Future is now is the title of the forum that Sir Norman Foster starred last Thursday, June 1st, at Teatro Real in Madrid, on the occasion of the presentation of his Foundation, located in a historical building of the capital center renewed with the latest architectural trends and for which Carbures made a complex composite cover of 172 square meters.
Our CEO, Borja Martínez-Laredo, was invited to the forum and heard Norman Foster say that the future is now and it comes from new technologies. Foster referred, fundamentally, to the cities of the future and gave data: in 2050, more than 70 percent of the world population will live in cities. Speaking of pollution, he said that cities are the problem as major polluters (chimneys, cars, etc.), but they must also be the solution. Since the 1960s, he has built sustainable cities and proposed the construction of buildings that take advantage of the water resources of the rain and the sun to generate electricity and the creation of green spaces to reduce, through photosynthesis, CO2 emissions. His aim is to create more humane, less polluted, more sustainable cities. It is his vision of the world and his contribution to make it a reality. [...]