Bringing agora back to life in Athens

Arch. Ian Ritchie- from Ian Ritchie Architects and SHARE Society Fellow sees SHARE as “an intellectual, emotional exchange of creative people”

The SHARE Athens 2018, International Architecture and Engineering Forum will take place on 27th of November at the Benaki Museum and brings together principal and senior architects from leading practices to discuss and gain inspiration from each other, recreating the atmosphere present in the ancient agora. The event will gather a series of outstanding speakers from 9 countries: Greece, Germany, Iran, United Kingdom, Italy, France, The Netherlands, Bulgaria and Romania, to celebrate architectural excellence through their most recent internationally acclaimed projects.

The SHARE Athens 2018  will offer participants the opportunity to meet one of the most awarded architects- Manuelle GAUTRAND ( France) -founding partner at MANUELLE GAUTRAND ARCHITECTURE and the 2017 Winner of the “European Prize for Architecture”. Her architecture shows not only an astonishing creativity but also a deep commitment by creating a relationship with the site, offering at the same time new interpretations to the classical programs.

ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS will be represented at SHARE Athens 2018 by the Senior Associate arch. Maurizio Meossi (UK) as Great Speaker. Zaha Hadid Architects is one of the most prestigious architectural offices in the world. During his presentation, the arch. Maurizio Meossi will talk about the concepts behind “Zaha Hadid Architects – Residential Projects”.

Xander VERMEULEN WINDSANT (The Netherlands) principal architect & director of XVW ARCHITECTUUR and the 2017 Winner​ of EU “Mies van der Rohe” Award will share with us some of his experience in building residential projects, both private and collective.

Mark SUTTON VANE (UK​) – from  SUTTON VANE ASSOCIATES has been working in lighting design for most of his life.  He wrote the lighting master plan and designed the lighting for the public areas of the London 2012 Olympic Park and he also lit the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London for The Queen and the Titanic building in Belfast. He was also numbered within “Top 10 lighting designers worldwide”.

On the list of other important names that will be present at SHARE Athens on the 27th of November 2018 at the Benaki Museum we have:

Șerban Țigănaș, Secretary General of The International Union of Architects, Britta Knobel Gupta (Studio Symbiosis), Paolo Brescia (OBR- Open Building Research), Habibeh Madjdabadi (HabibehMadjdabadi Architecture Office), Cedric Ramiere (CoCo Architecture),Borislav Ignatov (Bignatov Studio), Andrei Șerbescu  (ADNB).

SHARE Athens 2018 International Architecture and Engineering FORUM is an event organized by ProEvent Association in collaboration with The Hellenic Institute of Architecture and chaired by the President Elias CONSTANTOPOULOS.

The SHARE Forum’s spirit resides in the idea of connecting people through architecture, sharing concepts and initiatives in Central and Eastern Europe in order to bring architecture to a more social sensitive level.  Arch. Ian Ritchie- from Ian Ritchie Architects and SHARE Society Fellow sees SHARE as “an intellectual, emotional exchange of creative people”, while Sir Philippe Samyn – founding partner of Samyn and Partners / SHARE Society Fellow endorses the same idea of a “long awaited” established architecture network which has “an intellectual purity, an intellectual freshness” and which does not take into account the age of participants, but concentrates its attention to spreading the knowledge.

The SHARE FORUM brings together each year hundreds of practicing architects and contractors from Europe, Asia and the United States of America, becoming one of the most important networking platforms for the construction-related fields in Central and Eastern Europe. Its annual editions are a constant relevant presence in Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Albania, FYROM, Kosovo and Montenegro.

SHARE Athens 2018 is organized by PROEvent Association and ABplus Events- a Professional Trade Events and Congress Organizer. Our more than 10 years experience in the Central and Eastern European market positions our events as one of the most effective international forums in the region, a source of constantly updated information, supporting the continuous training of specialists and the promotion of young talents.

The event is supported by ALUMIL, SISECAM FLAT GLASS and GUARDIAN GLASS.

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