Events

Master Classes

Building Sense Now initiative has joined forces with MISEREOR, the German Catholic Bishops’ Organisation for Development Cooperation, to offer the following virtual Master Classes. By this, our aim is to offer access to country-specific building expertise – not only in line with climate-friendly and culturally sensitive practice, but also so that ideas can be implemented directly worldwide. Please feel free to register for the events you’re interested in. You’ll find actual construction examples from all over the world. The scheduling of all Master Classes will take place promptly.

July 2021

Building Sense Now – an introductory conversation between Christine Lemaitre and Prashant Kapoor, two of the Building Sense Now initiators
  • Christine Lemaitre, CEO German Sustainable Building Council – DGNB e.V.
  • Prashant Kapoor, Chief Industry Specialist, IFC Climate Business Group, World Bank Group
  • Date: July, 22, 09:00 – 09:30 CEST
  • Apply here
Building Sense Now Global Award – Leading by example: Building with ramped earth
  • Anna Heringer, architect at Studio Anna Heringer Austria and 1st Building Sense Now Award Winner
  • Date: July, 27, 09:00 – 10:00 CEST
  • Apply here

August 2021

Low Tech Design
  • Thomas Auer, Managing Director of Transsolar
  • Date: August, 6, 09:00 – 10:00 CEST
  • Apply here
 
Climate Responsive Building and Construction in Development Cooperation – Experiences from Latin America
  • Marcelo Waschl, former Desk Officer Urban Development for Latin America at MISEREOR
  • Date: August, 13, 14:00 – 15:00 CEST
  • Apply here

September 2021

‘Becoming Future Ready’: Ultra Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Urban and economic transformation models, Case Study, The rivers State, Nigeria
  • Peter Sharrat, Director Strategic Consulting of WSP
Urban Village Regeneration; – Building with earth and local recycled materials, climate responsive dense typology, low energy cooling systems –  Resilience Centre, Delhi
  • Ashok Lall, Ashok B Lall Architects

October 2021

Post disaster reconstruction in Haiti based on Local Building Cultures
  • Alexandre Douline, civil engineer, CRAterre (International Centre on Earthen Architecture)
Affordable Housing and Sustainability – housing typologies, low embodied energy construction systems, ecological resilience – Chennai and Ambur
  • Ashok Lall, Ashok B. Lall Architects

November 2021

Count Down to COP 26: How to reach a zero carbon built environment
  • Edward Mazria, Founder of Architecture 2030

December 2021

The role of women in construction with earth and other locally available building materials in Mesoamerica
  • Sandy Miner, Red Meso AmeriKaab

January 2022

Bahareque Ceren: An ancestral construction technique to create modern and sustainable architecture from El Salvador
  • Wilfredo Carazas, Architect, Research Unit Architecture, Environment & Constructive Cultures – CRATerre (International Centre on Earthen Architecture)
Experiences from the network of earthen construction actors in the Sahel
  • FACT Sahel+

Past Events:

India

July 19th to 20th in Auroville, Centre for Indian Studies / Pondicherry, India

London

Building Sense Now open round table, took place in October 19, 2018 at the University of Westminster Marylebone Hall.
Read an article about the event here.

Join now and become a supporter of the initiative

Since Building Sense Now is an initiative from individuals to individuals we would like to invite you to present yourself and your motivation to support the initiative on our website.
We would like to invite you to join our initiative and actively support this in your own practice.

Meet the Initiators
Christine Lemaitre,
Chief Executive Officer, DGNB e.V.
Prashant Kapoor,
IFC Climate Business Group, World Bank Group
Peter Sharatt,
Director Strategic Consulting,  WSP
Ashok Lall,
Design and Technology, Chair at KRVIA, Mumbai
Bruno Sauer,
Chief Executive Officer,
Green Building Council España
Michael Braungart,
CEO EPEA Internationale Umweltforschung Hamburg
Thomas Auer,
Chair of Building Technology and Climate Responsive Design, TU Munich
Edward Mazria, Founder of Architecture 2030
Ipsita Mahajan, Principal Consultant, Real Estate Development, Mumbai