We share our expertise on internationalization in Arab Countries at the COAM
Within the framework of the XI Architecture Week, that takes place in Madrid from the 3th to the 12th of October, an international forum organized by the Plataforma de Internacionalización de Arquitectos de Madrid (PINTA), belonging to the COAM, has been celebrated. The event that took place on Tuesday 7th of October was a meeting point for architects and constructors to share their professional experiences regarding internationalization.
This forum was divided in different areas: China and Korea; Algeria and Angola; Peru, Colombia and Mexico; Arab Countries and Emirates; Germany and Switzerland. In every content block, a series of speakers with working experience in those countries, explained the lessons they learned with regards to the architecture sector.
Given AGi architects’ wide expertise in the Middle East and its deep international nature, our co-founder partner Joaquín Pérez Goicoechea, was invited to participate as a speaker in the Middle East and Emirates internationalization area. This way, he explained the lessons they learnt during the development of the projects for the General Department of Information System (GDIS), Cardiac Research and Rehabilitation Center, New Sulabikhat Center and Secret House in Kuwait.
Practical information to develop a professional career abroad
Occasionally, companies or professionals linked to the architecture business consider the possibility of delivering projects outside of the Spanish borders, however, it becomes a complex task to evaluate the reality they would meet in countries with different cultures. Therefore, the goal of this exchange of ideas was offering the attendees practical and first-hand information about the problems that could come up in these countries and how they should establish and work as a company. In essence, the architects, the constructors and the audience established a fluent and enriching dialogue about the different ways of practicing and working in the analyzed places.
The complete content of this forum about internationalization can be watched on the following video:
2014-10-07 WORKSHOP INTERNACIONAL de Fundacion Arquitectura COAM en Vimeo.