Focus on human needs and Mother Earth when designing urban spaces, architects urged

The Nucleus Tower office building in Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya, by Arkitek MAA. The creation of urban centres will continue to draw people to cities as they look for vibrant cultural and social surroundings that can foster creativity, offer more opportunities and spur innovation. Photos: PAM

Without a doubt, the Covid-19 pandemic has turned our living and working styles upside-down. And that has led to architects rethinking how design responds to these changes.

Oct 5 marked World Architecture Day, which carried the theme “Toward a Better Urban Future” this year. It was celebrated concurrently with UN World Habitat Day, which featured a similar theme, “Housing for All: A Better Urban Future”.

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