SOLOCLIM research investigates three 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.
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.
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.
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 protocols for the integration of responsive systems in master planning.
“SOLOCLIM provides me with the opportunity to understand and navigate microclimatic issues, engage with decision-makers, and lead towards a sustainable environment”
Maricruz Solera Jimenez
“The experience as an ESR provides me with a new scope to explore green infrastructure-related problems in the urban design process.”
“I would love to see my water-based prototype built, operational and successfully working in different cities around the world.”
Adrian Moredia Valek
“As climate change impacts are felt globally with the deadliest of its effects posed by extreme heat through intensified urban heat island effect and heatwaves, I believe that our task is urgent.”
Mariana Pereira Guimarães
“The experience of linking academic research and industry projects is invaluable and I hope will give me a better understanding of how to apply research and therefore realise solutions"
"Within SOLOCLIM project, I am working on highlighting the urban potential to systematically implement climate-responsive solutions in the city".
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research
and innovation programme under grant agreement No 86119.