The fifth edition of IGRA´s prestigious congress series deals with the special challenges of Green Roofs in dry climates. More than one-third of the world population already lives in these expanding regions, without considering the global metropolitan areas which often are grappling with the same problems and referred to as “city deserts”. The performance of Green Roofs in these special environments is strongly connected with the availability and scarcity of water and the limited types of plants, which are able to tolerate these harsh weather conditions – therefore the water & plantation issue is a common thread of the congress presentations and discussions.
The Speakers: Green Building experts from the Middle East, the US and Europe
The congress lectures will provide an inspiring mixture of progressive thinkers, new technical developments and innovative Green Roof applications in architecture, landscape architecture and climate protection. Keynote speakers include: Deborah Nevins (President of Deborah Nevins & Associates USA), Kai-Uwe Bergmann (Partner BIG Bjarke Ingels Group Denmark), Khaled Al Fouzan (The Associated Engineering Partnership TAEP, Kuwait), Kyosuk Lee (MVRDV, Netherlands), Fida Mohammed Alhammadi (Dubai Municipality), Jamil Corbani (Green Studios, Lebanon), and Roland Appl (International Green Roof Association, Germany).
The congress venue Al Shaheed Park in Kuwait City (http://alshaheedpark.com/) consists of 310,000 m² of greenery, featuring a modern conference center, beautiful botanical gardens, museums, a miniature of old Kuwait, walkways, jogging tracks, lakes, river landscapes and an amazing musical fountain. With almost 80,000 m² of Green Roofs the largest urban park in Kuwait represents at the same time a prime example of how to meet the challenges of hot and dry climate by using appropriate Green Roof.
The congress at a glance
Title: 5th International Green Roof Congress 2018
Date: February 17 – 18 , 2018
Host: International Green Roof Association (IGRA)
Description: Congress with Lectures, Panel Discussion and Excursion
Congress Venue: Al Shaheed Park, Kuwait City
Registration and Information, event logos and downloads: www.greenroofworld.com
Ticket-Price (including Early Bird Discount until 1st January 2018, evening reception and excursion Al Shaheed Park): 160 Kuwait Dinar (approx. 530 US Dollar)