Sustainable Dialogues: Reflections from the NAN Space | Sustainability, Madrid

On May 23, ON-A participated in the NAN Sustainability Space, held in Madrid’s Torre de Cristal. This event brought together more than one hundred leading architecture professionals to discuss and share innovative strategies on sustainability and energy efficiency. The day focused on how architectural practices can evolve to meet today’s environmental challenges and goals.

Our co-founder, Eduardo Gutiérrez, shared his experiences on the implementation of sustainable practices in architecture during a round table discussion. He was joined by Jesús Gallego, CEO of ADORAS Atelier Arquitectura, and Guillermo Horneros, CEO of PAEE Construcción Passivhaus-ECCN. The round table was moderated by Lorena Remacha, communications consultant at NAN Arquitectura.
Eduardo Gutiérrez highlighted the importance of energy awareness and the new European regulations. Jesús Gallego reflected on ‘ecological cynicism’ and the need to create durable and aesthetic architecture. Guillermo Hornero underlined the relevance of industrialisation and process engineering to reduce the environmental footprint of buildings. The panel concluded with a consensus on the urgency of adapting architecture to rapid social and environmental changes, promoting denser and more sustainable urban models.
The presentations highlighted, among many other topics, the importance of biodiversity, the use of resources, the integration of renewable energies, the reuse of existing structures and the implementation of advanced technologies to reduce the carbon footprint.

Many thanks to the entire NAN Arquitectura team for giving us the opportunity to participate in the event, and for their dedication and enthusiasm to keep us learning, growing and innovating! It was an honour to share the round table with Jesús Gallego and Guillermo Horneros, and special thanks to Lorena Remacha for leading and moderating our table.

Programme NAN Space Sustainability 2024:

Click here to see the YouTube Playlist that compiles all the presentations.

SPACE A [09:30 – 10:45]: Design strategies to improve energy efficiency
Julio de la Fuente, Gutiérrez-delaFuente Arquitectos
Diego Alberola, Soluciones Constructivas by Alverlamp
Enrique Arenas, Arenas Basabe Palacios Arquitectos
Ana María Rangel, Soluciones Constructivas by Niessen
Carlos Santi, Bardají Arquitectos

SPACE B [11:15 – 12:15]: Social, economic and environmental impact of sustainable architecture
José Sanz Gorordo, Batlleiroig
Julia Gómez, Soluciones Constructivas by Sika
Manuel Alcantarilla, Saint-Gobain España 
Iñaki Alonso, sAtt Arquitectura
SPACE C [12:20 – 13:10]: Flagship cases and inspiring examples
NAN SPACE [13:10 – 13:30]: Round Table
– Lorena Remacha, moderator, communication consultant, NAN Architecture
– Eduardo Gutiérrez, co-fouder de ON-A
– Jesús Gallego, CEO and founderde ADORAS Atelier Arquitectura
– Guillermo Hornero, CEO of PAEE Construcción Passivhaus-ECCN

CIERRE ESPACIO NAN Sostenibilidad [13:30 – 14:00]

(Photos and videos courtesy of ©NAN Architecture.)

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