Architecture and innovation define the cityscape of today's society. One of the world`s leading architect offices – Zaha Hadid Architects - has recently been working with one of Norway's leading architect offices - A-lab - on the competition for subway stations along Fornebubanen. A-lab here introduces ZHA, who will share their experiences on how their design research integrates context, programmatic requirements and innovative engineering to shape the society of the future through their projects.
For decades, urban space, life and commerce has been planned and built around the demands of the automobile. So what happens when its negative side effects forces car-based cities to limit their access, and even flirt with wild ideas like going «car-free»?
Oslo Airport City (OAC) is planning for a new sustainable city that will be built adjacent to Oslo Airport. Using OAC as a case study, Tomas Stokke (Haptic Architects) will discuss the importance of integrating well thought-through masterplanning principles into the design of new cities.