8th International Conference on Harmonisation between Architecture and Nature
7–9 September 2020
With the main objective to preserve our delegates’ wellbeing, but also with the belief that the scientific community should not be stopped, WIT decided that Eco-Architecture 2020 should not take place as scheduled in Bilbao, Spain, but take place as an online event instead.
The conference was organised by the Wessex Institute, UK, represented by Dr Stavros Syngellakis, and the University of Alcala de Henares, Spain, represented by Professor Pilar Chias.
The conference, which started in Ashurst Lodge, UK in 2006 is well-established and always attracts a wide international spread of delegates. The variety of topics covered by the conference reflects the challenges and new opportunities for contemporary architecture. These are a result of advances in design and new building technologies, as well as the development of new materials.
Opening of the Conference
The conference was opened by Professor Pilar Chias who welcomed the delegates to the event.
There were a series of invited lectures on advanced topics of research and applications, as follows:
- “Hospital design, construction and management” by Pilar Chias, University of Alcala, Spain.
The papers presented during the conference were classified under the following headings:
- Design with nature
- Methodological approaches
- Energy driven building design
- Sustainable cities and sites regeneration
Papers presented at this conference are published in Vol. 195 of the WIT Transactions on Built Environment (ISSN 1743-3509). Papers presented at the meeting are available Open Access in the eLibrary of the Wessex Institute (https://www.witpress.com/elibrary) from where they can be freely downloaded by any interested parties.
A few papers were selected for publication in the International Journal of Environmental Impacts and International Journal of Energy Production and Management.
Closing of the Conference
We are very sorry that we were not able to meet our delegates in person this year.
WIT is aware that one of the benefits of the conferences is the networking among colleagues and the only reason for implementing this strategy is the exceptional circumstances created by the covid-19 crisis. Thus, to allow the authors to maintain that capability, delegates registered at Eco-Architecture 2020 who had their paper accepted for publication, will be able to attend the next conference in the series (or a different conference of their choice devoted to similar topics that takes place prior to that) free of charge, and if they wish, make an oral presentation of their published paper.
We would like to thank the delegates for participating in the event and look forward to meeting them at the next conference in the series.
STREMAH 2021, 26–28 May 2021
BIM 2021, 8–10 September 2021
Sustainable City 2021, 5–7 October 2021