Abdulmajid Karanouh

Director, Head of Innovation Design, Façades and Sustainability
Ramboll


11:50 AM PANEL DEBATE: Can all-glass facades exist in sustainable cities?

Glass façades are considered one of the most preferred options amongst developers and architects as it gives the property a sophisticated, high-tech look as well as unobstructed views of the surroundings. However can glass façades ever exist in sustainable cities? This panel debates this very important question and demonstrates design strategies that can be used to incorporate glass façades in a sustainable way.

1:50 PM PANEL DEBATE: Cultural innovation: Designing innovative façades which don’t compromise Qatari culture

As one of the fastest growing cities in the Middle East, Doha has become a highly coveted destination. Its transition to a cosmopolitan city while maintaining Qatari values and culture signifies Doha’s contribution to the 2030 Qatar Vision. With contemporary designs becoming popular within the Middle East, how can architects ensure they don’t compromise Qatari culture? This panel demonstrates innovative design strategies, materials and techniques to ensure that architects can create innovative façade designs without compromising the culture of Qatar.