Issue No.404 // 02 October 2012
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'Anyone who wasn't here missed out...'

These are the words from Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Partner at Bjarke Ingels Group in Copenhagen and New York and panel member for our Residential Sector discussion during the drinks reception at Central Saint Martins yesterday. This year, on our seventh birthday, WAN took control of World Architecture Day, bringing together an outstanding 'charette' of architects and developers (Mark Swetman's term!) to celebrate the power of effective architecture. On Monday morning, World Architecture News in association with Hines, opened the doors of Cannon Place in London to several hundred architects, developers and city planners who had travelled from around the world, as far as Australia and the United States to hear our expert panel of speakers......more

Roger Hawkins, HawkinsBrown: "Education is becoming a commercial enterprise": After a short (and very entertaining) introduction from Peter Wynne Rees, London City Planning Officer, our panelists took to the stage. Our Education for.....more

Healthcare Design
Jean Mah from Perkins + Will: "Healthcare is one of the most difficult and challenging architectural sector possible": Swiftly following the highly engaging debate on Education design at World Architecture Day was a fantastic panel of Healthcare experts......more

Civic Buildings
Paul Appleton: "A great civic building has a role in the city which transcends the things that are put within in": The latter part of the World Architecture Day morning session was devoted to the Civic Buildings sector, one of the most popular of our ongoing......more

Urban Regeneration
Sir Jeremy Dixon from Dixon Jones: "Flexibility is a real problem for architects when it dominates a project": Lunchtime at World Architecture Day was a busy affair with stands by Kone, UKTI, Article 25, RIBA Bookshops and the WAN Tender Alerts......more

Barry Hughes from HOK: "The buzz of bringing people together has driven the city forward": Will desks become redundant? That was the big question posted to our Commercial panel at World Architecture Day by Peter Bill, journalist for the Evening.....more

Tanya Kalinina from McAdam Architects: "Architectural questions become political questions": The Danish are leading the way in residential design, or so it would seem from our Residential panel at World Architecture Day. Joining host Vicky Richardson......more

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