CNN ‘Ones to Watch’ shines a light on up-and-coming creative talent set to be the next big names in culture and the arts. Next month, the show looks at the next big names in architecture.

From the temples of ancient Greece to the jagged skylines of Dubai, every structure on the planet was conceived by a creative mind – an architect. Today’s architects are battling to balance the desire for aesthetic with the need to live sustainably. Growing populations and fragile environments are changing the way people design.

January’s episode of ‘Ones to Watch’ features international architect David Adjaye, the man behind the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in the U.S. Adjaye selects Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia, shortlisted for Building of the Year 2014 at the World Architecture Forum as ‘one to watch’. Nghia is adamant about using raw materials from his home country like bamboo to build homes for the people who live there. Adjaye also recommends Kunle Adeyemi, a remarkable Nigerian architect, who uses architectural ingenuity to tackle problems of building in his country’s waterfront cities.

The show also hears from Daniel Libeskind, the world-renowned New York-based architect who was chosen as master planner of the World Trade Center redevelopment after 9/11. Libeskind takes viewers on a tour of his latest building, the Centre De Congres in the Belgian city of Mons.

Adjaye and Libeskind both share their views on architecture today and their belief that the focus of architecture in the future will be less towards large iconic ‘cathedrals’ and more on the needs of environment, sustainability and security.

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