Innovative passive solutions: Designing for 2050: Report Workshop CLIMA 2022

P.J.W. van den Engel, Sue Roaf*

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This interactive, 90 minute workshop was proposed to encourage designers to take stock of innovative ventilation solutions being built today and then consider what might be effective design solutions for buildings in 28 years’ time, in 2050. The aim was to explore how shared learning might influence how we think about designing resilient buildings today for a different future.

Attendees were handed a two sided questionnaire at the start of the session on one side of which were questions to be answered at the start of the workshop and on the reverse, questions for the end of the workshop to try and understand how much thinking had changed over the 90 minutes.
Peter then gave his talk on Innovative Passive Solutions and the attendees got into groups and discussed how they would answer the first set of questions. The agreed answers were put up on sticky notes on the wall under the titles: Resilient building features; 2050 technologies and Human factors. Sue then gave her talk on Designing for 2050. She used the case study of the Oxford Ecohouse she built 28 years ago as an example of a building that would still perform well in the much hotter climate predicted for 2050. 28 years in the future. After her talk, and during the round-up discussions people were asked to note down any changes in thinking under those three titles to try and get a feel for how much the workshop has affected their ideas on these issues. Peter then collected the questionnaires and sticky notes and recorded the results that are presented below.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2022


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