- # Construction
- # Social
- # Infrastructure
Cities today have more built structures than they actually use. Future of architecture will focus on reuse of the existing spaces and buildings, rather than on new developments in a ‘tabula rasa’ condition.
Challenged by technology & new medias, many spatial typologies in future will need reinvention. Processes, which previously had a fixed location, now are mobile; what used to happen on public squares, now happen in private rooms, etc. How will architecture react to that changes?
What makes public space in the time when public debates are happening in Facebook? Can the shopping malls transform into social and cultural centers in the age of online shopping? Can the advertisement infrastructure, obsolete in the age of social media, be re-used and become public gardens? How to reinvent museums, when most of the knowledge is archived on servers?
These and other questions will lead to a research/design project on public spaces and the future of architecture of the city.