How Design is Influencing our Future Living in Cities

Wednesday 19th September 2018

Toby Blunt, BA (Hons) Arch Dip Arch Cert PP AA RIBA Deputy Head of Studio, Senior Partner, Foster + Partners.

Toby Blunt is Deputy Head of Studio 5. He studied at the University Of Portsmouth School Of Architecture, obtaining an Honours degree in 1990 and a Diploma in 1992. He subsequently studied for professional practice at the Architectural Association London in 1997. Toby joined the practice in 1995 to work on Canary Wharf Station, part of London Underground’s Jubilee Line Extension. He moved to Berlin a year later to join the team for the redevelopment of the Reichstag, the New German Parliament. In August 1997, he moved to Singapore to work on the design co-ordination of the Expo Station. Completed in December 2000, the station is viewed by the client as the future benchmark for innovative MRT stations. In May 2000, he became the Associate responsible for the Singapore office.

Toby has built a number of tall buildings in Asia, and the Middle East including ‘University Teknologi Petronas’, Other award-winning, high-rise projects include Regent Place, a mixed-use development including service apartments, and Deutsche Bank Place, a landmark office tower, in Sydney; The Troika, a residential development in Kuala Lumpur; and The Index, a mixed-use 80-storey tower in Dubai. Other projects include Cappella Resort a 5* Hotel in Singapore and the Bund Finance Centre in Shanghai. He has recently been involved in pioneering high-rise towers and masterplans Recent projects include the new HQ for BBC Wales in Cardiff and the surrounding buildings.

Toby will be discussing how design is influencing our future living in cities, and Foster + Partners work creating the Manoel Island Masterplan.

This Design Dialogues talk is sponsored by MIDI.