Do our buildings help our mental health? – technocrat

But how can we build health-promoting, smart buildings that enhance individual well-being while protecting the environment? What are the key challenges in this area? What are the latest architectural innovations that can improve the living conditions of communities and individuals? Among other things, these questions can be answered at the VELUX Build for Life Conference, which will be one of the most exciting, future-oriented architectural events of the year from 15 to 17 November. Presentations and panel discussions with the biggest names in the construction industry are free of charge, Onliborn can be followed.

The way we build today has a major impact on the future of our planet: it affects humanity and the Earth’s sensitive ecosystems. Our homes and workplaces, the buildings in which we spend most of our days, have a greater impact on our physical and mental health than ever before, especially now, in the post-pandemic period. If we want to recreate harmony between the planet and the people with the help of more sustainable, beneficial buildings, it is time to ask ourselves some important questions.

Are our buildings flexible enough to adapt to change? Why is good planning important? Can buildings help restore our environment? Do our buildings contribute to our mental health and well-being? Can buildings help build communities? How can contemporary buildings support local culture? Do our buildings help make everyday life affordable for people?

The Build for Life Conference, a pioneering, multidisciplinary initiative launched by VELUX in 2021, aims specifically to answer these questions.

“As part of our sustainability strategy to 2030, we are committed to taking measurable steps towards positive change and focusing on building buildings with sustainable and practical solutions to global challenges. One way to do that is with the Build for Life framework, which we created to create buildings that connect people and the planet. ”

Said Lone Feifer, Director of Sustainable Buildings in the VELUX Group.

“We believe that for the prosperous future of cities, communities, families and individuals, we need to build in a way that makes life better for people and the planet alike. We can only achieve this if construction actors work together to make buildings healthier for our society and our planet. ”

He added.

The Build for Life framework, which will be explored in detail at the event, will provide practical, principle-based guidance and strategies for the overall design and construction process of buildings: outlining effective solutions and enabling construction actors to work together and speak a common language for more sustainable to design and build buildings, healthier living environments and stronger communities. To understand the concept behind the Build for Life Compass model, it is enough to take a look at the keywords: local, affordable, flexible, quality, environment, healthy, community.

Held as a hybrid event in the Danish capital, the Build for Life Conference brings together industry-renowned professionals and opinion leaders from around the world on two main stages of the event: the Compass podium, where the seven biggest challenges and opportunities in the construction industry are discussed, and Daylight Symposium (Sunlight Symposium) stage that examines the power of light to create health-promoting and flexible buildings. At the Build for Life 2021 Conference, we will hear a number of interesting presentations from well-known international experts, but visitors will also be able to take part in panel discussions on the latest innovations in architecture, technology, sustainability and healthcare.

The conference will be attended by more than 90 speakers, including architects, builders, engineers, designers, designers and other industry experts. Among them is Joseph Allen, director of the Healthy Buildings Program at Harvard Chan School; Jakob Strømann-Andersen, a The Cube for VELUXEleonora Brembilla, a (day) lighting expert and associate professor at the Faculty of Architecture at TU Delft, and Natalia Sokol from Gdańsk University of Technology, who specializes in implementing natural light design strategies in urban planning. Yuri Troy is also among the guests: the presentation by the Austrian architect will focus on why good design is important for sustainability and longevity. Sinus Lynge and Camilla van Deurs revolve around a similarly interesting topic: architects will talk about how we can build communities that sustain people and the planet. All performances will be broadcast live from Copenhagen television studios and will be available online.

The full program and registration for the conference can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

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