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2018 AIA MIDDLE EAST YEC & DESIGN AWARDS
2018 Year End Conference
to December 01 2018
Registration and Details
The American Institute of Architects, Middle East Chapter, will host its sixth Year End Conference and Design Awards event in Manama, Bahrain from November 30 to December 1 2018.
Bahrain, a millennia old island with its rich cultural heritage on display, is home to some of the region's most impressive modern infrastructure and buildings and serves as the backdrop for our conference.
With the rapid change our region is witnessing, 'BahrAIAn: Transitioning Cities' brings forth the discussion of the transformation of the built environment in the Middle East region, reflecting on the rapid growth and modernization with a focus on progressive design and thought that exhibits a keen response to regional influences.
BahrAIAn: Transitioning Cities' will tackle the above topic with presentations from renowned international architects who have contributed to the current built environment in the Middle East,
as well as tours giving the opportunity to explore our theme in the host country.
Conference Chair: Daniel Henderer, 2018 Chapter President
Conference Co-Chair: Chucri Haddad, 2018 Chapter Vice President
Committee: Heather Yanusas, Christian Vasquez,
Muhammad Habsah, David Franklin, Fatima AlDoukhi
To RSVP & for conference details, and sponsorship opportunities please contact:
The 2018 Board of Directors of AIA Middle East
Tuesday, 28 August 2018
AIA ME Launch Event | Iraq
Join us in celebrating the official launch of AIA middle east in Iraq, come and learn more about who we are, learn about the AIA and our strive to promote architecture and design best practices, and how you can join the AIA's largest and fastest growing international chapter.
The event is held in collaboration with the architectural department in the Iraqi engineers union.
Where & When
Baghdad Hall, Iraqi Engineers Union
28 August 2018, 5:00 PM
Tuesday, 18 September 2018
Construction Summit 2018 | Dubai
We would like to invite you to the 4th Annual Construction Summit ME at the Westin Hotel Dubai on the 18th of September. The summit, with the theme "Digital Transformation Powering Constructability," will gather over 250 industry leaders from the construction industry including senior-level government officials, senior leaders from top construction and contracting companies, market experts and many more.
For detailed Agenda and Speaker list visit: www.theconstructionsummit.com
Please register here
Where & When
The Westin Dubai, Mina Seyahi
18 September 2018, 9:00 AM
Sunday to Tuesday, 23-25 September 2018
WINDOWS, DOORS & FACADES 2018 | Dubai
The third edition of Windows Doors & Facades Event, which will take place from 23 - 25 September 2018 will feature more international exhibitors, thousands of innovative products, an expanded educational program of CPD-certified workshops and a high-level summit led by industry experts
For detailed Agenda and Speaker list visit: windowsdoorsandfacadeevent
Where & When
Dubai world trade center
23-25 September 2018, 10:00 AM
Tuesday to Thursday, 02-04 October 2018
To find out how you can get involved please contact the Cityscape Global team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cityscape Global | Dubai
Cityscape Global 2018 is the largest and most influential real estate investment and development event for emerging markets globally. Bringing together investors, developers, government officials and real estate professionals, there is no better place to find investment opportunities and new business partners.
Cityscape Global is taking place on 02 - 04 October 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE.
Dubai world trade center
02-04 October 2018, 9:00 AM
KSAU-HS Campus Tour
By architect : Chucri Haddad | Riyadh
King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Healthcare Sciences is a mega project for the Ministry of National Guard. It is designed by Dar Al-Handasah and Perkins+Will with over 1,000,00 m² of BUA and is composed of an Academia Complex, a Medical Precinct, Administrative Precinct, Sports & Recreational zone as well as Residential Area.
Architect Chucri Haddad of Dar Al-Handasah explored the planning and design principles adopted in this project. The talk presented the importance of design with a keen focus on
the specific cultural, climatic, and operational requirements of the local client. Also, the visit covered the LEED implementation and sustainable strategies during the design and construction phases.
Tuesday, 01 May 2018
King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, Site Visit | Dhahran
King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (ithra) is an initiative by Saudi Aramco that aims to promote
cultural development regionally and nationally. The center provides multiple cultural facilities that are designed to inspire the community and support its transformation into a knowledge-based economy.
The building design by Snøhetta is becoming an iconic feature in Dhahran's skyline. The tour will shed light on the story behind the design of the building and its construction.
Tuesday, 29 May 2018
AIA Middle East Lecture "Dark Side Of Light"
By architect : Samer Haddad
The American Institute of Architects in collaboration with LAU's and AIAS "American institute of architecture students", raise awareness on the issue of light pollution with the increase in demand of artificial lighting, there is a duty for engineers, architects and lighting designers to be aware of the consequences of light pollution on human health, the ecosystem, economy and astronomy research.
This lecture will shed the light on the different types of light pollution and present guidelines that help to reduce it.
Monday to Saturday, 02 - 14 July 2018
The Global Summer School (GSS18) _Muscat main focus was to investigate and explore the morphology formation for the proposition of a bus stop to be located in KOM (Knowledge Oasis Muscat). Participants have challenged the conventional ideas, by pushing the boundaries to create innovative solutions through the application of advanced digital design tools.
Participants have identified strategies for "digitization" to optimize the performance of the design, its fabrication, or future transformation to improve the users experience and interaction between the physical structure and exchange of digital information within the given site.
IAAC- GSS is an intensive two weeks course conducted in different cities around the globe, where participants investigate in topics related to robotics, simulation, physical computing, digital fabrication, and other design methodologies
Tuesday, 31 July 2018
AIA Middle East Lecture "Architecture Appropriate To Place"
In collaboration with Innovation Factory, AIA ME Oman begins its brand new AIA ME Talks series featuring Architects and Designers in Oman and the GCC. The goal is to go beyond the limits of the existing design community but also to reach the overall professional realm of Oman to mainly discuss the evolving changes that are happening in architecture influenced by the extravagant advancements in technology.
We begin our series with the founder of 23 Degrees North, Stuart Caunt, who is our speaker of the evening. The Outward Bound Oman Desert Center is l
ocated within the Sharqiyah Sands desert, and is considered the core of the Outward Bound Program. Careful consideration of context encouraged 23 Degrees North to create an authentic sense of place anchored within the vast landscape through a strong visual relationship to its place.
The center is the first self-reliant, self-sustaining building of its kind within the Country and has recently received numerous design awards including the AIA ME Design award for Best Built Project 2017.
Thursday, 09 August 2018
AIA Middle East Site Visit "Al Khorayef Centre"
| Al Khobar
Al Khorayef Centre is a modern interpretation of the local culture inspired by the traditional architecture in Saudi Arabia, located between Dammam and Al Khobar,
The design approach adopted by Henning Larsen, is a tribute to the region's rich culture, manifested in the dynamic facade, spatial organization, and the sense of place the building communicates to its inhabitants. With these unique attributes the building is becoming a recognizable landmark and a new destination in the region.
Upon its completion the center will house retail facilities in its lower levels, Staybridge hotel and other recreational facilities in the upper levels.
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