Final day of Velux's Build for Life conference features talks about designing sustainable buildings that last

A panel discussion on reinventing existing buildings and a talk focused on designing architecture in tandem with natural environments are among the highlights of the third day of Velux's Build for Life digital conference.

Throughout the three-day Build for Life programme, which runs from 15 to 17 November, architectural experts will discuss climate-related challenges and opportunities.

Dezeen is hosting three talks throughout the conference, which are being live-streamed on Dezeen and moderated by Dezeen's founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs.

Velux's other talks will be delivered from the Compass stage and the Daylight Symposium stage in Copenhagen.

Find out about the Dezeen sessions here, see the full Build for Life programme here, register for the full conference here and read on for some highlights from today's programme.

A photograph of the Velux event speakers

How can environmental systems be conceptualised in harmony with architecture to support sustainable development?
9:00am London time (10:00am Copenhagen time)
Compass stage

The talk will focus on creating eco-friendly buildings that support sustainable development.

Fairs will be joined by Susanne Brorson, founder of Studio Susanne Brorson, Kasper Guldager, architect and co-founder at Home.Earth, and James Drinkwater, head of built environment at Laudes Foundation.

A portrait of Mette Tony

How can we design and transform existing buildings for quality and longevity?
10:00am London time (11:00am Copenhagen time)
Compass stage

Mette Tony, founding partner of Praksis Architects, will discuss how architects can develop existing infrastructure to shape buildings for longevity.

A portrait of Joseph Allen

What is the latest research and scientific consensus on health in buildings post-pandemic and beyond?
2:00pm London time (3:00pm Copenhagen time)
Compass stage

Joseph Allen (pictured), associate professor and director of the Healthy Buildings Programme, and John Macomber, senior lecturer at Harvard University, will present the latest research on human health in buildings post-pandemic and into the future.

A photograph of Mandana Sarey Khanie

Contact to the Outdoors
9:00am London time (10:00am Copenhagen time)
Daylight Symposium stage

Mandana Sarey Khanie (pictured), assistant professor at the Technical University of Denmark, will lead a discussion titled Image-based Characterisation of View in Virtual Reality.

Also within this session, Femke Beute, an environmental psychologist at LightGreen Health, will deliver a talk titled The Benefits of Windows.

A photograph of Cristián Izquierdo

Daylight in Architecture (America)
3:00pm London time (4:00pm Copenhagen time)
Daylight Symposium stage

Cristián Izquierdo (pictured), partner at Izquierdo Lehmann Architects, will deliver a talk called Central Plans after the Dome.

Following this, José Fernando Gómez, founder of Natura Futura Arquitectura, will present a talk called Invisible City: the Identity of Suburbs.

Velux's Build for Life conference takes place online from 15 to 17 November 2021. For details of more architecture and design events, visit Dezeen Events Guide

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