Human nature at its core is fickle. People change, and their needs, ways of living, interacting and working constantly shift. How then can we construct buildings that bend and adapt to ever-evolving needs and changes that are not always easy to predict?
Reversibility in real estate is the ability to transform buildings in a way that doesn’t involve pulling down structures and starting from scratch. Instead, buildings can be built to shape shift over time.
Thinking of real estate projects in this way ultimately means optimising each square metre and creating places that everyone can enjoy, and that stand the test of time. This capitalises on the environmental and social value of a building and cements its roots in a city that must now open itself up wider to new exchanges, protect itself against
what the future might hold and harness the power of each and every space within it.
In this episode of Real Catch Up, Séverine Chapus, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Property Development (Commercial & Residential) in charge of Development explains why we must think about office real estate in the same way as the world of distribution and consumption. Square metres must be useful and fight back against their obsolescence.