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Time for renewal in architecture. Welcome to the Forum of Design and Architecture in Poznan!

20 of January '23

Knowledge, relations, business. These three elements make up the BUDMA International Trade Fair for Construction and Architecture, which will begin on January 31 this year in Poznań. Architecture & Business is the media patron of the event and the content patron of the accompanying Design and Architecture Forum.

Scheduled for the first days of February, the forum (1-2.02) is a space to discuss the latest trends in architecture, care for space and the role of architects and designers in shaping it. The keynote of this year's installment of the D&A Forum provokes discussions about the challenges we face today - Renewal. Consciously about energy.

On Thursday, February 2, as part of the aforementioned forum, a debate is scheduled on the most interesting spaces that have been created recently in Poland, guided by the idea of re-use, i.e. re-purposing (11:00, Poznań International Fair, pavilion 3A, stage). The meeting will be moderated by Malgorzata Tomczak, editor-in-chief of Architektura & Biznes monthly.

This trend, in the face of challenges related to climate change, economic and environmental crises, seems to be the most important in architectural practice, explains Malgorzata Tomczak.

partners of the event

partnerzy spotkania

For the debate and presentation of projects we invited:

Aleksandra Wasilkowska

Aleksandra Wasilkowska

architect, artist and stage designer, who represented Poland at the 12th International Architecture Biennale in Venice. Her projects have been exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Seoul Art Center in Korea, among others. Her work focuses on "shadow architecture" - bazaars throughout Poland (for example, the revitalization of the Bakalarska market in Warsaw or the construction of a bazaar in the municipality of Blonie), designs for public toilets, scenography, exhibitions and parks.

You can read the interview with the architect here.

Maciej Franta

Maciej Franta

founder of the Silesian architectural firm Franta Group Architects, which was listed as one of the best architects under 40 in 2022. The architect is the author of the award-winning Villa Reden in Chorzow and one of the originators of a class with an architectural profile in one of Chorzow's high schools. Currently, in cooperation with Robert Konieczny, he is developing a concept for the expansion of the iconic spa in Ustroń Zawodzie.

Maciej Franta was also a guest on the A&B series #NOWE TRENDS IN ARCHITECTURE, you can see the broadcast of the meeting here.

Lukasz Pancewicz

Łukasz Pancewicz

architect, urban planner and university lecturer, whose professional work focuses on combining revitalization with the implementation of participatory methods. In 2013-2016 he was the chief designer of the City Urban Planning Studio in Lodz. An expert of the National Institute for Spatial Policy and Housing, he worked on the implementation of a pilot revitalization program in Walbrzych and Lodz. In 2011-2012, he participated in a one-year internship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Lukasz Pancewicz is co-founder of A2P2 architecture&planning, which is dedicated to solving urban problems at all scales. We visited the office during the Architecture Open Studio Festival, you can find a recording of the meeting here.

You can find the program of the Design and Architecture Forum here, and be sure to check out the full program of the BUDMA International Construction and Architecture Fair [link].


Event partners at the Design and Architecture Forum at BUDMA are:

Ola Kloc

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