Arthur Aw

The Diagrams of Workspace Neighbourhood - Hidden Patterns and New Relationships of Innovation Environments

Supervisors: Lawrence Barth, Jorge Fiori

There is a transformation in the concept of developing innovation environments that reflects the shift in its intrinsic reasoning from economic to urban. Thus, this thesis proposes the new concept of the workspace neighbourhood as a strategic enabler for the architecture of a new generation of innovation environments; it is at once diagrammatic and typological, and is not only economically motivated by the innovation activities of the industry clusters, but also socially and culturally inspired by the daily life of the innovation communities. Workspace Neighbourhood places the strategic roles of architecture right at the intersection of real estate and urban traditions, and it establishes the key idea of a workspace centric urban neighbourhood as the cornerstone of developing a new generation of innovation environments. PhD completed 2016.