As our interaction with our built environment continues to evolve at a rapid pace, so do our expectations; how can design solve problems that the recent pandemic has brought to light and create opportunities to build more resilient communities?

This talk was broadcasted on the Dubai Design Week website on 10 November, Tuesday 2pm and on Dubai Design Week’s Youtube channel.

About Asif Khan (Architect, Designer and Founder, Asif Khan)
Asif Khan (London,1979) founded his architecture office in 2007, after graduating from the Bartlett, UCL and the Architectural Association. He works internationally on a wide range of projects from large cultural buildings and landscapes to experimental structures and has taught at the Royal College of Art and Musashino Art University.
Recent works include the New Museum of London, currently under construction, the blackest building on Earth - the Hyundai Pavilion at PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018, the Carbon-Fibre Expo Entry Portals and over 6km of public realm at Dubai Expo 2020 and a forthcoming Museum of Manuscripts in Sharjah. A finalist in the competition for the Helsinki Guggenheim Art Museum, Asif was awarded Architect of the Year in 2018 by the German Design Council and received an MBE for services to Architecture in 2017.

About David Daniels (Architect and Director of Architecture, SSH)
Approaching 20 years of experience with leading international practices in the UK and the Middle East, David G. Daniels RIBA has a proven record of creating, presenting and developing an international level of design work. His experience spans the commercial, hospitality, residential, cultural, retail and urban design/master planning sectors, and includes the design of large stadia and internationally recognised sporting facilities. At SSH, Daniels is working on various projects within the Dubai Creek Island and Beach developments, as well as the Dubai Opera District, the Al Marjan Island development and a new international Museum of Identity and Culture. David is registered with the ARB and is a Chartered Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

About Kourosh Salehi (Architect and Design Director, LWK+Partners)
Kourosh Salehi is a British architect, Urbanist and educator with over 25 years international experience in the UK, Asia and the Middle East. He has led the design process for a number of urban skylines in cities like London, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Doha: his last completed tower design being the “Habtoor City Towers” in Dubai.

His latest bridge design (Hanging Garden Bridge) for the Dubai Creek, has received royal endorsement and been featured in a number of international design journals.

As an active academic, Kourosh has published and presented a number talks on Urbanism and architecture globally, and is the author of the “Architectural Design Guidelines” for the Emirates of Sharjah.