Bogdan Zaha, Robert Konieczny, Przemo Łukasik, Zbigniew Maćków and Álvaro Leite Siza Vieira - they are united not only by their common profession and numerous successes. Recognized in Poland and around the world, the architects are also the speakers of the groundbreaking "Future Builders" project. The initiative of ALUPROF SA, one of the European leaders in the aluminum joinery industry, is intended to change the construction of the future, so that our and future generations can live in a better world.
"Future Builders" is a modern platform designed to provide a space for substantive discussions and exchange of materials on development prospects, new technologies or trends. The virtual space will also unite young students of the industry, experienced architects and designers, construction industry specialists and architecture enthusiasts. Participants - through the site - will be able to connect to a modern online studio, where meetings with invited guests and discussions about the future of construction will take place.
The first of the series of meetings, hosted by Dr. Piotr Żabicki, architect and editor-in-chief of the magazine Zawód:Architekt, is scheduled for September 2, and its guest will be Bogdan Zaha of Zaha Hadid Architects, a scientist and lecturer. His designs have been used as the basis for such buildings as a futuristic art center in Abu Dhabi, a new airport building in Beijing and Terminal 6 for London's Heathrow International Airport. His specialty is parametric modeling and advanced geometric design methodologies, and these, among others, will be addressed during the talk.
"Future Builders" participants will also have the opportunity on September 16 to learn Robert Konieczny 's perspective on architecture and the future of construction. Designed by the head of the KWK Promes office, the National Museum - Breakthroughs Dialogue Center in Szczecin is the first ever Polish building to be recognized as the World's Best Building in the international World Architecture Festival competition. The project also won recognition in the European Prize of Urban Public Space competition, winning the title of Best Public Space in Europe. Robert Konieczny is also a recipient of the Minister of Culture Award for Outstanding Achievements in Architecture and an independent expert of the Mies van der Rohe Foundation.
On September 23, the "Future Builders" studio will host Przemo Lukasik, who together with Lukasz Zagala founded the Medusa Group architectural studio. Among other projects, he is the author of the German Embassy in Warsaw, the Council of Europe Square, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Toruń and the .KTW office building complex under construction in Katowice. The second of the complex's skyscrapers is the new tallest building in the capital of the Silesian province.
The speaker at "Future Builders" is also Zbigniew Maćków - a graduate of the Faculty of Architecture at the Wrocław University of Technology and Kingston University School of Architecture in London, a member of SARP, the Lower Silesian Regional Chamber of Architecture, where he serves as its chairman, and the Urban Planning and Architectural Commission of the Mayor of Wrocław. He runs the Maćków Pracownia Projektowa office, which is responsible for such projects as the Renoma Department Store Redevelopment, Green Day and Green2Day, the Main Building of the Lower Silesian University, Thespian, Dubois 41 Office Building, Silver Tower Center. The conversation with Zbigniew Maćkow will take place on October 7.
The series of talks with renowned architects will conclude on October 14 with a meeting with Álvaro Leite Siza Vieira. Winner of numerous awards and nominations, he contributes to publications in the world's most important architectural magazines, film, documentary and television productions. He is also a speaker at international conferences. The list of buildings he has designed includes Casa Tolo in Alvite, the Museu da Agua and Museu do Vinho for the Cartaxo City Council, the Manuel Cargaleiro Foundation Museum Center in Vila Velha de Ródão, the Ginkgo Gallery Contemporary Art in Porto, and the Centro de Actividades Artísticas e Culturais Multi-disciplinares Fez in Porto. The architect's credits also include the design of the Malagueira residential complex in Évora, Portugal, where 1,200 homes were built on 27 hectares.
The series of five meetings, as well as the conclusions of the discussions with "Future Builders" participants, will be summarized in a special complementary edition of the AluBook trend album. In addition, the platform will be used to continue discussions on modern solutions, green building and the directions of urban development. As ALUPROF SA emphasizes, the "Future Builders" platform is aimed at everyone interested in promoting environmentally friendly architecture.
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