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Talks and lectures

RIBA at Dubai Design Week 2019

To mark the tenth anniversary of the RIBA Gulf Chapter, RIBA International have launched its programme in collaboration with Dubai Design Week and Downtown Design from 12 to 16 November 2019. There’s something for everyone from high profile lectures, architecture debates and a children’s building workshop.

To mark the tenth anniversary of the RIBA Gulf Chapter, RIBA International have launched its programme in collaboration with Dubai Design Week and Downtown Design from 12 to 16 November 2019. There’s something for everyone from high profile lectures, architecture debates and a children’s building workshop.

Full Dubai Design Week programme

Architecture Expo 2020 with Grimshaw, Hopkins and V8

13 November, 6pm to 7.15pm, D3 Main Stage 

Andrew Whalley, Chairman of Grimshaw, David Spierings of V8 Architects and Simon Fraser, Principal at Hopkins Architects will discuss their work for the world’s largest fair, Expo 2020.

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RIBA Gulf Chapter Anniversary Lecture - A Sense of Place, Simon Fraser, Hopkins Architects

13 November, 7.30pm to 8.30pm, D3 Main Stage

To mark the 10th anniversary of the RIBA Gulf chapter, Simon Fraser will talk about his approach to design and Hopkins’ contribution to architecture in the United Arab Emirates

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Fantastical Cities: Recycled Dubai Children's Building Workshop

16 November, 10.30 to 4.30pm, D3 outdoor area (space between building 10-11)

Calling all young architects, dreamers and builders! Join the RIBA Gulf Chapter for a fun filled day at Dubai Design District where you can unleash your creativity and make your very own Fantastical City inspired entirely by your imagination. Parents welcome too!

Book a place.

Downtown Design: 12 to 15 November 2019

Registrations are now open for RIBA International members to unlock a dynamic programme of events for Middle East's leading design fair. Register with Downtown Design directly, which will allow you to book for the RIBA discussion and gain access to the VIP opening.

VIP opening and preview

12 November, 2pm to 5pm

Register for the VIP opening.

RIBA Debate at The Forum - Creating New Heritage: Contemporary Architecture and the Middle East

14 November, 12 to 1pm

Azlina Bulmer, Director, RIBA International will chair a special panel discussion with leading members of the Gulf chapter: Ian Purser of Pace Architecture Engineering + Planning Kuwait, Amy Lam from Amy Lam Design KSA, Sara Abdulla of Dust for Experience Design in Oman and Mohamad Al Dah of Dubai Land, Dubai.

Find out more about the RIBA Debate.

'Modular Housing Design': Ben Derbyshire, RIBA Immediate Past President

14 November, 6pm to 8pm, Dubai Municipality Falcon Centre

In recognition of the recent signing of the MOU between Dubai Land and RIBA, RIBA Immediate Past President and leading expert in Modular construction, Ben Derbyshire, will give a talk on 'Homes for a Sustainable Future - Steps towards resolving crisis in the built environment'.

Book a place on the Modular Housing Design talk.

Please note that by registering with Downtown Design, the information you provide is directed to Downtown Design for the purpose of registering to the events.