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15.04.2019
Architecture and Urban Climates
Sascha Roesler in conversation with Alice Hertzog
While 20th-century architecture learned to “control” the climate of a building, the architecture of the 21st century needs to learn to “cope” with the climate of cities. There is an imperative for new forms of thermal “governance” (on other scales). In this lecture, important historical pioneers of such new architectural thinking will be highlighted. Urban climatology as science evolved in the early 20th century along with the genesis of new energy landscapes and new modern principles of planning. City climate research raised the novel question of the impact of the city on the local weather conditions; “the manner in which these great concentrations of human beings influence their climate” as climatologist Albert Kratzer stated in 1937.
About the event:
The event is part of the lecture series
SESSIONS ON TERRITORY—URBANISM AND THE ANTHROPOCENE
ECOLOGY

4 – 6 pm
ONA Focushalle
Neunbrunnenstrasse 50
8050 Zürich

CONCEPT AND REALISATION
Chair of Architecture and Design
Prof. Marc Angelil
Sascha Delz

Chair of Architecture and Territorial Planning
Prof. Milica Topalovic
Hans Hortig

CAMERA AND EDITING
Jorg Sovinz

GRAPHIC DESIGN
Goda Budvytyte

ORGANISATION
Alejandra Fries