EVENT TOPICS 

Reconstructing cities after destruction

(from Dresden to Mariupol)

Development of small municipalities and influence of a new eco-industry

(new Volvo Zero-emission plant),

 

Strategies for technological & social development — CNIC
(Cassovia New Industry Claster)

EVENT PART 1 

TOUR
AROUND
MUNICIPALITIES

A short trip around local municipalities and meeting local activists and authorities raising up discussion about current development and its issues and perspectives in next decades.

starting 30th of October till 3rd of November

EVENT PART 2 

LECTURES
& DISCUSSION PANEL

The second part of the event will be lecture of speakers from next studios:

MVSA Architects (NL), ZAHA HADID (UK), Buro HAPPOLD (DE), HCPOST (DK), PWC (SK), J.CIGLER (CZ), BALBEK (UA), CNIC (SK)

Later guests and speakers of the event will have an opportunity to raise all exciting questions during discussion panel part.

SPEAKERS

DEDICATION.
EXPERTISE.
VISION.

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Lenka Petrakova
ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS

Lead Architect at Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) in London, Lenka is responsible for leading design proposals and investigating their feasibility following the technical requirements and planning regulations.

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Navid Hatefnia
Buro HAPPOLD

Climate Lead | Europe, Buro Happold, Berlin PhD candidate at Technical University of Munich (TUM)

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Slava Balbek
BALBEK Bureau

Slava Balbek is a Ukrainian architect and founder CEO of balbek bureau architecture and interior design studio. He is also the founder of propro furniture brand and creator of the SIDAA initiative aimed to make Ukrainian cities more comfortable for their inhabitants.
With an extensive portfolio featuring an office for a global IT company Grammarly in Kyiv, 906 World Cultural Center in San Francisco, and Darron marketing center in Qingdao, China, Slava and his team have won multiple international accolades such as Interior Design's Best of Year and Hospitality Design Awards.

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Roman Žitňanský
Metropolitan
Institute Bratislava

Roman Žitňanský is an architect and urban planner. He worked in Barcelona, ​​as an architect focused on public buildings projects. In 2012, he co-founded 2+2 ARCHITECTURE studio, where he won several awards at international architectural and urban planning competitions. In Slovakia, he collaborated with renowned architectural studios (Gut Gut, Vallo Sadovsky, Compass, Marko and placemakers) on interdisciplinary projects and competitions. He is laureate of the ARCH 2019 award. Since 2019, he has been working for the Metropolitan Institute of Bratislava as a director of the Public Spaces Department.

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Peter Serfözö
KSK

Head of Division of planning and environment department of Regional development of Košice self-governing region Peter Serfözö has a university degree in architecture and urbanism at Technical university in Košice and Politecnico di Milano. He has 10+ years of experience in designing investment projects, elaboration of zoning plans and their amendments. At the moment he works as head of Division of planning and environment department of Regional development of Košice self-governing region, working mostly on digitizing regional spatial planning and turning the form from forecasting to GIS analysis.

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Xiaochen Che
MVSA

Xiaochen Che (1987, China), project architect at MVSA in Amsterdam, licensed Dutch urbanist, is born in a city in the northwest of China. Master degree of Architecture at the TU Delft and specialized in Urbanism and urban regeneration. With academic background in urban planning and practical architectural knowledge learned from multiple Dutch practices, she has been developing herself into an all-round architect in the past 10 years while undertaking different projects, varying from large-scale urban studies to technical level of designing a façade detail.
Since 2016, Xiaochen Che works at MVSA. Highly experienced in complex architectural projects like mix-use urban development (Plesman Plaza, Amsterdam, NL), office campus design (Park 20|20, Hoofddorp, NL), office complex (Amstelvista, Amsterdam, NL), and
pioneering housing complex design (Hyde Park, Hoofddorp, NL)

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Huub de With
MVSA

Huub de With is driven architect on sustainable processes, who shows great involvement in every design.

As an architect, he has experiences with complex projects on various scales in which infrastructure,
technology, logistics and architecture are combined into a clear storyline. Involved from the first sketch until the last details, Huub characterizes his designs by a functional, sculptural and outspoken design.
On behalf of MVSA Architects, Huub is responsible for Berghaus Plaza where he is involved from the first sketch design in 2017 until present. The project has a total investment of 130 million euro’s and consists of a 60.000 m 2 mixed-used program of living, working, retail and underground parking area. Huub is conjunctly responsible for numerous utility and transformation projects such as the Escher Museum in The Hague, the transformation of the Prinsengracht Hospital in Amsterdam, the new head office for PVH (Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger) in Amsterdam, and large-scale residential construction in Amersfoort and Eindhoven.

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Hans Christian Post
HC POST

Independent Architectural film professional and experienced scholar with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry.

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Adam Knaze
PWC Slovakia

Senior Machine Learning & Data Analytics Consultant Responsible for the Computer Vision and Remote Sensing stream. Leading multiple projects centered around automated surface type mapping.

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Jana Jačišinová
KSK

After twenty years in the tourism, travel and hotel industry, Jana joined the team of Regional Development in KSK, where she is responsible for the strategy and development of regional tourism with a strong focus on sustainability.

On behalf of the Košice self-governing region, Jana is managing the  Initiative of the World Bank and the European Commission -- Catching Up Regions IV -  Component Tourism.

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Michiel Cornelissen
KODE 21

Award-winning designer with publications in Wired, Dezeen and several international books on design, whose creations have been for sale at MoMA and Tate Modern. After a career as a designer and creative director at Philips Design, he founded his own studio in 2010, working for clients such as Bose, Frog and Ultimaker. The looming climate crisis was his motivation to, with co-founder Ceren Bagatar, transition his studio to Kode21, a pioneering consultancy that is primarily focused on using climate solutions as a starting point for design, innovation and strategy.

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Pavol Miskovsky
CNIC

Founder & Chairman of the Board of directors of the Cassovia New Industry Cluster, Founder & Head of the Technology and Innovation Park - UPJS and Founder & CTO of the SAFTRA photonics Ltd., specialist in biophysics, biophotonics and nanotechnologies.

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Boris Vološin
JAKUB CIGLER Architects

From 2001 until now, he has been working at Jakub Cigler Architekti, a.s. He currently holds the position of chief architect on selected projects. Among the most important realizations in which he was a co-author to a significant extent are the area "The Park" and the building "Florentinum" in Prague, the administrative-commercial complex "Comcity" 

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Osamu Okamura
TU Liberec CZ

Osamu Okamura is an architect, a Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Architecture at the Technical University of Liberec, and a member of the Prague City Council Committee for Art in Public Spaces. He served as a member of the Committee for Development of Urbanism, Architecture and Public Spaces of the Prague 7 District Council and worked as a juror in numerous architecture and urbanism competitions, including Kosice Airport Logistic Park Development Plan, Prague Airport Development Plan, Papirove Square in Liberec Development Plan, New Praha Rohan Elementary School etc. He curated the Shared Cities: Creative Momentum project, and directed a programme of reSITE, an international festival and conference on more liveable cities. His book City for Everyone: A Manual of Urbanism for Beginners, published by Labyrint and illustrated by David Böhm and Jiří Franta, was awarded the DAM Architectural Book Award 2022 and the Bologna Ragazzi: New Horizons 2021 award. Okamura was nominated as the 2014 New Europe 100 outstanding challenger from Central and Eastern Europe by Res Publica with Google and the Visegrad Fund in cooperation with the Financial Times.

SCHEDULE

DAY 1st

09:40—09:55
MODERATOR

WELCOMING SPEECH AND
INTRO OF THE UU2022

10:00—11:00
LENKA PETRAKOVA
ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS

New design tools and their impact on architectural design and its sustainability

11:10—12:10
NAVID HATEFNIA
Buro HAPPOLD

People-Oriented Attitude Make great places by focusing on Human Comfort

13:00—13:25
PAVOL MISKOVSKY
CNIC

New Industrial Cluster in Kosice

13:30—14:30
HANS CHRISTIAN POST
HCPOST

What to do with the story?
Reconstruction experience of Dresden

14:40—15:40
SLAVA BALBEK
BALBEK Buro

RE:Ukraine
Housing. Monuments.Villages

15:50—16:50
BORIS VOLOŠIN
Jakub Cigler Architects

Topic

 11:00—11:10 / BREAK                               
 12:10—13:00 / LUNCH                               
 13:25—13:30 / BREAK                               
 14:30—14:40 / BREAK                               
 15:40—15:50 / BREAK                               

DAY 2nd

09:50—09:55
MODERATOR

OPENING OF 2nd DAY

10:00—11:00
XIAOCHEN CHE
HUUB de WITH
MVSA Architects

Minimal change, maximal impact Harmony between public-private Unifying with the city

11:10—12:10
OSAMU OKAMURA
TU Liberec

Košice: A City for Everyone. A Beginner’s Guide to Urbanism

13:00—13:25
Kosicky Samospravny
Kraj

Consideration of needs and requirements of regions at preliminary stage of design. Tourism

13:30—14:30
MICHIEL CORNELISSEN
Kode21

Climate Imagination
Climate Solutions

14:40—15:40
ADAM KNAZE
PwC Slovakia

Combining Artifi cial Intelligence and Satellite Imagery to enablesmarter urbanism

15:50—16:50
ROMAN ZITNANSKY Metropolitan Institute of Bratislava

Strategies, policies and theirimplementation in the city ofBratislava

16:50—17:10
MODERATOR

OFFICIAL CLOSING OF THE UU2022

 11:00—11:10 / BREAK                               
 12:10—13:00 / LUNCH                               
 13:25—13:30 / BREAK                               
 14:30—14:40 / BREAK                               
 15:40—15:50 / BREAK                               
Venue

EASTERN SLOVAK MUSEUM

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