The Class of 2020 is a think tank for the future of living, learning and working in university cities. We were asked to write an article for their annual trend report about our vision on hybrid urban space.
The Class Trend Report 2020 highlights global trends in investment, design and operations, offering curated articles and industry data. Our article, titled Four-Dimensional City, describes the frontier in urban development of utilising space that is temporarily unused — not for years, but for hours. Can we turn empty restaurants into co-working spaces during daytime? Can we sleep in office buildings outside office hours? And why not turn university lecture halls into a cinema at night?