Therme Group, represented by its impact investment initiative, Impact One, formally signed its commitment to the World Economic Forum’s Davos Baukultur Alliance. Swiss President Alain Berset inaugurated the first meeting of the Alliance, which was hosted by UNESCO at the 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale.
Oliver Martin, Head of Baukultur, Swiss Federal Office of Culture and Mikolaj Sekutowicz, Founder & CEO of Impact One at Davos Baukultur Alliance 2023.
The Davos Baukultur Alliance unites public and private sector stakeholders around a shared set of principles to improve the quality and culture of living environments.
Therme Group’s expertise in wellbeing-oriented urban development uniquely positions the company to contribute to the Alliance and its commitment to advancing a conscious, quality-oriented approach to the planning, construction and management of buildings, infrastructure, public spaces and landscapes.
Panellists from left to right: Josephine Minutillo, Architectural Record (Moderator); Jyoti Hosagrahar, Deputy Director, World Heritage Centre, UNESCO; James Middling, Global Sector Leader - Built Environment, Mott MacDonald; Cédric de Meeûs, Head Group Public Affairs, Holcim; Ruth Schagemann, President, Architects’ Council of Europe. Photo credit: WEF.
Therme Group representatives participated in discussions focused on the Alliance's three key areas of focus, ‘Resilience & Climate Adaptation’, ‘Sustainability & Circularity’, and ‘Affordability & Social Value Creation’, and contributed to shaping these priority areas for the Alliance's inaugural year.
In February 2023, Therme Group and Impact One signed a long-term Partnership with the World Economic Forum with the goal of contributing to the Forum’s many initiatives and publications. In particular, the Group will be involved with the Urban Transformation Hub and the newly created Nature-Positive Cities platform, as well as through its membership of the Global Collaboration Village, the metaverse of the World Economic Forum.
Luc Emile Bouche-Florin, Honorary President of ECTP-CEU and official representative to the Council of Europe, and Marta Cavallé, Head of Architecture Programming at Therme Art. Photo credit: WEF.