The biggest
on emerging

Kyiv, October 9-11, 2019

2000+ participants

25+ countries

20+ speakers

2nd edition


Architecture of the Future is the biggest European
architecture conference on emerging technologies that
will shape the future of AEC industry bringing together
architects, engineers, developers, media – all those
who seek to change the world through the development
of advanced technologies


Disruptive technologies
shaping the future
of AEC industry

Conference topic
in 2019

  • 3-day conference for 2000+ attendees with lectures & discussions of recognized architects from all over the world
  • Expo zone with up-to-date technologies, products and solutions for AEC sphere
  • Networking of the highest quality among conference attendees, speakers and partners within AF After Party


DAY 1, October 9
Future of the City

Experts predict that by 2050 the world`s population will increase to 10 billion people and the issue of overcrowded cities will be one of the most pressing. According to the leading architects, human oriented design will take the very first place. Only grasping the human needs is it possible to design a competent and sustainable space. Data analysis, machine learning, innovations in the development of transport, blockchain – these are the directions that in the future will determine not only new specs in urban spaces designing, but the city as a universal unit, affecting further human development.

DAY 2, October 10
Future of Housing

One of the current problems in the designing of new spaces or the modernization of existing ones are the changing needs of humanity. Architects around the world are testing new construction materials and digital production technologies in an effort to create new housing according to individual human requirements. A promising direction is also the production of new habitats on other planets. Companies like Foster + Partners, HASSELL, AI SpaceFactory and others are designing not only the architectural part, but also researching building structures that allow to erect objects in conditions that are completely different from the Earth environment.

DAY 3, October 11
Disruptive Technologies Shaping the New Architecture

New technologies have always stimulated innovations in the construction sphere, which means that today is an exciting time for an architect. The technological advances of the digital era provide the AEC industry with many new engines enabling to move to the next stage of designing buildings of tomorrow. Drones, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, 3D printing, big data and the Internet of Things – these are the new additions to the tools of the architect which will change the way we build.


Dmytro Aranchii

Dmytro Aranchii obtained 2 degrees at the same time: from Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture (Information Technologies in Architecture) and Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (Computer Science). After completing his studies in Ukraine, Dmytro went to London to gain experience at the Architectural Association in the Design Research Laboratory (DRL) program, where he was a student of Theodor Spyropoulos and Patrick Schumacher, founder of the department and chairman of ZAHA Hadid Architects. The author of the book Algorithmic Methods of Architectural Forming, Dmytro also teaches computational architecture at the Faculty of Architecture at KNUSA which challenges experimental design in Ukraine based on Western educational experience.

«We are about to experience exciting architectural times in the history of mankind which are already on the doorstep»


Here are the speakers for Architecture of the Future 2019

David Malott
CEO & Chief Architect
AI SpaceFactory
Tim Geurtjens
Co-Founder, CTO
Xavier De Kestelier
Head of Design Technology and Innovation
Anja Ehrenfried
General Director
Citythinking S.L. by EDDEA
Jose Pareja Gomez
Lead VR Developer
Zaha Hadid VR Group
Laura Narvaez Zertuche
Associate, Urban Design Group
Foster + Partners
Tyson Hosmer
Associate Researcher, Zaha Hadid Architects, Director, Living Architecture Lab, Bartlett UCL RC3
Emanuele Naboni
Associate Professor of Sustainable and Climatic Design
Helen Taylor
Associate & Technical Innovation Lead – Europe
Woods Bagot Architects
Holger Hoffmann
Architect, One Fine Day
Professor, University of Wuppertal
Sushant Verma
Co-founder & Design Head
rat[LAB], TEDx Speaker
Luciano Landaeta
Co-Founder Partner, Design Director
Christina Ciardullo
Vamsi Krishna Vemuri
Founder, Director – Flux.Real Design Collective
Rachel Cooper
Lukasz Platkowski
Principal, Design Director
Ondrej Tichy
Head of Visual Communication
Heatherwick Studio
Paolo Testolini
Global Sector Leader – Cities and Places
Woods Bagot
Andriy Vavrysh
SAGA Development
Ahmet Burcin Gurbuz
Archi-tech, Founder
GarageAtlas & TasarimAtlas
Vitalii Melnyk
Mario Bodem
Architect DPLG
Oleksandr Popov
CEO, Cofounder
Serhii Rusanov
Project Seven Architects

Conference Program

08.00 – 11.30

Registration & Opening

11.30 – 12.00

Masterplanning of the City 2050

With more than 9 billion people living in cities by 2050, urban planning will have to go through a major change. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is quickly unfolding with the evolution of IoT, artificial intelligence, and robotics, altering the way we move, live, work and play in our artificial environment. We are witnessing a new era of both great potential and grave perils to humankind

Paolo Testolini, Global Sector Leader – Cities and Places, Woods Bagot
12.00 – 12.30

Designing the cities of tomorrow

The city is for places of transactions. How we plan and design cities in the future is not a question of how they might look, but also about how they might be laid out as patterns of buildings and spatial connections that can deliver the social, economic and environmental value to create place. We believe that the way people move, shop and communicate around the urban environment is primed for dramatic change, and the individual traveller is at the heart of this evolution. Whilst smart cities should promise to create important business opportunities that contribute urban development, operating as one big data-driven ecosystem, it is essential to develop ways of understanding data focusing on building equitable cities – developing a science of place in which space, as the integrating framework of cities, can be measured as new technologies impact the way we experience the city. If mobility is the lifeblood of our cities that the 20thcentury city saw as the ‘city of movement’, data is the beating heart of the 21st century city as the ‘city of transactions’. The most important task for planners and designers will be to provide a flexible and adaptable continuously connected infrastructure that history has taught us to deliver places that work for people. This is the challenge, and the future is now.

Laura Zertuche, Associate, Urban Designer, Foster + Partners
12.30 – 13.00

Human Centric Approach in Designing Cities

Luciano Landaeta, Co-Founder Partner, Design Director, URBN’ITA
13.00 – 14.00

Changing cities with Disruptive Technologies

Helen Taylor, Associate & Technical Innovation Lead – Europe, Woods Bagot & Rachel Cooper, Associate, Arup
14.00 – 16.00

Coffee Break

16.00 – 16.30

Digital Urban Design for Climate Adaptation

Emanuele Naboni, Associate Professor of Sustainable and Climatic Design at KADK
16.30 – 17.00


Mario Bodem, Architect DPLG, ING+ARCH
17.00 – 17.30


17.30 – 18.30


Full schedule
08.00 – 10.00

Registration & Opening

Private and Public Spaces

10.00 – 10.30


Lukasz Platkowski, Principal, Design Director, Gensler
10.30 – 11.00

Relationship Between Human Behavior and Architectural Space

Tyson Hosmer, Associate Researcher, Zaha Hadid Architects, Director, Living Architecture Lab, Bartlett UCL RC3
11.00 – 13.00


13.00 – 14.00


Discussing Panel of the Real Estate Development Companies Andriy Vavrysh, CEO, SAGA Development Vitalii Melnyk, CEO, UDP
14.00 – 16.00

Coffee Break

Future of Housing

16.00 – 16.30


David Malott, CEO & Creative Director, AI SpaceFactory
16.30 – 17.00


Xavier De Kestelier, Head of Design Technology and Innovation, HASSELL
17.00 – 17.30

Living on other planets: What Would it Be Like?

Christina Ciardullo, Partner, SEArch+
17.30 – 18.00

Autonomous Architectural Systems for Housing on Other Planets

Tyson Hosmer, Associate Researcher, Zaha Hadid Architects, Director, Living Architecture Lab, Bartlett UCL RC3
18.00 – 19.00

Do we really need new homes on other planets?

Panel Discussing
Full schedule
08.00 – 10.00

Registration & Opening


10.00 – 10.30


10.30 – 11.00

Design and Manufacture of the First Metal Bridge on a 3D Printer

Tim Geurtjens, Co-Founder, CTO MX3D
11.00 – 11.30


Holger Hoffmann, Architect, One Fine Day, Professor, University of Wuppertal

Parametric Design

11.30 – 12.00

Parametric Methods for Creating Innovative Urban Models for Cities

Anja Ehrenfried, General Director, Citythinking S.L. by EDDEA
12.00 – 12.30

Future of the Parametric Design

Sushant Verma, Co-founder & Design Head, rat[LAB]
12.30 – 14.30

Coffee Break

Interactive Design

14.30 – 15.00

Life 4.0: A Digital Transformation Journey

Ahmet Burcin Gurbuz, Founder, GarageATLAS
15.00 – 15.30

Immersion, Interaction and Gamification: Architectural Design to Construction

Vamsi Krishna Vemuri, Director, Flux.Real Design Collective
15.30 – 16.00

Virtual and Augmented Reality as the Basis for Future Design

Jose Pareja Gomez, Lead VR Developer, Zaha Hadid VR Group
16.00 – 16.30

New Technologies in Visualization

Ondrej Tichy, Head of Visual Communication, Heatherwick Studio
16.30 – 18.00


Ukrainian View on the Latest Trends in Architecture Aleksandr Popov, Cofounder & CEO, Architect, Archimatika Dmytro Aranchii, Founder, Dmytro Aranchii Architects Sergiy Makhno, Founder, Sergey Makhno Architects
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How it was in 2018

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