Guardian Glass hosted a recent discussion event concerning future trends in environmental stewardship in architecture and construction at the delayed Expo 2020 in Dubai.
Taking place in the striking Luxembourg Pavilion, the debate featured prominent experts from the world of architectural design and construction in the Middle East region.
It highlights a wide and interesting spectrum of views around how the sector can do more to address customers’ sustainability goals. Many fascinating questions, insights, and solutions on how we can all go beyond current practices and legislation were highlighted by the experts. Topics discussed ranged from a reappraisal of architectural basics and the surprising power of small changes to energy-efficient, glass innovation and the new global focus on retrofitting.
Moderated by Alan George, architect at the Orange Design Group in Dubai, the expert panel included: Khawla Al Hashimi, Director of Project Development, Sharjah Investment and Development Authority; Ramy Jallad, Group CEO, Ras Al Khaimah Economic Freezone; Benjamin Beer, Façade Director, Werner Sobek; and Mohamed Diab, Chief Design Officer.
The full discussion can be watched here