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Buildings of the future

Buildings of the Future

Buildings of the Future

Science fiction or science fact?

The world is changing at an exponential rate and science fiction is fast becoming science fact. We are moving toward an increasingly digital, interconnected society and with it comes the realisation that everything we know will change.

Compared to other industries, the built environment has been slower to react to this change. In some ways, we’ve been in ‘catch-up’ mode, clutching tightly to the ‘status quo’. The reality is that operational and construction functions, activities and experiences, as well as expectations around performance are evolving and so too must the built environment. Disruptive technologies are also driving home the fact that we cannot predict the future, but we can ask the right questions.

To better understand how we can help our clients anticipate the journey towards Buildings of the Future, we spoke at length to a broad group of professionals across the built environment to imagine what Buildings of the Future might look like and might be created. We asked them to share their thoughts around what’s driving demand, challenges inherent in reaching Intelligent Building status and what some of the next steps in this journey might be.

The major drivers identified in this eMagazine – People at the centre; Designs that make sense today and tomorrow; Easy life: complex technology; and Bottom line benefits – have the potential to reshape our industry in the next 30 years. Aurecon wants to be a forerunner in identifying the opportunities this presents and facilitating these changes.

Aurecon will deliver a series of Buildings of the Future eMagazines that will explore these trends in more detail. We invite you to join us on this journey of discovery as we build (pun intended) our knowledge, understanding and readiness.

Please enjoy the first in the series, "Buildings of the Future: Science fiction or science fact?" via the interactive eMagazine or explore via the key themes below.

Case studies

Aurecon Smart Centre, Melbourne

Aurecon Smart Centre

Aurecon Centre houses Melbourne-based staff in interconnected floors to offer innovative, leading standards of air quality, energy efficiency and sustainability.

567 Collins St, Melbourne, Australia

567 Collins Street

Building designs are moving from singular functional spaces to ecosystems – synthesising technology, design and facilities into one seamless living and working environment. 567 Collins Street, Melbourne is no exception.

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