On the 6th December 2018, the infamous Roundhouse Camden (where legends Jimmy Hendrix and The Rolling Stones played), hosted the Glass Supper 2018. The Event brought together leaders and decision makers of the Glass, Facade, Architecture and Engineering Fields. From presentations from the world’s finest establishments, to a champagne reception and Gala dinner, the event was one not to be missed. Over 400 attendees were given the opportunity to network and build long standing relationships with the people that really matter! Here, IGS brings you the exclusive images, captured during the event, sponsored by titans of the industry: DOW, Saint-Gobain and Permasteelisa Group.
Our All-Important Event Partners: On the Big Screen
Extract from Glass Supper Site: There was a heavy emphasis on smart connected cities, smart systems and smart technologies at the Glass Supper 2018, factors that significantly impact the design and construction of buildings right around the globe. It’s enthralling to watch as digitisation engulfs not just the architectural glass industry but all life and all industries throughout the entire world. From scientists who have developed robots that can smell and analyze volatile organic compounds in order to detect illness in human breath, hyper-realistic CGI influencers releasing records that go viral and boast over a million followers on Instagram. All these developments within the AI and digital sectors of society are truly fascinating are they not. Business Insider says you’ll soon be welcomed at your hotel by an automaton, same thing in your bank, in your local shops and shopping malls and businesses, someone, or something, that for all intents and purposes looks human like you, walks like you, talks like you and dresses like you. As a boy we called them dummies, now they’re called smart – there’s irony for you. Check this one out, it’s the best by far, there’s a technology called “Openwater” being developed as a cheaper alternative to MRI scans, the inventor Mary Lou Jepson says she has found a way to make our thoughts visible, like a hologram – Oh dear….that’s spooky!
Never mind all that because the architectural industry has got smart glass, So There! And just like digital technology our market is the entire world. At the Glass Supper the future is ours to see as we bring you the worlds best in terms of transparent architectural structures.
The Roundhouse is an internationally-renowned venue, hosting everything from Jay-Z and Gorillaz, major art installations and is also the home of contemporary circus in London. The venue has been, in its day, a railway storage area, a gin warehouse and an experimental arts centre. The Doors and Jefferson Airplane played here, Led Zeppelin played their first London gig here. Later the Ramones, Patti Smith, the Clash and Stranglers played here…
Guests were welcomed by the Glass Supper team and received the much anticipated goody bag with the IGS Glass Supper Special Edition Issue.
Glass Supper guests were treated to presentations from the world’s leading architects, engineers and decision makers in the industry. There was a heavy emphasis on smart connected cities, smart systems and smart technologies at the event. Speakers ranked among the world’s finest and most respected establishments such as the CTBUH & B.I.G. After the coffee break guests were presented with ORANJEBOOM, where they got up close and personal with three explosively prolific architectural Practices from The Netherlands, companies that have consistently provided the “wow factor” year after year after year with their enviable portfolio of super structures built around the world. We welcomed the expert insight and knowledge exclusively imparted to Glass Supper guests by AKKA Architects, UNStudios & MVDRV. See the full list of speakers here.
VIP Guests at the Glass Supper Champagne Reception (Sponsored by Sika): Where’s Wally?
This was the time and place to get acquainted with all the Glass Supper guests over a glass (or 2) of champagne. Guests were able to network with industry leaders in a intimate setting. The Glass Supper – the closest you can get to the people you need to do business with.
The Gala Dinner
During the champagne reception, the venue was transformed into a stunning dining area where attendees were able to network and enjoy a delicious 4 course meal while entertained by a live band. Tables were sponsored by Glaston.
Entertainment for the Guests During the Dinner
The SFE Awards
The SFE Façade of the Year Competition 2018 are the Façade industry’s longest running and most prestigious recognition of excellence, that allows companies to put forward the projects for recognition of their achievements in the field of Façade Engineering. The FAÇADE series of competitions organised by the SFE is to recognise and reward excellence in façade design and engineering and thereby to draw attention to the importance of Façades in modern Architecture. Each of the winners this year have succeeded admirably in achieving that with façades that are quite diverse but equally remarkable and it is more important than ever to celebrate their achievements and their contribution to the Society of Façade Engineering.
The winners were announced and the project achievements were celebrated in London on the 6th December at the amazing Glass Supper 2018 and were presented by Graham Hackley, Competition Chairman of the SFE. See the list of winners here.
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