In terms of sustainability, we can definitely learn from the past. Old churches, for instance, were built to last forever. What can be more sustainable than that? It’s about the value of space and material.
The long-lasting aspect of all materials is something we should consider from former architectural creations. Today, we are doing the opposite, and as soon as we have created a new building, we think about how we could demolish it when we don’t like it anymore.
The speed at which today’s cities are being built should be reduced a little bit. Cities that had the opportunity to grow slowly impress us today with the beauty of their public spaces – they enable people to meet up and communicate, and this eventually creates communities. We use these examples for our work and analyse what makes them special. The question that arises is “How can we borrow those timeless qualities for a new development?” We’re trying to adapt, rewrite, and use this information to put it into a new context.