Combining sustainable architecture with fire resilience

Jun 8, 2020 | European Fire Safety Community, Events, News, Sustainability

The Sustainable Buildings Advisory Panel of the European Fire Safety Community is releasing the second episode of its Podcast called “Fire resilience: a solution to the green buildings debate“, on 15 June at 18:00 CEST.

The second episode is titled “Combining sustainable architecture with fire resilience”.

In this Podcast, we exchange with Mr Kjetil Thorsen, who is the co-founder of Snøhetta, a Norwegian architectural practice. Through his career, he has worked on iconic projects including the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, as well as the New National Opera and Ballet in Oslo, and also the National September 11 Memoria Pavilion in New-York. He also has experience as a Professor of Architecture at the Institute of Experimental Architecture at the University of Innsbruck in Austria.

Together, we reflect on Snøhetta’s approach to sustainable buildings and discuss how to include fire resilience in such designs.

The Sustainable Buildings Advisory Panel is a high-level group which allows you to work towards a truly sustainable future by reframing the debate on buildings’ sustainability through the insertion of a fire resilience dimension. Its aim is on several fronts:
– Raising awareness of the fact that fire resilience is an intricate part of sustainability;
– Monitoring the evolution of the EU Green Deal and regulation and legislation on buildings;
– Exchanging with sustainable buildings experts to identify potential best practices, ideas or challenges to factor fire resilience in sustainable buildings.

You can find more about the Advisory Panel by becoming of one of its members.

In order to access the podcast, you will have to login or register to the European Fire Safety Community.
If you are already a member of our European Fire Safety Community, just click here on 15 June, from 18:00.
If you are not yet a member of our platform the Community, please register first, then come back to click on the podcast link, available from 18:00 CEST on 15 June.

By becoming a new member of our vibrant community, you will bring your specific expertise and enable the emergence of holistic and collective solutions for better fire safety.
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PS: You can also listen to the Podcast (while travelling) by downloading it from the Advisory Panel resources file