MEET THE SPEAKER \\ Vlad Gaivoronschi, Co-Founder Andreescu&Gaivoronschi, Romania

Vlad Gaivoronschi, Co-Founder Andreescu&Gaivoronschi, will join SHARE Hungary Forum 2024, presenting his thoughtful and valuable contribution.

Vlad Gaivoronschi is certainly one of the most distinguished and reputed contemporary Romanian architects, with a successful career in practice, academia, while also being actively involved in the evolution of the architectural profession on national and international level. He is professor Ph.d. at the Architecture and Urbanism Faculty, Politehnica University of Timișoara, teaching architectural theory and studio. He is a respected academic personality who apart from his pedagogical endeavours has been constantly concerned in the development of research, writing and contributing to many publications. Gaivoronschi has played an important part in working groups of international organisations in regard to the architectural practice like the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) and International Union of Architects (UIA), being coauthor of the aspirational guide „The Value of Architecture enhancing The Quality of Life”, adopted at the U.I.A. Congress in Seoul 2017. He has taken on numerous responsibilities in defining the lines of the profession, contributing to the elaboration of principles and regulations that have structured the practice of architecture in Romania after 1990. He has been thus acknowledged for the essential role he played as one of the few actors involved in the post communist re-construction of the liberal profession. He was President of Romanian Order of Architects O.A.R., Timiș County between 2010-2018.



Along with his fellow partner and friend, Ioan Andreescu, he had participated in an underground alternative, avant-garde group of (theoretical) reflection in the 1980s, going along with the international wave of paper architecture and conceptual experimentation, against the controlled architectural education and practice during the communist period. In 1990, after the fall of the regime, he was one of the first to found a liberal architectural studio in Romania, together with the same Ioan Andreescu. Ever since, the studio has been consolidating its position as one of the most relevant and influential practices on a national level. During his extensive and complex experience, Vlad Gaivoronschi has received numerous accolades, holding national and international prizes and nominations such as Second prize at Central Glass Competition, Tokyo 1981, National Prize of the Union of Romanian Architects 1986, 1988, Prize and Medal of the International Biennale of Architecture Bucharest 1996, The ECCS European Prize for Steel Construction in 1997, National Prize UNRMI 1999; Arhitext Design prize 2001, Nominations at the European Architecture Prize „Mies van der Rohe” 2008 and 2010, shortlisted at W.A.F. Barcelona 2010 and Berlin 2016, Selected „100 Architects of the Year ” Seoul 2016, 2017, Winner at the German Design Award, Frankfurt 2018 and 2020, Winner at Big SEE Ljubljana 2019.



Vlad Gaivoronschi’s projects, built and unbuilt, concrete and imaginary, have formed a prestigious portfolio, showing him undoubtedly as one of the main reference points in the contemporary Romanian architectural context.