A ceremony to announce the results of the PUM: Users' and Residents' Space competition will be held on December 16 at 6:00 pm at the CDT Central Technology House at 50 Krucza Street in Warsaw.
PUM is a competition organized by PFR Real Estate and aimed at people who have dedicated their research thesis to the broadly defined issue of housing.
What is PUM?
The acronym PUM, which is used in architecture, stands for residential floor space and means the sum of the usable area measured along the inner contour of the apartment's walls. Investors are eager to choose such plots of land where it is possible to construct buildings with as many apartments as possible, so that the PUM of a housing development is as high as possible.
However, as the organizers of the competition emphasize, residential architecture is not only about square meters and the profits that flow from them. They asked the contestants questions about how to measure the architectural, urban and social quality of a housing development? What other criteria determine that a place is simply good to live in? How to ensure the sustainability of settlements and buildings, and with it, entire communities?
The competition was open to master's or doctoral theses of students and graduates of all majors, devoted to issues in the broad field of housing. The winner or winner of the competition will publish a book in cooperation with the publishing house Bęc Zmiana Foundation.
During the results announcement ceremony, there will be not only the presentation of awards, but also a debate summarizing the competition by members of the Competition Chapter, consisting of: Zbigniew Maćków, Professor Marek Bryx, Waldemar Siemiński, Bogna Świątkowska, president of the Bęc Zmiana Foundation, Karolina Tulkowska-Słyk, Agata Twardoch, PFRN board advisor Joanna Erbel and PFRN board president Mirosław Barszcz.