CTBUH Chicago FLC Presents: Al Wasl Plaza

Thursday, 18 February 2021 | Online Event

The CTBUH Chicago Future Leaders Committee held a virtual presentation on the Al Wasl Plaza. 

About the project
The Al Wasl Plaza and Trellis are the centerpiece of Expo 2020 Dubai, combining breathtaking design, innovative technology, and an intricate domed trellis incorporating the world’s largest 360-degree projection experience. At nearly 70 meters (230 feet) tall and 130 meters (426 feet) in diameter, the unique framework of the Trellis consists of a steel filigree pattern with fabric panel insets resulting in an iconic architectural and structural expression. Al Wasl is strategically located at the center of the 4.38-square kilometer Expo site and will live on in Legacy mode as an iconic immersive destination anchor within the new Dubai South district of the city.


Natalya Lee, ADD Inc.
Tomone Stelter, ADD Inc.
Humam AbuHamdia, Senior Structural Engineer, ADG Engineering
Christopher Drew, Director of Sustainability, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Katrina Fernandez, Architect, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Taylor Hess, Arch Designer, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Sae Hwang Oh, Consulting Director, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Alejandro H. Stochetti, Senior Designer, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Soeun Lee, AECOM
Joost Kuckartz, Internet of Things Consultant, Arcadis UK
Maciej Lewonowski, Associate, Arup
Wei Lin, Structural Engineer, Arup
ARUN KG, Design Engr., Atkins
Sivakumar Rangaraj, Associate, Barker Mohandas, LLC
Anand Sivan Subramanian, Managing Director, Barker Mohandas, LLC
Tanmay Sharma, Assistant Manager, Bhunje Sharma Associate
Brian Weinhold, Architect, Brian Weinhold Architect
Phillip Svetich, C.E. Anderson & Associates, PC
Amanda Ko, CannonDesign
Warrick, Sr. Graham, Capital Planning & Policy/Cook County Government
Ian Smith, Associate Director, D2E International VT Consultants Ltd
Navendu Rai, Technical Director, DASH Consultants FZE
Eric Fenske, Associate Principal, Structural, DeSimone Consulting Engineers
Nermin Mahmoud, Construction Engineer/ Special Projects, EllisDon Corporation
Alan Moore, Director, enstruct
Michael MURPHY, FOREFRONT Structural Engineers
Fazilet Tugrul-Okbaz, Lecturer, Dr., Gebze Technical University
Wellbe Bartsma, Architect, Gensler
Sean Canady, Principal, GGLO
David Lillie, Associate, Goettsch Partners
Michael Wagenbach, Associate, Goettsch Partners
Arham Siddiqui, Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture
Basim Shamsuddin, HDR Inc.
Berta Arnaut, Henry J Lyons
Dennis Rehill, Director, Henry J Lyons
xiabin wu, henry J lyons
Erik Heironimus, Associate | Project Designer; Associate | Project Designer, HOK, Inc.
Maged Zagow, PhD candidate, Illinois Institute of Technology
Hashem Aletaha, Individuals
Stan Barter, Individuals
Adrien Binet, Individuals
Iris Chan, Architect, Individuals
Robert Condon, Individuals
Semere Hadera, Individuals
Patrick Keeney, Individuals
Zamen Lin, Student, Individuals
Olivier Lopion, Individuals
Will M, Student, Individuals
Mohammad Mahdi Mohammadi, architect, Individuals
Oskar Norelius, Partner; Partner, Individuals
Jonas Pupeikis, Individuals
Leonardo Rosa de Oliveira, ARCHITECT AND PLANNER, Individuals
Satyam Sagar, Individuals
ILKER SIN, Individuals
Joy Thomas, Retired, Individuals
Daniel Tracey, Engineer, Individuals
Bradley Wheeler, USA Editor of Design Diffusion News / Architectural Photographer, Individuals
Tobias Dold, JAHN
Juan Carlos Esquivel, President & CEO, JCE Structural Engineering Group
Tanaka Hiroyuki, Project Director, Kajima Design
Leonardo Nuevo-Arenas, Kinetica
Jim Hair, Office President, Little
Tim Mekaru, Milhouse Engineering & construction
Nick Gillespie, Structural Practice Leader - NZ, Mott MacDonald
Owen Mitchell, Mott MacDonald
Bradley Wilson, Mott MacDonald
Joseph David, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare
Deepak George, Urban Designer, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare
Jack Kremers, Retired Architect, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare
Steven P. Marchetta, N/A, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare
Griffin Pemberton, Designer, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare
Zachary Treece, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare
Markus Fuerderer, Office for Visual Interaction
Ovi Olariu, Senior Project Architect, Pappageorge Haymes Partners
Jake Wyatt, Structural Engineer, Parkhill
Gabriel Abbott, Perkins & Will
James Giebelhausen, Senior Project Architect, Perkins & Will
Phillip Quach, Structural Engineer, RJC Engineers
Nelson Chin, Robert Bird Group
Anton Davies, Founding Partner, RWDI
Viktor Generalov, Head of the Department of Architecture of Housing and Public Buildings, Samara State Technical University
Wibisono Hartono, semi retired
Matthew M. Rossetti, General Counsel, Sentient Law, Ltd.
Shahab Ansari, Structural Engineer, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Jolly Thulaseedas, Solomon Cordwell Buenz - SCB
Aaron Bass, Stance Architecture
Boris Parvanov, Managing Partner, Strukto
Spaska Racheva, Strukto
Riza Yehiya, Managing director, Sustainable Design Studio
Eddie Nohmura, Director, Taiyo Kogyo Corporation
Aditya Kulkarni, Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.
Indira Oraziman, Senior Structural Engineer, Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.
Robert Sinn, Principal, Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.
Abhiram Tammana, Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.
John Strong, Threshold Acoustics LLC
Simon Powell, Troup Bywaters + Anders
Francisco Lopez de Arenosa, Valerio Dewalt Train
Patrick Healy, Werner Sobek AG
Kim Clawson, Senior Associate, Wiss Janney Elstner Associates
Deepak George, Consultant, WSP UK Limited