Copenhagen, Dk
June 25, 2020
The doors open at 10:00 AM

About Trends & Traditions®

The theme: Mixed Use

The theme of Trends & Traditions 2020 is Mixed Use.

We will be spotlighting ways for designing better products, services and construction projects to meet the varying needs of more users.

The concepts of co-working and co-living are gaining ground. We want surroundings where we can be physically social. At the same time, we want to minimize our environmental footprint – for instance by optimizing how we use both buildings and furnishings.

We demand more from the products and facilities that we use and surround ourselves with.

Trends & Traditions 2020


Event program

Get the full overview of the days program here

Ane Cortzen

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM

  15 minutes
  Main Stage
Introduction to the day’s theme, Mixed Use, by the day’s host, Ane Cortzen – Journalist, TV host and Architect.
Stephen D. Willacy and Camilla Van Deurs.

10:45 AM – 11:30 AM

  45 minutes
  Main Stage
What should tomorrow’s cities offer? How should we build and design spaces, buildings and facilities to be sustainable and multi-purpose? Introduction and input to the debate on attitudes about and visions for Denmark’s two largest cities by Camilla Van Deurs, municipal architect, City of Copenhagen, and Stephen D. Willacy, municipal architect, City of Aarhus.
Carsten Dahl, Eva Hjelms and Niels Eje.

11:35 AM – 12:05 AM

  30 minutes
  Silent Stage
Culture on prescription? Culture shouldn’t be reserved for museum- or theatergoers. It should be incorporated into schools, the health care system and workplaces, where it can broaden horizons and help improve quality of life. Listen to the perspectives and experiences of Niels Eje, composer, Eva Hjelms, project manager at Kulturmetropolen, and Carsten Dahl, pianist and visual artist.
Kai-Uwe Bergmann

11:45 AM – 12:15 AM (English)

  30 minutes
  Main Stage
Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG’s Architecture and Design Looking Toward 2030 – Innovation Brings Expectations. Kai-Uwe Bergmann, architect, senior partner and head of BIG’s business development department, shares the renowned architectural firm’s perspectives on tomorrow’s architecture and design. Kai-Uwe is currently working on a large-scale climate-proofing project on the Manhattan waterfront, and teaches at the University of Pennsylvania and Virginia.
Rikke Skytte, Louise Byg Kongsholm and Linda Steen

12:30 AM – 01:00 PM

  30 minutes
  Main Stage
Future Design and Trends. From 2020 onward, we expect to see significant changes in the interior and design sectors. Sustainability and mixed use will become mainstream, and the technology will be refined. But what should we expect – and why? Gain new insights from Rikke Skytte, future and trend forecaster, Linda Steen, one of Norway’s leading interior designers and TV host from Scenario Interiørarkitekter and Louise Byg Kongsholm, CEO of pej gruppen.
Michael Birn and Johanne Mose.

01:00 PM – 01:45 PM

  45 minutes
  Silent Stage
We should be quantifying the value of architecture and design – but why? How do architecture and design add value for the client? Architecture, design and buildings need to be put to optimal use in order to maximize the value for the users as well as the value of the “product”. Listen to Johanne Mose, anthropologist and head of documentation at Aart Architecture and Michael Birn, Director of Commercial Business & Digital Development at HOLMRIS B8.
Signe Bindslev Henriksen og Peter Bundgaard Rützou

01:15 PM – 01:45 PM

  30 minuts
  Main Stage
What is “the Nordic DNA” capable of globally? Space Copenhagen is one of Denmark’s most successful and international design studios. They work with international interior and design projects – from large hotel projects in New York and London to high end Michelin restaurants and furniture collections for leading Nordic restaurants and design brands. Meet the owners Signe Bindslev Henriksen and Peter Bundgaard Rützou in a dialogue with Ane Cortzen about the Nordic DNA, internationalization, and “Mixed Use” design.
Steffen Max Høgh

02:00 PM – 02:30 PM

  30 minutes
  Main Stage
How can the furniture sector become 100% sustainable? HOLMRIS B8’s CSR Manager and host of the “Sustainable Business” podcast, Steffen Max Høgh, presents his take on how the green profile and mixed-use approach can become competitive parameters that have a positive impact on your bottom line.
Maren Buchwaldt, Inge Fjordside and Charlotte Jakobsen Szøts.

02:30 PM – 03:00 PM

  30 minutes
  Silent Stage
The Future’s Residences for Elderly are Being Built Now – and They are Definitely Different. How do we in future make residences for the elderly generation socially sustainable with a focus on health, equality, community and diversity? Meet Maren Buchwaldt from SpaceInnovators, Inge Fjordside, nursing home director, and not least Charlotte Jakobsen Szøts, principal architect at the social housing association KAB.
Philip Tidd & Lene Becker

02:45 PM – 03:30 PM (English)

  45 minutes
  Main Stage
How can the world’s largest architectural firm change the world? The world’s largest architectural firm, Gensler, with 6,000 employees and 24 offices, is setting the global agenda for the cities, design, interior design, upcycling and optimal mixed-use architecture of the future. Philip Tidd, CEO and Head of Consulting, Gensler Europe, will talk about trends and experiences, while Lene Becker, Space Commander, Laika Rumdesign (representing Gensler in Scandinavia), talk about spaces that are good for your brain.
Guy Smith and Paulette Christoffersen.

03:45 PM – 04:15 PM

  30 minutes
  Main Stage
Why mix business with pleasure – does it work? How do we combine the workplace with social interaction and hobbies? How do we quantify that interaction and create the best conditions for it to thrive? This is a panel debate on attitudes toward and takes on this issue between Guy Smith, Regional Director of the world’s largest provider of co-working spaces, WEWORK, and Paulette Christoffersen, partner at PLH Architects.
Emilia Van Hauen

04:30 PM – 05:00 PM

  30 minutes
  Main Stage
How do you attract, retain and manage Generations Y & Z? We’re in the midst of significant generational change, and the younger generations have a different understanding of what it means to work and what they want out of it. Emilia Van Hauen, cultural sociologist, introduces you to what drives the younger generations and provides specific tools to help you create an organization where all generations thrive.
Meet & Greet
Danish ‘hygge,’ and lounge music.

06:00 PM – 11:00 PM

  5 hours
We have created a space, where professionals can meet and interact across professional boundaries. A space where architects, interior designers, scenographers, purchasers, furniture designers and manufacturers can meet, discuss and form new relationships. A space where networking and knowledge-sharing blends together.

Get in contact

We’re always ready to help and answer any questions you might have.

Arne Jørgensen
+45 28 11 60 37

Jan Meyer Holmer
+45 40 30 64 07

Press: Thomas Wiberg
+45 28 11 60 58

  • DATE

    June 25, 2020

    Copenhagen, Dk

    +140 brands

    Lots of speakers