Workshops – Real Estate and Public Law

“Green Buildings – From Buckminster Fuller to Norman Foster


General reporters: Jean-Rodolphe Fiechter and Per-Ola Bergqvist

Buckminster Fuller was ahead of his time. He believed human societies would soon rely mainly on renewable sources of energy. His vision is about to become true in the real estate business, and the concept of green building (or sustainable building) is now much acclaimed across the globe. Stakeholders of many kinds are involved: architects, engineers, landlords and tenants, governments, lawyers and – last but not least – investors. The workshop will start with a visionary media presentation, to introduce the participants to the concept. We will then examine the eco-life cycle of green buildings (from design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, to demolition), recognise the long term economic benefits, and discuss the legal and contractual aspects related thereto, including those of public procurement (regarding, for instance, schools, hospitals or airports).


General Reporters:

Jean-Rodolphe Fiechter, Kellerhals Carrard Bern, Switzerland
Per-Ola Bergqvist, Foyen, Sweden


Nils Döhler

Session Documents

General Report

National Reports:


Czech Repubic