CONCRETA 2019 intends to promote new trends and boost the area of construction, architecture, design and engineering of the future in the national context, taking into account external markets, presenting technical and technological innovations, new solutions and new materials. Thus, in this edition, the event highlights the collaborative architecture and the circular economy.
CONCRETA will address the collaborative architecture. This concept gives space to collaborations between architects, from different countries, with different views and in some cases perfect symbioses between young architects and the more experienced, but also between architects and professionals from other areas complementary to architecture.
We believe that “more and more, we will have less space for individual work and much more the logic of collective, collaborative and co-creation present in the value creation of organizations of all sizes in the most varied segments.”
Another central theme will be circular economy, which is based on a production and consumption system that promotes the sustainable use of resources, in closed cycles energized by renewable sources, regenerating natural capital and ensuring social progress. The concept rejects the constant intensive extraction, transformation, consumption and disposal of natural resources, generating waste. Nowadays the idea captivates more and more people, entities and companies, who put their experience and skills at the service of the environment, people and economy. This theme is intended to reinforce the debate, to be inspiring, to encourage change and to accelerate the transition.
Architects can and should limit the environmental impact that construction has on climate change. There is a need to extend the concept of sustainability to the current activity of architecture, transforming it into an effective and permanent concern, starting with actions that may have repercussions in the daily lives of citizens. We believe that optimizing natural resources to minimize the impact of buildings on the environment and its inhabitants is a great challenge for architects!