Mixed-Use. How to Find Functional Balance for the District of the Future

#Showcase #Transformation of Urban Environment and Housing
MUF 2021
02 July
Mixed-use development has been employed in development projects around the world for many years. With the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the coming changes in the lifestyle of citizens, projects that implement the work-live-play approach will become more relevant. Even today, we are already seeing many office spaces that include retail outlets, cafés, restaurants, green spaces, and galleries. Modern architecture studios help to not only create cost-effective and comfortable Mixed-Use neighborhoods, but to also make them environmentally and socially sustainable, preventing isolation and disunity among their residents. The pandemic has revealed many vulnerable points in cities, including the ability to use buildings and spaces outside of their ‘normal’ functions. Additionally, the time it takes to restructure different spaces for them to meet the city's urgent needs. Does the Mixed-Use approach offer any advantages during pandemics or emergencies? How will the Mixed-Use concept and its implementation evolve?
  • How can existing neighborhoods and micro districts be redesigned and transformed in the context of Mixed-Use development?
  • What kind of cities, neighborhoods and houses will the citizens of the future need, given the changing requirements and new trends?
  • What smart technologies and materials will allow us to design and create the neighborhoods of the future?

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