Award winning architect Ole Scheeren will present the #ISE2017 Opening Address on February 6, 2017, less than 24 hours before the show opens its doors.
The Official Opening Reception for #ISE2017 will follow the conclusion of Scheeren’s speech.
In his Opening Address Scheeren will share his vision of contemporary architectural and urban development and explore how technology and architectural design combine to influence the creativity of each discipline. Scheeren is an award winning German architect and principal of ‘Buro Ole Scheeren’. With offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Berlin, and Bangkok he is its chief designer and leads the company’s strategic development. Previously Scheeren worked with Rem Koolhaas at OMA as a Director and Partner with responsibility for Asia.
His current projects include the Guardian Art Center, near the Forbidden City in Beijing, 1500 West Georgia in downtown Vancouver, and MahaNakhon, Bangkok’s tallest tower. He has been awarded numerous prizes, including the WAF 2015 World Building of the Year for The Interlace, Singapore, the CTBUH 2013 Best Tall Building award for CCTV and the 2014 inaugural Urban Habitat Award for The Interlace.
The Opening Address, which will take place in the Forum at 18:00 on February 6, 2017 and will be followed by the Official Opening Reception in the Forum Lounge until 21:00. Both events are free-to-attend. The Opening Reception will provide complimentary food and beverages for all attendees.