Nicolai Riise constantly works towards sustainability – economically, socially and environmentally. As CEO of Mad arkitekter, he designs full scale re-use projects – thereby challenging established truths and pushing towards a green shift, which will completely change the way, we think about building and developing cities.
At UFGC Nicolai will be talking about his Recipe for Future Living in Oslo, which won him the C40 International Reinventing Cities competition. The project takes the construction industry’s enormous waste problem and turns it into an invaluable and unique resource, with the project basing itself entirely on circular economy, the use of sustainable resources and reuse. Furthermore, it will incorporate social entrepreneurship initiatives to give less fortunate people a new chance. When it comes to proving that full-scale urban development projects can be functional and sustainable, for Nicolai the sky´s the limit.