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CAADRIA 2022 - Post Carbon - Keynote Panel Discussion 1

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CAADRIA 2022 - Post Carbon

Keynote Roundtable 1
Computational to Sustainable Computational

Please join us for this free panel discussion of CAADRIA 2022.

While Digital Architecture has successfully entered architecture and the built environment worldwide, how can we now approach a digital sustainable architecture? Twenty years ago, an Australian Research Council  funded research into ‘Delivering Digital Architecture’ in Australia. Led by Prof. Mark Burry and Prof. Mike Xie, the research focus at the time centred around the observation that “design, documentation, and off site prefabrication of numerous recent major international architectural projects, were achieved with evolving integrated 3D digital methods”. It pointed out that, at the time “local understanding and uptake of the opportunities is still very low [In Australia]”, and that joining these opportunities could result in “a huge cultural dividend to Australia from greater affordable freedom of architectural expression”. While it is arguable if digital architecture has been already fully delivered in Australia and the cultural dividend could have been cashed in, this discussion wants to focus on the future as a post carbon future. Thus it discusses with experts who aimed to deliver digital architecture at the time on how a digital sustainable architecture can be delivered over the next decade to meet 2030 carbon reduction goals. 

This discussion will set the scene for the conference as it reflects and unpacks, after a short overview of “we delivered digital architecture in Australia”, current motivations, barriers and opportunities to a digital sustainable architecture. Focus in this online forum will holistically discuss research to education to practice with a national and international perspective. 


  • Prof Mark Burry (Swinburne, Melbourne, Australia)
  • Prof Mike Xie (RMIT, Melbourne, Australia)
  • Prof Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen (CITA, Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Prof Philip Yuan (Tongji, Shanghai, China) 
  • Prof Areti Markopoulou (IAAC, Barcelona, Spain)
  • Louise Wotton (Regional Computational Design Lead NZ Aurecon, Wellington) 

Prof Michael Ostwald (UNSW, Sydney, Australia)

For more information please visit the conference website.

Conference organisers: University of Technology SydneyUNSWUniversity of Sydney

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