The “glass box” has become a ubiquitous global archetype, and a homogenizing presence in cities around the world that is anything but environmentally sound. This program looked at alternatives to the glass box model, investigating tall buildings that respond to the harsh sun, sand storms and salt spray of the Gulf Region. These buildings not only respond appropriately to climate; in so doing, they take on elements of traditional Middle Eastern architecture that predates the advent of air-conditioning, forming the potential for a new regional skyscraper vernacular.
Venue: The Index
Capacity: 30-40 Delegates
Program Hosted & Organized by:
Tuesday 23 October Schedule:
The same program ran in the morning and afternoon.
||Arrival & Coffee
||Tour of The Index
Scenes from the Off-Site Program