The first international architecture forum in Bulgaria with the participation of architects and investors from Austria, Bulgaria, UK, Spain, Romania, Serbia, France and Holland, orginized by Capital weekly and Edno magazine.

18 September 2008

9:00 - 10:00
Registration
10:00 - 10:10
Opening session
 
10:10 - 13:00

Panel 1:   Sustainable architecture / Emerging Architecture

Moderator
Hans Ibelings

Publisher and producer of A10 Magazine

Amsterdam, Netherlands
10:15 - 10:35
Anne Lacaton

architect, Lacaton & Vassal Architectes

Paris, France

Sustainability = Live better / architecture must give better conditions for contemporary life: more individual space and more density, economy for more generosity.

10:35 - 10:55
Dominique Lyon

architect, du-Besset Lyon Architectes Urbanistes

Paris, France

Sustainability: a conceptual change, a new economy. What makes a city sustainable? What makes architecture sustainable?

10:55 - 11:15
Roland Krebs

investor and project developer, responsible for the Bulgarian and Ukrainian market S+B Gruppe

Vienna, Austria

Transition of Urban Landscape is the Developers Paradise

11:15 - 11:45
coffee break
11:45 - 12:10
Peter Torniov

architect, +architecture

Sofia, Bulgaria

Emerging versus sustainable architecture

12:10-12:30
Ma Ry Kim-Johnson, Thomas Lindblom

Gensler

London, UK

Skopie Street – Create and Maintain a Destination

12:30-13:00
Discussion
 
 
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch
 
 
14:00 - 16:00

Panel 2:   Urban revival

Moderator
Hans Ibelings

Publisher and producer of A10 Magazine

Amsterdam, Netherlands
14:10 - 14:30
Frederic Borel

architect, Frédéric Borel Architecte

Paris, France

Complexity, Depth ... in Architecture

14:30 - 14:50
Enrique Sobejano, Fuensanta Nieto

Nieto Sobejano Architects

Madrid, Spain

Urban aphorisms

14:50 - 15:10
Tania Concko

city planner

Amsterdam, Netherlands

The urban conversion of the social, cultural and economic profile of locations targets - a series of fundamental objectives

15:10 - 15:30
Peter Dikov

chief architect of Sofia

Sofia, Bulgaria

The challenges that Sofia faces as a regional centre of Southeast Europe

15:30 - 16:00
Discussion
 
 

19 September 2008

10:00 - 12:15

Panel 3:   Commercial space as public space

Moderator
Prof. Dr. techn. Grigor Doychinov
TU GRAZ
Graz, Austria
10:10 - 10:40
Anne Catherine Fleith / Michael Obrist

architects feld72

Vienna, Austria

Urbanism - for sale

10:40 - 11:10  
11:10 - 11:40
Rudi Ricciotti

architect

Paris, France

Contextual Architecture

11:40 - 12:15
Discussion
 
 
12:15 - 13:15
Lunch
 
 
13:15 - 15:30

Panel 4:   Transitions in South/East Europe

Moderator
Martin Zaimov

Vice-chairman of Sofia Council

Sofia, Bulgaria
13:20 - 13:40
Constantin Goagea

architect

Bucharest, Romania

Small ideas for a big city

13:40 - 14:00
Ivan Kucina

architect

Belgrade, Serbia

Learning Western Balkan

14:00 - 14:20
Georgi Kutov

architect, IO architects

Sofia, Bulgaria

I/O architects in the wonderland of Bulgarian architectural practice

14:20 - 14:50
Plamen Bratkov

architect, Aedes studio

Sofia, Bulgaria

Story and human scale in architecture

14:50 - 15:30
Discussion
15:30 - 16:00 
Special guest lecturer Jean Baptiste VAQUIN

city planner

Paris, France

Capitals at the moment of their popularity: reflections on Sofia and Paris