L'Arbre Blanc (The White Tree) in Montpellier, France was designed by Sou Fujimoto – one of the architects taking part in Hong Kong’s Business of Design Week online this month, and one of several who believe cities need to break down the barriers between urban environments and nature. Photo: Iwan Baan L'Arbre Blanc (The White Tree) in Montpellier, France was designed by Sou Fujimoto – one of the architects taking part in Hong Kong’s Business of Design Week online this month, and one of several who believe cities need to break down the barriers between urban environments and nature. Photo: Iwan Baan
L'Arbre Blanc (The White Tree) in Montpellier, France was designed by Sou Fujimoto – one of the architects taking part in Hong Kong’s Business of Design Week online this month, and one of several who believe cities need to break down the barriers between urban environments and nature. Photo: Iwan Baan

Architecture and design

How Covid-19 will change the architecture of cities: Business of Design Week 2020 speakers on making them greener and less divided

  • Architects in Hong Kong event will discuss the pandemic’s impact, bringing more nature into urban spaces, and the return of hotel design that makes a statement
  • After the isolation of lockdown one architect envisages informal spaces at work that encourage social interaction, and ‘serene’ spaces devoid of visual clutter

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L'Arbre Blanc (The White Tree) in Montpellier, France was designed by Sou Fujimoto – one of the architects taking part in Hong Kong’s Business of Design Week online this month, and one of several who believe cities need to break down the barriers between urban environments and nature. Photo: Iwan Baan L'Arbre Blanc (The White Tree) in Montpellier, France was designed by Sou Fujimoto – one of the architects taking part in Hong Kong’s Business of Design Week online this month, and one of several who believe cities need to break down the barriers between urban environments and nature. Photo: Iwan Baan
L'Arbre Blanc (The White Tree) in Montpellier, France was designed by Sou Fujimoto – one of the architects taking part in Hong Kong’s Business of Design Week online this month, and one of several who believe cities need to break down the barriers between urban environments and nature. Photo: Iwan Baan
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