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Paolo Testolini of Woods Bagot on Masterplanning of the City 2050
Ukraine Architecture News - Oct 9, 2019 - 12:54 2923 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 started with Paolo Testolini’s lecture, Testolini is Principal & Global Sector Leader at Woods Bagot.
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”, the second day will focus on “Future of Housing” and third day will discuss “Disruptive Technologies Shaping the New Architecture”. 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 started with Paolo Testolini and his lecture has been titled " Masterplanning of the City 2050”. Testolini discussed how the evolution of IoT, artificial intelligence, and robotics, altering the way we move, live, work and play in our artificial environment will affect the future of urbanism.
"With more than 9 billion people living in cities by 2050, urban planning will have to go through a major change,” said Testolini.
"The fourth industrial revolution is quickly unfolding with the evolution of IoT, artificial intelligence, and robotics, altering the way we move, live, work and play in our artificial environment. We are witnessing a new era of both great potential and grave perils to humankind."
Testolini said "we need to ask what the future is bringing to us in terms of how will work, live and play?". Testolini also discussed the four major industrial revolutions happened in the past. And the fourth industrial revolution is already triggering our technology era. The change on the Topography and Movement was one of the aspects that he mentioned in his lecture.
He also added that "we need to try to see thing different in 2050: different types of transportations, communications, accommodations, etc. "There are many perils we need to think".
In his lecture, Testolini also talked about the global issues that are the most urgent topics of our time. He added that the climate change is one of the most urgent issues in the debate and that leads us to energy crisis.
"We will have more plastic waste than fish in the oceans in 2050" he added. According to Testolini, a 50% CO2 is coming from buildings and we need more energy, more energy supply and more water supply in the near future.
He discussed that architects and urbanist should more focus on the new building typologies for placemaking for communities for diversity. Testolini also talked about the new hyperloop systems to connect cities in a proposed fast timing, which will crate more interconnected cities for the future.
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, Laura Narvaez Zertuche, Associate and Urban Designer at Foster + Partners, 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.
Top image: Paolo Testolini courtesy of Woods Bagot.
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