RAI Amsterdam 4 - 6 December 2019

Main Stage

10.00 - 10.05 - Welcome to WAF 2019

Paul Finch, Programme Director, World Architecture Festival

 

10.05 - 10.10 - Amsterdam Prize Announcement

Prize to be presented by Yvonne Franquinet, Director, Amsterdam Centre for Architecture

 

10.30 - 11.10 - Talk

Saskia Sassen, Professor of Sociology, Columbia University, Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University

 

11.20 - 12.10 - INSIDE Keynote

Nigel Coates, Director, Nigel Coates

Chair Paul Finch, Programme Director, World Architecture Festival

 

12.20 - 13.00 - Talk - “The World of Data: The Architecture of Instant Information”

Abel Maciel, Principal, Design Computation Ltd.

Chair Jeremy Melvin, Curator, World Architecture Festival

 

13.00 - 13.40 - Lunch time lecture - Jeddah Metro Project

Angus Campbell, Senior Partner & Deputy Head of Studio, Foster + Partners

Chair Paul Finch, Programme Director, World Architecture Festival

 

14.00 - 14.40 - Talk - What Can We Do About Water?

Anuradha Mathur, Professor, Landscape Architecture Department School of Design, University of Pennsylvania

Dilip da Cunha, Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

 

15.00 - 16.60 - Talk

Session details to be announced.

 

16.00 - 16.40 - INSIDE keynote

Session details to be announced.

 

17.00 - 17.40 - Talk

Session details to be announced.

 

18.15 - 19.15 - Keynote - Habraken

Marc Koehler, Principal, Marc Koehler Architects

Open Building: A future perspective on Habrakens heritage

Marc Koehler will deliver his keynote ‘Open Building: A future perspective on Habrakens heritage’ on December 4th, 2019. His term as the Architect in Residence of Arcam (Architectuur Centrum Amsterdam) is drawing to a close in December, concluding a period of three months of studying new initiatives according to the principles Open Building.

Architect and academic John Habraken composed the first guidelines of Open Building in the sixties: he described ways to compose buildings with a multipurpose structure and flexible infill, to address the different wishes and needs of inhabitants.

As co-initiator of a new online platform featuring current developments in Open Building and their developers, architects, and inhabitants, Marc will present an overview of new initiatives and projects. He will elaborate on three themes: Open Architecture, Open Development, and Open Systems and connect the principles of Open Building to new ways to incorporate circularity, sustainability and the influence of individuals and communities into residential projects.

Chair Jeremy Melvin, Curator, World Architecture Festival

 

19.15 - 19.25 - Category winner announcements

Festival Hall Stage

10.00 – 17.00 - Open Buildings Conference

A new generation of Dutch architects is implementing the principles of Open Building, first introduced by John Habraken in the sixties. In a number of residential buildings, they are exploring the possibilities and boundaries of making buildings with a separation of structure and infill. The projects have resulted from different ways of development and commissioning and have strong and unique architectural identities. Open Building is a way to incorporate circularity and flexibility in the structure of the building, thus creating sustainable buildings. The involvement of future inhabitants in the design and building process, creates cohesive and creative communities, even before the buildings are actually built.During the WAF Open Building Summit, recent residential projects following the Open Building principles will be presented by Dutch architects. Different aspects of Open Building will be addressed, using the themes Open Development, Open Architecture, and Open Systems. Although the showcased projects are built on Dutch soil, international lessons can be learned on different levels of organization, design, and building. During WAF there will be architectural tours to new residential Open Building projects in Amsterdam.

Chair More to be announced soon

 

19.15 - 19.25 - Category winner announcements

Main Stage

10.00 - 10.40 - Talk - Spaces of Flow

Ben van Berkel, Founder/Principal Architect UNStudio & Founder UNSense

 

11.00 - 11.40 - Panel - Knowledge Flows: Radical, Restorative & Regenerative Approaches

Chair Solène Wolff, Managing Partner, PLANE-SITE

 

12.00 - 12.40 - INSIDE Keynote - Creating the Kilometre-Long Parametric ‘Flow Wall’ at the New Istanbul Airport

Oliver Salway, Director, Softroom

Chair Nigel Coates, Director, Nigel Coates

A flowing, ribbon-like wall has been installed in the new Istanbul Airport that unites a suite of lounges, forming an intuitive route through space that transcends barriers of language and culture. It is the result of an international competition won by Softroom to deliver lounges that embody Turkish Airline’s new brand philosophy of ‘Flow’. Designed by Softroom and fabricated by Ikoor, the Flow Wall is over a kilometre long, making it one of the longest parametric interior forms in the world. It provides the visual signature that weaves through the six new lounges, creating a series of unified areas that cater for the differing needs of passengers. Softroom founder Oliver Salway will discuss the creative process, and lessons learnt from the its fabrication and installation.

 

13.00 - 13.40 - Lunch time lecture

Sir Peter Cook, Architect, Professor & Writer

Chair Jeremy Melvin, Curator, World Architecture Festival

 

14.00 - 14.40 - Talk - ZERO

Andrew Whalley, Deputy Chairman, Grimshaw

Chair Paul Finch, Programme Director, World Architecture Festival

The ‘flow’ of Architecture in the Anthropocene is one of increasing acceleration. An exponential level of development is destroying the range of key planetary characteristics of Earth that enable it to support Homo sapiens and a whole range of other species. The United Nations has categorically stated that the only way forward is a rapid deployment of energy-efficient and low-carbon building designs. Along with the inclusion of intelligent operational systems, construction will need to be optimized and natural resources reconsidered. In 1961, President Kennedy committed the US to, within a decade, send a man to the moon and bring him back safely to earth. It was an unprecedented technical goal bordering on insurmountable. In 2019, over the next decade we need to set ourselves an even more ambitious target for the built environment. We need to increase the number of high-performance, low carbon buildings by six-fold from the current trend. To reach that milestone, near zero energy, zero emission buildings must become the construction standard globally by 2030. Only then will we be able to appropriately limit rising global temperatures. A performative design approach that searches for optimized solutions is the critical and only way forward. This must be our generation’s ‘moonshot’ moment.

 

15.00 - 15.40 - INSIDE Keynote

Session details to be announced.

 

16.00 - 16.40 - Talk

Session details to be announced.

 

17.00 - 17.40 - Talk - The Flow of People

Nick Tyler, Chadwick Professor of Civil Engineering Director, UCL Centre for Transport Studies

 

18.15 - 19.15 - Keynote

Massimiliano Fuksas, Co-Founder, Studio Fuksas

Doriana Mandrelli Fuksas, Co-Founder, Studio Fuksas

 

19.15 - 19.25 - Category winner announcements

Festival Hall Stage

09.00 – 09.40 - Talk

Earth

 

09.40 - 10.20 - Talk

Water

 

10.20 - 11.00 - Talk

Air

 

11.00 - 11.40 - Talk

Fire

 

11.40 - 12.20 - Talk

Energy and Power

 

12.20 - 13.00 - The Drawing Prize Debate

Session details to be announced

 

14.00 - 14.20 - Overall WAFX Winner Presentation

Chair: Jeremy Melvin, Curator, World Architecture Festival

 

14.20 - 16.50 - WAFX Winners’ Project Presentation

 

17.15 - 18.00 - Book Club

Chair: Jeremy Melvin, Curator, World Architecture Festival

 

19.15 - 19.25 - Category winner announcements

Main Stage

13.00 - 13.40 - Lunch time lecture

Pauline Marchetti, Co-Founder, Sensual City Studio

Jacques Ferrier, Founder, Jacques Ferrier Architecture

 

17.40 - 18.40 - Keynote

Session to be announced

Festival Hall Stage

 

10.00 - 10.40 - Welcome

 

11.00 - 11.30 - Overall Emerging Architecture Winner Presentation

 

11.30 – 17.00 - Emerging Architecture finalists’ presentations

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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