Urban Oasis Experience – 5th International Green Roof Congress 2018 Kuwait
The 5th International Green Roof Congress in Kuwait (17-18th February 2018, Al Shaheed Park) is only a week away. For the first time this special event will bring together Green Building experts from the Middle East, Europe and the USA for a cross-border exchange of experiences in the field of Green Roofs and Green Walls.
Noted French Botanist Patrick Blanc Added to Distinguished Speakers
Part of the outstanding speaker programme is Patrick Blanc, the inventor of the Mur Végétal or Vertical Garden concept – plant walls, which enable the introduction of biodiversity onto the concrete walls of towns. Altogether, Patrick has created over 300 Vertical Gardens all over the world including projects in Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Dubai.
Many of Patrick’s works are in conjunction with famous architects like Jean Nouvel, Herzog and de Meuron, Tadao Ando, Andrée Putman, Marc Newson, Francis Soler, and many more.
See the entire outstanding Speaker Programme at www.greenroofworld.com.
Patronage of H.E. Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al Sabah – Minister of Al-Diwan Al-Amiri
The 5th International Green Roof Congress 2018 is under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al Sabah – Minister of Al-Diwan Al-Amiri. The Amiri Diwan has successfully rehabilitated the Al Shaheed Park with wide green spaces, landscaping and waterfalls, as well as many buildings and multi-purpose facilities and uses – and it’s one of the largest green roofs in the world.
Pioneering Congress in the Persian Gulf
The pioneering congress in Kuwait will have an important impact on the development of the Green Building topic in the Middle East. More information about the exciting congress programme with excursion, lectures, panel discussion and evening reception can be found at www.greenroofworld.com.
Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in this unique event.
We look forward to seeing you in Kuwait’s new urban oasis – the Al Shaheed Park. Please don’t hesitate to share this information within your network.
~ Wolfgang Ansel of the International Green Roof Association (IGRA)
Wolfgang Ansel is a biologist and the Director of the International Green Roof Association (IGRA). One of his main areas of work is implementing Green Roof policies and guidelines on an international level. Wolfgang Ansel is co-author of different Green Roof books.
During the last years, he was an invited speaker at congresses in Europe, North America, and Asia. IGRA’s targets include the worldwide promotion of the ecological Green Roof idea, an international knowledge transfer in the field of Green Roofs, and the stimulation of international standards for good practices and reliable Green Roof technology.
Contact Wolfgang Ansel, Director, International Green Roof Association (IGRA):
PO Box 2025
72610 Nuertingen / Germany
Tel.: +49 7022 / 7191980