August 29, 2010
by Canadian Architect
Over 30 internationally renowned industry leaders from 10 countries will be sharing their insights at the inaugural International Skyrise Greenery Conference (ISGC). The Conference is the first of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region that will cover not only rooftop gardens and green roofs, but also vertical green walls – a growing trend around the globe. Held from November 1-3, 2010 at the National Library in Singapore, ISGC will feature multiple award-winning experts such as Emilio Ambasz from the US – hailed as the Messiah of green architecture, Patrick Blanc from France – the inventor of the vertical greenery concept, and Dr. Ken Yeang from the UK – a renowned designer that is a recognized authority on ecologically responsive architecture and planning.
Organized by the National Parks Board (NParks), the Centre for Urban Greenery and Ecology (CUGE), and International Green Roof Association, the Conference will also feature a trade exhibition showcasing related products and services from around the world, some of which are
innovations not yet available in many markets, including Singapore. On the last day, delegates will be treated to technical tours of six skyrise greenery sites in Singapore. Delegates will not only be granted exclusive access to sites that are not usually open to the public, they will also learn first-hand from site architects about the projects. One such site is Gardens by the Bay, which is slated to open end 2011.
Bearing the theme “Surfaces of Creativity: Space of Delight,” the conference will be officially opened by Grace Fu, Senior Minister of State for National Development and Education, Singapore. Delegations from more than 10 markets including countries in ASEAN, Australia, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, India, Italy and the US are expected to participate in the conference. Apart from international speakers, the conference will also feature presentations from eminent local industry leaders such as Michael Teh, President of the Landscape Industry Association of Singapore, and Lau Joo Ming, Managing Director, Housing Development Board Building Research Institute.
More information can be found at www.skyrisegreeneryconference.com.
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