Important forecasts for Cyprus from the well-known prof. Mr. Andreas Matzarakis from the University of Freiburg in Germany at a seminar for the Masters Programme of Landscape Architecture at Neapolis University in Cyprus
The Master Landscape Architecture of Neapolis University in Cyprus from led by Dr Julia Georgi, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Architecture Land and Environment organised a Bioclimatic Design Seminar taught by Prof. Andreas Matzarakis, University of Freiburg and Head of the Research Centre Human Biometeorology, German Meteorological Service.
Professor Matzarakis developed the methodology stating we can reduce the urban stress in Cyprus up to 10 ° C of thermal discomfort in urban centres and in coastal areas. This can be achieved with proper landscaping, designing places with shade and the use of suitable structural materials (e.g. paving, building colouring).
Is he due analysis was implemented in Qatar change the conducting time of the World Cup (FIFA 2022) because of the extreme heat for the spectators.
He developed and explained to all the graduate students of the Landscape Architecture Programme of Neapolis University, the bioclimatic RayMan model and how it is used by municipalities, regions and Tour Operators internationally from Brazil to China, to be able to predict the microclimate in tourist destinations to optimize the environment for man.
It is because of his own research and analysis that Qatar changed the conducting time of the World Cup (FIFA 2022) because of the extreme heat that was unsuitable for the spectators.
The Director of Meteorology of Cyprus Dr. Kleanthis Nicolaides attended the seminar which highlighted the importance of meteorological data from all applied sciences e.g. Architecture, Landscape Architecture and stressed the importance of the collaboration between government agencies and Universities.