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Open cities, Open buildings, Open systems

This topic, presented by Marc Koehler, focusses on a new era where flexibility, sustainability and user-centric design are based on three principles: Open Cities, Open Buildings and Open Systems. ‘Open Cities’ stands as an example of cities that prioritize adaptability and flexibility, allowing for seamless collaboration between infrastructure, public spaces and residential buildings. Within these open cities, ‘Open Buildings’, highlight the importance of demountable and flexible buildings. Taking these aspects into account, open buildings prioritize functionality and sustainability by offering endless possibilities for retrofitting and repurposing. ‘Open Systems’ focusses on the material-level and embraces the principles of a circular economy. By prioritizing durability and demountability, the environmental impact of the built environment can be heavily reduced.

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