25 August 2023, 8:30-18:00 | Conference | ETH Zürich, HIB 52 Open Space, Hönggerberg.
By 2050, up to six billion people are expected to live in urbanising areas. Accelerating growth and increasing densification raise questions for architects and engineers, especially those whose work connects inside and outside spaces in the development of one climate neutral system. Challenges include the design of public, open, and green spaces, the provision of outdoor comfort, and the need for daylight control, among many more. Consequently, the shaping of urban environments requires an integrated understanding of various fields, especially those that focus on solar radiation, energy production, and heat/cold islands to mitigate climate change. Our capacity to shape daylight in urban transformation processes will decide if we will achieve Carbon Neutrality.
The Conference offers a multi-disciplinary platform to discuss aspects of daylight in buildings such as its impacts on the health, well-being, productivity, and overall satisfaction of building occupants with a particular focus on human-centered approaches. Researchers as well as practitioners from all involved disciplines are invited to the conference.
Place of venue: HIB 52, Open Space | ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg, Institut für Technologie in der Architektur, Stefano-Franscini-Platz 1, 8093 Zürich
Prof. Dr. Arno Schlueter, Professor of Architecture and Building Systems
Dr. Lars O. Grobe (Velux Stiftung Daylight Fellow)
Prof. Hubert Klumpner, Professor of Architecture and Urban Design
Dr. Michael Walczak
Klearjos Eduardo Papanicolaou