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HAPPINESS IN THE CITY: Kuwait symposium with Reinier de Graaf OMA

The one-day Symposium will bring together leaders in culture, creativity and technology from across the Gulf and UK to explore how the built environment influences happiness and wellbeing.

Happiness in the city: Redesigning Urban Living with Reinier de Graaf, OMA

The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), the UK Department of International Trade (DIT), the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the College of Architecture at Kuwait University are delighted to bring this exclusive event to Kuwait City.

The one-day Symposium will bring together leaders in culture, creativity and technology from across the Gulf and UK to explore how the built environment influences happiness and wellbeing. Using Kuwait City as a reference, our expert speakers will examine:

  • What makes a happy city?
  • How do we define and plan for a sustainable happy environment?
  • What resources and collateral are required to ensure wellbeing and happiness?

We are thrilled to announce that Reinier de Graaf, Partner at OMA Rotterdam, lead for middle east projects and co-founder of the practices think tank, AMO, in Rotterdam will be the keynote speaker for the day.

There will also be chance to hear from 12 other expert speakers including Wiel Arets Architects, Buro Happold Engineering, Wafra, Fielden Clegg Bradley Architects, Weston Williamson Architects, The Palladium Group and Arup plus comments from Dr Adnan Shihab-Eldin Director General of KFAS and HE Michael Davenport FCO, Alan Vallance, CEO of the RIBA and Dr Asseel Al-Ragam, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, Research and Graduate Studies at the College of Architecture, Kuwait University.

Don’t miss out on this unique event, book now for what promises to be a fascinating day.

The symposium is delivered with support from Kuwait University College of Architecture, Pace, Kuwait and the RIBA Gulf Chapter.