India's key B2B exhibition for the building industry
25 - 27 April 2019 • Bombay Exhibition Center, Mumbai, India

Icon Lectures

In an effort to contribute to the Glocalization Movement to think Global and act Local, WorldBuild-India hosted International Masters in the fields of Architecture & Design  to enable interactions between the Indian Architectural fraternity and Global Icons.

The Icon Lectures provided insights into the ideas and innovations that drive the fields of architecture, construction & design globally.

Jan Gehl, Founder : Gehl People & Principal : Gehl Architects

About Jan Gehl

Jan Gehl is an Architect, Founding Partner of Gehl Architects, and Professor emeritus The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture. Over the course of his career, he has published several books, including, “Life Between Buildings”, “Cities for People”, “New City Spaces”, “Public Spaces – Public Life”, “New City Life” and most recently “How to Study Public Life”. Apart from his Academic Career Jan Gehl has worked on city improvement project for cities such as Copenhagen, Riga, Rotterdam, London, Amman, Melbourne, Sydney, New York and Moscow. He is an honorary fellow of RIBA, AIA, RAIC, and PIA . He has been awarded the ”Sir Patrick Abercrombie Prize for exemplary contributions to Town Planning” by The International Union of Architects as well as honorary doctor degrees from Universities in Edinburgh, Halifax and Toronto.

Curated By,

Dr. Anupama Kundoo, Anupama Kundoo Architects, Madrid- Spain

Anupama Kundoo’s architectural practice, started in 1990, demonstrates a strong focus on material research to achieve architecture of low environmental impact that is also socio-economically beneficial.

Kundoo has built extensively in India and has had the experience of working, researching, and teaching architecture in a variety of cultural contexts across the world: TU in Berlin, AA in London, TU in Darmstadt, Parsons New School of Design in New York City, University of Queensland in Brisbane, Cornell University, and is currently Professor at UCJC Madrid.

Kundoo’s work extends to urban design and planning projects, with her background in rapid urbanisation related development issues, about which she has written extensively. She taught urban management at the TU Berlin and recently proposed her strategies for a future city for Africa, as part of the Milan Triennale 2014.

Kundoo graduated from Sir JJ College of Architecture, University of Bombay and obtained her Ph.D. from the Technische Universitaet Berlin.

Her research-oriented practice was exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2012 and 2016.