the programme
day 1

Monday 07 October

Towards eight billion; Housing the next generation.

World leading architects, developers, engineers and city officials gather for a crucial summit challenged with examining a range of ground breaking initiatives that could provide a key to sustainably housing the world’s next billion people. CEU credits available.


Coffee and registration
Peter Murray, Chair and Master of Ceremonies
08:45 Welcome speech and introduction WAN, AIA NY Jill Lerner
09:00 Keynote speech: Jay Cross, Related Companies
09:20 Discussion around the Center for Architecture Rick Bell, AIA
09:45 Presentation: 'Pre-fabricating Skyscrapers: the way forward or fast track to failure?' Anthony Wood Council on Tall Buildings & Urban Habitat
10:00 Panel discussion: 'How can architects maintain the integrity of our Urban Habitats against the tide of volume?'
Host: Antony Wood, Council on Tall Buildings & Urban Habitat
Panel: Vishaan Chakrabarti, Eric Wittner, Hani Rashid
10:45 Refreshments
11:00 Presentation: 'The Green Way' Andrew Whalley, Grimshaw
11:15 Panel discussion: 'Regional influences in housing'
Panel: Erez Ella, Lourenco Gimenes, Daniel Sundlin, Julian Weyer
12:00 Presentation: 'Boréal' Michel Bertreux
12:15 Panel discussion: 'Affordable housing, the big issue'
Host: Sharon McHugh, World Architecture News & Architect
Panel: Andrew Bernheimer, Michel Bertreux, David Farnsworth
13:00 Lunch
13:45 Keynote speech: Craig Dykers, Snøhetta
14:00 Presentation: 'Fixing the Favelas' Elisabete Franca, Studio2E-IdeiasUrbanas
14:15 Panel discussion: 'Slums, the options'
Host: Richard Coleman, World Architecture News
Panel: Elisabete Franca, Christina Seilern, Martha Thorne
15:00 Refreshments
15:15 Presentation: 'Floating Homes' Koen Olthuis, Waterstudio
15:30 Panel discussion: 'Building on Water'
Host: Brian Kilkelly, World Cities Network
Panel: Neeraj Bhatia, Koen Olthuis, Doug Suisman
16:15 Panel discussion: 'Practical Utopias'
Host: Jill Lerner, KPF and AIA
Panel: Mustafa Abadan, Ashok Raiji, Jonathan D Solomon
17:00 Keynote speech: Daniel Libeskind, Studio Daniel Libeskind
17:15 A Toast to 10 years of The Center for Architecture: Richard Coleman
17:45 World Architecture Day evening Reception hosted by Duravit WAN Residential Award 2013 winner announcement

Leading manufacturer and international award-winning supplier, Duravit will be collaborating with us on the party of all parties at the close of the WAD13 main conference (Monday 07 October). The evening celebration, filled with cocktails and canapés, will be held at the company's state-of-the-art showroom on Madison Avenue. This will be your chance to pitch ideas, secure contacts, close deals and celebrate the day with international delegates from across the globe.

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