Head of Infrastructure
Arab Engineering Bureau
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.
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.