Scheeren will share his vision of contemporary architectural and urban development and explore how technology and architectural design combine to influence the creativity of each discipline. The award-winning German architect is principal of Buro Ole Scheeren, which has offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Berlin, and Bangkok. He is the company’s chief designer and leads the its strategic development. Previously Scheeren worked with Rem Koolhaas at OMA as a Director and Partner with responsibility for Asia.
His current projects include the Guardian Art Center, near the Forbidden City in Beijing, 1500 West Georgia in downtown Vancouver, and MahaNakhon – Bangkok’s tallest tower. His achievements include the WAF 2015 World Building of the Year for The Interlace, Singapore, the CTBUH 2013 Best Tall Building award for CCTV and the 2014 inaugural Urban Habitat Award for The Interlace.
Scheeren’s Opening Address will also act as the finale of the Smart Building Conference. The full-day, annual summit will explore the latest commercial and residential smart building technologies, business strategies, market research and workflow case studies, featuring some of the world’s leading smart building experts and thought leaders.