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JMP at the World Architecture Festival

John McAslan + Partners (JMP) will have a strong presence at this year's World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Barcelona (2-4 November), with the practice's Heritage work taking centre stage.

Both JMP's Iron Market (Haiti) and Stanislavsky Factory (Russia) are shortlisted in the New and Old category, whilst the practice's 5-Star Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Serviced Apartments (Doha) and Msheireb Cultural Forum (Doha) are shortlisted in the Future Projects Commercial category and the Future Projects Cultural category respectively.

At the festival , Pauline Nee -  head of JMP's historic buildings unit -  will be giving a lecture about the practice's  transformation of the Iron Market (Thursday 3rd November, 12:30-1:15 pm).

The lecture, entitled "Resurrecting Haiti's Iron Market and rebuilding a city's morale ",  looks at the challenges JMP faced in rebuilding a historic landmark in Port-au-Prince and highlights the importance of symbolic projects in disaster recovery.

Pauline will also be an International Jury member at the festival,  taking part in the judging of the Completed Civic and Community category.

Shortly after WAF, Pauline will also be talking at the COTAC's "Improving Thermal Performance in Traditional Buildings" (15-16 November).  Using the practice's work on Trinity College of Music in Greenwich, London, as a case study, Pauline will discuss sustainability of traditionally constructed buildings with some of the leading voices in the industry, including Government Chief Construction Adviser Paul Morrell and representatives from English Heritage and Historic Scotland.

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