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RB Arkitektur participated at ECOWEEK 2011 in Thessaloniki


Rahel Belatchew Arkitektur (RB Arkitektur) has participated at ECOWEEK 2011 Urban Communities + Green Architecture, an international conference in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Rahel Belatchew Lerdell gave a talk on sustainable urban development, and presented two projects with a clear ecological character, namely a master plan for a new district in Uppsala and housing in Norra Djurgårdsstaden in Stockholm, Sweden.

Rahel Belatchew Lerdell also participated in a panel who judged the results of 37 workshops arranged during ECOWEEK 2011.

RB Arkitektur’s participation at ECOWEEK was supported by the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Sweden’s Embassy in Athens.

“It was inspiring to take part in an international exchange and to share some of Sweden’s experience in a context that raises awareness of sustainable architecture in other parts of the world,” says Rahel Belatchew Lerdell, CEO and founder of RB Arkitektur.



ECOWEEK is an international organization chartered to raise awareness about the increasing importance of building a sustainable society, and was founded in 2005 on the Greek island of Aegina. ECOWEEK 2011 was supported not only by the Swedish Embassy in Athens but also by the European Institute of Law Science and Technology, the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Goethe Institut and the Institut Français in Thessaloniki, as well as the British and Danish embassies in Athens.



Rahel Belatchew Arkitektur AB (RB Arkitektur) is an architectural office working with a wide range of projects, including urban planning, housing and offices. RBArkitektur’s work is characterized by a strong commitment and a great sensitivity to its clients’ needs and requirements.

Rahel Belatchew Lerdell, MSA/SAR, DESA has a Master’s Degree in Architecture from Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris, and has worked as an architect in Paris, Luxemburg, Tokyo and Stockholm.

RB Arkitektur has received several awards in recent years, including Architect of the Year 2006/2007 by receiving ’The Great Design Award’ from Residence Magazine. In 2007 Wallpaper*, the international design magazine, chose RB Arkitektur for its Architects Directory: 101 of the world’s most exciting new architects.

RB Arkitektur has been invited to several architectural competitions in recent years with great success, amongst others housing in the new district Norra Djurgådsstaden in Stockholm and urban planning in Uppsala, Sweden. RB Arkitektur’s projects have been widely published in international press and in several books.

RB Arkitektur shares its intelligence with focus on sustainable architecture on its own web site, and on Twitter @rbarkitektur.

For more information about Rahel Belatchew Arkitektur and high resolution images please contact Rahel Belatchew Lerdell on phone +46 70 174 94 32 or through

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