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Cundall Edinburgh Webinar

Thursday 24 September

for World Green Building Week – Triage for an ailing planet

The session will start at 08.30am and focus on how to prioritise actions and decarbonise the built environment.

Sustainability Engineer, Sophie Simpson will be hosting and it should be really interesting.

You can find out more and register here.

Rethinking The Future Awards

RTF Architecture, Construction & Design Awards 2020

Rethinking The Future Awards, RTF 2020

In its 9th consecutive year, with the launch of Architecture, Construction, and Design Awards 2020, Rethinking The Future (RTF) is inviting architects and designers to submit their projects under the various building, interior, and product categories. RTF now offers even more opportunities for encouraging the accomplished and upcoming minds of the fraternity.

Enjoy 15% discount on standard registration fees by quoting our code, see:

Rethinking The Future Awards 2020

House for Cars. Bakhmetyevsky and Other Garages, Russia

October 29 onwards, 2020

House for Cars Bakhmetyevsky and other Garages Moscow Russia
photograph : Boris Ignatovich. Our firstborns. 1929. From the collection of the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow

On October 29, 2020, the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center will open the exhibition “House for Cars. Bakhmetyevsky and Other Garages”, which will show the era of the 1920s-1930s from a not quite familiar side: through the prism of the history of the Moscow garage.

The exposition in the space of the Jewish Museum – the former Bakhmetyevsky bus depot, built in the second half of the 1920s – will include three thematic sections that not only recreate the image of the era as a whole, but allow you to feel the specifics of the first decades of Soviet motorization and see the beauty of early garage architecture.

The exhibition will show projects of garages of the 1920s-1930s from Moscow and federal archives, including materials previously unknown to the general public, vehicles of this period, personal belongings and documents of such famous heroes of their time as Vladimir Mayakovsky, Viktor Shklovsky, Konstantin Melnikov, Vasily Shukhov and many others.
Exhibition curators: Liya Chechik and Olga Shurygina.

Think Differently: redefining diversity in projects

21 – 25 September 2020

Association for Project Management to host new virtual event 21 – 25 September.

18 August 2020 – New ways of thinking will be ‘essential for economic and social success post-coronavirus’, according to Pete Cohen, keynote speaker at the upcoming Think Differently virtual event, hosted by Association for Project Management (APM) and sponsored by Fujitsu.

Think Differently: redefining diversity in projects is a five-day virtual event taking place between Monday 21 September and Friday 25 September, and aims to promote diversity of thought, creative problem-solving and new ways of working, to enable businesses and individuals to deliver ever better benefits to society through projects.

The event will take place online, with different themes being explored each day through live sessions delivered by handpicked speakers, sharing a wealth of creative ideas, experiences and practical tools. In addition, there will be virtual networking sessions for project professionals of all backgrounds and experience levels and a virtual exhibition area where delegates can interact with sponsors and take part in activities.

The event will also include APM’s Women in Project Management (WiPM) virtual conference, which will tackle some of the most relevant topics affecting project professionals today.

Daily themes will include:

• Thinking differently about organisations
How project organisations are developing to embrace a more diverse culture and how people can influence positive change in their organisation.

• Thinking differently about people
How approaching team diversity from a different perspective contributes to greater project success, how to build personal skill sets and improve wellbeing in project teams.

• Thinking differently about projects
How challenging traditional thinking on project processes means better and longer lasting benefits for the end user.

• Thinking differently about women in project management
This virtual APM Women in Project Management conference day will inspire people to forge a new path and create their own adventure through the project profession.

• Think differently takeaway day
The final day of the event will feature digestible summary sessions to clarify key takeaways and messages from the week.

Pete Cohen, expert in human behaviour and performance, will be the event’s opening keynote speaker. Pete, who has coached numerous world-class sporting stars and was the resident life coach on ITV’s GMTV for 12 years, will kick off the week with a practical and inspiring talk on how to ‘think differently’.

He said: “Changing mindset to view things from a different perspective requires skills, patience and practice – but it can be very rewarding! My session will give the audience a ‘brain warm up’, offering valuable tools and techniques to help them approach the week ahead with an open mind – and get much more out of it as a result.”

Debbie Dore, APM’s chief executive, said: “Whether responding to the global pandemic or the climate change crisis, it’s essential for organisations and individuals to embrace new ways of working, new people and new thinking.

“Now is the time for change, but we recognise change also brings challenges. This event will look at what ‘thinking differently’ truly means for organisations, individuals and projects to inspire people to embrace and celebrate the kind of diverse thinking that will result in greater project success and better outcomes for society.”

Registration for APM Think Differently Week is open now. Individual members of APM can register for free. Employees of APM Corporate Partners can register for £15. Non-members can register for £25, which includes access to the full five-day event.
To register and for full programme details, visit apm.org.uk/think-differently/

Online Architecture Events in 2020, chronological:

Please note, due to the outbreak of COVID-19, some of the events below may be postponed, we are trying to update the previously confirmed dates:

LOOP Design Awards 2020


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This code gives an instant 5% discount on all Nomination Packs until the end of August (Regular Registration Period).


Call for Entries information:

LOOP Design Awards launches the first edition of its prize in 2020!

LOOP Design Awards 2020

LOOP is an open platform to creativity and talent, where all the designers may showcase their best projects, giving them great visibility around the world. We want to celebrate and honor diversity with remarkable projects globally.

The LOOP Design Awards 2020 is open to Architects and Interior Designers from all over the world. Either you are a well established studio or just started your career, LOOP will value all your talent through all its different prize categories.
Projects must be completed in the past five years (since 1 January 2015).

For its first edition, LOOP Design Awards has selected a prestigious Jury Panel:

SAOTA Architecture (South Africa) – Fran Silvestre Arquitectos (Spain) – Peter Pichler Architecture (Milan) – C.F. Møller Architects (Denmark) – Amanda Ferber (Brazil) – Dewan Architects + Engineers (UAE) – D’Arcy Jones Architecture (Canada) – Gonzalo Iturriaga Arquitectos (Chile) – Ambidestro Arquitetura (Brazil) – Kiriko Design Office (Japan) – AD Architecture (China) – noa* network of architecture (Italy) – Aviram Kushmirski Interior Design (Israel) – Ema Peter Photography (Canada) – Daniela Charles – Chic Haus Magazine (Mexico) – Israel Alba (Spain) – 07Beach Studio (Japan) – WOWOWA Architecture & Interiors (Australia) and many others to confirm.

LOOP Design Awards Timeline:

May 2020 – Start receiving project entries – Early bird registration period
June, July, August 2020 – Regular registration Period
September 2020 – Late registration Period
October and November 2020 – Jury voting
December 2020 – Announcement of the winners

Entry Fees:

Early Bird Entry Fee – 120$USD
Regular Entry Fee – 150$USD
Late Entry Fee – 200$USD
Discounts up to 20% on multiple entries

The organisers are also very proud to announce that LOOP Design Awards created the ‘LOOP Donations Program’ to help people in need and raise awareness for important causes.

The contest organisers believe in the power of Architecture to change people’s lives.

The awards organisers will donate 2$USD for every entry at LOOP Design Awards to PAAJAF Foundation program “Give a Child in Ghana a Safe Place to Learn”.

More information about the award is available on LOOP Design Awards Website:



5th Istanbul Design Biennial, Istanbul, Western Turkey

15 October 2020 onwards

Curator Mariana Pestana:
5th Istanbul Design Biennial Curator Mariana Pestana
photos courtesy of İKSV

5th Istanbul Design Biennial News, curated by Mariana Pestana with Sumitra Upham and Billie Muraben, and organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), Western Turkey:

5th Istanbul Design Biennial Event

BIM Summit, Los Angeles, USA

27-28 October 2020

Los Angeles, South California, USA

The efficiency, coordination and outcome improvements delivered by building information modelling (BIM) makes its growing utilization in the AEC industry almost inevitable. BIM’s usage within Integrated Digital Delivery (IDD) optimizes the use of digital technologies throughout the 4 stages of the built environment lifecycle – Design, Fabrication, Construction and Asset Delivery & Management.

This is not digitalisation merely for the sake of doing it. As the AEC industry builds bigger and take on projects of greater complexity within shorter time frames, building efficiently and strengthening collaboration across the entire value chain will be mission critical.

The process of launching Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) practices throughout the United States, however, has been slow and selective. The hard bit for many AEC firms is determining how exactly to use BIM-related tools to transform processes and create important differences to outcomes.

To ensure the integrated use of BIM, firms need to elaborate digital strategies and develop policies valid for all projects. Without standard policies, the diffusion of BIM technology will be strictly based on the relation between client and contractor, with different methods for each project.

Join us at the BIM Summit to get insights into how BIM will become the versatile tool to launch IDD shared platforms and standards to support the larger adoption of IDD solutions. Hear from AEC professionals compelling case studies about BIM’s evolution to solve various industry challenges and its wider implication for business gains.


• Scale to new heights in BIM innovation and embrace digitization as the core driver of Construction 2.0
• Discover what it takes to achieve smarter and sustainable designs with a deeper understanding of BIM and its applications
• Drive further automation and efficiency of processes through consolidated data sources and integrated platforms
• Optimize workflows through active collaboration with other project stakeholders in data-sharing channels
• Learn about the greater role BIM will play in shaping future built environments in the region



The Big 5 Digital Festival – Global

23 – 26 November 2020


The next big appointment for construction players will take place online from 23 to 26 November

The Big 5, the international event accelerating growth in the construction industry for the past four decades, is launching the first Big 5 Digital Festival – Global this year.

The event, which will run completely online from 23 to 26 November, will gather the global construction community to build resiliency and empower industry professionals to grow their businesses, learn from the world’s top experts, and be ready for the post Covid-19 world.

“Sharing knowledge, and maintaining and building connections with industry peers, partners, and experts are paramount for construction industry players to successfully navigate through these challenging times”, says Josine Heijmans, Vice President – Construction at dmg events, the organisers of The Big 5.

“This is why we decided to run a completely digital event this year and provide the global construction community a safe and convenient platform to access leading-edge education, innovation, and business opportunities.”

A four-day “Redefining Construction” programme, aimed at discussing and defining the strategies to build the construction industry of the future, will explore the market outlook, project management, smart & digital, sustainability, and architecture & design solutions. Best practices for facilities management during a pandemic will also be shared across two days.

Over 60 of the world’s top industry experts will participate in The Big 5 Digital Festival programme, including:

• Marius Sylvestersen, Smart City Program Director, City of Copenhagen
• Gil Kelley, General Manager of Planning, Urban Design and Sustainability, City of Vancouver
• Gustaf Landahl, Head of Department for Planning & Environment, City of Stockholm, Sweden
• Brandie Barrett, Deputy Director Public Works, City of Phoenix, Arizona
• Dr. Paul Toyne, Practice leader- Sustainability, Grimshaw Global
• Ian Hatton, Chief Innovation and Economy Officer, City of Gold Coast – Australia
• Simon Rubinsohn, Chief Economist, RICS
• Alain Waha, Global Lead BIM & Digital Transformation, Burohappold Engineering, UK

• Anna Queralt Fuentes, Circular Design Engagement Manager, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Nawal Alhanaee, Head of Infrastructure Business Development at the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, who will be speaking at the event, says: “I’m very much looking forward to speaking at The Big 5 Digital Festival on how the United Arab Emirates is planning for future urbanisation.

“The Festival will bring together construction stakeholders and the industry to support new connections, foster dialogue, promote innovation, and facilitate business around the world,” Nawal adds.

The Big 5 Digital Festival will provide an extensive product showcase to enable global suppliers and buyers to effectively and safely conduct business. Over 500 companies will present their latest construction solutions to 20,000 expected attendees on the event’s purpose-built platform. This latter will enable one-to-one video calls, chats, and networking opportunities powered by an AI-based matchmaking software.

The pandemic is shaping irreversible changes in both the construction market and the business models; The Big 5 Digital Festival will help industry stakeholders harness this change, adapt, and grow bringing together international leaders and decision makers on a digital platform from 23 to 26 November 2020.

Face-to-face meetings at The Big 5 are expected to return in 2021, from 12-15 September at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
To know more about The Big 5 Digital Festival – Global, visit www.thebig5digitalfestivalglobal.com.


Call for Papers, Turkey

3rd International Conference of Contemporary Affairs in Architecture and Urbanism
Alanya HEP University, Alanya/Antalya, Turkey

6-8 May 2020


The main aim of ICCAUA2020 is to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research both through the conference podium and double-blind refereed publications opportunities.

Abstracts for Oral, Virtual and Poster presentations and proposals for special sessions are kindly invited.
– Architecture and Technology
– Sustainability and Urban Design
– Heritage and Cultural Landscapes
– Habitat Studies and Infra Habitation

ICCAUA2020 will be held in both English and Turkish languages.

Submit your abstract and full paper to: iccaua.conference@gmail.com


*The authors of the high quality Papers will get the certificate of “ Best Scientific Paper”.
*The awarded scientific papers will be recommended for the editors of the sponsored journals.
*All the authors will be able to attend in the three available workshops.

Deadline for Abstract submission 6 January 2020

Conference website: http://www.iccaua.com

Conference poster: http://www.iccaua.com/page/conference-brochure

Horakhsh ahmadnia, Alanya HEP University ICCAUA2019 Center, Alanya, Antalya, 07400, Turkey


Architecture Events 2021

Architecture Events in 2021, chronological:

Modular Prefab & Construction Tech Senate Amsterdam April 2021

A digital disruption wave is hitting all industry sectors including construction and it is undoubtable that modular constructions can go hand-in-hand with technological development.

The basis of volumetric modular systems, or prefabricated construction, is the initial digital 3D design and the ability to utilise Building Information Modelling (BIM) to ensure the building is suitable for the planned location and design requirements. It is also behind the stackable modules used in several storey homes or larger industrial buildings, including hotels and office blocks.

McKinsey & Company calculated that, the market value for modular in new real-estate construction alone could reach $130 billion in Europe and the United States by 2030, delivering annual cost savings of $22 billion. In many countries, modular construction is still very much an outlier but there are strong signs of what could be a genuine broad-scale disruption in the making. It is already drawing in new competitors—and it will most likely create new winners and losers across the entire real estate and construction ecosystem.

Many factors determine whether a given market is likely to embrace modular construction, but the two biggest determinants are real-estate demand and the availability of skilled construction labor. In places such as Germany’s major cities and the southern part of the United Kingdom, labor shortages and large-scale unmet demand for housing intersect, making this model particularly relevant.

Join us at The Modular & Prefabrication Construction to earn insightful knowledge and fruitful discussion on understanding emerging construction technologies, including robotics, 3D imaging and even the use of RFID-BIM which are becoming increasingly leveraged to aid the design and development of modular construction. Those technological capabilities are enhanced, sped up and become more cost-effective and sustainable, when utilised in a controlled by factory setting.


• Learn how to enhance the prefab buildings design with an architectural approach
• Develop the right digital manufacturing line for precast modules
• Increase the efficiencies of modular construction with integrated supply chain system
• Understand the tendering and contracting system in modular construction
• Take advantage of the deployment of IoT, PPVC, DfMA, RFID-BIM, VDC, IDD, and prefab data center for off-site construction
• Exploring the applications of wood concrete composite panels, mass engineered timber, and steel concrete composite systems

Only limited seats are allocated for this Summit. Group registration package available with terms and conditions applied.

Lucca Biennale X Edition postponed to 2021

Aug 1st – Sep 26, 2021


As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic developments, the organizing committee of Lucca Biennale Cartasia has decided to postpone the tenth edition of the event from August 1st to September 26th, 2021.

Lucca Biennale X Edition 2021

We are working and will continue to work to maintain the safety of all those who work at or participate in the event, as artists and audience, and to maintain the integrity of the Biennale and its many sections.

That is why the Biennale does not stop. Great ideas are planned for the next edition: events, exhibitions, seminars, conferences involving countries such as Japan, as well as artists and speakers from all over the world. We are working on an edition rich in culture, art, events to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the event.

Postponing the event is above all a form of respect towards the city of Lucca, the participating artists and the public involved: we are going to be able to gather again in summer 2021, to live together the beauty of art.

After the tenth edition, in 2021, the eleventh edition will take place, as planned, in 2022 bringing the Lucca Biennale back to even years.

Thanks to every single person who continues to support us, we are at your disposal for any request.

To all, a deep wish for creativity, art and culture.


Oman Real Estate Expo 2021, Muscat, Oman, The Middle East

22 – 24 March 2021

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 across the globe, the decision has been taken to postpone Oman Real Estate Exhibition (OREX) 2020, 30th March to 1st April 2020.

ODBW will now take place between 22 to 24 March 2021, at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC), Muscat, Oman.

This decision is supported by the Ministry of Health, Oman Real Estate Association and Omanexpo.

We have been having regular dialogue with the Ministry of Health, Oman, as well as the Oman Real Estate Association, in relation to COVID-19. We as organisers must commend the way that the COVID 19 (Coronavirus) outbreak is being very competently controlled in Oman, we must be conscious that many organisations within our community are currently facing difficulties travelling around the world. It is for these travel reasons that ODBW will be postponed until 2021.

Hall 2, Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

This property event is held concurrently with Oman Design & Build Week.

OREX is endorsed by the main regulators and facilitators in Oman: The Ministry of Housing and Oman Real Estate Association.

27th World Congress of Architects – UIA2020RIO, Brasil, South America

27th World Congress of Architects
Riotur – photo © Alexandre Macieira

27th World Congress of Architects – UIA2020RIO will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

UIA World Congress of Architects is postponed to 2021:

July 18 – 22, 2021

27th World Congress of Architects – UIA2020RIO

Home page – www.uia2020rio.archi (with English and Spanish versions)
Facebook – www.facebook.com/uia2020rio
Instagram – @uia2020rio_congress
Linkedin – www.linkedin.com/company/uia-2020-rio/
Twitter – @uia2020rio

27th World Congress of Architects
Riotur – photo © Alexandre Macieira

Dallas Architecture Forum Architectural Events, Texas, USA

University of Rochester Wegmans Hall, NY, USA by KVA Architectural Events
photograph by John Horner

Dallas Architecture Forum Architecture Events

Bartlett School of Architecture Events, London, England, UK

The Bartlett, UCL’s Faculty of the Built Environment, marks 100 years of radical thinking with Bartlett 100:

A full programme of events throughout the year will engage the public in the work of The Bartlett across the built environment.

Summer Show 2017 photo of models in the ground floor space:
Architecture Events
photo courtesy of UCL

Bartlett School of Architecture Events

Architectural Aspirations: A Guided Tour of the RIBA, London, England, UK

Every second Saturday of the month, 2.30pm to 3.30pm, and every fourth Tuesday of the month, 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD

£10 per person

Visit the home of architecture and hear about the places and faces behind George Grey Wornum’s winning design for the RIBA on Portland Place. Dedicated educators describe the landmark building before finishing with an introduction of the forthcoming exhibition.

Website: Guided Tour of the RIBA Event

Specifi Architecture Events, UK

Specifi Architecture Events
image courtesy of architects

Specifi Architecture Events

DesignMorphine Events

DesignMorphine is a creative hub for design, developed through workshops, lectures, projects and explorations in the field of architecture, design and arts.

DesignMorphine Architecture Events

The firm have conducted over 30 workshops and courses in Europe, the Middle East and USA. Among them are successful collaborations with Harvard and MIT. They have planned workshops for Europe, Asia and USA.

DesignMorphine Architecture Events

London Festival of Architecture 2019, London, England, UK
London Festival of Architecture 2019 Events

Cal Poly Pomona Events, Pomona, Los Angeles County, CA, USA
Cal Poly Pomona Architecture Events

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Le Chateau, Silver End building in Essex
photograph © Catherine Hyland. Courtesy Focal Point Gallery

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Monkey Ranch
image Courtesy SF:AIA
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Columbia University Architecture Event – GSAPP : NYC, USA

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