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Asia Pacific Architecture Forum, Brisbane

Event by State Library of Queensland and Architecture Media in Australia

22 Feb 2016

Asia Pacific Architecture Forum in Brisbane – 2016

Australia to host landmark gathering of architects from Asia Pacific

As the Asia Pacific experiences unprecedented urban growth, architects will play a critical role in shaping the future of cities across the region. The diversity of its people and countries will be explored in the Asia Pacific Architecture Forum, taking place in Brisbane from 1 to 14 March 2016.

SLQ Auditorium 1 and Queensland Terrace, State Library of Queensland.
State Library of Queensland
photograph : Dianna Snape

Staged at venues across the city, the forum is presented by founding partners State Library of Queensland and Architecture Media. It comprises exhibitions, installations, workshops, lectures and a symposium. Projects from architects in Malaysia, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Taiwan, India, New Zealand, South Korea, the UAE and Australia will feature in the two week long event.

[email protected] caption:Shelter @ Rainforest in Malaysia by Marra+Yeh Architects. Marra+YehArchitects directors Kenneth Yeh and Carolina Marra are keynote speakers at the Asia Pacific Architecture Symposium:
Sheter @ Rainforest in Malaysia
photograph : Brett Boardman

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.”

Architects, designers and planners from across the region are invited to attend the ArchitectureAP Symposium, a one-day conference on Friday 4th March. 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).

Concept render for Fugitive Structures 2016: Bamboo Wall (working title) by Vo Trong Nghia Architects. Commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney. Image courtesy of the architect:
Fugitive Structures 2016
image courtesy of the architect

Other highlights from the programme include Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation’s (SCAF) fourth iteration of Fugitive Structures from 1st March until 15th May. Featuring a bamboo ‘green steel’ structure by Vietnamese firm Vo Trong Nghia Architects (Vo Trong Nghia Architects: Green Ladder), the pavilion aims to reconnect city dwellers with the natural environment. The multi award-winning Vietnamese practice, in association with BVN Architects, will push the limits of strong, lightweight and highly sustainable traditional building materials in their innovative construction.

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:
Terrain Architects in Uganda
image courtesy of the architects

The role of architecture in shaping nine cities from the Asia Pacific region and host city Brisbane, will be showcased at Museum of Brisbane from 19th February until 22nd of May at the Living in the city: New architecture from Brisbane and the Asia-Pacific exhibition. Projects from international practices including the iconic 431-metre high Chongqing IFC Tower and Shenzhen’s Affordable Housing Design from China, the Java Supermall Apartment and Hotel Tower, Semarang, Indonesia and House in Suwayama from Kobe, Japan will be shown.

The forum is a collaboration between founding partners Architecture Media and State Library of Queensland; presenting partners Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, BVN and Museum of Brisbane; event partners University of Queensland School of Architecture, Australian Institute of Architects and Artisan; in association with QAGOMA – 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art and Maison & Objet Asia.

For a full programme of events and venue details please visit Asia Pacific Architecture Forum 2016

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Asia Pacific Architecture Forum in Brisbane – 2016 Events

Forum activities and events highlights:

ArchitectureAP Symposium
Architecture, design and urbanism from the Asia Pacific
State Library of Queensland, 4 March 2016
Conference featuring the following keynote speakers:
 Richard Hassell, founder and director, WOHA, Singapore
 Serina Hijjas, director, Hijjas Kasturi Associates, Malaysia
 Andrew Patterson, founder and director, Pattersons, New Zealand
 Fumi Kashimura and Ikko Kobyashi, directors, Terrain Architects, Japan
 Yoshihito Kashiwagi and Olivia Shih, directors, Facet Studio, Australia and Japan
 Kenneth Yeh and Carolina Marra, directors, Marra + Yeh Architects, Australia and Malaysia

Living in the city: New architecture from Brisbane and the Asia-Pacific
Museum of Brisbane, 19 February – 22 May 2016
Exhibition including the following projects and practices:
 Java Supermall Apartment and Hotel Tower, DAY Architecture Studio, Semerang, Indonesia
 Saadiyat Island Resort, DBI Design, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
 Shenzhen Affordable Housing Design, HASSELL, Shenzhen, China
 Jubilee Hills Residence, Research Design Office, Hyderabad, India
 National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, Mecanoo, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
 House in Suwayama, Tato Architects, Kobe, Japan
 Chongqing IFC Tower, Woods Bagot, Chongqing, China
 Cheon-dong Apartment Complex, Easy Do-Si Architecture Office, Daejeon, South Korea
 The University of Auckland Science Centre, Architectus, Auckland, New Zealand

Fugitive Structures 2016: An installation by Vo Trong Nghia Architects
State Library of Queensland, 1 March – 15 May 2016
Installation designed by:
 Vo Trong Nghia Architects, Vietnam

UQ Architecture lecture series 2016
State Library of Queensland, 1 March – 26 April 2016

Little Designers: architecture workshops
State Library of Queensland, 23 and 24 February 2016

Vokes and Peters Exhibition: Detail and Manner
Artisan, 1 March – 9 April 2016

Architecture Media

Architecture Media is an online and print publisher and events company focused on the built environment – practitioners, clients, suppliers and the wider community. It is an associate company of the Australian Institute of Architects.

State Library of Queensland

A vibrant and innovative 21st century library, State Library of Queensland (SLQ) is a vital community resource – a place for sharing, learning, collaborating and creating, in person and online. SLQ collaborates with the community to deliver vibrant, dynamic programs and initiatives. SLQ values access, sharing, diversity and the community, and is dedicated to inspiring Queensland’s creativity forever.

SLQ’s Asia Pacific Design Library is a shared space (physical and digital) for industry, academia and the public to come together in the generation of new knowledge around design in the Asia Pacific.

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