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Research Project Aims at Integrating Sustainability Issues into Temporary Event Infrastructures

The international Creative Construction Conference 2014 was held from 21th to 24th June 2014 in Prague, Czech Republic.

On this occasion, Loïc Fumeaux, doctoral assistant at the Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies (LAST), has presented the research project entitled "On STAGE", which aims at integrating sustainability issues into the design and prefabrication process of temporary event infrastructures.

Within the frame of temporary events, having recourse to the model of the tent corresponds to usual experiences. When the model offers advantages of fast assembly and certain flexibility, it has some significant disadvantages at the same time, especially regarding comfort (thermal and acoustic) and sustainability. Additionally, the transports induced and the materials used aren’t subject to special verifications, especially regarding embodied energy and environmental impacts.

In this context, the research project On STAGE consists of developing an alternative to the current practice, by showing the same advantages of the tent, but by offering an increase in term of sustainability. The research works allows to verify the architectural, constructive and technical feasibility, but to produce the bases for the realization of a prototype.

From the point of view of an increased sustainability, the project aims particularly at conciliating quality of architectural expression, flexibility, response to acoustic requirements, optimization of the thermal comfort by bioclimatic principles, ideal utilization of resources and efficient utilization of the infrastructure.


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