Changes occurred in architectural perspective after COVID-19
Many things have changed with the pandemic. The way we work and the balance between working from home and from the office. We travel less, but we are also social individuals who need physical interaction. This change naturally changes how we design office spaces and office buildings. We need to think differently and a lot more diverse. These are of cause big challenges, but every crisis also leaves something good behind.
So basically, we think work and office spaces and buildings more diverse now than before the pandemic. Diversity in the architecture, in the design, the spaces.
Recommendations to students
As the pandemic slowly fades out, something else comes back to our attention – and that’s how we deal with climate changes now and in the future.
I would recommend every young architect to consider how they can be better at integrating circular economy in our buildings. A building needs to bring something back to the site – something better. A building needs to enhance social interaction – outside as well as inside. We need to think about how we can create a more circular approach to buildings and the building process.
KIM HERFORTH NIELSEN
Kim Herforth Nielsen (born 1954) is a Danish architect, co-founder and principal of 3XN. He graduated from Aarhus School of Architecture in 1981 and has been a prominent figure in Danish and international architecture since then. Kim Herforth Nielsen has been at the forefront of a number of noteworthy projects, such as Ørestad College and Royal Arena in Copenhagen, the Danish Embassy in Berlin, International Olympic Committee’s HQ in Lausanne and Sydney Fish Market.
3XN’s philosophy is based on the belief that buildings are more than the sum of their parts and constantly seek to achieve a synthesis of design, function, and context. Our buildings are uniquely matched to each project but always seek to combine beauty and meaning by putting people at the center of design.