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Designing for the future means making the user central. By starting from the human perspective, architecture and technology can advance our built environment and create better places for people to live, work and engage with.

Astrid Piber, UNStudio

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Astrid Piber

FUTURE-PROOFING DESIGN – A KEYNOTE SPEECH BY ASTRID PIBER, UNSTUDIO

Brick Award

At many times throughout history, architecture has provided a physical manifestation of cultural and commercial change. It is an expression of values and reflects the way we live. Nowhere is this architectural illustration of change more visible than in cities, a landscape that presents several challenges for the future, including climate change, a growing world population, changing mobility patterns, digitalisation, and increasing urbanisation.

Cities must respond to human needs – to increase the quality of life of their inhabitants. However, there is no single solution that can be applied everywhere. Every architect has their own approach to dealing with the challenges and opportunities of the future. During the Wienerberger Brick Award 2018, Astrid Piber, a partner at UNStudio, provided an insight into her approach in her keynote speech on “Future-Proofing Design”.

You can view the full keynote speech in the video below!