Prof. Dr. E.h. Werner SOBEK
ILEK (Institute of Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design), Stuttgart University
Special Guest RIFF Bucharest 2011
At RIFF I have spoken about the most important challenge architects, engineers and product designers, will have to deal with in the near future will be the following: to make ecology really atracting and full of emotion.
Arch. Marta GRZADZIEL
BAROZZI/VEIGA, Spain, the Winner of Mies van der Rohe Award 2015
Special Guest RIFF Bucharest 2015
I am very glad to have been at the RIFF conference. It was a great experience, I participated in the lectures and some debates which were before my lecture here and it was a very rich experience. I have spoken about the Philharmonic Hall of Sczecin, the first building in Poland winning the Mies van der Rohe Award. I am Polish, but all my professional experience comes from abroad and this project was a very unique possibility of coming back to Poland with the experience I had abroad.
Arch. Tony LING
Jestico + Whiles, UK
Keynote Speaker at RIFF Bucharest 2015 conference
I’m fascinated by the idea of meeting people from different cultures, working in different ways. All went very well at RIFF, the organisation of the event was very efficient! I had a wonderful time and met very interesting people.
Chairman in RIFF Warsaw 2015 Conference
I was very, very positively surprised of RIFF event, first of all of the audience, then of the quality of the speakers and of the projects presented.
I was really impressed about the organisation and of the quality of conference.
Studio FUKSAS, Italy
Special Guest in RIFF Warsaw 2015 conference
I think the event was very interesting and also I’m very glad to see examples of modern architecture from all the Europe or all of the world and I was very glad to see that the way of thinking here in Poland or wherever in UE countries is sometimes similar, sometimes different, but you can see the stream of modern architecture that is in the right road and somehow we got the same language, we understand each other, the language of architecture is universal. This is the very positive meaning of this conference. It’s very well organised event and the quality of organisation is very high,so I must to say that I’m very,very glad I participated in this event.
Arch. Borys CZARAKCZIEW
Guest Speaker RIFF Bucharest & Warsaw 2015
Member of the Board and Plenipotentiary for international matters, National Chamber of Polish Architects (IARP)
RIFF event is splendid, the subject touches very important issues for architects. And I’m really very impressed how many people have an interest to come at the event and are interested in architecture. The exchange of points of views it’s very important for us, as architects. The scheme of the event is very profitable, because mostly the speakers are those who were rewarded in architecture. That’s a very good lesson for young people. And we, a little bit older, we can meet together and exchange our experiences about architecture and our work, which is very profitable.
And I think that the idea of combining business and architects, it’s very good.
Prof.dr. Jan KNIPPERS
Keynote Speaker, Partner, Knippers Helbig Advanced Engineering, Stuttgart, GERMANY
Professor, Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE)
Future façades should be responsive to both internal and external conditions. With the use of parametric and multi-criteria optimization tools, façades can be designed to respond to various functional, programmatic and environmental requirements. Kinematic systems enable real-time modifications to ambient conditions. The capacity for building skin to actively support building function is critical to the future of façade design.
HEAD ARCHITECT at MENIS ARQUITECTOS, SLP
With its inauguration taking place on last December 12th 2015, Fernando Menis shows what his most complex work up to date in the historic UNESCO protected town of Torun (Poland). The CKK “Jordanki” expresses a fusion of old and new through the use and reinterpretation of historical and contemporary materials. With an innovative building method “picado” and a flexible acoustic ceiling, the auditorium is also adaptable to various public capacities, making it one of the most revolutionary works of the architect. Innovation is also present in his research for symbiosis between natural energy and the manipulation of the shape integrated in the landscape, concept put into reality in the two works Menis exhibited at the Hong Kong Biennale 2015: “Hatching” and “The Humidity Tubes”.
Arch. Mariusz ŚCISŁO
President of THE ASSOCIATION OF THE POLISH ARCHITECTS SARP
It was a very good combination of fresh designers who are somewhere at the beginning or in full swing of their career and who allow us, in fact, to anticipate the future. What pleased me very much was that the public had the opportunity to see what this effort to produce quality interiors means, as the speakers presented their projects behind the scenes, where we saw a huge labor, which one must be both driven and subtle to understand when decoding the result.
Another thing that I find important is that this conference highlights the exceptions and things that can be inspiring, models to follow.
The world does not know them, does not see them and this justifies the public’s appetite for this conference. A great benefit is also its educational role.
Arch. Anders SÆLAN
Henning Larsen Architects, The Winner of Mies van der Rohe 2013, Special Guest of RIFF 2014
One of the most important forces behind architectural progress has always been the possibility of coming together, to create platforms where interaction and inspiration can take place. RIFF is creating one of those progressive forums and I therefore I am glad I have participated in the RIFF conference in November 2014. I was excited to share some of our latest work and to hear other speakers share their thoughts, and hopefully this will lead to a constructive dialogue about architecture and its potential in society. Personally, I was also excited to visit the RIFF conference in November because I had never visited Romania before. I see the eastern part of Europe as one of the most exiting places in architectural development in the coming years.
Arch. Şerban ŢIGĂNAŞ
President of THE ORDER OF THE ARCHITECTS OF ROMANIA Co-organizer of the Romanian editions of RIFF
We have met to discuss about how to build better between architects, engineers, entrepreneurs, suppliers of systems and materials, who have succeeded to achieve quality in construction and want to contribute to raising the standard in the industry. This can be a time of balance in which we can try to understand what happens on a daily basis, what and how it happens when quality works emerge and how the exceptional is sometimes generated. We want our daily work to be of high quality, what we usually do must be well-done, even exceptionally done, the exception becoming the usual and the exemplary works being able to change mentalities and the expectations of the world built. I suggest that we meditate creatively together about the state of architecture, to make this balance and try, through these dialogues and meetings, to build the answer to the question: How must the world of construction change?
Arch. Andrzej Bulanda
INGLASS Bucharest 2015, Principal of Bulanda Mucha Architects, Poland
I admired the hospitallity and the additional program; I am looking forward for the discussion of tomorrow and I am open to give the next lecture next year. I think that the level of the presentations, due to the level of the subjects was very spread out, from architecture to teaching. I think everyone could find something for himself.
Arch. Krzysztof Ingarden
Keynote Speaker INGLASS Bucharest 2015, President of Ingarden Ewy Architects, Poland
I am really fascinated with the organization of the conference and with the architecture. I think the presentations were coherent.
Arch. Esra Aydinoglu
Product Director at Trakya Glass, Turkey
The whole organization is very nice, the keynote speaker and all of the architects are very well chosen and I am thankful for that. We are very glad to participate in this conference. We’ve been attending all the events that you were organizing in Bucharest and we are planning to attend at all the organizations that you are planning in Budapest starting from 2016.
Sales Manager Tubing at SCHOTT, Poland
It is the first time we are participating in the INGLASS Warsaw conference and I think it is a professional and interesting event which gathers many architects and designers and this is a helpful situation. I can’t say anything negative about the organization of the conference; so far, everything is ok.
Marketing and Innovation Director SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS
I am very happy that such a meeting, like today, can take place, where in one place you have the possibility to meet so many people, for whom interior architecture, design and space design is the genuine passion, for some of them is the whole life. Saint Gobain, as a sponsor, are also people, for whom glass is a passion, for whom design and innovation are the true challenges and this meeting in my opinion will be very fruitful, exchange of information, different types of meetings, sharing from one point of view products, from another – needs and inspirations will have the very interesting effect and I am happy that I am able to participate in this event.
President of Reckli Poland
We are really glad to take part în GIS Warsaw conference and that this kind of events are organized. We have chance to meet here a lot of architects which are our target group of cooperator nad we truly belive that this events will have influence for our company results în future months. Reckli is the world leader în the design and manufacture of elastomeric polyurethane formliners and moulds for patterned concrete. This system allows architects, planners and builders the greatest possible freedom to meet virtually any design requirement. Definetely this is that more beautifull side of concrete. Nowadays conrete is more and more often used to design interior, for example we are creating concrete table or even plunge pool. În Poland this technology is more well known, it is because more and more internațional companies are investing în here and they know the quality of this realization which we can provide. We are glad to be here and we have hope that îoday in the centre of Warsaw this events will make our realization well known.
Construction Building Systems Specialist, Lafarge
I am the person responsible for the contact with architects in Lafarge, this is why for me this type of the event is a very important experience, additional advantage is that the conference brings together not only architects but also interior designers and furniture. Summarizing, this is the wide auditorium which we can reach in the same time. Meeting such a big number of people individually would be probably much more difficult and much more expensive. Today we had a presentation, I was the presenter, and already we had a couple of people discussing with us, so we can say that we had a good response. I hope that this is our first meeting, but surely not the last, I count on you during the future meetings of this type. Organisation of the event is really good, I like the speakers, from one side they are fascinates, from the other – people, who gained success, this shows that it is worth to be a fascinate of what you do, because this leads you to success.
In my opinion it’s an excellent idea – the organisation of this type of event and the participation of the companies, like us, where we have the opportunity to meet about 200 participants – the representatives of the biggest architecture offices in Poland, famous internațional architecture stars. First thing is the chance to meet them, another is the possibility of hearing something interesting during the event. We cooperate with architects for years, recently we introduced into the market new products and solutions. That’s what we want to present to them.
Arch. Maciej KURKOWSKI
MACIEJ KURKOWSKI ARCHITEKT Prelegent 2014
This was the first time I have attended such a conference and I jumped in at the deep end, it was a great challenge. I believe that it is worthwhile to take part in such events, because it is one of the best opportunities to meet very famous stars of architecture and interior design and exchange my modest experience with their vast experience, as well as hear a few valuable tips on how my career should look like. Shortly after my presentation, I received a message about my participant on my Facebook profile, that people really liked my presentation. I appreciate it very much.
Arch. Zbigniew MAĆKÓW
MAĆKÓW PRACOWNIA PROJEKTOWA Prelegent 2014
The conference is really marvellous and very interesting, I was surprised about the size of the conference, it’s huge, lots of people, lots of events, sometimes I was jumping to different rooms because there were sometimes two very interesting lectures at the same time, or very close to each other. I most appreciate the architecture part, due to my profession, but it has a lot of technical support, technical lectures as well. I would recommend to my colleagues in Poland to participate.
GUNNEX GROUP Prelegent 2014
We are a small group, an international group with headquarters in Prague. I’m from Poland but I’m responsible for four countries, apart from Czech, Poland, Slovakia, and this year in Romania. As we are trying to introduce some solutions which we know from other countries of our activity, we decided to introduce them to Romania, through this conference. We are satisfied to be here, we can also network a bit with architects here, with other companies in the field. It’s quite an interesting program.