UIA President: “UIA President: “coronavirus will affect how we design and manage space”

When the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus pandemic, the President of the International Union of Architects (UIA) US citizen Thomas Vonier was in the eye of the hurricane, in Seoul, South Korea – one of the countries that was most severely affected at the start of this crisis. In this exclusive interview, he talks about the UIA COVID-19 Information Hub initiative, recalling the roles played by architects in other humanitarian crises. He also comments on possible changes looming over the work of architects, and describes how the South Koreans acted rapidly to contain COVID-19. Is this the first

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