Welcome to the Design Desert

Wednesday 9 May, 2018 – 6 pm

Turncoats, Vancouver’s thought provoking design and architectural group, holds their next debate at Dudoc Vancouver during Vancouver Design Week.  With their intention to turn conventional consensus on its head, the discussions will focus on whether Vancouver’s attempts to be the greenest, most liveable city is a lost cause with so few creative, intelligent and innovative  buildings and public spaces? Got some thoughts?! Stay tuned for more event details and mark your calendar for May 9.

We have the honour to invite you to our upcoming Docu Night event on April 16th at Dudoc Vancouver, 1489 Frances Street.

We open the evening with a sneak preview of the Dutch documentary “Why We Cycle”, which will have its Vancouver premiere on May 7th, 2018. Chris Bruntlett, a local bike advocate and one of the presenters of this documentary, will give a short introduction, answer your questions and you have the chance to win free tickets to the official screening at the Rio Theater.

After this, we screen our 45-minute feature documentary: “The Rise of Vertical Farming“. This VPRO production (8.5 score on topdocumentaryfilms.com) explores how a radically different way of farming can provide solutions for future food crises as the global population continues to rise and viable farming lands dwindle. A hot topic in Vancouver and across the globe.

After the screenings, there is time for us all to enjoy each other’s company with a drink and snacks.

Agenda:

5:30pm: Doors open

6:00pm: Opening words; drinks and snacks

6:30pm: Sneak preview of “Why We Cycle”

7:15pm: Screening of “The Rise of Vertical Farming”

8:00pm: Networking; drinks and snacks

8:45pm: Doors close

We look forward to seeing you on April 16th!

The Board of the Dutch Business Club

 

World of Walas and the Consulate General of the Netherlands in Vancouver will showcase some leading Dutch companies and innovative products at Globe Forum 2018, North America’s largest summit for sustainable business.

This year, the Netherlands exhibition at the Innovation Expo will focus on Sustainable Neighbourhoods and Resilient Cities. Dudoc Vancouver will highlight some of Walas Concept‘s services and the European products they showcase at their BC location.  The participating European companies will also feature some of their Dutch ingenuity when planning water and marine activities in coastal communities.

Boskalis is a global leader in dredging and marine sustainability providing development which minimizes the impact on the environment and animal life. This includes coastal protection and land reclamation projects.  Another Dutch organization, Deltares, is an independent institute for applied research in water and subsurfaces.  A large focus of their work in cities includes flood risk and adaptive delta planning.  Groundwater Technology will showcase their solutions to complex soil problems which often involves recovering and treating contaminated soil.

In addition to Dudoc Vancouver, another local group featuring European innovation is Eurete who concentrate on waste and clean energy.

The GLOBE Forum and its Innovation Expo are committed to being the catalyst for collaborations between “unusual suspects” from many sectors including business, government and international agencies.  Do join us at the Dutch booth, # 604, where we will provide information for exploring new directions to accelerate the transition to a sustainable, clean economy.

Date:  Wednesday, March 14, 10- 6 pm
Thursday, March 15, 10 – 6 pm
Friday, March 16, 10 – 5 pm

Cost:   Full three-day visitor access pass to the Innovation Expo  – $55 CAD

Register here.

Location: Vancouver Convention Centre EAST
Booth 604
999 Canada Place
Unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Territory
Vancouver, BC

Dudoc Vancouver at Buildex 2018

On February 14-15, 2018, World of Walas is hosting a pavilion featuring the latest European products and thought provoking hourly presentations at Buildex Vancouver 2018. Buildex is Western Canada’s biggest tradeshow and conference for construction, renovation, architecture, interior design and property management with 14,000 attending.

As one of the largest pavilions at Buildex, the World of Walas approach was chosen based on our reputation as an access point to global innovations and projects such as Dudoc Vancouver which showcases sustainable European products. The Pavilion’s Smart Cities, Smart Buildings exhibition partners include:

  • Nuce demonstrate how they take digital construction to the next level with their Building Information Management processes that better connect people and digital technologies
  • Priva is recognized globally for designing technical climate control systems which are economically efficient while at the same time creating healthy indoor environments
  • TermoKomfort’s innovative insulation solutions feature BioFoam’s sustainable Pearls

To highlight Walas’ own Carbon Blue sustainability project in the Netherlands, Dutch VR will give a firsthand virtual reality experience showing solutions on transitioning to cleaner energy.

Wijma’s ethically and sustainably harvested African wood is integral to the Carbon Blue project.

The World of Walas exhibition, co- sponsored by the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, is designed by Exhibau, a group inspired by European architects and builders and built by a local construction team.

EUROPEAN INNOVATIONS PAVILION SESSIONS

Within the pavilion, there are hourly presentations exploring the ins and outs and the pros and cons of Smart Cities, Smart Buildings. Find out what some people think it means to be a Smart City.  Topics range from the economic limitations and possibilities to introducing green energy into older buildings to remembering the people in the push for innovative technologies.

Schedule

Wednesday, February 14 Schedule

10:00  – Vancouver in Context: A Smart and Sustainable City?

              Bryan Buggey, Director, Strategic Initiatives, Vancouver Economic Commission

              Dirk van der Ven, COO, World of Walas Europe

11:30  –  It May be Sustainable, but is it Economic?  

              Wilco van Bemmel, COO, World of Walas Canada

13:00 – How Can Building Automation Give You More for Less

             Dr. Jan Westra, Strategic Business Developer,

             Priva, a European leader in horticulture and building technology

14:30 – Digital Twinning: Visual Representation and Management of Your Building  

             Jörg Jungedeitering M.Eng., CEO, NUCE GmbH, a German innovator in building cycles                

            Alexander Lenz, Mapping Assistant, NUCE GmbH

Thursday, February 15 Schedule

10:00 – Case Study: Green Energy in Old Buildings

             Dirk van der Ven, COO, World of Walas Europe and Manager, Carbon6 redevelopment

11:30 – Could Virtual Reality Help Build Better Cities?

             Duncan Smit, Innovator, Dutch VR

13:00 – Building Cities for People in the Age of Big Data

Gerben van Straaten, CEO and owner, World of Walas, a group of 20 innovative urban companies offering urban design and development services, project development and access to product innovations

Do drop by the European Innovations Pavilion if you are at Buildex. For those wanting to attend the tradeshow, please contact Anna Brayko at abrayko@teamwalas.com for more information.

When and Where

DATES: Wednesday February 14 – 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
              Thursday   February 15  – 9:30 am -16:00 pm

LOCATION: Vancouver Convention Centre West
1055 Canada Place
Tradeshow – Exhibit Halls B & C
Vancouver, BC

 

At Food for our Urban Future, meet some local leaders who are making a difference to the food we eat and are often using innovative business models to achieve this!

On January 25, vendors and businesses who provide more nutritious, accessible food and drink will offer samples and explore ideas about eating well with less impact on our environment. All-organic Commercial Drive grocery and café, Eternal Abundance, will provide a variety of vegan food options. Sea Cider, an award-winning Vancouver Island orchard and ciderhouse, will feature some of their premier drinks. Western Canada’s exemplary and successful food distributor SPUD Organic Groceries will also participate.

Presented by Barterfirst and The Art Party, this fun filled and informative evening is a chance to take a different approach to food during Vancouver’s annual Dine Out Festival (Jan. 19 – Feb. 4). Visiting the vendors at Dudoc Vancouver will introduce you to a variety of different foods and also some great door prizes –all in one location!

For those interested in bartering, some of Barterfirst’s 600 local businesses will be on hand to explain how people can participate with their organization.

For more information and to register click here.

If you have any questions, please contact amber@barterfirst.com or 604 759-3223.

DATE: Thursday January 25, 5:30 – 9:00 pm

LOCATION: Dudoc Vancouver
1489 Frances Street
Unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Wauthuth Territory
Vancouver, BC

Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Technical Apparel Design program showcases the work of six students who have designed, built and tested apparel prototypes with beneficial apparel applications:  defining functional requirements, conceptualization, analysis, selection, user testing their solutions, and physical prototyping. The students have used their innovative problem solving skills to develop a robust prototype, and demonstrate deep understanding of the physical human condition and how it relates to the apparel we choose to live our lives in.

You are invited to join the Technical Apparel Design graduates of the Wilson School of Design to learn about their design journey. There will be opportunity to meet students, faculty, alumni and industry.

For more information and to register click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Evelyn.May@kpu.ca

DATE: Thursday December 7th, 4-8 PM

LOCATION: Dudoc Vancouver
1489 Frances Street
Unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Wauthuth Territory
Vancouver, BC

TU Delft is one of the best universities for engineering and technology worldwide and is the largest and oldest Dutch public technological university. Representatives will be visiting Vancouver in early December to meet with the many TU Delft graduates who are working and continuing studies here. The reception on December 2, co-hosted with the Dutch Consulate in Vancouver, will be an opportunity to meet and network with fellow grads.

For more information and to register click here.

If you have any questions, please contact alumnirelations@tudelft.nl.

LOCATION:
Dudoc Vancouver
1489 Frances Street
Unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Wauthuth Territory
Vancouver, BC

One of the largest arts festivals in western Canada, the Eastside Culture Crawl happens right in Dudoc’s new neighbourhood.  Along with hundreds of other artists, Dudoc Vancouver will showcase local painters and musicians with a four person exhibition and Saturday workshops for visitors.

On Friday evening, Nov. 17, it’s Dudoc Live! Known for his dynamic live painting, Thibault Sendra will actually create a new work right at Dudoc. Artist Barbara Arnold will introduce visitors to collaging techniques to use on a large piece which will be created during the two days. Boris Mandlis will create  an art piece specially designed for Dudoc Vancouver presenting themes of radical hope, urbanscapes and living in harmony with nature. Mila Karavai will present her experimental mixed-media pieces in an exhibit along with the other artists. We will have drinks and music.  Come and join in the action!

On Saturday, Nov. 18, visitors attending the Crawl can drop by for a warm drink and participate in creating a community art piece with Barbara Arnold. Young visitors can also try their hand at creating nature inspired toys to create their own ‘play’ facilitated by Purnima Malik and Julie Kertesz.

Workshops will run: 12-2 pm and 3-5 pm.

Warm drinks sponsored by Timbertrain Coffee and The Good Chocolatier will be served.

Over 25 artists in very nearby studios will be exhibiting their art. On Clark Drive, Yew WoodShop, Studio 580 Artist Collective and Space will feature their artists. Around the corner on McLean Drive, Porchlight Press will display some of their design work and also heritage printing equipment.

Visitors will also find out more about Dudoc Vancouver, a showroom for innovative European designs and services to better both our local and international communities.  A World of Walas project, one of Dudoc’s goals is to build thriving communities and enhance their creative core.

For further information, contact Leslie Adams at ladams@teamwalas.com or just drop by!

Dates: Friday, November 17,  5 – 10 pm

           Saturday, November 18, 11 – 6 pm

Location: Dudoc Vancouver
1489 Frances Street
Unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Territory
Vancouver, BC

Join the Dutch Business Club for another exciting event at Dudoc Vancouver on November 14, 6-9pm, 1489 Frances Street.

The Dutch Business Club is holding a mini conference for the Dutch and Vancouver Business Community. The event’s format is inspired by the world-renowned TED Talks where experts of all disciplines are invited to talk about an idea, project or topic for 10 minutes or less. Our speakers have a strong Dutch connection and are working at the cutting edge of their respective fields: technology, design, food, arts and sustainability.

We are proud to present the following speakers:

  • Alvin van den Bosch – General Manager Canada at Royal Boskalis Westminster
  • Lesley Telford – Choreographer / Performing Arts Professional at Inverso Productions
  • Cedric Burgers – Principal at Burgers Architecture
  • Aart Schuurman Hess – CEO at Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society
  • Wal van Lierop – CEO at Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital

Moderated by: Renske Werner

Tickets are $35 and you can register here.

Date: Tuesday, November 14th, 6-9pm

Location: Dudoc Vancouver
1489 Frances Street
Unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Territory
Vancouver, BC

Strathcona business owners, employees and transportation stakeholders are invited for an action-oriented breakfast meeting with SBIA members and key transportation representatives (City of Vancouver, Translink, Metro Vancouver, Modo and others). The Strathcona Mobility and Transportation Forum will explore future mobility and transportation scenarios for the community, identify a preferred vision, and outline the actions which partners and stakeholders will need to undertake to achieve it. Breakfast and coffee will be provided!

Please contact johanna@strathconabia.com  if you are interested in attending.

Date: Wednesday, October 25th, 7:30-10:30 am

Location: Dudoc Vancouver
1489 Frances Street
Unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Territory
Vancouver, BC

 

 

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Turncoats, Vancouver’s thought provoking design and architectural group, holds their next debate at Dudoc Vancouver during Vancouver Design Week.  With their intention to turn conventional consensus on its head, the discussions will focus on whether Vancouver’s attempts to be the greenest, most liveable city is a lost cause with so few creative, intelligent and innovative  buildings and […]
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