Lecture: Mindful Constructions for a Better Environment

Date: 25/06/2019 at 18:30 to at 19:30

Venue: Instituto Cervantes (Dublín) – Auditórium, Lincoln House, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2

Instituto de Ciencias de la Construcción Eduardo Torroja

Participants: Isabel Martínez, investigadora / Sara Pavia, investigadora

Sustainable architecture offers a respectful answer to its environment for the construction of edifications without forgetting the architectural appeal of the construction and providing a comfortable and habitable interior. 

Isabel Martínez and Sara Pavia will present the most recent trends in relation to construction materials and decontamination processes. Each guest will explain different aspects linked to new materials to improve the quality of the air we breathe and the optimisation of the natural resources and construction methods to minimise the impact of constructions in the environment and the potential inhabitants they are destined for. 

The reduction of environmental impact is not only a social necessity, but a requirement to guarantee the preservation of the planet for future generations. 

Isabel Martínez has a PhD in Chemical Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid. From 1998 her career has developed in the Institute of Construction Sciences Eduardo Torroja, IETcc (CSIC) working in the area of durability of structures and extension of useful life. She is a Senior Scientist member of the research group “Sustainable Interaction of Building Materials with the Environment (ISCMA)”, of the Construction Department. She has collaborated in more than 30 national and international research projects and in more than 50 research contracts with a range of companies. She is co-inventor of two patents, one of them licensed and exploited internationally and has a large experience in teaching and informative activities.

Sara Pavia is Associate Professor, Civil Struct & Env. Eng. at Trinity College Dublin. She has developed her career and research in areas such as construction material science and technology, sustainable construction, building limes and lime mortars, pozzolan, physical and chemical properties and their testing methods, standarisation of testing methods and quality, among others. She has published extensively. She is Conservation advisor for Office of Public Works (OPW).

Admission free. Booking required. In Spanish and English with simultaneous interpreting available.

Reserve a place:


01 6311555 / 33

This event is joint-organised by the Architectural Association of Ireland and the Instituto Cervantes.

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