Whether hosted by historic or modern buildings, public institutions are nowadays a significant part of our day-to-day life. Their civic purposes and their emblematic architecture have redefined their place in our urban context.
Social, economic and cultural changes have always influenced the place of institutions in society, prompting new challenges for architecture. Now cultivating openness, approachability, interactivity, modern institutions are shaping new trends, creating new standards and expectations. Today’s challenge is bringing old buildings up to code, while respecting stringent local building regulations and reconciling courageous ideas with limited budgets.
Rising unique and innovative buildings requires more than good planning and execution; it calls for a superior understanding of the evolution of public institutions.
Because we comprehend the role of modern institutions, we are able to support the architects’ mission to encourage the sense of commonwealth, civic advancement, and mutual aid.