Ar. Maninder Kaur, Ar. Mohanbir Singh Ar. Ravideep Singh CDA

Resilience and Flexibility will bring about the shift in the most critical dimensions of architecture and design.
Buildings that can adapt to alternate functions, capacities, and scenarios will gain precedence over merely utilitarian buildings. For instance, hospital designs will have to account for a surge in the number of beds at the time of unprecedented situations. Critical public buildings, like healthcare facilities, should be designed to accommodate future needs and adapt to varying degrees of social distancing. Technology and tools like Digital Twin are likely to become a fundamental resource for making our buildings future-ready.

2021 will reinforce sustainable practices, not only for our planet but also for the inhabitants of our buildings.
With technology advancing at an unstoppable pace, the prevalence and enforcement of Green Building norms like LEED, GRIHA, LBC and others will become mandatory. The goal will be to go above and beyond designing a net-zero building. Architects and developers should consider going carbon negative, carefully factoring in the embodied energy component and operational energy consumption while selecting materials and finishes. Technology will play a key role in achieving sustainable solutions for the built environment.

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Creating congregational and interaction spaces through activity generators will assume greater importance.
The Covid-19 pandemic and its consequences on the way we interact with each other has compelled us to re-learn the significance of spaces that encourage community engagements. Community interaction is paramount for human culture and its existence. Thus, as designers, it is critical to thoughtfully design spaces that enhance the user experience through the built environment. The driving factors for the design and development of infrastructure will shift to location, efficiency, and the spatial quality of interaction zones.