Koolhaas goes high-tech

BCO-conference-2016BCO 2016: Legendary Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas says he is dedicated to high-tech development, he told delegates at this year’s British council for Offices conference in Amsterdam.

He said: “Despite our aesthetics and great relaxed reputation, we have a long-standing commitment to embracing technology.”

He used his own practice’s Amsterdam HQ, the G-Star Raw building,  as an example, adding that his idea of offices of the future was to “create a space for people to create”.

“This space is actually a pool of creativity, one that is then surrounded by a structure that allows those people to do what they are there to do.”

Click here for the latest news from this year’s BCO Conference

• To send feedback, e-mail or tweet @EmilyW_9  or @estatesgazette

Other News

Accor checks in to the millennial mindset

The furniture is inflatable and the tables are on wheels. Even the kitchen units can be swiftly moved aside if a party breaks out. There… Read more »

E Europe

China’s Belt and Road initiative

An initiative is emerging from the depths of Asia that will transform economic growth, construction, investment and trade. Not just in China – which is… Read more »

E Europe

Lessons in Shariah compliance

It is not just about the prohibition of interest The prohibition on the charging of interest (or riba) is probably the most well-known aspect of… Read more »

E Europe