Festiwal Przemiany | 7-9 października 2022

Expert panels

  • What: discussions with experts
  • When: 8.10 at 3 and 4:30 p.m., then 9.10 at 3 p.m.
  • Where: Conference center, level 1 (Przemiany Experimentarium)

Subject: Flow

08.10, 3 PM

Moderator: Małgorzata Tomczak (Architektura&Biznes)

Guests: Prof. Katarzyna Zielonko-Jung (Gdańsk University of Technology), Dominic Chippendale and Matthew Taylor (O-Innovations Limited)

What is the zero-emission standard in architecture and how does it translate into energy saving? Are sustainable and integrated design only empty words which appear in a public debate? During the meeting, we will view energy efficiency both from the perspective of cities, and innovations in the field of resourcing renewable energy. The guests of the panel will be: Prof. Katarzyna Zielonko-Jung, researcher of pro-ecological architect and Dominic Chippendale and Matthew Taylor from the company O-Innovations, which is developing a design of a wind turbine allowing for using both horizontal and vertical flows of wind at the same time.

Partner of the event: Architektura&Biznes

Subject: Renewal

08.10 4:30 p.m.

Moderator: Małgorzata Tomczak (Architektura&Biznes)

Guests: Mateusz Mastalski (Henning Larsen Architects), dr Mateusz Płoszaj-Mazurek (Bjerg Arkitektur)

Recycling, upcycling, passive engineering, the idea of RE-USE. These trends impact the decrease of carbon dioxide emissions. Technologies based on glass, concrete and steel are being replaced with eco-friendly solutions, such as wooden, large format construction elements (CLT plates). Those who will tell us about the pro-ecological materials policy are: Mateusz Płoszaj-Mazurek from Bjerg Arkitektur workshop, which designed a passive preschool in Podkowa Leśna, and Mateusz Mastalski from Henning Larsen, responsible for widespread wooden construction.

Partner of the event: Architektura&Biznes

Subject: Adaptation

09.10, 3 p.m.

Moderators: Gosia Kuciewicz and Simone De Iacobis (Centrala)

Guests: dr Frédéric Rossano (Strasbourg School of Architecture), dr hab. Anita Bokwa (Uniwersytet Jagielloński)

Every urban design has to be adaptive, allowing for a balanced exchange of matter and energy between human infrastructure and the natural environment. In a discussion about adaptive strategies, in the face of drastic climate changes which we experience on a daily basis, we will focus on the water cycle within the city. A healthy landscape is absorbent – it enables cities to adapt to natural cycles of large water quantities and soothes extreme weather phenomena: during drought, it distributes the essential amount of water, and during heavy rainfalls, it stops the outflow of rainwater.

The guests of the panel will be Prof Anita Bow from Jagiellonian University, who will introduce us to the key issues of urban microclimates, and Dr Frédéric Rossano, the author of the book “Floodscapes”, describing the difficult history of humankind’s relationship with floods, which has oscillated between a struggle and a symbiosis for centuries.