Congress Keynote

Belinda Tato

ecosistema urbano

Belinda Tato is co-founder and co-director of the firm ecosistema urbano, which was established in 2000. ecosistema urbano is a Madrid-based group of architects and urban designers who operate within the fields of urbanism, architecture, engineering and sociology. They define their approach as urban social design, by which they understand the design of environments, spaces and dynamics to improve the self-organisation of citizens, social interaction within communities, and communities’ relationship with the environment. Ecosistema urbano has used this philosophy to design and implement projects in Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, France, and China.

Their most recent projects include the new building for the Reggio Children Foundation in Reggio Emilia, Italy; an experimental urban playground in Dordrecht, Netherlands; the ‘Ecopolis Plaza’, a waste-to-resources building on the outskirts of Madrid; and the Dreamhamar project in Hamar, Norway: a network design project for the redevelopment of the city’s main public space.