Embassy Lab GRÜNtopia addresses a range of aspects of integrating green in dense urban spaces such as livability of cities, climate adaptation, mitigating of the heat island effect, water sensitive urban design, biodiversity, and urban food production.
With a special focus on innovative solutions for integrating green in buildings, Embassy Lab GRÜNtopia develops concepts for greening the Kingdom of the Netherlands Embassy’s courtyard VOID.
Embassy Lab GRÜNtopia creates an interdisciplinary framework for crossover exchange between Dutch, German, and international experts, creative professionals, engaged citizens and decision makers.
Merlijn Schoonenboom, the Dutch journalist and historian who lives in Berlin, is moderating the conversation between the author Rüdiger Schaper and Prof. Elizabeth Sikiaridi and Prof. Frans Vogelaar of Hybrid Space Lab.
“Cities dealing with the effects of climate change are already having to rethink their public spaces in fundamental ways and are already remixing their classical designs for parks and recreation spaces and developing new hybrid forms.”