Pop-up Cities Expo

Tue. 21 Jun - Sun. 17 Jul 2016

Rotterdam Pavilion © Malcolm Cochrane




Cities from across the globe have been invited to design pavilions to be located in Mound Square, the very centre of Edinburgh, in summer 2016.

The exhibition builds on the universal success of temporary pavilions and the popularity of present-day pop-ups. Architects have risen to the challenge of creating innovative and engaging pop-up designs that will capture the public’s imagination.

Cities Talks

Hour-long presentations from each of the featured cities

Scottish National Gallery, The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL

6 July 2016

11.00am Rotterdam - Jeroen de Bok

1.00pm Dundee - Jennifer Caswell

7 July 2017

11.00am Vilnius - Rūta Leitanaitė

1.00pm Edinburgh - Paul Lawrence and Hugh Rutherford

3.00pm Bergen - Anna Elisa Tryti and Petter Bergerud

Cities Symposium

A gathering of senior representatives, architects, artists and designers from the featured cities

The Assembly Rooms, 54 George St, Edinburgh EH2 2LR

11 July 2016

9.00am Tea/Coffee

9.30am Bergen - Anna Elisa Tryti and Petter Bergerud

10.10am Dundee - Mike Galloway OBE Hon FRIAS, Executive Director of City Development

10.50am Comfort Break

11.00am Edinburgh - Cliff Hague

11.40am Rotterdam - Astrid Sanson and Eline Strijkers

12.20am Vilnius - Rūta Leitanaitė


All talks are FREE but capacity is limited - please book your ticket online (see links above) or at the Pop-Up Cities Expo.

Sponsored by


Mound Square
The Mound
United Kingdom

Daily 10.00am-10.00pm.

More information about this event via email, the web and social media

Organised by

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland
15 Rutland Square
United Kingdom

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) was founded in 1916 as the professional body for all chartered architects in Scotland and is the foremost architectural institute in the country dealing with architecture and the built environment.

The RIAS offers a wide range of services and products for architects, students of architecture, construction industry professionals and all those with an interest in the built environment and the design process.

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The Festival of Architecture is a key part of the 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design and is supported by EventScotland, part of VisitScotland.