Asia Pacific Architecture Forum returns to Brisbane

The 2017 Asia Pacific Architecture Forum will be held in Brisbane from 18-31 March and is an initiative of Architecture Media and State Library of Queensland.

A highlight of the program for the 2017 Asia Pacific Architecture Forum is the keynote address of the Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, a Pritzker Architecture Prize recipient.

The program will feature a range of free and ticketed events, including exhibitions, installations, symposia, lectures and workshops, which will engage architecture and design professionals, educators, enthusiasts, children and young people. Shigeru Ban will present his innovative and humanitarian architecture at the day-long ArchitectureAP Symposium on Friday 24 March 2017 at State Library of Queensland.

State Librarian and CEO Vicki McDonald said the two week program will showcase architecture’s pivotal role in the culture, sustainability and economy of the Asia Pacific region.

“State Library, through the Asia Pacific Design Library, is pleased to continue our partnership with Architecture Media to deliver this vibrant program of exhibitions and events, which shines the spotlight on the importance of architecture in our region.

“We are delighted that the Forum has become a vehicle for attracting high calibre international architects and designers to State Library. We are excited to again host this world class event and facilitate the critical discussions occurring in contemporary architecture,” Ms McDonald said.

Architecture Media’s Editorial Director Cameron Bruhn said that the Forum will present information that will enable architects, designers and planners to tackle the challenges of designing for future growth in the Asia Pacific region.

“The Forum’s founding partners, Architecture Media and State Library of Queensland, are working collaboratively with business, government and cultural institutions from across the region to explore and celebrate the innovative thinking and transformative projects creating new world cities for the emerging Asian century,” Mr Bruhn said.

Highlights of the 2017 Forum include: the ArchitectureAP Symposium, a conference featuring internationally renowned speakers; a Design Minds workshop; a free Little Designers architecture workshop; the UQ Architecture lecture series, featuring leading local, national and international architects; a Pecha Kucha night and many more.

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