Tom Jones will speak at the 2017 IAKS Congress in Cologne on the subject of “The stadium of tomorrow: innovative design and regeneration led by the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium.” This talk will form part of a session, being chaired by Professor Geraint John (Senior Advisor at Populous), that will take a look at how major sports and entertainment venues can act as generators for urban development and redevelopment. Read more about the conference here.
Enhancing and optimising stadium design is one of the biggest tasks facing operators, clubs and designers today. During the TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Summit 2016 (2nd November, 12.30-13.00, Main Room), Project Architect Francois Clement and Paul de Keerle, Finance Director at the FFR, will provide an update on the 82,000-seater new home of French rugby, with retractable roof and retractable pitch, as it moves from planning to construction. Read more about the FFR Grand Stade project here.
Air travel in Asia is undergoing tremendous growth. Countries are scrambling to develop their “Mega Airport Project”. During the Philippines Airport Summit (27th October), Brett Wightman will join a panel discussion on “Developing Mega Airport Project in the Philippines”. Together with airport operators such as Vinci, NT Airports and the Philippines Civil Aeronautics Board, they will explore what the construction of a Mega Airport in the Philippines will mean and how to undertake such a challenging piece of infrastructure in a rapidly changing economic environment. Brett will discuss:
- Passenger movement – how mega airports deal with such large numbers of passengers. Mega airports are beginning to have to deal with processing passengers much like major sporting events or world expos.
- Designing for the passenger. It’s easy to loose track of the individual when designing such large pieces of infrastructure. But understanding the individuals travel patterns, spending habits etc. is the key to providing a successful project.
- How are other countries tackling mega airports