Materiality principle and sustainable development
In all areas of action and at every level of the project, the usage aspect is the prime concern of AREP staff. The finality is supporting people in their everyday lives.
Thought processes are rooted in reality: history, geography and social life all define a site and a time in which projects are rooted.
This context-led approach aligns with current environmental quality and sustainable development issues which assume extreme concern for the physical and sociological context of a programme.
The quest for identity
In a single impulse, the design approach reveals the identity of the project by asserting its existence within a territory, a society or human group at given time. The function and identity of a place are mutually self-sustaining, while the attention focused on users and the search for meaning are inseparable.