9-11 March 2014
Sofitel the Palm Resort & Spa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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The 3rd Annual Vertical Cities is specifically designed to meet all building industry practitioners' demands in today’s world of cutting-new edge ‘urban architecture’ to secure and guarantee their investments by addressing the main concerns in designing of sustainable high density built environments where the problems of urban sprawl, traffic congestion and pollution have threatened the prospects of biodiversity, greenery, livability and general wellbeing of the inhabitants.

This conference will highlight through practical case studies and panel on its importance of Vertical Cities in the collaboration of typical high-rise forms which includes retail malls and multi-use towers that stack and mix commercial, retail, and residential functions in upcoming or existing buildings. It will offer participants insight on adopting green initiatives and energy efficiency to remain competitive and at the same time sustainable state-of the- art techniques that can be drawn upon from the vast experience of our global speaker line-up.

Featuring Key Presentations and Case Studies by Distinguished Industry Experts:

Dr. Ken Yeang, Managing Director
Ken Yeang Design International Ltd (Llewelyn Davies Ken Yeang Ltd), UK

Gurjit Singh, Chief Development Officer
Aldar Properties, Abu Dhabi

Paul O'Brien, Chief Executive Officer
The Land Qatar
Member of the Al Rajhi Investment Group

Robert Forest, Founding Partner
Dr. Christopher Drew, Director of Sustainability
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, US

Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Sr. Executive Vice President: Head of Highrise & Complex Building Division
Samsung C&T Corporation, South Korea

Steve Daniels, Technical Director – Façade Service Leader
Aurecon, Dubai

Benjamin Piper, Director of Architecture, Middle East & North Africa
PerkinsWill, Dubai

Martin Dufresne, Managing Director
U+A, Dubai

Follow your own agenda with a choice of 3 streams over the 2 days:

Day 1 & 2

Stream I: Masterplanning and Typology

This stream will cover the need for efficient designs in vertical structures, placemaking and masterplanning of the city on a whole. This stream will also be looking at the typologies used for mixed used high rise structures, how to optimise space used in a building as well as on how to incorporate a sense of functionality while consolidating old and new blueprints.

Stream II: Structural Engineering and Construction

This stream will look at engineering and design aspect of vertical structures such as against disasters, wind and fire. Issues on performance bases design and pilling and foundation techniques when building super tall will be address as well.

Stream III: Commercialisation and Investment

This stream will look at assessing the commercial considerations in the design and operation of mixed-use, market drivers – leasing specification from estate agents, Investment and financing and Justifying investment in vertical mixed use developments to gain commercial value and create cities that support economic growth.

Exclusive Site Tours on the 11th March 2014:

Palazzo Versace Dubai & D1 Tower - Winner of three International Property Awards Arabia 2012
Palazzo Versace Dubai, Hotel and Condominiums combines architectural brilliance, luxury and opulent Italian design to create only the second ever Palazzo Versace in the world. The first is located in the Gold Coast, Australia. Towering at 280 metres high over the premier site of Dubai Creek Waterfront in Culture Village and adjacent to Palazzo Versace Dubai sits the statuesque D1 Tower. Luxurious contemporary living compliments Dubai’s spectacular skyline. The sister tower to the famous Q1 Tower in the Gold Coast, Australia. Developed by Enshaa PSC – Winner of International Property Awards Arabia 2012 for Best Development Multiple Units for Palazzo Versace Dubai, Residential Interior for Palazzo Versace Dubai, and Residential High Rise Development for D1 Tower.

Almas Tower – The Tallest Commercial Tower in the Middle East
The 360 metres tall Almas Tower stands at the centre of the DMCC Free Zone, a 200-hectare prime business and residential development consisting of 65 luxury high-rise towers. Developed by DMCC, the iconic tower dominates New Dubai’s skyline and is home to the Dubai Diamond Exchange, the Dubai Gold and Diamond Vaults and some of the world’s most prestigious diamond-related companies, making it one of Dubai’s most secure destinations.

The Burj Khalifa – The Tallest Building in the World

The Burj Khalifa is a world-class destination and skyscraper in the magnificent centerpiece of Downtown Dubai. The world's tallest building is is the tallest man-made structure in the world, at 829.8 m (2,722 ft) and is surrounded by hotels, must-visit shopping destinations and a world of entertainment options. The development is by Emaar Properties PJSC, a Dubai-based Public Joint Stock Company listed on the Dubai Financial Market, is a global property developer and provider of premier lifestyles.

Exclusive 3rd Day Conference Focusing on SmartBuild: Facades and Innovative Technologies

Featuring an exclusive 3rd Day on SmartBuild: Facades and Innovative Technologies to staying on top of the rapid innovations in today’s modern vertical city developments to examine the challenges and solutions for façade design elements through conceptual technology and integrated strategies.

General enquiries

Cindy Cluny
Marketing Manager

marcus evans Kuala Lumpur , Suite A-20-1, Level 20
Hampshire Place Office, 157 Hampshire, 1, Jalan Mayang Sari
50450 Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia

+603 2723 6745
Fax: +603 2723 6699
Email: CindyC@marcusevanskl.com

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