MIPIM 2024: Navigating Real Estate’s Evolving Landscape

MIPIM, the International Market of Real Estate Professionals, once again proved its significance as a global urban festival, bringing together investors, politicians, and industry leaders from over 90 countries in Cannes, France. Amidst geopolitical, environmental, and socio-economic uncertainty, the event showcased a multitude of opportunities and solutions for the challenges facing the built environment.

Our team’s experience at MIPIM was nothing short of enlightening. Engaging with professionals from diverse backgrounds and expertise levels, ranging from experienced veterans to emerging talents, provided us with a holistic view of the real estate landscape.

Networking events and social gatherings provided valuable opportunities for connecting with industry peers. Engaging in casual conversations over drinks allowed us to share insights and ideas, paving the way for potential future collaborations and partnerships.

MIPIM also shed light on emerging trends and focal points within the real estate sector. Discussions revolved around key themes such as life sciences, housing, and renewable energy, underscoring the industry’s commitment to innovation and sustainability.

The event’s focus on sustainability was particularly noteworthy, with discussions centred on urgent climate action and the built environment’s pivotal role in the green transition. Political leaders emphasised the importance of collective efforts in tackling climate change and fostering sustainable development, setting the tone for proactive initiatives within the real estate industry.

As we reflect on our time at MIPIM, we are invigorated by the wealth of insights gained and the connections forged. The event served as a catalyst for inspiration and collaboration, fuelling our enthusiasm for future endeavours in the dynamic realm of real estate.

Overall, MIPIM 2024 was a testament to the resilience and adaptability of the global real estate community, showcasing its ability to navigate uncertainty and seize opportunities for growth and innovation. Looking ahead, we eagerly anticipate applying the knowledge and connections garnered at MIPIM to drive positive change and shape the future of the built environment.

MIPIM returns to the Palais des Festivals in Cannes on March 10-14, 2025, and we are already counting down the days until we can once again immerse ourselves in this unparalleled gathering of industry visionaries and innovators.

Scene Architects Takes on Dragon Boat Racing for CRASH

We’re thrilled to announce that we at Scene Architects are gearing up for an exciting challenge with a charitable twist. We’re diving headfirst into the upcoming CRASH Dragon Boat race, set to take place on Thursday, 23rd May 2024, at the Surrey Docks Fitness & Water Sports Centre, located on Rope Street in London.

As a team, we’re thrilled to be paddling our way towards making a positive impact in support of CRASH, an incredible charity dedicated to assisting homelessness and hospice projects across the UK.

Join us as we take on the exhilarating waters of the Dragon Boat race, showcasing our commitment to giving back to our community. Spectators are warmly invited to join us at the event, cheering us on and experiencing the excitement firsthand.

Every contribution, no matter how big or small, will make a significant difference in our mission to support CRASH’s vital work. By donating securely through the provided link or sharing our initiative with your network, you actively participate in this noble cause alongside us.

As the race day approaches, the anticipation builds. We invite you to join us on this remarkable journey, uniting in the spirit of generosity and compassion. Together, let’s make waves of change and demonstrate the power of community support.

Join us and countless others as we embark on this extraordinary adventure. Together, let’s make a meaningful difference—one stroke at a time.

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We have evolved

In August 2022, DAP Architecture merged with Emptage Architects and became Scene Architects.

Scene Architects burst into life with a bold visual brand and standout website. We also threw an unforgettable launch party to celebrate our evolution. If you’re wondering what these changes mean, or how and why they came about, here’s our story:  

A change of scene

DAP Architecture was already a respected studio and a known specialist for residential projects. We were evolving, and our company culture and ambition had changed over time. In short, we were poised for growth.

When DAP had the opportunity to collaborate with Emptage Architects, everything fell into place. A merger offered us greater diversity of projects and the chance to specialise in other sectors such as commercial, leisure, and education.

This was a unique opportunity, and we took it. Rebranding meant we could mark this turning point, clarify our values and direction, and ensure our visual image reflected the unstoppable creative energy of the studio.

The name – chosen by our team – is far more than just a change of logo. Scene Architects represents the creativity, innovation, and collaboration we work towards every single day.

New on the scene

So, who and what is SCENE? The good news is the quality of work, team and directors remain the same – with the addition of Peter Emptage.

Clients will still enjoy the highest standards of work from a team who always go that extra mile. Our new visuals say it all – we’re an energised company, run by creative collaboration, with room to grow.

SCENE is our team, and with that in mind we’ll be encouraging everyone to flourish and bring their best, individual selves to the office every day. We’ll also be looking for architects of the future through our apprenticeship scheme, and actively recruiting new team members as we grow.

We’ll continue to use the latest digital and interactive tools, offering experiential, tactile encounters that spark the public’s imagination. You can read more about our resources here.

Arriving on the scene

On August 24th 2022, we were incredibly excited to share our growth story and new brand with over 200 people, made up of partners, colleagues, clients, team members, and friends, at our launch party. In the stunning grounds of Baddow Park House, amongst wine and canapés, fire-breathers and dancers, guests enjoyed a peek into what they can expect from us in the future:

  • Innovation: we showcased the best of our 3D modelling, touchscreen consultation tools, and the much talked about immersion room – where floor-to-ceiling stretch screens and projectors offered a fully immersive, 3D, fly-through experience of a site.
  • Growth: The directors’ speeches and brand video highlighted our desire to continually grow and improve, building networks, exploring tech developments, and seeking out new sectors.
  • Exceeding expectations: It’s no coincidence that guests had every detail of the event taken care of by us, from a delicious spread and jaw-dropping entertainment, right up to their taxi home. We always aim to go further for our clients.

It was an outstanding night, unforgettable. Every detail had clearly been thought out with such care. The new brand is incredible, really energetic, and the immersion room was an impressive addition to the night. It will be a pleasure to continue working with Scene Architects in the future and we look forward to maintaining our flourishing partnershipJamie Braha, Landvest.

What’s next?

As you can see, we haven’t lost our love of spending time with our clients and the desire to throw a good party! You can look forward to more social events and get-togethers in the near future, as well as being able to reach us in all the usual ways.

We’ll be expanding into other sectors, testing and rolling out the latest innovative tech, whether software or hardware, and seeking out the best ways to relay consultation narratives to the general public, staying abreast of new trends and legislations along the way.

We’re deeply proud and thrilled with SCENE’s new visual identity – for us, it says everything about where we’re heading – towards further creativity, growth, innovation, and quality.

Get on the scene with us

From the whole team at Scene Architects, we’d like to sincerely thank everyone who has shown us their support during the launch.

If you’re as excited as we are about the birth of Scene Architects, drop us a line and tell us what you think of the new brand, or let us know if you’ve got any questions: hello@scenearchitects.co.uk

We look forward to collaborating with you soon.

The Scene Architects’ Team