British architecture on a global stage

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British architecture on a global stage

RIBA is preparing to showcase British architecture at MIPIM 2023, the renowned real estate, exhibition, conference and networking event for international property professionals.

A number of RIBA chartered practices from across the country will benefit from a presence at the RIBA Space on the London Stand in the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France, in March.

RIBA’s delegation will be led by its president, Simon Allford, chair of the RIBA board of trustees, Jack Pringle, and RIBA chief executive Dr Valerie Vaughan-Dick MBE, who will give a keynote speech.

RIBA representatives will be on hand to support practices networking with colleagues and clients.

MIPIM (Marché International des Professionnels d’Immobilier) 2023 will take place from March 14 to 17.

Established in 1990, it is a four-day property event where practices can meet the most influential players from all international real estate industry sectors.

It is attended by over 20,000 participants from 80 countries.

At this year’s event, the RIBA delegation will promote the value of working with architects, particularly in the context of climate crisis, and the importance of diversity and inclusion in architecture and the built environment.

They will discuss the benefits to clients of working with RIBA chartered practices, as well as promoting the value of chartered practice membership.

RIBA president Simon Allford says: “We’re heading to MIPIM to make a difference, discussing our leading work on sustainability, including the 2030 Climate Challenge, the Built Environment Carbon Database, and the UK Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard.

“We cannot tackle global climate and biodiversity emergencies without changing how we design and construct buildings, and architects need the support of the wider industry to do so.

“Sharing expertise, breaking down silos, and increasing standards and competence are cornerstones in creating a safer and more sustainable built environment.”