All-star line-up revealed for Vision 2017: UNStudio, Zaha Hadid Architects, Gensler, Foster + Partners and more

Vision 2017 has announced its programme, including some of the biggest names and world-renowned experts from across the built environment industry. The programme will address the main issues facing the profession, both in the UK and in a global context.

This year’s programme is split into four main categories: Architectural & Design Evolution; Building Health & Wellness; Offsite & Modular Construction; and Materials & Systems Innovation. Highlights in the former include keynote lectures from Caroline Bos of UNStudio, who will unveil brand-new research into the circular economy, as well as Stefano Paiocchi from Zaha Hadid Architects explaining a ground-breaking CodeStructed Skin project that fuses architecture with fashion. On the second day, this theatre will see a major debate, chaired by the NLA’s Peter Murray, that will tackle housing as part of our complex urban future. The RIBA President Elect Ben Derbyshire will take a leading role in this debate, outlining his vision for solutions to the ongoing crisis. This theatre is sponsored by ACO.

Academics, designers and innovators will gather in Building Health & Wellness theatre to discuss the ways which light, air, heat and space can be controlled for cities of the next generation, from the likes of the Mack, the Bartlett, BuroHappold, Hoare Lea and the RIBA Ambassador on Climate Change: Lynne Sullivan OBE.

The debate gets technical in the Offsite & Modular Construction theatre, with Aukett Swanke outlining how they are using the disruptive technology of offsite manufacture techniques to reshape projects for the future and Hawkins\Brown will explain the prefabricated construction methods that were essential for Crossrail.

Sponsored by Nudura, the Materials & Systems Innovation theatre will explore future materials, such as bio-responsive stone, a material that absorbs water and grows moss; mushroom mycelium structures; urban balcony farms and interactive coastal monitoring systems. BIG will reveal their unique approach to architectural conundrums and the Soane Museum will team up once again with ScanLAB to explore one of London’s greatest architectural masterpieces through the lens of virtual reality.

BRE will also be running their thought leadership conference, BIM Prospects, exploring the approaches that educators and training providers are taking to provide the knowledge and skills needed to take forward BIM in the world of design and construction.

The exhibition and the talks are CPD certified and free-to-attend, register today for your free pass at

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