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Brisbane to host Asia Pacific Architecture Forum

by Sophie Cullen on Feb 19, 2016 in Architecture
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SLQ Auditorium 1 and Queensland Terrace at State Library of Queensland, designed by Donovan Hill Peddle Thorp, winner of the Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Architecture in 2007. State Library of Queensland will host a number of the Asia Pacific Architecture Forum’s events and exhibitions. Photography: Dianna Snape

SLQ Auditorium 1 and Queensland Terrace at State Library of Queensland, designed by Donovan Hill Peddle Thorp, winner of the Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Architecture in 2007. State Library of Queensland will host a number of the Asia Pacific Architecture Forum’s events and exhibitions. Photography: Dianna Snape

The Asia Pacific Architecture Forum will take place in Brisbane from 1-14 March

The diversity of the Asia Pacific region will be explored at the forum, with a host of events set to take place at venues around the city. Presented by founding partners State Library of Queensland and Architecture Media, it will comprise of exhibitions, installations, workshops, lectures and a symposium.

Examining how architects will play a critical role in shaping the future of cities across the region, projects will be on display from firms based in Malaysia, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Taiwan, India, New Zealand, South Korea, the UAE and Australia.

Terrain Architects explore

Terrain Architects explore "regionality" in work in Uganda (pictured), Indonesia and Japan. Terrain Architects directors Fumi Kashimura and Ikko Kobayashi are keynote speakers at the Asia Pacific Architecture Symposium. Image courtesy of the architects

Cameron Bruhn, Editorial Director of event founders Architecture Media says of the forum "Architects across the world are responding to the largest wave of urban growth in history. The rapid growth of Asian Pacific cities is creating unprecedented environmental, social and economic challenges for the region. The Asia Pacific Architecture Forum will explore the way architects are addressing these demands, creating resilient new world cities for the Asian century."

At the ArchitectureAP Symposium, a one-day conference on March 4, delegates will come together to explore innovative thinking and transformative projects presented by keynote speakers who reflect the diversity of the countries, cities and people of the region. These include Richard Hassell of WOHA (Singapore), Serina Hijjas of Hijjas Kasturi Associates (Malaysia), Fumi Kashimura and Ikko Kobayashi of Terrain Architects (Japan) and Andrew Patterson of Pattersons (New Zealand).

Shelter @ Rainforest in Malaysia by Marra+Yeh Architects. Marra+Yeh Architects directors Kenneth Yeh and Carolina Marra are keynote speakers at the Asia Pacific Architecture Symposium. Photography: Brett Boardman.

Shelter @ Rainforest in Malaysia by Marra+Yeh Architects. Marra+Yeh Architects directors Kenneth Yeh and Carolina Marra are keynote speakers at the Asia Pacific Architecture Symposium. Photography: Brett Boardman.

 

 

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