MASTERMINDS ARCHITECTURE – MIPIM, Cannes 2014
Stefano Boeri moderates the panel:
Masterminds Architecture “Flexible and adaptable architecture”
Since the beginning of the 20th century and more specifically since the 50s-60s, architects started to be interested about the issues of flexibility, modularity and mobility.
Contrarily of the traditional occidental vision of architecture based on the idea of durability; modularity and flexibility in architecture question this static position.
• What are the main changes introduced by the notion of flexibility in architecture?
• What are the impacts of flexible and modular architecture in terms of sustainability, economics, planning, prefabrication and use?
• What are the visible differences of this type of architecture in terms of design and methodology of work?
• Beyond the theoretical research on the issue, concretely, what is the importance given today to the flexibility and modularity in architecture projects?
Moderator: Arch. Stefano Boeri, Chief, Stefano Boeri Architetti
Mette Kynne Frandsen, CEO and Partner, Henning Larsen Architects
Prof. Ir. Winy Maas, Director-Architect, MVRDV
Mark Middleton, Managing Partner, Grimshaw
Dominique Perrault, Architecte DPL – Urbaniste SFU, Dominique Perrault Architecture
Auguste Van Oppen, Architect / Partner, O+A strategies and architecture
Thursday 13th March from 11.30 to 13.00 in the Green Room, MIPIM Innovation Forum (Gare Maritime)