The Designing Resilience in Asia 2015 exhibition opens tonight in the Picasso Room of COAC in Barcelona to showcase the results of the DRIA International Design Competition, which highlights the role of urban design, architecture and building technologies in enhancing Asian cities’ resilience to natural disaster situations. The exhibit forms part of Barcelona Resilience Week hosted by UN-Habitat’s City Resilience Profiling Programme, the BCN Urban Resilience Partnership, and the City Council of Barcelona, a global platform for discussion and learning between leading cities and companies working to build more resilient communities all over the world.
The unique platform of the DRIA International Symposium and Design Competition brings together 10 prominent universities from Asia, Australia, Europe and North America to promote innovation and to analyze and collaborate on creative solutions to help improve recovery efforts after global natural disasters.
The Designing Resilience in Asia Programme (DRIA) is organized by the Department of Architecture of the National University of Singapore, and was initiated with the aim of promoting discussion about innovative ideas and propositions related to the resiliency of Asian cities in light of the region’s environmental vulnerability and the exponential growth of its cities.
When: 14 Mar – 2 Apr
Where: Espai Picasso, COAC, Barcelona
How much: Free
Find out more about the DRIA here.