Buildings now identify with Sustainability. Architecture is now becoming more dynamic than it used to be. New generations of architecture are here with us – You will need to learn about new trends and sharpen your tools. See more of these at Lagos Architects Forum 2016! You sure must be under Ekaete Bassey Fujah as she discusses this subject.
Meet Arc. Ekaete Bassey Fujah MNIA
Ekaete Bassey Fujah is one of the directors of ATO Architects, which she joined in 1994. Her experience in the Architecture and Construction industries has been fairly diverse.
She completed both her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Architecture at the Enugu Campus of the University of Nigeria.
She is a full member of the Nigerian Institute of Architects and an International Associate of the American Institute of Architects with experience in all facets of building and facility design and project and construction management. She is a Michigan Licensed Builder and was involved in Construction Project Management in the US from 2005 to 2012. As a Certified Playground Safety Inspector she has been involved in design and construction of playgrounds and parks, auditing of playgrounds and planning of amusement parks.
She is a LEED Accredited Professional and has received a total of 40 hours of OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) training.
She is currently the Honorary Secretary of the Association of Consulting Architects, Nigeria and immediate past coordinator of the Lagos Zone of Female Architects of Nigeria (FAN), a subsidiary of the Nigerian Institute of Architects. In that capacity, she edited the first book published by the association – Nigerian Women of Impact In Architecture.
She is a keen writer who is very enthusiastic about still and motion graphics, furniture design, photography and African drama. She is also an avid cyclist, tennis player and enjoys running and roller-skating.
She has a good command on the new direction of Green and you should never miss her session.
Reserve your space to hook up with Ekaete now.
Call +2348098880064, +2348022279111 or +2348066984369 to reserve your place before April 30th, 2016.
Venue : Jasmine and Zinnia Hall, Eko Hotel and Suites
Date : May 4-7, 2016
Time : 9.00 am
Santiago Calatrava has won the competition to design the United Arab Emirates Pavilion for the Dubai World Expo in 2020. Nine finalists submitted 11 concepts that were evaluated on three criteria: their expression of Expo’s theme, “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future,” whether the design was evocative of the UAE, and if a balance was struck between the country’s past and future. Calatrava’s design proposes a 15,000 square meter pavilion with exhibition areas, an auditorium, food and beverage outlets, and VIP lounges. The design is meant to evoke the wings of a falcon in flight, linking itself to the country’s history of falconry to emphasize the country’s present day goals of global connectedness.
“The proposed design of the UAE Pavilion captures the story we want to tell the world about our nation,” said UAE Minister of State and National Media Council Chairman H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber. “Our late founding father His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan used falconry expeditions to forge connections between tribes and to create a distinct national identity which ultimately led to the founding of the United Arab Emirates. Now, the falcon design will symbolize how we are connecting the UAE to the minds of the world and how as a global community we can soar to new heights through partnership and cooperation.”
Designed to LEED Platinum specifications, Calatrava’s pavilion was selected by the National Media Council of the United Arab Emirates in a competition overseen by Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company and the Expo program manager. Situated at the heart of the 500-acre exhibition site, the pavilion will be seen by 25 million visitors expected at the event between October 2020 and April 2021. The Expo will feature architecture, culture, and innovation, with participants from 180 countries, multilateral organizations, corporations, and educational institutions.
According to Santiago Calatrava, “I am deeply honored that our firm will have the opportunity to design the national pavilion for Dubai Expo 2020, a project with national and global significance. The final design will be a symbol of the UAE’s bold and daring spirit, reflected in what is poised to be the most inclusive and global Expo in history.”