Designing cities to make them pleasant places to live during times when people are tending to move out of them, and to promote urban living for all generations, is becoming an increasingly crucial task for architects and urban planners. New forms of housing and living, and nearby access to culture, work, education, shopping and relaxation, are crucial for the quality of urban districts as a whole, and also have to be achieved within very confined spaces.
World famous speakers active in architecture, engineering and construction, as well as landscape architects, looked at this highly charged topic at the ACO Architects and Planners Day 2018 organised by AIT-Dialog. At numerous presentations, 250 visitors learned a great deal about new concepts at the interface of architecture and water. In addition, a technical exhibition was installed in the exhibition hall of the ACO Academy where architects could present their projects and answer questions.
The highly eventful day was rounded off by an exclusive visit to the international NordArt exhibition.
We present a few impressions of the event.