News - 7 June 2019

Ben van Berkel discusses Density and Technology at WeMakeThe.City

How can we shape a city with growing pains?

Hosted annually in Amsterdam, WeMakeThe.City is the biggest city festival in Europe. From June 17 to 23, Amsterdam comes together to celebrate urban life, working on important urban questions related to the Amsterdam metropolitan area

At last year’s event, UNStudio's Founder & Principal Architect Ben van Berkel discussed the future of Amsterdam related to mobility and health. This year, Ben joins the Grand Amsterdam event in Pakhuis de Zwijger to explore density and technology, analyzing how technology today is a tool that helps us make better use of our public spaces, while tomorrow, technology could change the very concept of what we now understand density to mean.

"Amsterdam is becoming denser and increasingly busier. How can we maintain the high standard of living through ingenious interventions in the design of the city? And what role can high-rise buildings, technology and infrastructure play in this?"

Location: Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam

Time: 20 June, 20:00

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