#09WTA - Webinar

Architecture in a post-pandemic era

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    Transforming the world through architecture | Live on 26th May 2020 | Pre-event SHARE Nicosia 2020 Forum

    • Lectures: "Landscape architecture in a post pandemic era", " ‘HOUSE’- Re-writing the Brief", "Re learn how to make decent housing"

Special guest speaker

Principal Architect @ Sanjay Puri Architects - INDIA

Sanjay PURI

Sanjay Puri, the Principal Architect of Sanjay Puri Architects, India has been a speaker and a judge at numerous international architecture events including the Leading European Architects Forum, The World Architecture Festival & The Perspective PLAN events held in London, Amsterdam, Bologna, Milan, Venice, Barcelona, Singapore, Berlin & Belgrade. Winning the World’s Best Housing project at the World Architecture Festival 2018 , Amsterdam and the World’s Best Residential Project of 2017 at the LEAF Awards, London , Sanjay Puri Architects have now won 134 international architecture awards.

Guest Speakers

CEO @JeanNouvel - FRANCE

Frederique MONJANEL

Ateliers Jean Nouvel (AJN) is a world-renowned design firm with a multicultural team of around 120 people from twenty countries. Ateliers Jean Nouvel combines the disciplines of architecture, urban planning, interior design, landscape design, graphic design, and product design into a single integrated practice. Jean Nouvel’s award winning designs and reputation have attracted many prestigious commissions. His portfolio of completed projects or projects currently in progress includes museums, concert halls, conference centers, theaters, hotels, residential buildings, office buildings, commercial centers, and private residences.

Founder @ Rainer Schmidt Landscape Architects and Urban Planners - GERMANY


Rainer Schmidt is a landscape Architect and Urban Planner, Bavarian Chambers of Architects, Munich. In 1991, he opened his offices for landscape architecture in Munich and Berlin, 1997 another branch in Bernburg/ Saale. The philosophy of the international success of the work of Rainer Schmidt Landscape Architects and Urban Planners is, to make the landscape architecture of the 21st century become an impulse for reflecting on the position of people towards each other and towards nature.

Founder @VardasStudio - CYPRUS

Andreas VARDAS

Vardastudio is located in Paphos and was established by Andreas Vardas in 1997. Andreas Vardas graduated from the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, in 1993 and gained his working experience in London. He is a member of the RIBA, as well as ETEK. The studio’s work includes a number of individual houses, housing development as well as public buildings and a healthy number of competitions. The practice has earned many awards in competitions as well as the Republic of Cyprus President’s award. It has also represented Cyprus in the European Mies Van Der Rohe award.


President @ Cyprus Architects Association


Christos Christodoulou is the President of the Cyprus Architects Association. He studied Architecture in Manchester Metropolitan University. He received the BA(Hons.) in Architecture in 1995 and the B.Αrch. in 1997. At university, the main field of his research and study was urbanism, contextualism and insertions of new buildings in the existing urban fabric. From 1997 until 2000 was working as intern architect at Tyler&co Architects in Manchester, UK. He was involved with projects in the UK, Scotland, Russia, Germany, Estonia, Greece and Lithuania. In 2000 he relocated in Cyprus and worked in local architectural practices until 2002. He has also worked as intern architect for the Municipality of Nicosia and the Nicosia Masterplan in 2003-2004. Since 2003 is a founding partner and director at Simpraxis Architects mainly working on residential, commercial and public projects.

President @ Union of Mediterranean Architects

Wassim NAGHI

Wassim Naghi is President of the Union of Mediterranean Architects and of the Order of Engineers and Architects in Tripoli, (2012 to present). He is a Professor lecturer at Lebanese University, (1998 to present) and Beirut Arab University, (2011-2014). He has been Former Chairman at the Department of Architecture at the Lebanese University, (2009-2011), he has been a board member at the Federation of Lebanese Engineers, (2013-2014).