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Rethink & Renew Hall

Festival Hall Stage The Architects Office: Designing for Tomorrow

10.45 - 11:30 Keeping up with the pace of development in emerging cities
Chris Bosse, Principal, LAVA Liu Xiaodu, Partner, Urbanus Architects Designing for rapidly expanding economies: where should replication occur? Can architecture mature when the pace of development is so rapid? Ensuring longevity is on the agenda in a market of disposable construction

Global Networking Suite

Global Urban Renewal Forums
Series sponsored by
The urban renewal and global forum series enables you to identify the urban renewal taking place in cities around the world. Find out first-hand the benefits and challenges of working in a new market, and gain contacts operating in specific areas. Topics will include: Whats happening on the ground: case study updates Identifying market forces shaping development Sustainable solutions for boom markets Keys to success: partners, procurement and pitfalls Client and regulatory requirements: what is required and what is desired How to guarantee fees in a competitive market Design and construction: tailoring design to match local expertise In interactive sessions you will be guided through the current urban renewal and development climate, how to get work and operate successfully in specific boom markets.

Wednesday 3 October

09:30 Welcome from Festival Director Paul Finch

14:30 - 15:15 Growing cities in the 21st century

Eva Castro, Principal, Plasma Studio Rogier van der Heide, Vice President and Chief Design Officer, Philips Lighting Rocco Yim, Principal, Rocco Design Architects Chaired by Wang Lu, Editor-in-Chief, World Architects, Professor, Tsinghua University Characterising successful urbanism: making cities work Where growth should be located: extending existing urban landscapes Seeing the whole picture: building the spaces between buildings

10.00 Introduction to Rethink and Renew thematic film by WAF Thematic Curator Jeremy Melvin 10.15 - 11.00 Rethink and Renew thematic film screening 17:00 - 18:00

12.00 - 12.45 Standing out in a new global marketplace: from print to digital and beyond
David Basulto (below left), Founder and Executive Editor, ArchDaily Tim Kobe (below right), Principal, Eight Inc. Making it matter: creating irrational loyalty in your client base Establishing your brand: converging physical, digital and experiential Marketing the value of design

14.45 - 15.30 Making BIM work for you

Sunil M K, Senior Manager, Industry Strategy and Relations for Government, Asia Pacific, Autodesk Improving data leverage and navigation of interfaces Expanding the benefits of BIM: maximising BIM as a tool in retrofit and new build Improving detection of energy loss in black spots pre and post construction


On invention and fitness: humanizing megascale
Moshe Safdie, Principal, Safdie Architects (above) Re-addressing fitness to purpose in architecture today Tackling new demographic realities: exploding populations, rapid urbanisation, ever expanding mobility and communication systems Maintaining the environmental qualities of natural light, openness to view, the integration of plant life with human habitation, and a sense of identity and orientation in megascale design

12:00 - 13:00 Diagnosing the city: overcoming global urban challenges

Understanding cities aspirations and challenging barriers to urban progress Using less to do more: thinking smarter to make cities more efficient Understanding the life of the city to create efficient, liveable cityscapes

Rethinking architecture a proposition for the future
Peter Buchanan, architect, writer, critic and curator Time to refocus our thoughts about architecture Architecture without an -ism Is digital design a friend of humane architecture? Redefining the art of architecture Above: Downtown Houston, Texas, an example of the alienating placelessness bequeathed by modern architecture to the contemporary city Peter Buchanan, The Big Rethink: Place and aliveness: pattern, play and the planet, as published in The Architectural Review

11.00 - 11.45 Rethinking the process of design

Rogier van der Heide, Vice President and Chief Design Officer, Philips Lighting Transforming how we think about buildings, cities and design Renewing the role of the architect within a collaborative team: how to enhance the synergy with manufacturers and other design disciplines Ensuring the relevance of architecture in todays society: looking to the future optimistically

15:30 - 16:30 Creating the vertical village: delivering solutions for rapid urbanisation
Richard Hassell, Principal, Woha Belinda Huang, Principal, Arc Studio Sanjay Puri, Principal, Sanjay Puri Architects Ken Yeang, Principal, Llewelyn Davies Yeang How do you make a community in the sky? Improving life in compact urban fabrics Driving innovation in high-density housing Creating social and commercial sustainability

12.45 - 14.45 Rethink and Renew thematic film screening

15.30 - 17.00 Rethink and Renew thematic film screening

Wednesday 10.00 - 11.20 China 11.40 - 13.00 India 14.20 - 15.40 Malaysia Thursday 10.00 - 11.20 Brazil 11.40 - 13.00 The Gulf 14.20 - 15.40 Russia

Thursday 4 October

09.00 - 10.00 Singapores story: building a liveable and sustainable city

Mah Bow Tan, Member of Parliament, Singapore Adjunct Professor, National Technological University, Singapore Kerry Hill, Principal, Kerry Hill Architects Dr Cheong Koon Hean, CEO(HDB) & Deputy Secretary(Special Duties), MND Housing & Development Board, Singapore Creating a distinctive Singaporean style while meeting local needs Developing an integrated and comprehensive approach to planning and design Rethinking land and energy use: addressing key considerations in tropical design Landscape design as a system and strategy that benefits the whole city

11.30 - 12.15 Creating adaptable buildings for longer life

Ivan Harbour, Partner, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners Mike Stych, Director, Arup Flexible today and for future use: adapting spaces for how people live today and tomorrow Delivering long life, loose fit, lower energy: solutions for smart design Removing rigidity without adding cost

15.00 - 15.45 Retaining design quality in mega-projects

Dietmar Eberle, Principal, Baumschlager-Eberle Ralph Johnson, Principal, Perkins+Will Ma Yansong, Principal, MAD Architects Delivering innovation and originality at scale: combining the commercial and creative Designing at scale without losing the human perspective Preserving design integrity and social responsibility in large projects

16:00 - 16.45 Renewing the architects office: architecture, technology and the future
The architects office has undergone a revolution in terms of design, production and technology in recent years. This session will discuss the implications and opportunities created. Session sponsored by

9.00 - 10.00 Rethink and Renew thematic film screening 10:00 - 10.45 3D technology: whats now and whats next?
Neil Denari, Principal, NMDA Mark Foster Gage, Principal, Gage/Clemenceau Architects Sunil M K, Senior Manager, Industry Strategy and Relations for Government, Asia Pacific, Autodesk Learning from the next generation: looking to the front-runners of 3D Utilising 3D technology to improve buildings, areas and cities Creating immersive experiences: the future of 3D design?

11.40 - 12.10 Intelligent Materials

Q&A with Kasper Guldager Jrgensen and Ben Morris MD of Vector Foiltec.

14.30 - 15.30 The 2012 athletes village: delivering detail from design to construction
Andrew Taylor, Principal, Patel Taylor Protecting design inspiration through the construction process: ensuring details are not missed Creating an instant piece of city: technology that can expedite and improve construction Delivering a sustainable place and ensuring a collaborative process from the start

15.45 - 16.30 Pop-up culture: evolving temporary design

Martin Joss, CEO, Nussli Pernilla Ohrstedt, Principal, Pernilla & Asif Building a pop-up you can play: realising the Coca-Cola Beatbox (below) Achieving design but not environmental impact Creating uniquely interactive experiences: fusing technology, architecture and art Session sponsored by

Global Networking Sector Trend Forums

Series sponsored by
Be informed about the key trends taking place in the sectors and typologies that you work in or would like to work in. Audiences will: Discuss the projects you have seen in the category award presentations and question the presenters and judges Meet and hear from key clients operating in the sector Exchange with your contemporaries on the commonalities of working in specific sectors Hear how your peers have overcome the challenges of working in the specific sector Be briefed on all you need to know in the sectors you work in while making connections with potential partners and clients in an intimate and professional setting.

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12.30 - 13.30 Reassessing commodity, firmness and delight

Will Alsop, Principal, All Design Wong Chiu Man, Principal, WOW Architects Ted Kane, Architect, Morphosis The three components of architecture as defined by Vitruvius encompass functionality, sound construction and design inspiration. Are we still living up to these ideals? This session will review what they mean for architects today and consider the true meanings of: Design excellence Flexibility and adaptability and long life Low energy and low carbon Appropriate structure and materials Session sponsored by

17.15 - 18.15

12.10 - 14.30 Rethink and Renew thematic film screening

Friday Breakout room one: 9.20 - 10.40 Retail 11.00 - 12.20 Hospitals 14.00 - 15.20 Hi-rise 15.40 - 17.00 Universities Breakout room two: 9.30 - 10.50 Transport & infrastructure 11.00 - 12.20 Hotels 14.00 - 15.20 Sport 15.40 - 17.00 Workplaces

Dont worry, in only two days tomorrow will be yesterday
Wolf D. Prix (left), Principal, Coop Himmelb(l)au Architectures development in a changing global context: the future of the profession Possibilities for a new strategy A chance to rethink: what role can architecture play in creating a better future?

10.15 - 11.00 Renewing the city: regeneration, reuse, retrofit

Emre Arolat, Principal, Emre Arolat Architects Donald Bates, Principal, Lab Architecture Studio Angelene Chan, Director, DP Architects Chaired by Patrick Bellew, Principal, Atelier Ten Revamping streets, neighbourhoods and city quarters Reuse and regeneration: cheaper, quicker, sustainable and relevant Choosing what to conserve and reuse when transforming existing buildings and areas

11.00 - 11.40 Green innovation in architecture

Kasper Guldager Jrgensen, Director of GXN, Architect MAA, Partner 3XN Re-use and up-cycling and designing without waste: ensuring a lifetime of sustainability Embracing biomimicry: taking inspiration from nature The next generation of materials: creating responsive, intelligent buildings

Evening Activities

World Architecture Festival 2012 Singapore

3-5 October 2012
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Friday 5 October

9.15 - 9.45 Rethink and Renew thematic film screening 9.45 - 10.30 New angles on urban pathologies
Malcolm Smith, Director, Arup Rebooting urban environments through physical interventions and governance structures Navigating complex histories and conditions Future possibilities for Bethlehem, Pretoria/Tswane and Tottenham (North London)

11.30 - 12.15 Demonstration REDD (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation)
Alisdair Ferrie, Senior Partner, James Ferrie and Partners Niels Madsen, CFO, Configura Rethinking our attitude to climate change: combing architecture, ecology and economics to find a sustainable solution Developing a physical and economic strategy for preserving the largest remaining rainforest in South East Asia

12.15 - 13.00 Gardens by the Bay (right)

Patrick Bellew, Principal, Atelier Ten Jim Eyre and Chris Wilkinson, Directors, Wilkinson Eyre Architects Andrew Grant, Principal, Grant Associates Constructing two giant, carbon-neutral, cooling greenhouses: why and how Can a totally man-made intervention not only utilise but enhance the natural environment? Creating a new relationship between plants and people and plants and planet

17.30 - 18.30

Thomas Heatherwick, Principal, Heatherwick Studio
One of the most exciting and definition defying creative talents the design community has seen and creator of the worlds most famous Cauldron, Thomas Heatherwicks designs cross disciplines, push boundaries, and continuously delight. Rethink and question your views on architecture and design with exclusive insights from the 21st centurys first true polymath.

Tuesday 18.30 20.00 WAF X PechaKucha night Wednesday 18.15 19.30 WAF welcome drinks 19.30 - 21.30 The WAF Garden Party sponsored by CPG Consultants Gardens by the Bay

Thursday 20.30 Late WAF shortlist party sponsored by

14.30 - 17.00 Talks

Our media partner, Dezeen, will host a series of informal afternoon interviews with some of our category winners giving a unique insight into what makes them tick. Hosted by Dezeens editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs, these filmed interviews will be live streamed on the WAF website and DezeenScreen.

10.30 - 11.15 Water, its use and abuse

Dilip Da Cunha and Anuradha Mathur, Principals, Mathur/da Cunha Improving the use and flow of water before it becomes a hazard Mitigating the consequences of poor water engineering in Mumbai, Bangalore and New Orleans How do the ideologies of engineering and architecture differ in relation to future of natural disasters?

Friday 18.30 19.30 Final awards ceremony 19.30 20.30 Closing reception 20.30 Late WAF Gala dinner

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