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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.

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NEWS

3 June 2015

ECOWEEK keynote speaker award-winning architect Francoise Helene Jourda passes away on 31 May 2015
Architect Francoise-Helene Jourda was born in 1955 in Lyon, and passed away in May 31, 2015. She was a longstanding active proponent to sustainable and responsible Architecture. Francoise Helene was best known for her longstanding commitment to a respectful constructive approach to economic, social, environmental and human sustainability. Her recent projects included the garden city model in Vitry-sur-Seine (Val-de-Marne) and the rehabilitation of the Halle Pajol in Paris XVIII. Francoise Helene was a keynote speaker at ECOWEEK in several occasions in conferences around the world, sharing her work, knowledge and inspiring young professionals. We will really miss Francoise Helene... More

28 March 2015

ECOWEEK in Cairns, North Queensland, Australia! May 29-June 7, 2015
Join ECOweek in Cairns, North Queensland in Australia, a week long festival showcasing North Queensland communities and their individual eco-events. ECOweek is based on a simple idea – let's all hold our own separate eco-festivals and green business / marketing events at the same time of year to showcase North Queensland's commitment to environmental stewardship, community wellbeing and economic prosperity. New and existing festivals, events and green business promotions are invited to register on the events calendar to benefit from networking opportunities and ECOweek marketing. More



08 March 2015

ECOWEEK 2015 in Istanbul at Yeditepe University for the first time! April 19-25, 2015
Hosted by Yeditepe University Facutly of Architecture the ECOWEEK international conference and 'green' design workshops have the theme 'Contemporary Archeology’. The participants will work on discarded or underused buildings, infrastructures, open areas, react positively to urban, social and cultural conditions and put them back into use. Join us! Early registration open! 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

ECOWEEK 2013 : THE WORKSHOPS
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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CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS

"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, MVRDV


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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, RURAL STUDIO


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ECOWEEK is like a bridge between academia and reality!

Prof. Th. Stasinopoulos, Izmir University of Economics Faculty of Architecture



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

"ECOWEEK has truly made a difference in our lives and our profession! :)
"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 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.

"By organizing ECOWEEK I could reach out to professors and professionals like I could never have done before. Helped me get great recommendations for my graduate degree applications!

"My experiece at the workshop was very good! I learned about working with other people!

"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, Ken Yeang, Kengo Kuma, Francis Kere, Michael Sorkin, Thomas Rau, BIG, MVRDV, DIRT STUDIO, Rogers Stirk Harbour, Ingenhoven Architects, SeymourPowell, Hopkins Architects, WHITE, Henning Larsen, and more.

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

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