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FACE3 | Final event

Interreg Italy-Austria FACEcamp project has offered a training course aimed at increasing the know-how of companies and freelance professionals operating in the field of complex technological building façades. The course aimed to transfer to freelance professionals and technical staff of construction companies, concepts and innovative methods in the sector of complex technological façades. The educational program had a complete structure regarding the covered topics, to provide innovative concepts, tools and methods, while stimulating the growth of local skills in the construction sector, increasingly subject to environmental and energy regulations.

The course was divided into 6 units, for a total of 15 days. It was characterized by a strong orientation to practice with the participation of experienced speakers, well-known for their skills in the field. All contents have been conceived and designed to address the main themes of concept, design, calculation, production, installation and maintenance of complex building facades. A study trip to Milan was organized to closely analyse significant examples of technological innovation in the field of façades.

We are inviting you to the final event with public presentations of the results, that will take place on Thursday, December 6th, h 10-17 at NOI Techpark, Bolzano (Italy). You can download the full program here.

Target group
Companies, architects, engineers, developers, owners, research centres.

Continuous Educational Units (CEUs)
Participation is valid for 5 CFP for architects, 4 CFP for periti industriali, 3 CFP for engineers.

Fee
Participation is free, upon registration here. Places are limited.

Event in English language without translation.


Program

10:00  Registration

10:30  Introduction. IDM Alto Adige – Südtirol, Ecosystem Construction

Façade design and construction. The hot spots.
Angelo Lucchini, full professor at Politecnico of Milan, ABC Department

The future of façades. The industry’s perspective.
Paolo Rigone, UNICMI, Technical Manager

FACE 3rd edition. Façade physics, technology, operations. The Project Works of the 3rd edition of the course:

11:00  The effect of dynamic selective shading devices and their potential in Northern Europe.
Jaap Aanhaanen, Cowi, responsible for facade projects

11:15  Adaptable Window system.
Giovanni Toniato, Eurofinestra, product developer

11:30  Energy retrofitting of two building typologies: apartment block and   individual house under conservation measures.
Jernej Markelj, AaJM+, freelance architect

11:45  Climate-adaptive building’s façade: digital workflow for façade construction.
Angelo Figliola, Unicam SAAD, architect and researcher

12:00  BIM for glazed facades production and installation phase.
Audrius Lukosius, Fasadglas Bäcklin, façade design manager

12:15  Desktop study of timber unitised curtain wall fire performance for high rise tower application.
Alessandro Massarotto, C&S Facades, cladding bid manager

12:30  A façade integrated, heat recovery, nearly passive ventilation unit.
Zuzana Prochazkova, Pich Architects, architect & R+D manager

12:45  BIM, BEM and AVA for solar shading system.
Reinhard Trojer, HELLA, technical department

13:00  Lunch break

14:00  New Tech Façade (NTF).
Federico Dal Cin, Studio FDC, owner & building envelope specialist

14:15  A design proposal for a building integrated solar thermal vertical collector   (BIST) working as a dynamic self-activated shading device.
Giulia Santoro, Arup Italia, façade engineer

14:30  Decision-making tool -optic (glazing) component for ME-climatic condition.
Aya Alayan, Navitas, façade engineer

14:45  One single model: structural glazing analysis for complex shape structures.
Marco Benedetti, Maffeis Engineering, façade and structural engineer

15:00  LCA Façade Configurator.
Matteo Giovanardi, Ai Group, freelance architect and energy modeler

15:15  Adaptive glaze façade for an office building in Rome.
Ornella Ferlito, Manens-Tifs, building physics specialist

15:30  Case study to create a company procedure of development and innovation on technical details.
Michele Realis Luc, Zanetti, project manager

15:45  Dependency of energy loads and operational costs of a typical office room on façade design choices.
Paolo Bonato, EURAC research, junior researcher

16:00  Jury final evaluation

16:30  Closing
Final certificates. Best Project Work special mention. Closing remarks.


funded by European Regional Development Fund and Interreg V-A Italy-Austria 2014-2020
finanziato dal Fondo europeo di sviluppo regionale e Interreg V-A Italia-Austria 2014-2020
gefördert durch den Europäischen Fonds für regionale Entwicklung und Interreg V-A Italien-Österreich 2014-2020

The 2019 Klimahouse Startup Award call is open!

A focus on innovation and people. Thirty-two startups from all over Europe at Klimahouse 2019.

“The Human Factor”: for the third edition of the Klimahouse Startup Award the call for participation is open until 5 November. The best technologies that bring together buildings, people and nature will compete for a prize worth €30,000. The manager of Fiera Bolzano, Thomas Mur, comments, “Building in harmony with nature is in the DNA of the people of South Tyrol.”

Thirty-two startups from all over Europe at the centre of Klimahouse 2019. Now at its third edition, the Klimahouse Startup Award grows threefold and dominates the central area of this European event dedicated to energy-efficient building. Hence, the Startup Village becomes a real centre of innovation at the Fiera Bolzano (Bolzano Trade Fair). The 4-day showcase will include themed meetings and matchmaking between startups, companies and strategic partners for the green startups of the future, which will see an increase from the 10 participating last year to 32 at the 2019 edition. The call for participation for the Award, which, this year, involves a total prize amount of €30,000 in services, is now officially open and startups can apply at the following link. The theme of this edition, scheduled from 23 to 26 January, will be “The Human Factor“: therefore, the focus will be on the consequences for people of technologies dedicated to smart building, smart living and the smart city. A new feature will be included: the prize awarded by the public, who will be called on to vote on the days of the event. Moreover, the special Agenzia CasaClima prize has been confirmed.

Thomas Mur, Director of Fiera Bolzano explains, “We want to give scope to innovation that focuses on people and especially on their habitat. Given the excellent response in recent years, we have decided to further expand the spaces provided. Building in harmony with nature is in the DNA of the people of South Tyrol: man and the environment play leading roles in our eco-system and, last year, the NOI (Nature of Innovation) Techpark opened, the first science park inspired by nature. It is a place where companies and research centres, startups and universities work together to build a better and sustainable future for everyone”. The scientific director of the event, Luca Barbieri, comments, “This edition will be increasingly international and well-attended. The Klimahouse Startup Award involves the partnership of leading business incubators in Central Europe, focusing on young entrepreneurs and well-established companies and thus creating a virtuous circle where ideas acquire shape and substance.  In this way, innovation proves to be what it should be: positive change based on people and their wellbeing.”

The 2019 edition of the award is promoted in collaboration with the International Living Future Institute, a non-governmental organisation founded in Seattle that is present in Europe with an office at NOI Techpark as of this year. Since 2006, it has been promoting Living Building Challenge, the strictest and most advanced standard certifying sustainability applied to buildings. As confirmation of the partnership, the CEO of the International Living Future Institute, Amanda Sturgeon, author of the book entitled Creating Biophilic Buildings, will make the opening address at the final of the Klimahouse Startup Award scheduled for 25 January. 

The Klimahouse Startup Award: the call for participation

The Klimahouse Startup Award 2019 is open to all startups operating in the following sectors: building, energy, services, IT and the IoT, provided that they apply to the field of energy-efficient and sustainable building. Startups are all companies based in the EU, established not before the year 2014, whose main activity strongly features innovation. Applications must be submitted by 6pm on 5 November 2018 using the form published at the address

http://www.fierabolzano.it/klimahouse/en/startup-award.htm

The participation fee is €999 + VAT: the full amount will be refunded to the ten startups selected for the final on 25 January. By 19 November 2018, a technical jury will select the 32 startups called to exhibit their services and products in Bolzano from 23 – 26 January 2019 at Klimahouse in the Startup Village in the Fiera Bolzano halls. Every day, several session pitches will be held to allow the participating startups to introduce themselves to the public at Klimahouse: during the first three days of the event, the technical panel of judges will select the ten startups to compete for the first prize during the final that will take place at NOI Techpark. The startup finalists will be judged by the panel on an elevator pitch and on a subsequent Q&A session. This year, for the first time, the public will also vote. Visitors and exhibitors will be able to assign a symbolic “Public Prize” by voting using the specific cards on the first three days of the event. Info: Klimahousestartupaward@klimahouse.it.

The total prize amount of the event, in services, is €30,000. The winner will have a fully set up stand, with additional services and hospitality, at the Klimahouse 2020 editions, advertising services in the catalogue and on the official website of the event, as well as 150 invitation vouchers, a visibility package with a press release and a video interview, all for the 2020 edition. In addition, the winner will be able to take part in ComoCasaClima scheduled to take place in Erba (CO), from 15 – 17 November 2019. The Klimahouse Startup Award is organised by Fiera di Bolzano, IDM Alto Adige-Südtirol and Blum.

Collaborating for a Living Future.

A brand-new steering committee for the Italian LBC Collaborative.

The Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy (LBCCI) is a group of local professional volunteers committed to sustainability, education and implementation of the Living Building Challenge. The LBCC Italy provides a unique in person forum to facilitate change in the built environment. LBC is the most progressive sustainability standard in the world.  While there are a handful of Living Buildings in the world, the number of teams trying to achieve Living Building Challenge status increase every year.

At the Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy meeting last May 23rd, we established the new Collaborative steering committee. The mission is to implement the Collaborative strategy and organize and develop the related tasks. The new committee has a clear competence related focus, to address effectively the challenge of developing LBC at a national scale, in close connection with the Living Future Institute Europe initiative and ILFI in Seattle.

Here are the new board members and their brief profiles: Carlo Battisti (facilitator, Outreach), Giuseppe Barbiero (Research), Alla Kudryashova (Operations), Michele Massaro (Projects), Marco Rossato (Products) and Alessandro Speccher (Education).

Carlo Battisti
Living Future Institute Europe
Sustainable innovation manager and consultant. Degree in Civil Engineering from the Politecnico of Milan, twenty years of experience with construction companies. Living Future Accredited Professional. In 2015, he co-founded the Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy.

Giuseppe Barbiero
University of Valle d’Aosta
Assistant professor in Ecology and Head of LEAF, the Laboratory of Affective Ecology at the University of Valle d’Aosta. He is co-editor of Visions for Sustainability. His main research interests are the biophilia hypothesis, and the biophilic design.

Alla Kudryashova
University of Bologna
B.A. in Management, M.Sc. in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability. In 2015, discovered LBC while writing her thesis paper focused on assessment of BREEAM, LEED and LBC from a Strategic Sustainable Development Perspective. Currently serves Knowledge Transfer Office at the University of Bologna.

Michele Massaro
Freelance architect
Architect, strategic planner and innovation enthusiast, he works in the public and private sectors focusing architectural research according to systemic, biomimetic and territorial environmental characterization approaches. Beekeeper, he studies bees, inspiration of sustainability and beauty.

Marco Rossato
Faresin Formwork
Export Area Manager at Faresin Formwork SpA (Vicenza, Veneto region). He is an Architect and an Engineer interested in Sustainability, Design Process and R&D for Building products. He took part as contestant at ReGeneration 2017 LBC design competition.

Alessandro Speccher
Green Building Council Italia
A national recognized practitioner, lecturer, and leading authority in sustainability and regenerative design and implementation. He’s working with GBC Italia from 2007 as President’s assistant, Developer and Education manager and with Progetto CMR as green building and sustainability specialist.

The Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy headquarter is at NOI Techpark, Bolzano, same office as the local International Living Future Institute branch.

Anyone interested in getting involved in the LBCC Italy, please contact us or find us at:

Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy
c/o International Living Future Institute
Voltastraße / Via Volta 13A
I-39100 Bozen / Bolzano
Tel. +39 0471 094989
LBCCItaly@gmail.com

Web:                    http://collaboratives.living-future.org/italy
Facebook:           https://www.facebook.com/LBCCollaborativeItaly
Twitter:               @LBCItaly
YouTube             LBC Collaborative Italy
SlideShare          http://www.slideshare.net/LBCCItaly

NOI Techpark, Bolzano

Collaborando per un Living Future.

Comitato di gestione nuovo di zecca per il Collaborative italiano di Living Building Challenge.

Il Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy (LBCC Italy) è un gruppo di professionisti locali volontari impegnati per la sostenibilità, la formazione e l’attuazione del Living Building Challenge. Il LBCC Italy fornisce un forum unico di confronto “dal vivo” per facilitare il cambiamento nell’ambiente costruito. LBC è lo standard di sostenibilità più avanzato al mondo. Mentre al momento ci sono pochi edifici certificati LBC, il numero di gruppi che sta cercando di realizzare in varie parti del mondo le condizioni del Living Building Challenge cresce ogni anno.

Nella riunione del Collaborative dello scorso 23 maggio, abbiamo istituito il nuovo comitato di gestione del Collaborative. La missione è mettere in atto la strategia del Collaborative e organizzare e sviluppare le attività correlate. Il nuovo comitato ha un chiaro focus di competenza, al fine di affrontare efficacemente la sfida di sviluppare LBC su scala nazionale, in stretta connessione con l’iniziativa Living Future Institute Europe e ILFI a Seattle.

Ecco i nuovi membri del consiglio e i loro brevi profili: Carlo Battisti (facilitatore, diffusione), Giuseppe Barbiero (ricerca), Alla Kudryashova (attività), Michele Massaro (progetti), Marco Rossato (prodotti) e Alessandro Speccher (formazione).

Il Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy si trova presso il NOI Techpark a Bolzano, nello stesso ufficio italiano dell’International Living Future Institute.

Chiunque sia interessato a partecipare al LBC Collaborative: Italy, può contattarci o trovarci ai seguenti numeri:

Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy
c/o International Living Future Institute
Voltastraße / Via Volta 13A
I-39100 Bozen / Bolzano
Tel. +39 0471 094989
LBCCItaly@gmail.com

Web:                    http://collaboratives.living-future.org/italy
Facebook:           https://www.facebook.com/LBCCollaborativeItaly
Twitter:               @LBCItaly
YouTube             LBC Collaborative Italy
SlideShare          http://www.slideshare.net/LBCCItaly

Ride With Us a Bolzano … e tre, verso Bonn.

RIDE WITH US 2017
Da Venezia a Bonn, una lunga pedalata per il clima
1 novembre – 10 novembre 2017

TORNA A PASSARE PER BOLZANO LA CAROVANA DI BICI PER IL CLIMA
Dopo Copenaghen, Parigi e Torino Ride With Us, la carovana simbolica di biciclette che dal 2014 parte da Venezia e attraversa l’Europa per diffondere il messaggio di urgenza e gravità del cambiamento climatico, torna a fare tappa a Bolzano il 2 novembre c.a.
Quest’anno il gruppo di ciclista si dirige verso Bonn (1.300 km), sede dell’incontro delle Nazioni Unite sul cambiamento climatico (COP23).
Nella città tedesca i rappresentanti di tutto il mondo si troveranno per discutere come dare attuazione all’Accordo di Parigi del 2015 e i ciclisti di RWU vogliono mantenere alta l’attenzione sull’importanza dell’incontro attraverso un tour ciclistico aperto a tutti e l’organizzazione di una serie d’incontri serali lungo il percorso dedicati al cambiamento climatico.

La partecipazione al progetto è cresciuta nel tempo e ai due ideatori del progetto, Daniele Pernigotti e Claudio Bonato, si sono poi unite diverse associazioni e molti singoli cittadini che condividono le finalità del tour. Saranno, infatti, 22 le persone che pedaleranno fino a Monaco e 15 di questi continueranno fino a Bonn, per raggiungere la sede della COP23. Il gruppo pedalerà in completa autonomia, con i propri bagagli a seguito e senza nessun automezzo di supporto.
Le varie tappe del tour sono l’occasione per affrontare a livello locale i temi connessi col cambiamento climatico.
Dal sapore provocatorio l’evento che avrà luogo il 2 novembre dalle 17.30 alle 17.30 presso la sede dell’EURAC research, Viale Druso 1, 39100 Bolzano (sala SEM7): Va bene i green building, ma basteranno?

L’evento vedrà la partecipazione di Daniele Pernigotti (Ride With Us), Marco Caffi (Green Building Council Italia), Roberto Lollini (EURAC research, Istituto per le Energie Rinnovabili), Ulrich Santa (Agenzia per l’Energia Alto Adige – CasaClima) e sarà coordinato da Carlo Battisti (IDM Südtirol Alto Adige).

L’indomani mattina il tour ripartirà da Bolzano per affrontare il Brennero e fare tappa a Innsbruck. L’iniziativa ha ottenuto il patrocinio di molti Comuni lungo il percorso, tra cui Venezia, Bolzano e Bonn, oltre che del Ministero dell’Ambiente italiano e d’importanti associazioni che operano in materia di cambiamento climatico, come Kyoto Club e Italian Climate Network.
La lista completa dei patrocini, oltre che il tracciato delle singole tappe del tour Venezia-Bonn e la documentazione dei viaggi precedenti è disponibile nel sito www.ridewithus.eu. Chi volesse unirsi alla pedalata può facilmente identificare la posizione della carovana ciclistica geolocalizzata nella sezione live del sito.

LE TAPPE
La partenza avverrà simbolicamente venerdì pomeriggio 31 ottobre con il prologo Venezia-Mestre, mentre la mattina del 1 novembre vi sarà la partenza ufficiale del tour da Marghera.
Di seguito il dettaglio delle tappe del tour.

I CONTATTI
Daniele Pernigotti dpernigotti@aequilibria.com 340 9783337
Alberto Fiorin (Pedale Veneziano) afiorin@libero.it 320 4253630

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The nature of innovation.

NOI ci siamo!
Open Day al parco tecnologico: scoprire l’innovazione altoatesina il 21 ottobre.

Toccare con mano la scienza e scoprire come una fabbrica abbandonata si è trasformata in una fucina di idee all’avanguardia: tutto questo sarà possibile sabato 21 ottobre dalle 10 alle 18 al NOI Techpark. Il parco tecnologico dell’Alto Adige in Via Volta a Bolzano apre le proprie porte a tutti. Oltre a visite guidate e incontri coi ricercatori, non mancheranno intrattenimento a tema per i bambini e degustazioni.

Capire cosa può fare un sole artificiale, immergersi in prima persona nella realtà virtuale, calcolare il proprio impatto ambientale sulla Terra, scoprire il software per il riconoscimento delle espressioni facciali: tutto questo sarà possibile nelle sedi dei centri di ricerca ospitati al NOI Techpark. Il programma degli incontri coi ricercatori è disponibile online sul sito www.noi.bz.it e verrà distribuito ai visitatori il 21 stesso.

Per scoprire nel dettaglio i locali dell’edificio appena inaugurato, ogni ora la Business Location Südtirol (BLS), responsabile per la costruzione del parco tecnologico, condurrà delle visite guidate. Naturalmente sarà anche possibile visitare il NOI Techpark autonomamente lungo un percorso che attraversa tutta l’area. Alle 11.30 e alle 16 si potrà ascoltare dalla viva voce dell’architetto Claudio Lucchin la sua avventura di ripensare e dare così nuova vita all’area della fabbrica su cui si è sviluppato il parco tecnologico, l’Ex-Alumix. Inoltre IDM Alto Adige, che gestisce il parco tecnologico, presenterà un video-tour del NOI Techpark girato con un drone e un’installazione artistica sulla storia dell’Ex-Alumix. Un altro highlight della giornata sarà l’esposizione dei ritratti dei lavoratori del cantiere scattati dal fotografo altoatesino Ivo Corrà.

I buongustai potranno poi soddisfare il proprio palato alla Noisteria, dove sarà possibile degustare prodotti tipici altoatesini. Non mancherà l’intrattenimento per i più piccoli, sempre all’insegna della tecnologia: tutto il giorno potranno infatti fare piccoli esperimenti, giochi creativi e lavoretti manuali. Per arrivare al NOI Techpark in modo “green”, oltre alla bicicletta, il 21 ottobre in via eccezionale la SASA farà circolare la linea 18 che normalmente è attiva solo durante i giorni feriali.

Il programma completo è disponibile sul sito https://noi.bz.it/it/novita/events/noi-ci-siamo [Comunicato stampa IDM – Foto © IDM/Ivo Corrà]

Aus Alt wird NOI.
Innovation made in Südtirol erleben beim Open Day im Technologiepark am 21. Oktober.

Wissenschaft zum Anfassen: Am Samstag, dem 21. Oktober öffnet der NOI Techpark in der Voltastraße in Bozen von 10 bis 18 Uhr seine Tore für die Öffentlichkeit. Besucher können entdecken, wie eine ehemalige Fabrik in ein Forschungszentrum für zukunftsweisende Ideen verwandelt wurde. Neben Führungen und Begegnungen mit Forschern bietet Südtirols Technologiepark an diesem Tag auch Verkostungen und ein Unterhaltungsprogramm für Kinder.

Den eigenen ökologischen Fußabdruck berechnen, eine Software für die automatische Mimik-Erkennung testen oder verstehen, wozu man eine künstliche Sonne braucht – all das und noch mehr kann man am kommenden Samstag im NOI Techpark entdecken und ausprobieren. Das gesamte Programm des Open Day im NOI Techpark kann auf der Website www.noi.bz.it eingesehen werden.

Für die Entdeckungsreise durch die Räume des neu eröffneten Technologieparks bietet die Business Location Südtirol (BLS), die für den Bau des NOI Techpark verantwortlich zeichnet, stündlich geführte Besichtigungen an. Selbstverständlich können Besucher sich im Techpark auf Innovationskurs begeben und den Technologiepark auch auf eigene Faust entdecken. Um 11.30 und um 16 Uhr wird Architekt Claudio Lucchin über die Herausforderungen der Neugestaltung und Wiederbelebung des Ex-Alumix-Fabrikgeländes berichten, auf dem der NOI Techpark entstanden ist. Der Betreiber des Technologieparks, IDM Südtirol, präsentiert eine mit einer Drohne gedrehte Videotour durch den Park und eine künstlerische Auseinandersetzung mit der Geschichte der ehemaligen Alumix-Fabrik. Ein weiteres Highlight ist die Ausstellung des Südtiroler Fotografen Ivo Corrà, der die Bauarbeiter während der Bauphase porträtiert hat.

In der Noisteria können Südtiroler Spezialitäten verkostet werden. Auf die kleinen Besucher wartet den ganzen Tag über ein buntes Unterhaltungsangebot rund um das Thema Technik: Geboten werden kleine Experimente, kreative Spiele und Bastelarbeiten. Weil NOI für Nature of Innovation steht, werden die Gäste des Open Day gebeten, mit dem Fahrrad oder der NOI-Buslinie 18 anzureisen. Sollte dies nicht möglich sein, sollten Fahrgemeinschaften gebildet oder andere nachhaltige Mobilitätskonzepte genutzt werden. Das vollständige Programm steht auf der Website https://noi.bz.it/de/noiigkeiten/termine/aus-alt-wird-noi bereit [Pressemitteilung IDM – Foto © IDM/Ivo Corrà]

Urban complexity. The case of Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy.

Introduction

Bolzano, capital of South Tyrol in northern Italy, has around 106,000 inhabitants. During the gradual decline of the Romans’ influence in the 7th century, Bavarian immigration took place and so the German populations have been present in this region since that time. Until the 1st World War, South Tyrol was part of the Austrian-Hungaric Empire, with around 29,000 German inhabitants and 1,300 Italian.

After the war, this region became Italian, and the fascist regime built new factories promoting the settlement of a lot of Italian families from other regions. Therefore, there is a clear difference between the XIII° century German nucleus and the development of the ’20s-’30s. Today, the language groups are 74% Italian, while 26% German.

Over the decades the centre has maintained its character, with shops, offices, restaurants. In the new districts, born as residential, communities have emerged, with local markets, traditional celebrations and neighbourhood shops.

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Cohesion

There is a great cohesion between the historical German town center and the Italian surrounding area and this cohesion may be found within two huge urban projects currently under development: the new technology park, on a former aluminium plant, hosting a network of research centres, institutions and companies; the Kaufhaus project, revitalizing a large part of the centre with new shopping malls, offices, residences, and a green park.

Compatibility

In the 12th century the Bishop of Trento, at the time political and religious authority of Bolzano, erected under the arcades (“Lauben”) of Bolzano a market hall as a center of growing trade between the north and south. The goods were stowed behind the arcades on the ground floor, while the dwellings were located in the clerestory courtyard. This structure has remained intact until today, even if global brands have taken the place of the traditional local shops.

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Competitiveness

Bolzano clearly reflects the exchange between different cultures. Giotto’s school paintings and Gothic school works coexist, while in architecture you may notice the unique contrast between the historic city and the new one. Bolzano has artistic and cultural treasures: churches, monuments, streets and historic squares, museums and castles. Thus, the city has a strong tourist connotation that leads her to compete with other cities and the natural beauty of the region.

Complementarity

The functions in the old centre and in the new districts are very different: public offices in the centre, while new districts are mainly residential, with neighbourhood shops, schools, and parks. The two parts are narrowly connected; each day a swarm of people commutes by bike in the same direction. Over the years, four different mobility systems have overlaid: pedestrian (the old centre), a massively used cycle network, public transportations, and cars.

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Conclusions

The evolution of Bolzano is for me an example of nonlinear development, explaining a radical and sudden change due to historical reasons. It is also possible to recognize in its evolution the four connectors, which rule its internal and external relationships, i.e. cohesion, compatibility, competitiveness, and complementarity (the four concepts of urban complexity developed by prof. dr. Gert de Roo).

Key-concepts: complexity, self-organisation, evolutionary dynamics, non-linearity.

2016_10_28-04-futurelearnThis post is an assignment of the “Decisions Making in a Complex and Uncertain World” course of the University of Groningen, provided on-line by FutureLearn.

It’s LUNA day :-)

2016_09_30-09-lunaOne city. 16 locations. More than 120 activities.
During the European Researchers‘ Night the researchers and scientists of Bolzano will show you how they keep an eye on the big picture while working on the details.

Lunga Notte della Ricerca (LUNA)
Bolzano | Venerdì 30.09.2016 ore 17-24
1 città. 16 location. 120+ stazioni.

The Big Picture

Tenere d’occhio il quadro generale pur avendo cura dei dettagli: questa è la sfida quotidiana degli scienziati. La ricerca spacca il capello con indagini minuziosissime, ma deve poi anche fornire un’immagine a 360° dei cambiamenti che stanno avvenendo e di cosa ci aspetterà in futuro. Sotto il motto “The Big Picture” torna quest’anno la Lunga Notte della Ricerca – giunta alla quinta edizione – con oltre 120 stazioni interattive per sperimentare, costruire, chiacchierare, incontrarsi e divertirsi. Tutto ovviamente a ingresso libero!

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EURAC, unibz e IDM si prendono una notte intera – il 30 settembre 2016 dalle ore 17 alle 24 – per accompagnarvi nella città di Bolzano, tra scienza e divertimento. Dal piccolo al grande, dal dettaglio al contesto, dal presente al futuro… e ritorno!

2016_09_30-01-mylunamyLUNA – il Tuo programma personalizzato

La Lunga Notte della Ricerca è lunga, ma probabilmente non abbastanza per poter visitare ogni stazione. Per questo puoi personalizzare il tuo programma per la LUNA 2016 e avere sempre la panoramica delle tue stazioni preferite! Scopri qui come funziona e prova anche tu!

Al programma partecipano tra gli altri i partner del Gruppo di Lavoro Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) di IDM Südtirol – Alto Adige, il gruppo di aziende, centri di ricerca, enti pubblici e professionisti focalizzato sul comfort all’interno degli edifici. Vi segnalo:

Agenzia CasaClima
2016_09_30-02-lunaL’ Agenzia CasaClima, nata nel 2006 e al 100 per cento società di proprietà della Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano, è un ente pubblico non coinvolto nel processo edilizio, che si occupa della certificazione energetica e ambientale di edifici e prodotti. Ad oggi l’Agenzia ha certificato più di 6000 edifici, distribuiti su tutto il territorio nazionale. La trovate alla tappa
Sotto la pelle degli edifici
Dove: Piazza Fiera, Bolzano

Eco-Research
2016_09_30-03-lunaEco-Research è un laboratorio di analisi, che nel tempo ha maturato una solida esperienza nella ricerca ambientale.  Il suo team di chimici, biologi, ingegneri e tecnici di laboratorio si è specializzato nello studio dei microinquinanti inorganici e organici.
Segnalo in particolare le due tappe di Eco-Research su
Cosa c’è nel respiro?
Allarme polveri sottili!
Dove: Eco-Research, Via Luigi Negrelli 13, Bolzano

EURAC Research
2016_09_30-05-lunaL’Accademia Europea di Bolzano – EURAC  è un centro di ricerca privato. Nel cuore delle Alpi studiosi da ogni parte del mondo elaborano strategie sui temi più sensibili del nostro tempo e in particolare per il benessere dei territori di montagna. In particolare l’Istituto per le Energie Rinnovabili conduce attività di ricerca applicata nel campo di sistemi energetici avanzati che prevedono l’utilizzo di fonti energetiche sostenibili. Tra le numerose tappe di EURAC segnalo
La casa del futuro
Pareti a sorpresa
Dove: EURAC, Viale Druso 1, Bolzano

Thimus
2016_09_30-04-luna
Thimus studia i meccanismi del cervello che determinano la preferenza nella scelta di un prodotto o di una esperienza, per poi soddisfare i desideri degli utenti anticipandone le risposte. Thimus sarà presente presso IDM con la tappa
Viaggio dentro la mente
Dove: IDM Südtirol – Alto Adige, Via Siemens 19, Bolzano

2016_09_30-08-luna

Lange Nacht der Forschung
Bozen | Freitag, 30.09.2016 | 17-24 Uhr
1 Stadt. 16 Forschungseinrichtungen. 120+ Stationen.

Das große Ganze im Blick haben und dennoch die Liebe zum Detail pflegen – eine alltägliche Herausforderung in der Welt der Wissenschaft. Den Schwenk vom kleinen Detail zu den großen Zusammenhängen und wieder zurück unternimmt heuer die fünfte Ausgabe der LUNA unter dem Motto „The Big Picture“. Sie bietet eine Nacht lang Wissenschaft und Forschung für alle Sinne und Altersstufen an über 120 Stationen in ganz Bozen. Eintritt frei!

EURAC, unibz und IDM begleiten die Besucher am 30. September von 17 bis 24 Uhr durch die Bozner Nacht zwischen Wissenschaft und Unterhaltung: Vom Detail zu den großen Zusammenhängen, von der Gegenwart in die Zukunft und wieder zurück!