Due to Corona, the importance of distance learning and online education has increased significantly worldwide. At this international symposium of Gulf University, Bahrain Ruairí O’Brien (Head of Architecture and Visual Design Department, German University in Cairo) will speak about his experiences in online teaching and ways to compensate for the missing personal contact.
Date: December 9, 2020, 9:00 to 16:30 (German Time 7:00 to 14:30)
On October 10 and 11, 2020 will take place the first Hybrid International Conference “The Path to City Resilience” at MSA University in Cairo / Egypt with numerous renowned experts from the fields of architecture and urbanism. The conference, with a hybrid structure of online and offline formats, will focus on innovative solutions for resilient urban systems and the formation of a dynamic and healthy society. Ruairí O’Brien is one of the main speakers.
Last Sunday, in the presence of Saxony’s Prime
Minister Michael Kretschmer, the MuseumMobil of the Erich Kästner Museum was
inaugurated. The “MuMo”, which was conceived and designed by Ruairí
O’Brien, is a yellow VW Crafter with a mobile exhibition on the life and work
of Erich Kästner inside. It will be on tour in Germany from September and
invites people of all ages to discover the Kästner cosmos in an individual and
In the course of the renewal of the electrical systems, we planned a LED light line in the floor for the corridors of a hospital building in the Dresden University Hospital. This light line will be installed as an additional, supplementary element of an optical safety guidance system. The advantage of a signage system close to the ground is that even if smoke makes it difficult to see the signs and luminaires close to the ceiling, orientation and guidance to the exits is possible. This lighting makes it easier to leave the building more quickly in the event of danger.
This pilot project is intended to gather experience in the installation, technical implementation and operation of floor luminaires for future use as part of the optical safety guidance system at Dresden University Hospital.
The planning also included the development of a lighting and colour concept for the central corridor areas of the building.
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