EVENTS & ACTIONS 2008 – 2010

  • Μay 2010 – Tenerife, Spain

The Electrical Constructors’ Association (ECA) organizes an International Electrical Industry Conference in Tenerife on May 16, 2010 about saving energy. UIA-ARES WP Director N. Fintikakis will give a lecture with title: “Hybrid Architecture for a Survivable Future”. The website of the Conference is:

  • December 2009 – Limassol, Cyprus

Αειφορία, Ενέργεια, Αρχιτεκτονική & Δομημένο Περιβάλλον. UIA ARES WP director N.Fintikakis will give a lecture.

  • November 2009 – Budapest, Hungary

ZeroCO2 – Sustainable Architecture Conference which will be held in Budapest on 17 November 2009 and is organized by the Hungarian Union of Architects together with the UIA-ARES MESZ Work Program. During the conference Laszlo Szeker, Hungarian Architect member of ARES will give a lecture.
The website of the conference is:

  • November 2009 – Padova, Italy

Conference:The association “Philosophy of Life” in collaboration with the “Barbara Cappochin Foundation” for the 2008/09 biennium has planned and is carrying out a regular series of conferences and events of the title: “Travelling with you”. N. Fintikakis, Director of the UIA Work Program ARES is invited in Padova to speak of the subject: “Consideration of costs to convert to eco-sustainable architecture, the city-territory exists”.

  • October 2009 – Rome , Italy

ATELIER INTERNATIONAL D’ARCHITECTURE 2009 – “Centre de Musique et Theatre au Bord de la Mer a Nukdo” 13-14 October 2009, Piazza Manfredo Fanti, 47.
Nikos Fintikakis, Director of the UIA work programme ARES, will give a lecture under the theme “Architecture and renewable energy sources towards the climate change”.

  • October 2009 – Beijing, China

“The Cities beyond Olympics”. As part of the festivities of the 60th anniversary of BIAD(Beijing Institute of Architecture Design) is organized an International Forum “The Cities beyond Olympics” on Urban Development in Host Cities.28th & 29th October 2009.

In this International event the Director of UIA-ARES Int. WP N. Fintikakis is invited to give a lecture in the Session III “Olympic Venue Construction with subject: “The Semeiology of a Green and Environmentally friendly Architectural design for Olympics and the experience of UIA”.
Official website:

  • October 2009 – Brussels, Belgium

SUNRISE FORUM ON PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY. On 22 October 2009 in Brussels, the different partners in the SUNRISE programme will hold a forum discuss the results of their actions over the last 30 months of activities. The programme brings together several specialists in the area of photovoltaic energy,including the UIA as represented by Nikos Fintikakis, director of the work programme ARES (Architecture and renewable energy sources). The vocation of SUNRISE is to reinforce collaboration between industry, architects, manufacturers, installers, users and operators. The final forum’s theme is: From the roof to the grid, creating new synergies between the PV sector the building industry and electricity system operators. Participation is free of charge following online registration.
More information on the project SUNRISE
More information on the conference

  • September 2009 – Hamburg, Germany

WORKSHOP ON PHOTOVOLTAIC INTEGRATION IN BUILDINGS – 20 September 2009. Within the framework of the European Union’s SUNRISE programme, a workshop dedicated to the growing use of photovoltaic solutions in building will take place in Hamburg (Germany) on 20 September 2009. Experts will share their experiences in this area and present examples that illustrate the multifunctional aspects of integrated photovoltaic elements, the fruit of a growing collaboration between architects, industry, researchers and universities. Nikos Fintikakis, Director of the UIA work programme ARES, will participate in this meeting. Advanced registrations are open to all. Contact:

  • June 20, 2009 – Paros island, Greece

Environmental and Energy Upgrading of the Building Environment in the Cyclades. This Conference is under the auspices of UIA-ARES and aims to promote and specify E.U and National Policies concerning the conservation of energy and the utilization of renewable energy sources in the buildings of the Cyclades islands cluster. The Conference is organized by the Municipality of Paros, “the Environmental and Cultural Park of Paros Ai Yiannis Detis” and the “Arhilohos” Cultural Association.

  • May 2009 – Verona, Italy

International Conference, NEXT BUILDING – Advances in Next-Generation Building Technologies & Design. Verona Fair, Italy – May 7. UIA-ARES Participation, Director N. Fintikakis lecture and members meeting. Keynote speakers: Federico Butera, Mario Cucinella, Nikos Fintikakis, Thomas Herzog, Matheos Santamouris, Carlo Puri Negri.

  • March 2009 – MEDIBAT, Tunisia

The Board of Architects of Tunisia together with the Chamber of Commerce of Sfax, TUNISIA organize a special session entitled “Architecture and Renewable Sources towards Climate Change” and a UIA-ARES member’s meeting at the forum that will take place at the occasion of the venue of “MEDIBAT” construction exhibition fair from 4-7 March 2009.

  • December 2008 – Montpellier, France

ENERGAIA International Renewable Energies Conference and Exhibition 10-12 December, 2008 in Montpellier. N. Fintikakis title presentation is : “Cities, Territories and Landscapes in a changing climate-The role of the International Union of Architects (UIA)”.

  • November 2008 – Budapest, Hungary

Zero CO2 Conference. UIA -ARES members meeting a at the Zero CO2 Conference, 5th of November.
The Union of Hungarian Architects Website:

  • November 2008 – Chile

ECOARQ Seminar and Biennial. UIA-ARES participation. Director N. Fintikakis lecture in the ECOARQ Seminar and Biennial. 4-7 November 2008.
Website – Colegio de Arquitectos de Chile:

  • September 2008 – Geneva, Switzerland

UNECE :Committee on Housing and Land Management-69th session on 22 -23 September 2008 in Palais des Nations (at Salle VII) Switzerland. The lecture of the director of UIA ARES WP, will concentrate on the UIA experience and activities for the use of RES for energy efficiency in buildings.
UNECE Website :