Webinar #07WTA

Architecture in a post-pandemic era

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    Transforming the world through architecture | Live on 19th May 2020 | Pre-event SHARE Budapest 2020 Forum

    • Lectures: "Back to the Future", "Budapest Post Panademic", "Forward to Remote Past Times", "Versatile Handles - Exceeding Expectations", "Equitable Planning and Design; A New Process and Toolbox”

    • Reynaers Aluminium tackles the challenges in relation to the recent pandemic

Special guest speaker

Founder and Principal @ Ross Barney Architects - USA


Carol Ross Barney, FAIA, has been in the vanguard of civic space design since founding Ross Barney Architects in 1981. With a career that spans over 40 years, Carol has made significant contributions to the built environment, the profession, and architectural education. As an architect, urbanist, mentor, and educator, she has relentlessly advocated that excellent design is a right, not a privilege. Carol’s work has been honored with over 100 major design awards, including six national American Institute of Architects Institute Honor Awards, over 40 AIA Chicago Awards, two AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten Project Awards, and the AIA Chicago Lifetime Achievement Award, the AIA Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture and the AIA Illinois Gold Medal, all for a distinguished body of work.

Guest Speakers

Founder @ Menis Arquitectos - SPAIN

Fernando MENIS

Winner on several occasions of the Regional Architecture Award of the Canary Islands, nationally and internationally, he is a finalist of the FAD and WAF Awards, of the Spanish Architecture Biennale, and is invited to participate consistently in the Venice Biennale or other exhibitions at the MOMA NY (2006), Aedes Berlin (2006), GA Tokyo (2009) and the recent addition (2013) to the permanent collection of MoMa NY with its Church of the Blessed Redeemer. In 2004, Menis founded the Menis Arquitectos studio with offices in Tenerife and Valencia.

Founder @ SPORA architects – HUNGARY


Mr. Hatvani is the founder of Sporaarchitects. The Sporaarchitects open approach architects working in Budapest, where architects, designers, and thinkers from different fields have created a common platform for creative fields of architecture, urban development, research, and development. Among the most important works of sporaarchitects is one of the largest projects in Hungary, the Budapest metro four, where they worked on the architectural design of the stations in Szent Gellért tér and Fővám tér.

Principal @Gensler - UK

Lukasz Platkowski

To his role as a Tall Buildings Leader, Lukasz brings a wide range of experience designing large-scale commercial, residential and public spaces. Since joining Gensler in 2004, Lukasz has participated in a variety of international and multicultural projects, where he’s become known for his focus on challenging the boundaries of design. He is a visiting tutor at the University of Nottingham’s Department of Architecture and Built Environment and a past jury panel participant for the World Architectural News commercial awards program. Lukasz holds a Masters degree from Warsaw University of Technology and received his Architect registration (Part 3) at Kingston University in London.


President of Chamber of Architects of Budapest, HUNGARY


Mr.Balasz is the president of the Budapest Chamber of Architects. As a young architect, Balázs Csapó has been a partner at Palatium Studio Ltd. since 2005. Palatium was responsible for the general designing of Metro Line 4 Budapest, the largest infrastructural project of Budapest in the past decades. Mr. Csapó had a key role in managing and harmonizing the work of different architect offices with huge engineering companies.

President @ Association of Architects of Slovakia - SLOVAKIA


President of the Association of Architects of Slovakia, Managing Director of P – T spol. Ltd. in Bratislava, winner of many architectural awards, with a large portfolio in the construction projects for companies as Carrefour, Polus Eurotel, T. A. P. International, Trigranit Development Slovakia, IMMOEAST, J&T REAL ESTATE.

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