“By highlighting and targeting the special characteristics of different areas we can better answer the needs and desires of different residents.”

 

CASE Suburb 2100 – The Future of Housing

There will be a moment in future when the significance of physical location disappears. The most important personal information will be saved in a cloud. People work mostly remotely. There will be a comprehensive service infrastructure that delivers for example special diet foods and medications to the right place at the right time. Service housing becomes more common as people find the hidden opportunities for a better life behind communities and joint ownership. Robot cars enable safe travel anywhere, anytime – regardless of mobility difficulties or age. Social needs become the number one concern as the amount of free time increases, commuting decreases and people seek a better, more comfortable life. In addition, people’s innate gregariousness drives them to more close-knit groups and tribes. Lifestyles, friends and leisure activities form the new holy trinity. In the future, people move from ‘suburb’ to another as they move from one phase of life to another. The suburbs have their own attractive brands based principally on their distinctive identities. Different functions, people and ideologies of different suburbs attract new residents, visitors and tourists. Living in suburbs is short-term, for example from two weeks to few years.

TYPE

Future vision

YEAR

2016

EXTENT

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LOCATION

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CLIENT

City of Helsinki (Urban environment division)

COLLABORATION



Nordic Works, Finland Futures Research Centre (University of Turku)

TEAM

Olli Metso, Tiina Antinoja, Aleksi Rastas, Tuulikki Tanska

Category
brand, complementary construction, housing, inquiry, research, tourism