27 March 2017
Intercontinental Doha, Doha, Qatar

Matthew Kitson


Regional Director
Hilson Moran


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.

4:20 PM PANEL DEBATE: Creating architecturally-impressive sports stadiums through façade design

Stadium façade design has become an important interest for architects in Qatar. Whilst they recognise the importance to deliver an impressive façade design that delivers a comfortable experience to fans and players alike, it doesn’t come without its challenges. This panel discusses how to create innovative façade designs as well as demonstrating how to incorporate cooling technologies to ensure comfort of occupants and to maximise the venue’s potential for legacy use.

4:50 PM PANEL DEBATE: Façade innovation: Opportunities for Qatar’s construction sector

Some would argue that the façade industry has changed over the last decades with components being assembled more innovatively. Architectural tools have become more sophisticated and are enabling engineers to achieve more and more complex 3D designs and forcing them to stay ahead of the game. This panel discussion will discuss cutting-edge technology and innovative strategies to develop architectural statements.


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