Many of APAC’s best architects are gathered in Australia right now


The Asia Pacific Architecture Forum 2017 is still ongoing in Brisbane

Brisbane reflected on the Brisbane River, as viewed from the Story Bridge. David Bostock/Shutterstock

Happening until 31 March, the latest annual Asia Pacific Architecture Forum will give architects, designers and planners across the region an opportunity to examine the coming Asian century and the many dividends it proffers.

The forum is being held across various venues in Brisbane and Queensland. Speakers include Shigeru Ban, Christina Cho, Stephen Collier, Moon Hoon, Wenhui Lim, Chris McCue, Hamilton Wilson, Justin O’Neill, Milinda Pathiraja, Sojung Lee, Sangjoon Kwak, Thomas Daniell, Savinee Buranasilapin, Jonathan Kopinski, Tom Dannecker, Ivan Harbour and John Denton.

Several workshops are on offer, including “The Least House Necessary,” a sustainable design workshop, and “Linking Urban Tactics to Strategy,” a look into Gap Filler’s practice.

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Among other exhibitions, photographer John Gollings will be displaying 50 years’ worth of storied shots on Australia and around the world. UQ Architecture will also exhibit student work, plus pieces from a speculative studio based in North Korea, in support of the Mobility Matters Colloquium.

“Scenes of our City” will display a curated series of holdings under the Museum of Brisbane Collection. The exhibition will present works by Vida Lahey, Noel McKenna, Margaret Olley, and 18 other artists with strong links to Brisbane’s architectural history.

Asia Pacific Architecture Forum 2017 is being organised by Architecture Media and the State Library of Queensland, with presenting partners Artisan, Australian Institute of Architects, Brisbane Open House, Museum of Brisbane, Pecha Kucha, QAGOMA, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, University of Queensland School of Architecture and QUT Creative Industries.

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