Serving the Global Real Estate Industry Since 1951

Welcome to FIABCI Start the experience
3 rue de l’Arrivée - 75015 Paris, France +33 1 45 38 26 35
73rd FIABCI World Real Estate Congress in Miami Saudi Arabia to host 42nd FIABCI Global Leadership Summit Reminder: Call for Applications open until 10 May Improving 1000 Cities, 1 Billion Lives by 2030 FIABCI and 2000WSCA sign cooperation agreement 73rd FIABCI World Real Estate Congress General Assembly 2023 FIABCI-Taiwan Real Estate Excellence Awards 2023 FIABCI Trade Mission to Jakarta 29° Master Real Estate Award
Back to news room Architecture Post COVID-19

Architecture Post COVID-19

Christine Leconte, Architect, Council of State, Outgoing President of the Council of the Order of Architects of Ile-de-France and candidate for the presidency of the National Order, was the guest speaker of this month's edition of the FIABCI-France Business Networking event.

Arch. Leconte urged for a new urban model built with the concern for the happiness of its inhabitants at its core, following the current health crisis: Contrary to the conception of a city that separates functions and limits exchanges between inhabitants, with commutes between home and work, places of consumption, and leisure facilities, we need a city that combines these functions and leads the way in terms of to biobased materials, produced locally, without neglecting off-site, which can lower construction costs.

A modernized and repaired city, more than a city to rebuild itself: "we do not measure the environmental nuisances and losses linked to demolition, and renovation know-how is now at the highest level.", Christine Leconte said.

The requirement of "land frugality" will also force a number of cities to densify, and the rise of the existing buildings now constitutes a credible way to spare territory. We also see that households aspire to less concentration and look away towards medium-sized towns and rural communities.

Arch. Leconte also attests that the era of "architectural arrogance" is over, as young architects no longer define themselves as demiurges of the city but as actors when it comes to the households' wellbeing.

FIABCI-France's traditional business networking event went virtual on Tuesday, April 6. The topic was "Architecture Post COVID-19", and the session focused on post-pandemic cities, construction methods, and materials, as well as economic models.

For more upcoming events, please visit our Global Calendar at

Actualities you might be interested in

Walkable London

Apr 09, 2021


Apr 09, 2021


FIABCI members are located in all continents and represent 40 professions of the real estate industry.

Access member search

today you can become a member.

Join Fiabci

Unlock new business opportunities to reach your full potential while sharing and inspiring best practices with like-minded professionals. If you are interested in becoming a member of the most representative real estate organization in the world, please click on “Join FIABCI” to start the pre-registration process. Once the first step is fulfilled successfully, the respective Chapter (National Federation) will contact you to provide necessary documentation and admission requirements, including the membership fee structure.