Prof. Dr. Michael Laar, M.Eng.

Professor

Course Coordinator

EC 2.04

0991/3615-8873


core competencies

  • "Green Buildings”: Sustainable, healthy & smart
    
  • Building Performance Simulations
    
  • Climate adapted Building Design worldwide
    
  • Green building certification: LEED AP, member of DGNB expert pool
    
  • Languages: German, English, Portuguese, Spanish
    


other

Prizes, Recognitions & Exhibitions

2006 Exhibition: Approach on Sustainability in Architecture & Urban Design in Brazil - Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Initiative,

      Inter-American Development Bank, Washington D.C./USA, 2006

2006 FINALIST (shortlisted) - ENERGY GLOBE AWARD - The world award for sustainability

      Low cost climatization project for the "Flying Circus" in Rio de Janeiro

2006 Finalist HOLCIM Global Award for Sustainable Construction, Bangkok/Thailand

      Best 15 projects out of 3,000 entries from 118 countries, Best school project

2005 Prize for Outstanding Participation – ZERO-Energy-School - 6º Bienal Internacional de Arquitetura, São Paulo/Brazil

2005 Silver Award Latin America Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction – Escola Mínima Energia

2005 VI. International Biennale for Architecture in São Paulo/Brazil – Participation with the project „ZERO-Energy School

2004 Architecture Prize from the Institute of Brazilian Architects in Rio de Janeiro (IAB-RJ) for the ZERO-Energy-College in Rio de Janeiro

2004 1. Prêmio PROCEL – National Brazilian Prize for Energy Efficient Buildings for the ZERO-Energy College in Rio de Janeiro

2004 Exhibition „Sustainable Architecture“ & „Innovative Air Conditioning Systems“, “Woche der Umwelt”, Villa Hammerschmidt, Bonn/Germany

2002 „Diploma“ – Honouring of the Brazilian Institute of Architects (Instituto dos Arquitetos Brasileiros) – Rio de Janeiro IAB-RJ

1998 1 Year Scholarship by the “Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft CDG” - „Future Executives/Brazil” Assigned architect & consultant for Bio-climatic Studies at the STA arquitetura, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil

1998 Architecture Prize of the state of Thuringia/Germany - Honor Award Ökologischer Wohnpark Zeulenroda (Team member)

1998 Honor Award - BDA (Association of German Architects) - Competition „Auszeichnung guter Bauten“ Residential-Office-Building Troisdorf-Oberlar by Dipl.-Ing. Karl Jankowkski/Architect; (Team member)

1997 1. Prize from the DAAD (National) for overall presentation ”Foreign marketing of the ITT” (Project leader)

1996 Prize - Contest “Inner-City Landscaping against urban heat islands” in Munich; realized project from 1992 (Project leader)