Malta Architecture and Spatial Planning Conference 2018

The 2nd Malta Architecture and Spatial Planning Conference is back with us for a second year. The theme chosen for this year’s conference is ‘Planning for liveable places’. Key experts will debate the big issues related to the challenges that are effecting land use in Malta. At the forefront of Malta’s agenda, the conference will discuss the need to create the right social, economic and environmental conditions for liveable places. The conference will also serve as a forum for networking and idea-generation.

Architect Elizabeth de Portzamparc as keynote speaker at the conference will show with her dual sociological and architectural approach, how she manages to combine the requirements of the social, urban and ecological aspects within her projects. Her work is characterized by innovative flexibility, architectural layouts designed to foster sociability on the scales of both the building and the city, giving much importance to the total spatial interconnections.Today, some of her major architectural projects include the iconic railway station of Le Bourget, the Grand Documentary Equipment of Aubervilliers, the Musée de la Romanité in Nîmes, and projects for cultural facilities, building for hotels and houses in France, Brazil, Morocco, China and the United States.

Renowned architectural writer Philip Jodidio says that the range and breath of architect Elizabeth de Portzamparc’s projects places her at the forefront of contemporary french architecture,but her international background and designs for other countries also make a case for her emergence on the larger stage of ‘star’ architects.

The Authority has invited a line up of foreign and local experts to address the conference including Dr. Mary Keeling (IBM), Stephen Hilton (Bristol Futures GlobaL), Tom Bridges (Arup), Mark Atherton (Greater Manchester Combined Authority), Jacco Schuurkamp (Department of City Management, Public Space and Green Infrastructure, The Hague), David Harley (Scottish Environment Protection Agency), Profs. Andrew Azzopardi (University of Malta), David Sislen (World Bank), Gerald Muscat (European Investment Bank), Angelique Spina (PwC Malta), John Acres (Royal Town Planning Institute – UK) and Simone Vella Lenicker (Editor, The Architect).

The conference which will be held:

Date: Thursday 04th October 2018

Place: New Dolmen Hotel, Qawra

Time: 0800 - 1630 hrs

Price: €20 (inc lunch and coffee break)*

To reserve and confirm a place at the conference please click here

* All proceeds from the conference will go towards the Malta Autism Centre.