The Journey from Architecture to Biotecture

Lecture (online)

What's next for green design and biotecture?

Join the National Museum of Qatar to learn about the future of sustainable architecture.

The energy crisis in the mid-70s occurred when I was a second-year architectural student and provoked me and society at large into a deep reflective response that went beyond consideration of the primary energy issue, to questioning humankind’s unthinking exploitation of the planet.

Dr Alex Amato, Head of Sustainability, Qatar Green Building Council

Featuring Dr Alex Amato, this talk will delve into the evolution of design over the past few decades, from being energy-focused to embracing a more sustainable and restorative model. Topics such as design principles, building and urban form will also be explored.

Dr Alex Amato is the Head of Sustainability at Qatar Green Building Council. Dr Amato has more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry. He has worked in both private and public sectors in the UK, South East Asia and the Middle East. Since 1992, his research has focused on the application of the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), which quantitatively assess the environmental impact of buildings, construction systems and products.

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