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"The role of emerging technologies is important but the future is people" says Laura Narvaez

Ukraine Architecture News - Oct 9, 2019 - 13:26   1118 views

Architecture of The Future, the biggest European architecture conference on emerging technologies that will shape the future of (architecture, engineering and construction) AEC industry, has continued with Laura Narvaez’s lecture, Narvaez is Associate and Urban Designer at Foster + Partners

The 3-day conference is bringing over 2000 attendees with lectures & discussions of recognized architects from all over the world. The topic of the second edition is "The Inevitable. Disruptive technologies shaping the future of the AES industry" - which will unite 3 thematic days that fully reveal the latest trends in architectural design and construction.

First day will discuss “Future of the City”, second day will focus on “Future of Housing” and third day will discuss “Disruptive Technologies Shaping the New Architecture”. 

Tackling with the emerging technologies that shape the future of AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) industry, the conference is bringing together architects, engineers, developers, media – all those who seek to change the world through the development of advanced technologies. The 2nd edition of the conference is being held on October 9-11, 2019, in Kyiv, Ukraine

In the first day, the topic of the day "Future of the City" has continued with Laura Narvaez, titled "Designing the cities of tomorrow", Narvaez discussed how can planners and designers provide a flexible and adaptable continuously connected infrastructure that history has taught us to deliver places that work for people.

Narvaez said that "we are living in urban age and the digital age is shaping the urban age, with designing the data, communication technology, and with the interconnected city layers."

She added that the role of emerging technologies is import but the real future is people". "The young generation will make a decision how and what to use in the near future," she said. 

"That's why observing how the space is used by people is quite important". "The efficient aspects of a good infrastructure is to think about mobility, transportation, connections, density and more."

"Achieving density is the key challenge in our era," she added. "The connections that make a place accessible to other places are most likely to support community."

"And that locating places in positions where multiple paths cross increases the chance of social encounters," Narvaez continued.

Narvaez also discussed the success of the Bloomberg Headquarters designed by Foster + Partners in London on how people might want to work in that place and how the building boosts more connections inside - alongside other projects Apple Plaza in Milan, the Maggie's Centre in Manchester and Amaravati Capital city in India. 

World Architecture Community is official Media Partner of the conference and will be bringing you the hottest topics, key discussions and keynote sessions from the 3-day event.

Curated by Kyiv-based architect Dmytro Aranchii, founder of Dmytro Aranchii Architects, the conference is seeking to change the city through the development of advanced technologies and the creation of iconic projects with key speakers and leaders, including Michael Bentley, Design Director at AI SpaceFactory, Tim Geurtjens, Co-Founder, CTO, MX3D, Xavier De Kestelier, Head of Design, Technology and Innovation, HASSELL, Helen Taylor, Associate & Technical Innovation Lead – Europe Woods Bagot Architects, Rachel Cooper, Associate, Arup, Paolo Testolini, Global Sector Leader – Cities and Places, Woods Bagot, Lukasz Platkowski, Principal, Design Director, Gensler and many more. 

The main goal of the conference is to create a platform discussing the role of new technologies in architecture, urbanism and construction. 

Laura is a London-based architect, urban designer, researcher and educator with working experience in UK and Mexico. She currently works as associate urban designer in the Urban Design Group at Foster + Partners

Laura holds a PhD in Architecture and the Built Environment from Space Syntax Laboratory, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL and she is a Visiting Lecturer at the Bartlett School of Planning, UCL. She was formerly editor of The Bartlett's magazine LOBBY

Her researches examines the intersections between Architecture, Urban Morphology and Urban Economics, particularly in relation to how architectural design brings to a local economy, and how use, urban location and spatial accessibility can inform design. 

She has presented her work internationally across Europe, Asia, North America and South America, and has lectured at numerous institutions including the Bartlett School of Architecture, Bartlett School of Planning, University of Porto, UPC Barcelona, University of Birmingham, London College of Communication, University of Hertfordshire and Tecnologico de Monterrey.

World Architecture Community's exclusive interview with Laura Narvaez will be featured soon.

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