Welcome to SOLOCLIM research

SOLOCLIM investigates three separate clusters of microclimatic interventions in the urban environment: Vegetation-based interventions  - green facades, Solutions using water - water vaporization, and Climate-responsive flexible systems - movable systems that respond to weather or microclimate change

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Vegetation-based interventions

The objectives of this research topic are to develop new solutions based on vegetation for the building skin that have a significant impact on improving microclimate, develop new solutions based on vegetation for the neighbourhood scale that have a significant impact on improving urban climate and test solutions on micro/urban climatic functionality. 

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Solutions using water

 The objectives of this research topic are to develop new solutions based on the use of water in the form of “blade” on the building skin and urban pavements and in the form of nebulized water that have a significant impact on improving outdoor microclimate, develop new solutions based on the use of water for the neighbourhood scale that have a significant impact on improving urban climate in terms of air temperature reduction and thermal comfort, test solutions on micro/urban climatic functionality trough thermal simulations and measurements of prototypes and develop guidelines for integration of water systems at the neighbourhood scale. 

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Climate-responsive flexible system

 The objectives of this research topic are to develop a systematic approach for the development of innovative responsive systems for the streetscape, evaluate pilot responsive systems, implement and test a range of interactive systems for the streetscape, integrate responsive systems in real city master planning development and develop protocol for the integration of responsive systems in master planning.