EVENTS & ACTIONS 2005 – 2008

2008 Events

  • June 2008 – Italy, Torino

ARES triennial Work Program Presentation, International Architectural Competition awarded projects Exhibition & WP triennial Meeting.

  • May 2008 – Volos, Greece

International Conference under the theme “Intermediate Cities and Environmental Planning”, 29 – 31 May.
Co-organized by the TCG, the Hellenic Section of UIA and two UIA Work Ps.ARES WP and CIMES WP,
The president of the UIA Hellenic section Lisa Siola, the director of ARES WP Nikos Fintikakis and the director of “Intermediate Cities and World Urbanization – CIMES” WP JOSEP MARIA LLOP TORNE will participate as speakers.

  • May 2008 – Shenzhen, P.R. China

Chinese and International Conference on the Use of Renewable Energy Sources in Urban Areas Architecture – May 15-16, 2008, Shenzhen, P.R. China


-Renewable energy use in 2008 Olympic Games stadium in Beijing
-Renewable energy use in urban business centre
-Energy efficient technology of green building
-Engineering practice of integration of renewable energy and architecture

Nikos Fintikakis, Director and Ye Qing, Member of the UIA ARES WP and co-organizer will be keynote speakers.
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  • April 2008 – Athens, Greece

International Architectural Conference
AIA Continental Europe “Athens: Ecology + Environment + Architecture” – Athens, Greece (Supported UIA ARES WP)
Nikos Fintikakis UIA ARES WP Director and Lisa Siola, President of the UIA Hellenic Section will participate as speakers.
Athens – Zappeion 10 – 13 April

  • January 2008 – Vicenza, Italy

2nd Regional Congress of Veneto Architects with subject : “Competenza e Competitivita” – Federazione Regionale degli Ordini degli Architetti del Veneto (F.O.A.V.)- on 25-26 January 2008 in Vicenza, Italy.
Nikos Fintikakis UIA-ARES WP Director took part at the round table discussion.

  • January 2008 – Athens, Greece

Forum, Exhibition & WP Meeting on the Presentation of the ARES Competition projects and awards.

2007 Events

  • December 2007 – Athens, Greece

UMAR – Solarbuild “Integration of solar technologies into buildings in Mediterranian communities”.
Nikos Fintikakis UIA-ARES WP Director took part at the round table discussion about “Opportunities for Future Cooperation”.

  • November 2007 – BATIMAT 2007 – Hall 7 de Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles

International Architects Conference BATIMAT 2007
The theme of the conference is : “Multifunctional facades”
On 6 November 2007, Nikos Fintikakis UIA-ARES WP Director gave a lecture with title: “Reversible, Recyclable and Dematerialized Building Envelopes with the use of Renewable Sources”

  • November 2007 – 2nd Sunrise Meeting – Paris, France

2nd Sunrise Meeting on 7 November 2007

  • November 2007 – EPAD Round Table Meeting – Paris, La Defense

EPAD who is responsible for developing LA DEFENSE business district in Paris organised a one-day Round Table Meeting on 8 November 2007 through a panel of international renowned architects and experts towards a better environmental intergration of this area. In this Round Table participated the UIA President Gaetan Siew and the UIA-ARES WP Director Nikos Fintikakis.

  • October 2007 – Budapest, Hungary – ARES at the Int. Symposium Architecture Now!

International Symposium on Renewable energy sources in the built environment.
Organised by the UIA Hungarian Section with the participation of the UIA-ARES International Work Group.
On 17th of October, UIA-ARES WP Director Mr. Nikos Fintikakis will give a lecture. Programme Final report

  • September 2007 – Santiago, Chile – ARES at ECOARQ

on 24 to 28 September 2007, the Association of Architects of Chile will organise a conference on energy efficiency in architecture and solar energy: ECOARQ 2007. This second conference on energy is held within the framework of the association’s commmittee on technology and is supported by the UIA-ARES WP. A state of the world’s energy situation, and that of Chile will be drawn up, along with a national energy performance plan and list of solar energy solutions that could help to resolve the current crisis.
On 25 September 2007, Nikos Fintikakis UIA-ARES WP director will give a video conference as part of the symposium.

  • September 2007 – Athens, Greece

Jury meeting for the International Architectural competition “Renewable energy sources and bioclimatic architecture for shells to shelter people affected by natural disasters”.

  • September 2007 – Aghia Pelagia of Crete, Greece

Conference on Passive & Low Energy Cooling for the Built Environment & WP Meeting.

  • June 2007 – Helsinki, Finland

World Congress CLIMA 2007

  • May 2007 – Athens, Greece

UIA ARES Presentationat the French-Hellenic Meeting on “Urban planning and management and sustainable development” on the initiative of the SD-MED Association, Athens , University of Social and Political Sciences of Athens.

  • April 2007 – Athens, Greece

UIA ARES Invited Participation
Second Photovoltaic Mediterranean Conference.

  • March 2007 – Cannes, France

UIA President Gaetan Siew and Nikos Fintikakis lecture “Enviromental semiology and architectural ecology” at MIPIM.

  • February 2007 – Torino, Italy

Joint UIA WP directors meeting with the UIA council.

  • February 2007 – Milano, Italy

Nikos Fintikakis lecture at the Non Stop Architects conference during the “Build Up Expo”.

2006 Events

  • December 2006 – London, UK

Joint UIA WP Directors Meeting

  • November 2006 – Athens, Greece

ARES International Architectural Competition, Opening event

  • November 2006 – Athens, Greece

Forum on Energy in the Urban Environment

  • November 2006 – Lyon, France

Conference EPIC 2006

  • October 2006 – Athens, Greece

Forum on the launching of the International Architectural Competition ARES & WP Meeting

  • July 2006 – Milos island, Greece

Conference on Energy Performance & Environmental Quality & WP Meeting

  • March 2006 – Athens, Greece

WP Meeting on discussing Competition terms and issues

  • November 2005 – Delphi, Greece

Conference on Indoor Environmental Quality