VILLES 2050, les cités fertiles face aux enjeux du XXIè Siècle

How to achieve low carbon goals and fight against global warming? How to feed the nine billion human beings who will soon share the planet and its increasingly limited resources? How to house them? How will the cities of the 21st century win the challenge of the energy transition? Architect Vincent Callebaut and his teams offer eco-responsible solutions to these crucial questions. This is the state of mind, the “state of action” in which they invent new ways of living. Their projects take place in the cities of tomorrow, metabolic, creative and fertile. The facades become skin; they are intelligent, regenerative and organic. Their roofs are the new floors of the green city. Their gardens are not next to the building, they are the building! Architecture is transformed into cultivation, food. All waste is recycled, thus inventing a new circular economy. The projects presented in this conference are actual manifestos that advocate bringing nature and the countryside back into the city. Not a cosmetic nature that conceals buildings just to make them beautiful, but a proactive nature, which transforms our energy hungry cities into nourishing biotopes and their citizens into gardeners. Just as Vincent Callebaut announces: “Transforming our cities into ecosystems, our neighbourhoods into forests and our buildings into inhabited trees: this is our credo!”



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Vincent Callebaut

Awarded in the top 50 of the Green Planet Architects, Vincent Callebaut Architectures is referenced as the best eco-prospective and visionary architectural firm by the Time Magazine Imagining fantastical projects that address the worlds environmental and social ills. Belgian-born, Paris-based lead archibiotect Vincent Callebaut designs and builds with the future in mind. Biomimetic and plus-energy buildings that produce their own power, vertical forests, pollution-removing towers and boats, floating cities and oceanscrapers, vertical food farms. Known for his ecovisions that surpasses the human imagination and designs that champions sustainability, his cutting-edge ideas give hope for a better future. Each of his green project showcases its green credentials in combining bioclimatic rules such as solar cycle and prevailing wind directions on the one hand, with renewable energy technologies in the form of wind turbines, thermal and photovoltaic solar energy, rainwater recycling, geothermal energy, biomass, upcycling of biomaterial on the other hand. With over 50 projects to his name, including several currently under construction, biomimicry specialist Vincent Callebaut is definitly an active proponent of people-oriented and environmentally-friendly architecture that ushers in new eco-lifestyles and new circular economy. 

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