Day 01: April 19, 2019
The 15th International Exhibition of Building products, IAPEX 2019 organised by The Institute of Architects Pakistan – Karachi Chapter was held from April 19th – 21st, 2019 at the Expo Centre.
As previous years, the 3-day IAPEX event showcased traditional and contemporary building materials and finishes, hardware, building, home, décor, furniture, fixtures and fittings, garden tools and implements and many other building and home related products manufactured in Pakistan and the Asian region. Running concurrently with the Exhibition at the venue is the IAPEX Conference at which eminent architects of the region will be presenting their works.
The Honorable Governor, Mr. Imran Ismail inaugurated the event with a ribbon cutting ceremony that marked the start of the exhibition as well as the IAPEX International Conference, attended by leading architects and creative minds, as well as distinguished Architects from Malaysia, Thailand and Sri Lanka.
After opening statements from IAP President, Ar. Arif Changezi and Chairman IAP Karachi Chapter Ar. Ramiz Baig, and Convener, Ar. Maria Ansari, presentations were made by the Exhibition and Conference Sponsors.
Ar. Tariq Hasan kicked off the Conference with a presentation titled “The Rough, The Smooth and The Shining” on his works, curated around the conference theme, “the Skin”, followed by Malaysian Architect, Mike Boon. Title of his presentation was “Beyond Skin Deep”. The day ended with a panel discussion moderated by the Ar. Khadija Jamal Shaban which opened up the discussion with the audience, teaming with architects, students, builders and industry representatives.
The conference aimed to share and learn from the solutions being developed generally in the world and particularly in the region on all 03 days.
Day 02: April 20, 2019
The day commenced with presentations by Sponsors. Ar. Palinda Kannangara from Sri Lanka and Ar. Yawar Jilani presented their works in the morning session, their presentations tiles was “Skin Deep?” & “Scratching the Surface” respectively followed by panel discussion moderated by the Ar. Mishaal Rozina Merchant. The afternoon session showcased the works of Ar. Ahmed Mian, Ar. Rashid Rasheed, and Ar. Iftikhar Azam culminating in a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Anila Naeem. Ar. Ahmed Mian Presentation title was “Skintalk, a Brief Narration & Undressing of the Built Environment”, Ar. Rashid Rasheed Presentation title was “Between Shadows and Light” and Ar. Iftikhar Azam Presentation title was “Of Envelopes and Letters”
Day 03: April 21, 2019
The day commenced with presentations by Sponsors. Ar. Shahid Abdulla and Ar. Jun Sekino (Thailand) presented their works, their presentation titles was “Building Envelopes – Postcards to the Future” & “The Method to Approach the Localization” respectively followed by panel discussion moderated by the Ar. Madiha Ghani. After the distribution of awards to the esteemed speakers, concluding remarks were presented by Co-Conevnor Conference Ar. Seher Aziz.
The day closed with student paper and design charrette presentations and a vote of thanks. IAPEX 2019 closed out after a successful session, with excellent attendance, and inspirational presentations and discourse.
IAPEX 2019 organizing committee comprised of the following
Ar. Ramiz Baig, Chairman, IAP Karachi Chapter
Ar. Maria Ansari, Convenor, IAPEX 2019
Ar. Arshad Faruqui, Convenor Conference
Ar. Dabeer Hemani, IAPEX Honorary Secretary
Ar. Hussain Kapadia, IAPEX Treasurer / Convenor Karachi: Sights and Lights
Ar. Khadija Tul Kubra, Convenor Conference Design
Ar. Bisma Askari, Convenor Print & Design
Ar. Mariam Nabi, Convenor Registration
Ar. Ali Reza Dossal, Convenor Student Charrette
Ar. Mishaal Rozina Merchant, Convenor Student Expo
Ar. Simran Ramnani, Convenor Hospitality
Ar. Affan Adil Khan, Convenor Logistics
Ar. Anwer Quettawala, Convenor Architects Portfolio
Ms. Sehar Aziz, Co-Convenor Conference
Ar. Samar Zehra, Co-Convenor Karachi: Sights and lights
Ar. Haya Qadri, Co-Convenor Karachi: Sights and lights
Ar. Salman Mateen, Co-Convenor Student Charrette
Ar. Huzefah Haroon, Co-Convenor Architects Portfolio
Ms. Rimsha Nasir, Co-Convenor Architects Portfolio
Ms. Tehmina Naqvi, IAPEX Marketing Manager
Ms. Sara Jamil, Communication Design Lead
Ar. Karim Barkat Samnani, Graphic Designer
Mr. Farhan Siddiqui, IAP Karachi Chapter Manager
Mr. Mohsin Mushtaq, IAP Karachi Chapter Executive Assistant
Above all individually recognized for their tirelessly efforts at the Gala Night and Closing Dinner of IAPEX 2019
In a special ceremony following the IAPEX 2019 Closing, the IAP recognized the honors conferred upon the Architects by the Government of Pakistan who are the following:
Nayyar Ali Dada
President Pride of Performance – 1993
Sitara-i-imtiaz – 2003
Hilal-i-imtiaz – 2018
Hilal – e- Imtiaz – 2001
President Pride of Performance-2014
Sitara-i-Imtiaz – 2006
Hilal-i-Imtiaz – 2014
Sitara-e-Shujaat -2013 (posthumus)
Habib Fida Ali
Sitara i Imtiaz 2017 (posthumus)
Kamil Khan Mumtaz
Sitara e Imtiaz – 2019
Samar Ali Khan
Sitara e Imtiaz- 2019