomorrow' said Connie Hedegaard, EU Commissioner for Climate Action. Read more

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Ecoweek - conference & workshops Thessaloniki
Ecoweek - conference & workshops Thessaloniki

Ecoweek - conference & workshops Thessaloniki


"I have the opportunity to announce that the first Tesla Doctrine House - a project started at the ECOWEEK workshop and developed over the last few months - will be built. We managed to secure funding and we signed an agreement with an investor for cooperation. Thank you! ECOWEEK has truly made a difference in our lives and our profession! :) - Mirjana U. F. (ECOWEEK 2012 team member)

ECOWEEK International Conferences and 'green' Design Workshops are both unique and affordable.

"I cannot go back to normal, mentally I am still on Ecoweek! It was so amazing!

"I found about ECOWEEK through Google search. What attracted me to ECOWEEK was that it offered an alternative from other conferences.

"I encourage you to do the work you are doing to change people's minds (you changed mine!). I am so grateful to have attended last week's ECOWEEK!

"ECOWEEK was unforgettable! I wish it would never end!

"The ECOWEEK experience was very interesting and motivating. The philosophy of ECOWEEK is unique, making every event unforgettable!

ECOWEEK conferences and workshops offer opportunities for team-work, network, 'green' design, and real projects.

"My experiece at the workshop was very good! I learned about working with other people!
When I signed up I did not quite know what to expect. I thought we would design a building just like in school. But the workshop was different, we designed, we built it and then the community came! It was a real surprise and quite amazing how it all came together!

"ECOWEEK brings together people who want to go beyond restrictions!

"The experience at ECOWEEK was very interesting and I learned a lot from the lectures during all the week and also from the others students. I 'love' this kind of interaction between international people who have the same vision, but different ways of achieving it.

ECOWEEK speakers are among the best worldwide: Al Gore, Shigeru Ban, Kengo Kuma, Francis Kere, MVRDV, Bjarke Ingels and more.

We are very excited to work on a real project. This is what makes the philosophy of ECOWEEK so interesting and the students' work so rigorous.

Elena Barthel, Architect, RURAL STUDIO
(ECOWEEK 2012 in Rome)

The word 'Sustainability' has been used too much without even knowing its meaning. It is time to shift from the green dream to the green reality, by encouraging creative and stimulating solutions. In this sense, ECOWEEK offers a platform to exchange creative ideas and knowledge about green architecture and urbanism.
ECOWEEK is more than a workshop; it is a motivating experience that weaves the enthusiasms and fresh visions of students with the expertise and experience of professionals to challenge architectural conventions and to engage with the potential of green architecture and urbanism.
ECOWEEK is a green adventure, to open up our imaginations and allow us to design great and gorgeous cities for people.

Marta Pozo, Architect, MVRDV
(ECOWEEK 2013 Middle East)

"After the workshop and the lectures, I feel more ready to apply green building principles and solutions to my work!

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