2018 Programme

28 - 30 November 2018, RAI Amsterdam

Main Stage

10.00 - Welcome to WAF 2018

Paul Finch, Programme Director, World Architecture Festival

 

10.20 - 11.00 - Session to be announced

 

11.10 - 11.50 - Talk

Reinier de Graaf, Partner, Office for Metropolitan Architecture

Session details to be announced

 

12.00 - 12.40 - INSIDE keynote

Eva Jiřičná, Partner, AI – DESIGN

Session details to be announced

 

13.00 - 13.40 - Lunch time lecture

Nutters of the North
Peter Cook, Architect, Professor and Writer

Invention and creativity inspired by the backdrop of the North Sea. This session will look at UK, Netherlands, Nordic, Baltic and Belgium architecture from the nineteenth century up to today.

 

14.20 - 15.00 - Talk

Jeanne Gang, Founding Principal, Studio Gang

Session details to be announced

 

15.10 - 15.50 - Talk

Queering Constructs
Aaron Betsky, Dean, Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture

Architecture not only contains us, it also frames us. An architecture that extends our identities in new ways, while sheltering who and what we are, could liberate us from the boxes in which we find ourselves and imprisoned, while an architecture of re-use and re-imagination can ground our self- and social constructions in familiar forms.

 

16.00 - 16.40 - INSIDE keynote

Session to be announced

 

16.50 - 17.30 - Talk

John Wardle, Principal, John Wardle Architecture

Session details to be announced

 

18.15 - 19.15 - Talk

Identity: Towards A Reflexive Regionalist Practice of Architecture
Li Xiadong
, Professor, School of Architecture , Co-Founder, Gramazio Kohler Architects

I have no intention here to promote the ‘form’ as a blueprint. It, at most, opens up possibilities. This is why that I dare not to use the word “contemporary Chinese architecture” to describe my practice, but “reflexive regionalist architecture”. Here, to be “reflexive” as in ‘dialogue with’ a situation, through which, an objective understanding of the situation could be established; to be “regional” is here different from the ‘picturesque’ or, ‘iconic’ regionalist architecture (by which, architecture was understood as a tool to demonstrate a cultural presence as a fixed entity), what I have been proposing is to understand the “regional” as comprehensive, dynamic and sustainable ‘condition’ of place – a tabula rasa, that solutions could be based on and emerged from.

 

19.15 - 19.25 - Category winner announcements

Festival Hall Stage

10.20 – 11.00 - Session on hold

 

11:10 – 11:50 - Panel discussion

Andres Ramirez, Managing Director, PLANE—SITE
Caroline Bos, Co-Founder of UNStudio
Ippolito Pestellini, Partner, OMA

 

12.00 - 12.40 - 5-minute presentations followed an interactive discussion with the audience

Identity of architectural practice
Peter Murray, Chairman, NLA
Jennifer Dixon, Head of Architecture in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), AECOM

 

14.20 - 15.00 - Overall winner WAFX winners’ projects presentations

 

15.10 - 15.30

WAF Research Programme Category winner and short presentation by Michael Seum, Vice President of Design at GROHE (Please place GROHE logo)

 

15.40 - 16.00 - Category winner

 

16.10 - 16.30 - Category winner

 

16.50 - 17.30 - Book Club - Steven Bailey

 

19.15 - 19.25 - Category winner announcements

Main Stage

10.15 - 10.20 - Welcome

 

10.20 - 11.00 - Talk

"It’s not about me – it’s about you"
Keith Priest, Partner, Fletcher Priest Architects

An insider’s guide to exploring identity. Drawing on the worlds of design, business, movies and games, Keith assesses identity’s impact on how we live, work and play. And of course, the architectural ups and downs of riding this tiger!

 

11.10 - 11.50 - Talk

What Pliny Said
Prof Leslie Lokko, Head of Graduate School of Architecture, University of Johannesburg

Just over two thousand years ago, Pliny the Elder uttered the following: 'ex Africa semper aliquid novi.' (There is always something new out of Africa). In this forty-minute talk, Prof Lesley Lokko, Head of School at the newly-formed Graduate School of Architecture, University of Johannesburg, will talk about the work of a pioneering group of African students whose three-year design research project, Créoles, has produced imaginative and innovative ways to explore the difficult theme of cultural identity in architecture. Drawing on their visits to the island nations of Zanzibar, Cabo Verde and Réunion, their design projects for way-stations, embassies and ministries all point to a much-anticipated emerging African confidence in architectural education and practice.

 

12.00 - 12.40 - INSIDE keynote

Session to be announced

 

13.00 - 13.40 - Lunch time lecture

Engineering in Relation to Architectural Identity

James O’Callaghan, Senior Director, Eckersley O'Callaghan Engineers

Brian Eckersley, Co-Founding Director, Eckersley O’Callaghan Engineers

 

14.20 - 15.00 - Talk

Inversion and Subtraction in Urban Design

Kees Christiaanse, Founder, KCAP Architects & Planners

A method to preserve and revive local identities and characteristics with the help of the resilience of site constraints. These constraints work as braking factors against generic urbanization.

 

15.10 - 15.40 - INSIDE keynote

Session to be announced

 

16.00 - 16.40 - Talk

Francine Houben, Founding Partner and Creative Director, Mecanoo

Session details to be announced

 

16.50 - 17.30 - Talk

Misak Terzibasiyan, Founder and Owner, Uarchitects

Identity is very relevant in a globalising society, where local identity is often a common reaction to globalisation. Examples include Brexit, and various forms of trade protectionism, which stand in opposition to the logic of a global society. These are not new trends but are intensified by new technologies. My proposition looks are how we can explain the influence of context, architecture and identity, in both local and global settings.

 

18.15 - 19.15 - Talk

David Adjay, Principal, Adjaye Associates

 

19.15 - 19.25 - Category winner announcements

Festival Hall Stage

10.20 – 11.00 - Talk

Chad Oppenheim, Principal, Oppenheim Architecture + Design

Spirit of Place is a poetic rumination on how architecture connects with the earth. Chad Oppenheim discusses:

  • How boundaries can be blurred between nature and architecture, heightening our awareness of the beauty that surrounds us.
 

11.10 - 11.50 - Talk

Innovation and Identity

Andreas Enslin, Head of Design, Miele

 

12.00 - 12.40 - Session – Drawing Prize debate

 

14.20 - 14.40 - WAFX winners’ projects presentations

 

14.50 - 15.10 - WAFX winners’ projects presentations

 

 

15.20 - 15.40 - WAFX winners’ projects presentations

 

 

15.50 - 16.10 - WAFX winners’ projects presentations

 

 

16.20 - 16.40 - WAFX winners’ projects presentations

 

 

16.50 - 17.30 - WAF Book Club

Willem Jan Neutelings & Michiel Riedijk, Founders, Neutelings Riedijik Architects

 

19.15 - 19.25 -

Category winner announcements

Main Stage

13.00 - 13.40 - Lunch time lecture

Razia Iqbal, Journalist and Arts Correspondent, BBC

 

17.40 - 18.40 - Talk

Session to be announced

Festival Hall Stage

 

11.00 - 12.50 - Emerging Architecture winner interview

 

14.20 – 17.30 - Emerging Architecture finalists’ presentations

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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