«Architecture’s debt to the city» is a conference by Louisa Hutton. Hutton, the chair of the judging panel for the International FAD Awards for Architecture and Interior Design, is a partner of Sauerbruch Hutton, an international architecture, urbanism and design practice founded in 1989 and comprising around 90 architects, designers, engineers and modellists. Based in Berlin, their projects place the focus on enjoying the sensuality of the space and the material as well as on the dominance of technology and the intelligent use of existing resources of all kinds.
Two of their most recognizable projects are the Brandhorst Museum of Munich and the Dessau Federal Environment Agency, the latter a touchstone building for sustainable office design. They have won numerous prizes for their projects, prominent among them the Silver Medal at the International Prize for Sustainable Architecture, the RIBA Award on different occasions and several selections and nominations for the Mies Van der Rohe Prize.