Biophilia Camp 2022 is an immersion in nature, three days together in the woods of South Tyrol to learn and apply the principles of biophilic design, in an experience that combines biology and agile management, architecture and psychology, engineering and regenerative sustainability. Are you ready for the first “Biophilic Camp”?

Registrations are open. All the details in the Events page.

Biophilic design is drawing attention in the wake of the global pandemic as a path to solutions for healthy people and cities. However, it has been a key aspect of the Living Building Challenge since its inception and continues to serve as an important blueprint for fostering integrative and occupant-focused building design. Biophilic design shakes up the conceptual process by asking new questions, provokes new reflections on the potential of the built environment and invites the project team to explore the advantages of a design aimed at the connection between human being and nature.

To safeguard our health, building biophilically is now an urgent imperative. To do this, an integrative and multidisciplinary approach is required, which can benefit from the immersive experience in nature, provided by this first “Biophilia Camp” organized in Italy. Biophilia 2022 brings together professionals from all over Europe and trainers from different disciplines (biology, psychology, architecture, engineering, organization, and business strategy) in a formative exploration of the various aspects of biophilic design, to create professional figures capable of provoking a change in the built environment design, construction, and management.

Why Agile? Biophilia 2022 also provides the opportunity to introduce participants to a still relatively new project management methodology for the sector. “Agile” was born as a movement in the late 90s and became official in 2001, when a group of 17 “independent thinkers”, experts in software design and development, met and created the “Manifesto for Agile Software Development” which still today remains the main and official reference and source of inspiration for any initiative that intends to qualify as agile. Agile is a philosophy, a “mindset”, within which “frameworks” and working methods are born.

The participants, divided into working groups, will have the opportunity to gain experience on the basics of this methodology and train themselves to use it by applying it in the projects that will be developed during these days. Also using techniques of visual thinking and creativity management as fundamental elements for the development of novel solutions inspired by nature. The activities will take place both indoors and outdoors, accompanied by trainers and facilitators who will follow the participants in a learning path enhanced by immersion in nature.

When: 30 September – 3 October 2022
Where: St. Felix (Senale-San Felice / Unsere Liebe Frau im Walde-St. Felix), Val di Non / Nonstal (Alto Adige / Südtirol)
Main accommodation and activities: Felizitas
Duration: 3 days
Participants: 16 max
Language: English


Arrival and welcome: Thursday 29 September 2022 from 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm

  • Day 1 – Friday 30 September 2022
  • Day 2 – Saturday 1 October 2022
  • Day 3 – Sunday 2 October 2022

Flexible program and farewell: Monday 3 October 2022


The program may undergo minimal changes, without compromising the overall teaching approach. Program elements:

  • Definition, constructs and phylogeny of biophilia.
  • The benefits of contact with nature, the different types of nature, the different human types.
  • Architecture: Biophilic Design. Ecopsychology: Green Mindfulness.
  • Benefits of biophilic design.
  • Mindset Agile and Scrum fundamentals.
  • Biophilic design and Living Building Challenge.
  • Elements, attributes and patterns of biophilic design.
  • Biophilic exploration, charrette and documentation.
  • Yoga and mindfulness.

Type of activities

  • Frontal and experiential training
  • Workshop
  • Case studies
  • Outdoor and exploration
  • Group project works
  • Storytelling


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Registration dates

  • Early bird registration: 20 August 2022
  • Final registration: 31 August 2022

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Program, trainers, methodology, learning objectives, registration fees and other helpful information here

Are you ready?