2017 Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit Round #2 is Open with Special Discounted Pricing!

October 16, 2017 at 5:42 pm

2017 Greenroofs Walls World Virtual Summit Round #2 Special Pricing

The 2017 Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit Round #2

If you haven’t registered yet for the 2017 Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit: Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture, Round #2 is now open – and the time is now! Highlighting excellence and lessons learned in green living architecture, the 4th biennial web-based Virtual Summit is the living architecture industry’s marquee innovation event that only takes place every other year.

Presented by Greenroofs.com, the 2017 Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit runs on demand with live social media events through December 31, 2017.

Special Discounted Pricing Through the End of the Year

Register through December 31, 2017 at the 50% off discounted rate of only $25:

2017 Greenroofs Walls World Virtual Summit Round #2 Special Pricing

Round #1 Speakers

Watch and learn from our 4 awesome Keynotes and 27 esteemed Speakers from Round #1…

2017 Greenroofs Walls World Virtual Summit Round #2 Special Pricing

L to R: Emilio Ambasz; Patrick Blanc; Stephen Ritz; and Joanne Rodriguez

2017 Greenroofs Walls World Virtual Summit Round #2 Special Pricing

Round #2 Speakers

…PLUS our 10 brand new Short Videos (under 10 minutes) from 9 new colleagues, firms, and organizations from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Sweden, The Netherlands, and the U.S.:

2017 Greenroofs Walls World Virtual Summit Round #2 Special Pricing

An International Line-Up

Now we have 16 countries across 5 continents represented from Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Europe, North America, and South America.  Come and hear perspectives from a truly diverse and wide range of professionals – at your leisure.

See the entire Agenda to learn more about each video check out all of our 40 wonderful Speakers and their 36 talks – short, medium, and long!

Industry Support

Additionally, we must thank our Sponsors, Exhibitors, and living architecture/green infrastructure Organization Partners who support our work:

2017 Greenroofs Walls World Virtual Summit Round #2 Special Pricing
Learn, Network, and Support Our Work

If you haven’t joined us yet, take advantage of the 50% off special registration rate now through the end of year.  Support our work, learn about new projects, happenings, and people, and connect with your fellow green infrastructure colleagues from across the planet.

Stay tuned for more Live Social Media Events in November!

By Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP
Greenroofs.com Publisher & Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit Host

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Project of the Week for October 17, 2016: Parque Bicentenario Bogotá

October 17, 2016 at 7:00 am

Project of the Week Parque Bicentenario Bogotá Colombia

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 10/17/16

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Parque Bicentenario Bogotá
Bogotá, Colombia
49,514 sf Greenroof & 4,306 sf Greenwalls

Project of the Week Description & Details: Greenroof and Greenwalls

Founded in 1910, the Parque de la Independencia (Independence Park) was one of the oldest urban parks of Bogotá, but in the last few decades had started a general decline due to neglect and vandalism. In 2005 great interest sparked revitalization and creation of a space that could connect the park back to the city, making the city center a cultural hub. Designed by architect Giancarlo Mazzanti, the public space now connects the former park with the main pedestrian street that links to the main downtown plaza. But the morphology of the park and its social, urban, and natural interconnections brought about serious controversies, paralyzing construction for several years. Finally, the Parque Bicentenario was inaugurated in September, 2016.

Project of the Week Parque Bicentenario Bogotá Colombia

Project of the Week Parque Bicentenario Bogotá Colombia

Parque Bicentenario is a reinforced concrete “bridge” that adapts to the topography of the terrain. To transform this bridge into a green public space of 4600 m2, a series of extensive and intensive green roofs were designed resulting in eight small vegetated squares, with landscape design and installation by Helecho® Ingecontrol. A wide variety of native and adapted plants were selected by the Botanical Garden of Bogotá. The greenroof encompasses 41,000 plants and about 12,000 plants on three living walls located on two vehicular passages which are highly visible. Inspired by pre-Colombian glyphs, the greenwalls were designed with a modular system from Ecotelhado which uses 16 modules per square meter, with a total density of 30 plants per square meter. The local civic association is co-responsible for Parque Bicentenario’s administration and care, and so far the park has been well-received and used for art fairs, musical performances, as well as casual relaxation. The Parque Bicentenario is challenging Bogotá and its dwellers to adopt, enjoy, and take care of this new invigorated and clean space, and in doing so shall create a safe public park for residents to cherish for years to come.

Project of the Week Parque Bicentenario Bogotá Colombia

Project of the Week Parque Bicentenario Bogotá Colombia

Year: 2016
Owner: City of Bogotá
Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Building Type: Park
Greenroof Type: Extensive & Intensive
System: Custom
Size: 49514 sq.ft.
Slope: 1- 4%
Greenwall Type: Living Wall
System:
Custom
Size: 
4306 sq.ft.
Slope:
100%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public
Submitted by: Helecho Ecotelhado

Project of the Week Parque Bicentenario Bogotá Colombia

Project of the Week Parque Bicentenario Bogotá Colombia

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: Giancarlo Mazzanti, Grupo Mazzanti
Construction: Instituto Desarrollo Urbano de Bogotá IDU
Contractor: Constructora Bogotá Confase-Odinsa
Landscape Design: Helecho® Ingecontrol
Green Infrastructure Installation: Helecho® Ingecontrol
Greenroof System: Layer System Helecho, Helecho® Ingecontrol
Greenroof Waterproofing: PVC, Danosa
Drainage System: Danodren, Danosa
Growing Media: Helecho®
Plant Selection: Botanical Garden of Bogotá
Greenwall System: Modular System Canguru®, Ecotelhado

Project of the Week Parque Bicentenario Bogotá Colombia

Project of the Week Parque Bicentenario Bogotá Colombia

View the PROJECT PROFILES: Greenroof and Greenwalls to see ALL of the Photos and Additional Information about this particular project in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

Project of the Week Parque Bicentenario Bogotá Colombia

Project of the Week Video Feature

Watch the Parque Bicentenario Bogotá Project of the Week Video below or see it on our GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube:

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Love the Earth, Plant a Roof (or Wall)!

By Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP
Greenroofs.com Publisher

Congrats to the Winners of THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards from the WGIC 2016!

October 12, 2016 at 4:52 pm

Winners THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards WGIC 2016 Bogota

I was honored to be a judge for the inaugural THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards, and I’m pleased to congratulate the winners and acknowledge everyone who participated!

Organized by the Colombian Network of Green Infrastructure RECIVE (Red Colombiana de Infraestructura Vegetada), World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN), and partner universities, winners will be celebrated at the upcoming World Green Infrastructure Congress (WGIC) 2016 on October 19 -21 in Bogotá.

Winners THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards WGIC 2016 Bogota

We had 32 awesome projects in four tracks and two categories submitted from across the globe, with 12 entries in the Global category and 20 in the Latin America category.  The entries were extremely professional in detail and presentation, and I have to say in most cases it was very difficult for me to rate one higher than another.  And I’m sure that same held true for the other judges.

Winners of THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards 2016:

1ST Place. Design Track. Global Category:

Winners THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards WGIC 2016 Bogota

1ST Place. Design Track.  Latin America Category:

Winners THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards WGIC 2016 Bogota

1ST Place. Research & Innovation Track. Senior Students. Global.  Country:  U.S.A.:

Winners THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards WGIC 2016 Bogota

1ST Place. Research & Innovation Track. Senior Students. Latin America:

Winners THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards WGIC 2016 Bogota

1ST Place. Design Track. Junior Students:

Winners THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards WGIC 2016 Bogota

1ST Place. Environment Track.  Global Category:

Winners THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards WGIC 2016 Bogota

1ST Place. Environment Track.  Latin America Category:

Winners THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards WGIC 2016 Bogota

1ST Place. Community Track.  Latin America Category:

Winners THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards WGIC 2016 Bogota

1ST Place. Research & Innovation Track.  Latin America Category:

Winners THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards WGIC 2016 Bogota

1ST Place. Research & Innovation Track. Senior Students:

Winners THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards WGIC 2016 Bogota

Congratulations to the 2nd Place Winners of THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards 2016:

Design GLOBAL CATEGORY: LABAU Bioclimatic Architecture and Urban Agriculture Laboratory by Sicilia y Asociados Arquitectura, Spain;
Design LATIN AMERICA CATEGORY: Jardín pulmón Lineal Cubiertas estaciones TroleBus Quito by Santiago Jacome, Ecuador;
Environment GLOBAL CATEGORY: Amy’s Restaurant by SYMBIOS, U.S.A.
Environment LATIN AMERICA CATEGORY: Santalaia by Exacta Proyecto Total, Colombia;
COMMUNITY LATIN AMERICA CATEGORY: Mercado Ecológico Solidario de la provincia del Sumapaz by Asopromes, Colombia

THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards 2016 Ceremony will be held on October 20.  It’s impossible in terms of space to highlight more of the winners’ work plus everyone else, but you can see ALL of the information for the 32 submissions in THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards Booklet below:

Winners THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards WGIC 2016 Bogota

Click to download THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards Booklet.

It’s certainly not too late to join us in the bustling and safe metropolis of Bogotá where RECIVE and WGIN will welcome you to great infrastructure projects, warm people, economic opportunities, and the cultural richness of one of the leading hubs in Latin America.

And, if you read the recent post about the WGIC 2016 from Andrés Ibáñez (founder of the WGIC2016 Organizing Committee, founder and director of the technical and scientific committee RECIVE), you’ll be familiar with the following reasons to join us – one of my favorites is the last one!

10 Reasons to Come to Colombia and Bogotá:

  • Colombia is the most biodiverse country per square meter.
  • Colombia is the second largest Spanish speaking country in the world.
  • Bogotá’s got the perfect weather all year round.
  • Bogotá’s got the fastest growing market of green infrastructure in Latin America.
  • Colombia is one of the CIVETS (Countries with an economic prospect after BRICS).
  • Colombian culture captures the best from Europe, Africa and America.
  • Bogotá is one of the C40 Sustainable cities.
  • Bogota’s surroundings have the largest Paramo ecosystems in the world (unique highlands in the tropics).
  • The Congress will take place in Connecta, a redevelopment with green buildings and landscapes.
  • Everyone in Colombia knows how to dance!
colombia-dance

Winners THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards WGIC 2016 Bogota

Register Here

Book Discounted Flights and Accommodations:

Register for the Congress to find great deals in accommodation and flights.  Upon registration, e-mail the travel agency CONTACTOS for a promotional code to book discounted flights with AVIANCA.  CONTACTOS will also help you process discounted accommodation at A-LOFT, the official hotel located steps away from the Congress venue.  Tell CONTACTOS about your travel plans in Bogotá and other towns in Colombia for a seamless visiting experience.  Contact: congresosbogota@contactos.com.co.

More World Green Infrastructure Congress 2016 Info:

Read the 34-page brochure “Bogotá: The Next Green City” which includes Milestones of Green Infrastructure, Colombia: The Rebirth of a Country, Colombia is Magical RealismTop 10 Places to Visit in Bogotá – plus much more information.

Visit the Congress website http://www.wgicbogota2016.com/ to learn all about the WGIC 2016, and for all questions, contact Andrés Ibáñez at:

andres.ibanez@recive.org and info@recive.org
Phone: +57 1 6916757 and +57 3185380706
Fax: +57 1 218157

Winners THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards WGIC 2016 Bogota

If you go, on Thursday, October 20 I’ll be presenting my “Top 10 Green Infrastructure Eco-Agents in a Climate Changing World” before the Awards Ceremony – see the complete Agenda.

Hopefully we’ll see you in beautiful and green Bogotá next week!

By Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP
Greenroofs.com Publisher

Only Two Days to Register for the World Green Infrastructure Congress, Bogota 2016 with the Last Early Bird Discount, By Andrés Ibáñez

September 20, 2016 at 2:24 pm

Register World Green Infrastructure Congress Bogota 2016 Andrés Ibáñez

There are still two days left to register for the World Green Infrastructure Congress 2016 in Bogotá with the last early bird discount.

Register World Green Infrastructure Congress Bogota 2016 Andrés Ibáñez

Presented by the Colombian Network of Green Infrastructure RECIVE (Red Colombiana de Infraestructura Vegetada) alongside the World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN), the World Green Infrastructure Congress 2016 is pleased to welcome overseas experts and institutions and honor them with the best infrastructure, warm people, economic opportunities, and cultural richness of one of the leading hubs in Latin America.

Register World Green Infrastructure Congress Bogota 2016 Andrés Ibáñez

The latest green infrastructure projects, the most advanced research, and key world leaders will be found all together from October 19 – 21, 2016 in the “Most Biodiverse Country Per Square Meter in the World”: Colombia.

Register World Green Infrastructure Congress Bogota 2016 Andrés Ibáñez

Colombia is considered a diverse country given its culture, geography, and rich history making it a unique and genuine travel destination.  Traveling here can be an experience, like straight out of a novel.  You will be captivated and dazzled by the contrast of its colonial architecture and modern cities.

10 Reasons to Come to Colombia and Bogotá:

  • Colombia is the most biodiverse country per square meter.
  • Colombia is the second largest Spanish speaking country in the world.
  • Bogotá’s got the perfect weather all year round.
  • Bogotá’s got the fastest growing market of green infrastructure in Latin America.
  • Colombia is one of the CIVETS (Countries with an economic prospect after BRICS).
  • Colombian culture captures the best from Europe, Africa and America.
  • Bogotá is one of the C40 Sustainable cities.
  • Bogota’s surroundings have the largest Paramo ecosystems in the world (unique highlands in the tropics).
  • The Congress will take place in Connecta, a redevelopment with green buildings and landscapes.
  • Everyone in Colombia knows how to dance.
Register World Green Infrastructure Congress Bogota 2016 Andrés Ibáñez

CONNECTA is the new convention center, a 250,000 m2 green city within the megacity of Bogotá.

Plus, only five hours away from New York City on a direct flight or five hours away from Buenos Aires makes Bogotá the most accessible destination for the WGIN World Congress.

Bogotá’s Connectivity in Facts:

• More than 600 weekly international direct flights.
• Direct connection to more than 25 countries.
• 23 airline flights to Bogotá.
• A brand new airport: El Dorado.

El Dorado International Airport is Colombia’s main connection center for domestic and international flights. This airport received 68.3% of the total of foreign visitors arriving to the country in 2012. It is followed by the Medellin and Cartagena airports, with 7.2% and 5.6%, respectively.

Book Discounted Flights and Accommodations:

Register for the Congress to find great deals in accommodation and flights.  Upon registration, e-mail our travel agency CONTACTOS for a promotional code to book discounted flights with AVIANCA.  CONTACTOS will also help you process discounted accommodation at A-LOFT, the official hotel located steps away from the Congress venue.  Tell CONTACTOS about your travel plans in Bogotá and other towns in Colombia for a seamless visiting experience.

Contact: congresosbogota@contactos.com.co.

THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards Extended to September 22, 2016:

You still have a couple of days to enter your outstanding projects in our awards program:

Register World Green Infrastructure Congress Bogota 2016 Andrés Ibáñez

Each of the four tracks has two categories:

Register World Green Infrastructure Congress Bogota 2016 Andrés Ibáñez

One Central Park by Jean Nouvel, Patrick Blanc – who is one of the WGIC 2016 Keynotes – plus many more.

Global: Projects and authors from all countries except Latin American. Submission information must be in English.
Latin America: Projects and authors from Latin America. Submission information may be in English or Spanish.

Register World Green Infrastructure Congress Bogota 2016 Andrés Ibáñez

Santalaia in Bogotá by Exacta Proyecto Total, Groncol, Paisajismo Urbano & more

We welcome your entries!

Last Discounted Registration and Tour Rates:

Register World Green Infrastructure Congress Bogota 2016 Andrés Ibáñez

Register World Green Infrastructure Congress Bogota 2016 Andrés Ibáñez

About RECIVE (Red Colombiana de Infraestructura Vegetada), the Colombian Network of Green Infrastructure

RECIVE is a group of professionals and organizations dedicated to the promotion of green roofs, vertical gardens and any other form of Green Infrastructure in Colombia. We believe these solutions are one of the most important initiatives to be made by cities to actually be able to have sustainable and livable cities in the future.  We are working alongside WGIN and a series of experts from over 25 countries.  Our purpose is to promote the development of Vegetated infrastructure in Colombia as a responsible practice that will make city environment and well being a lot better.  We are working on a sustainable market with viable and durable technologies.  Our multidisciplinary group of experts is constantly working on promotion, education, technical assistance, research and development, evaluation, certification and project registry.

Since 2010, our co-founders have actively participated in WGIN activities in the United States, China, Singapore, Mexico, France and Australia.  This experience has let us found and create our association whilst developing technical knowledge, and promoting the installation of over 100,000 M2 of green roofs and green walls in Colombia.  Our co-founders and members have constantly worked on research and development in Colombia since 2006.  This let us have the knowledge and criteria to develop the Technical Green Roof Guide for the city of Bogotá alongside the city’s environmental authorities.  This is a guide that has been designed for Bogotá’s specific weather and environmental conditions, thinking also about the multiple technological systems available.  It was necessary to involve academics, technicians, private and public sector to be able to materialize the final document.  Its success has not only been important for Colombia, but it has also been presented in the book “Green Cities of the World,” as well as several international events sun as the WGIC in Nantes in 2013.

More World Green Infrastructure Congress 2016 Info:

Read the 34-page brochure “Bogotá: The Next Green City” which includes Milestones of Green Infrastructure, Colombia: The Rebirth of a Country, Colombia is Magical RealismTop 10 Places to Visit in Bogotá – plus much more information.

And visit the Congress website http://www.wgicbogota2016.com/ to learn all about the wonderful experiences open to you in October.

Register World Green Infrastructure Congress Bogota 2016 Andrés Ibáñez

We look forward to seeing you in Bogotá, and Bogotá and RECIVE welcome you all!

~ Andrés Ibáñez G.

Register World Green Infrastructure Congress Bogota 2016 Andrés Ibáñez

Andrés Ibáñez G. is the founder of the WGIC2016 Organizing Committee, founder and director of the technical and scientific committee RECIVE, professor at the National University of Colombia, and board member of the World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN).

Andrés has led more than 40 design-built projects for clients in Colombia and the United States, and has worked as green building consultant in Colombia and Hong Kong. He holds a Master in building and is a doctoral candidate at the University of Hong Kong. As a researcher in Colombia, Hong Kong, and Germany, he has written several papers for scientific journals and has pioneered eco-productive architecture research. He has been lecturer and T.A. in National University of Colombia, the University of Hong Kong, and Universidad Piloto de Colombia. He has been a speaker in seminars and conferences in the United States, France, Australia, Singapore, México, Peru, Hong Kong, China, and Colombia. He is currently a teacher in the School of Architecture and Urbanism at the National University of Colombia, director of a green infrastructure firm, board member of WGIN, chair of the technical committee of RECIVE, and researcher on eco-productive architecture. He is coauthor of the green roof technical guidelines of the city of Bogota, Secretary of Environment, 2011.

He received the Green Talents Award, German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) Germany, 2011-2012; and the Humboldt Climate Protection Fellowship 2014. As a doctoral researcher at the University of Hong Kong he has investigated buildings delivering environmental services in urban environments and methods to assess building eco-productivity using a multi-scalar approach.

Contact Andrés at: andres.ibanez@recive.org and info@recive.org.
Phone: +57 1 6916757
Fax: +57 1 218157
WGIC2016 Organizing Committee: Calle 42 No. 8a-80 of 1301, Bogotá, Colombia; Tel: +57 3185380706

Register World Green Infrastructure Congress Bogota 2016 Andrés Ibáñez