Scales of Environmental Technologies inSustainableCities of the FutureDesign for Living Environment – Micro to MacroNEPTUNE – Network for EnvironmentalProjects, UNited in EuropePresentation for Suburb 2072Gary Watkins Wednesday, March 28, 2012NEPTUNE 2012
Content • Neptuneconcept and Project 2012 - Helsinki • NEPTUNE Student output example
NEPTUNE – Network for Environmental Projects, UNited in Europe Helsinki - 9-17 March 2012
NEPTUNE Objectives “Creating a realisticlearningenvironment and working in multi-nationalprojectteamswith a multi-disciplinaryapproach.”
NEPTUNE Circles• NEPTUNE-circlesareformedby 5 educationalunits, eachfrom a differentEuropean country.• HeadquartersNoordelijkeHogeschoolLeeuwarden, NHL University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands. Participating in allcircles• Aalto and NHL are in the Circle III - Built Environment, along with: – Technical University of Applied Sciences Béthune, France – University of L’Aquila, Italy – University of Maribor, Slovenia
SpecialStudies in Aalto• Pre-work in home university 1 cr• Project work on location 2 cr• Finalreporting in home university 1 cr• Sharedonlinelearningplatform: Blackboard• International multi-diciplinarygroups of sixstudents with a designatedfacilitator (supervisor) – Competition –>Award for bestgroupwork
NEPTUNE 2012, HelsinkiDesign for Living Environment – Micro to Macro• International multi-disciplinarygroupwork for 9 days: 9.-17.3.2012 – Orientationweekend: Solvalla, Nuuksio, Espoo – Sitevisit Kruunuvuorenranta, Helsinki – Daily groupwork on Otaniemi campus – Othervisits and guestlecturesincluded: • Viikinmäki wastewatertreatmentplant • Prof. Stefan Winter, TU Munich + Aalto - Wood construction for residentialareas • Prof. Pekka Heikkinen, Aalto - Architecturalaspects in zero-energywoodconstruction • Mr. Kerkko Vanhanen , HSL - Kruunuvuorenranta: A Short Distance from The City – A Birdseye View) – Finalseminar, Friday 16.3.2012 • Jury members were: Prof. Stefan Winter (TU Munich, Aalto ), Prof. Pekka Heikkinen (Aalto ) , Prof. Olli Dahl (Aalto), Prof. Riku Vahala (Aalto), Mrs. Katja Soini (Aalto), Mr. Kerkko Vanhanen (HSL) and Mr. Jari Tirkkonen (City of Helsinki).
Problem-based learning. Focus on process of team building and international multi- disciplinary project work. Creative technical output.
Outline• Is it possible for a living environment to supply all its needs AND create a comfortable environment for inhabitants?• Different focus for partner universities: – Béthune Heating and cooling systems – Aalto Electric power supply – Leeuwarden Water management – Maribor Waste management – L’Aquila Energy efficient construction and architecture• Our students needed to take a HOLISTIC view and consider many aspects at the same time and the trade-offs between them. With attention paid on the wellbeing aspects of the residents.
System design – scope and criteria• Area plan - orientation for solar input and wind• Traffic - roads, trams, bridges• Building design - energy optimized, water use and waste reduction with the goal of low level of all emissions• Architectural vision - Helsinki policies (Environmental and other)• Infrastructure - Daycare/kindergarten design and location and services• Two parks - areas to be developed• Surrounding water as a resource - house boats, leisure• Re-design - Second life for remaining old oil tanks• Reuse - Underground caverns, volume of about 300.000 m3, water treatment, waste, energy, leisure etc. Make a healthy living community with a minimised environmental footprint
NEPTUNE 2012• Scales of Environmental Technologies in SustainableCities of the Future - Design for Living Environment – Micro to Macro• Is it possible for a living environment to supply all its needs AND create a comfortable environment for inhabitants?• Winning Group’s concept – Team “Froguts” – – Recolonising Earth - Intending to Stay