A Cradle to Cradle-building celebrates innovation by using creative design and technology to increase its beneficial footprint as much as possible. The Cradle to Cradle-Weekend at the end of October offers many interesting opportunities to experience how we can realise a built environment that goes beyond sustainability to add value for all stakeholders and improves our quality of life.

Footprint Days

During the last Footprint Days of the exhibition period, Michael Braungart, colleagues from EPEA and partners from the Cradle to Cradle-community will be pleased to see you there. A Footprint Day is a unique opportunity for visitors to become part of the exhibition. In a world where only celebrities can leave their hand and footprint, it is important to give everyone such a chance. The local soil that has been used for the installation is intended to be transformed into real personalised human footprints until the end of the exhibition period.

28 October | 1 pm – 5 pm | Central Pavilion – Giardini
29 October | 10 am – 2 pm | Central Pavilion – Giardini


Meeting on Architecture – Environment  

The event series „Meetings on Architecture“ organized by the Biennale Architettura 2016 provides a framework for participants of the various exhibitions to explain their concepts to a broad audience. It will be a way to hear from the contributors themselves the richness and complexity of the built environment, and what it takes to get things done. EPEA’s CEO Michael Braungart together with Batlle i Roig ArquitectesHugon Kowalski and Transsolar will focus on environmental issues and related case studies. Language: English.

29 October | 3 pm – 5 pm | Teatro alle Tese – Arsenale


Matinée – Talks on Cradle to Cradle

Change making concepts often need fuller explanation in order to be properly understood. Therefore, the Matinée brings several Cradle to Cradle-experts together to share their story at an 18-meter-long table in the Austrian Pavilion. Through the open and informal character of this event, interaction between the participants and visitors plays a central role. A perfect chance to ask your questions about Cradle to Cradle-buildings, projects, products and their qualities. Main themes of the talks are healthy buildings, buildings as material banks and upcoming challenges for the built environment. Language: English/German.

Participants: Michael Braungart (CEO of EPEA), Christoph Ingenhoven (founder of Ingenhoven Architects), Michel Giannuzzi (CEO of Tarkett), Erwin Thoma (CEO of Thoma), Sarah Wiener (chef, nutrition expert, businesswoman). Presentation: Britta Nagel.

30 October | 11 am – 1 pm | Austrian Pavilion – Giardini


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