TUESDAY 24th APRIL
The Futurebuild lecture stand at ECO CONSTRUCT EXPO at ADNEC (big stand located in the door 7 /8 corner of the hall) Entrance is free but you have to allow time to register for Eco Build.
Ehrlich Architects (who teamed in Phase 2 with U.A.E.-based architecture firm Godwin Austen Johnson [GAJ], landscape architects ValleyCrest Design Group, Ramboll structural engineers, and quantity surveyors Baker Wilkins & Smith) created ascheme for the FNC's New Parliament which embodies the unique identity of the United Arab Emirates: a modern society moving boldly into the future while retaining a strong connection to its history and traditions. ?The New Parliament Building Complex will balance Islamic Heritage with U.A.E.'s global contemporary aspirations, where modernity and tradition are in harmony,? explains Ehrlich Architects' Design Principal, Steven Ehrlich, FAIA, RIBA. ?The architecture for the FNC's new home will communicate its increasingly vital role in the lives of all United Arab Emirates citizens.?
The winning entry for the new Parliament building melds familiar Arabic design language with contemporary form and the latest technological advances, creating meaning, maximum functionality and environmental sustainability. The design is anchored by a striking 100-meter-diameter dome structure, a soaring ?flower-of-the-desert? which will create a shaded micro-environment while casting Islamic patterns of dappled light onto the white marble Assembly Hall. The flanking Parliamentary buildings that house the majority of the offices, meeting halls, and visitors' program, abstract the colors and textures of desert sand; the exterior expression of these structures is indebted to local historic buildings. In total, the complex will be a proud landmark for public gatherings as well as a model for conservation of the region's precious resources.
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