IFLA2020
Satellite Hub Sessions

IFLA2020 Satellite Hub Sessions

Date: 20 August 2021

Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm

Venue: The Habitat / Hin Bus Depot / Bangunan UAB / Loft 29

The second day of the IFLA2020 World Landscape Architects Summit will be held at selected four satellite hubs. Each hub will host a sub-theme with a casual and interactive presentation format. Delegates will also stand a chance to do hands-on activities and explore the vicinity of the hub as part of the satellite hub activities.

Event Highlights:

  • Feature Talks
  • Sharing Sessions
  • Performances
  • Hands-on activities
  • Exploring Walk
  • Food and drinks

SATELLITE HUB 1

THE HABITAT, PENANG HILL

The Habitat Penang Hill provies the most authentic, diverse and educational Malaysian rainforest experience.Reconnect with nature in its purest form as you immerse yourself in our 130-million year old rainforest.

SUB-THEME 1: FINITE RESOURCES

As the world’s population is growing at a startling rate, our finite landscape and natural resources are diminishing fast. How can the planning and design of our landscape spaces sustain these finite resources for better future living condition and environment?

  • Date: 20 August 2021
  • Time: 7:00am - 5:00pm
  • Attire: Casual, Nature & Outdoor Walking Shoes and Attire
  • Environment: Outdoor and Semi Outdoor, Tropical Rainforest, Hill Station
  • Transportation: Transfer to/from St Giles Wembley to Penang Hill, Hill Furnicular Included
  • Note: Programmes and timing are subject to changes without prior notification

SATELLITE HUB 2

HIN BUS DEPOT, GEORGE TOWN

Hin Bus Depot is a creative community hub in George Town. Home to a gallery, arts & events spaces and creative business outlets, the art depot is working towards a sustainable community and providing a platform for artistic execution.

SUB-THEME 2: TRANSIENT LIVING

The advancement of Internet of Things (IOT) has change many aspects of our life. The way we work, communicate, socialise, and play are different from the past decades. How can landscapes co-exist or complement this transient living environment where IOT is an integral part of our day-to-day life, now and the future?

  • Date: 20 August 2021
  • Time: 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • Attire: Casual, Semi Outdoor Attire
  • Environment: Semi Outdoor, Urban Setting
  • Transportation: Not provided, delegates are advise to walk from St Giles Wembley Hotel (10min)
  • Note: Programmes and timing are subject to changes without prior notification

SATELLITE HUB 3

BANGUNAN UAB, GEORGE TOWN

The UAB Building was erected in the 1930s, in the Art Deco style. It is one of two buildings flanking the Victoria Street junction of China Street Ghaut of the same design. The UAB Building was occupied by the Indian Overseas Bank which opened in Penang in July 1937. It was the first overseas branch of the bank which was founded less than a year earlier, in November 1936.

SUB-THEME 3: HOMOGENOUS CULTURE & DIVERSE POPULATION

Globalisation and the advancement of transportation system and connectivity render our cities’ population to be more diverse in ethnicity, religion, nationality, ability and thinking. As landscape spaces are usually “public” in nature, how could the planning and designing of our landscape spaces cater to these diverse demands, needs and preferences?

  • Date: 20 August 2021
  • Time: 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • Attire: Casual, Indoor Attire
  • Environment: Indoor, Urban Setting
  • Transportation: Not provided, delegates are advise to take local GRAB car or other alternatives
  • Note: Programmes and timing are subject to changes without prior notification

SATELLITE HUB 4

LOFT 29, GEORGE TOWN

Located in Lebuh Gereja (Church Street), one of the earliest streets in George Town, Loft 29 used to be the warehouse of an office supply company. Today, it’s an industrial aesthetic - think bare brick walls and vast open space - makes it one of the coolest spots to hold everything from a concert to a wedding or conference.

SUB-THEME 4: NATURAL DISASTER : EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED

The effect of global warming that we are experiencing now causing the lost of biodiversity and extinction of wildlife. How does landscape architecture practice helps to reduce natural disaster occurrences? Do we have new methods, approaches, techniques and skills?

  • Date: 20 August 2021
  • Time: 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • Attire: Casual, Indoor Attire
  • Environment: Indoor, Urban Setting
  • Transportation:Not provided, delegates are advise to take local GRAB car or other alternatives
  • Note: Programmes and timing are subject to changes without prior notification

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