March 13, 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?


Confirmed speakers

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)