Towards a Healthy City
#2 The Building Scale
Friday, 28 February 2020
A collaboration between UNStudio and ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory
Part 1 - Welcome and Introduction. Video: Reframe – Videos for the Web
Hans-Jürgen Commerell Director, ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, Berlin 00:00–02:51
Machteld Kors Director Communications, UNStudio Amsterdam 02:51–07:33
Miriam Mlecek Programme Manager, ANCB, Berlin 07:33–11:41
Lectures. Video: Reframe – Videos for the Web
Karen Lee Associate Professor of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, University of Alberta and author of the book Fit Cities, Edmonton 00:00:00–00:25:28
Trevor Keeling Associate, BuroHappold Engineering, London 00:25:28–00:42:29
Mazda Adli Psychiatrist and Stress Researcher, Fliedner Clinic/ Charité Berlin 00:42:29–01:01:19
Discussion. Video: Reframe – Videos for the Web
Discussion, moderated by
Karen Lee Associate Professor of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, University of Alberta and author of the book Fit Cities, Edmonton
Christiane Sauer Professor for Material and Design, Weißensee Academy of Art, Berlin
Ariane Stracke Senior Architect and Associate, UNStudio, Amsterdam
Jeff Povlo Managing Director, SCAPE, Amsterdam
This second part in a series of interdisciplinary lab talks looked into concepts of health and wellbeing at the building scale. Since we are spending 80% of our time indoors, our health is at stake in the built environment. Designers, technical experts, public policymakers and employers need to ask themselves how their proposals and organisations can incentivise healthier lifestyles, which may have different meanings for different people - contributing to the physical, mental and social wellbeing of building occupants.
During this lab talk, we discussed how environments can be shaped, while also taking into account the needs of minorities, the 'unhealthy' and disadvantaged. How can architecture prevent discomfort, disease and accidents, as well as stress, loneliness and generally poor mental health? How should we interpret user-data for reliable and useful insights into sustainable building operations, economical maintenance and healthy indoor climate, in a responsible manner? This discussion included a look at all building types, with a particular focus on learning- and workspaces and new 'campus' models.
In collaboration with UNStudio
Towards a Healthy City.