Speaker: Salmaan Craig on Louvre Abu Dhabi

Speaker: Salmaan Craig on Louvre Abu Dhabi

Salmaan did four years of research with Buro Happold under an Engineering Doctorate program hosted by Brunel and Surrey University. During this time he developed and tested a novel material structure that can be used to protect buildings from solar and ambient heat, while allowing it to cool at night through atmospheric re-radiation into space.

He then became a Façade Engineer at Buro Happold. For the Abu Dhabi Louvre project, he spent a week in the desert, showing how and why, on clear nights, more dew falls on some materials than others.

Now a member of the Specialist Modelling Group at Foster + Partners, he is thinking about – among other things – what to do with all that water.