Announcing our great lineup of featured speakers for the SHARE Sofia 2022 Forum!
The SHARE Sofia 2022 Forum on the 11th of October will feature a great line-up of speakers from Bulgaria, the UK, the Netherlands, France, Lithuania, Turkey and Cyprus.The event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Sofia Hotel.
The International Architecture and Engineering Forum – SHARE celebrates its sixth edition in Sofia and focuses on the design and performance of facades and their impact on public spaces.
The SHARE Sofia 2022 Forum will take place on the 11th of October at Hyatt Regency Sofia Hotel and is organised by SHARE Architects, the largest network dedicated to architecture and construction professionals in Central and South Eastern Europe, together with The Chamber of Architects in Bulgaria (CAB).
The goal of SHARE Sofia 2022 is to focus on design and performance for the next generation of facades and their impact on improving public space, as well as to showcase major developments in Bulgaria and internationally.
The SHARE Sofia Forum will welcome architects with outstanding projects and international leaders in innovation and building technologies.
Guest speakers are Filippo Innocenti, director ZAHA HADID, UK, Gijs Rikken, Associate Design Director MVRDV, The Netherlands, Rex Bombardelli, Associate Design Director 2Portzamparc, France, Angel Zahariev, Founder of A&A Architects, Bulgaria, Gilma Teodora Gylytė, Founding partner, Chief architect at DO Architects, Lithuania, Tsvetan Petrov, Managing Director of Ivo Petrov Architects, Bulgaria, Bernard Stroch, Partner PLP Architecture, UK, AlperDerinboğaz, Founder of Salon AlperDerinboğaz, Turkey, Vlad Sebastian Rusu, Founder Vlad Sebastian Rusu Birou de Arhitectură, Romania , Andreas Vardas, Founder of Vardas Studio architects + designers, Cyprus, Antoaneta Topalova, Managing Partner URBA-A LTD, Bulgaria.
The International Architecture and Engineering Forum – SHARE Sofia 2022 will be moderated by Orlin Davchev, Dean of Faculty of Architecture, Interior and Architectural Design/ Unitersity of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Bulgaria, Mariya Badeva, Architect and Urban Researcher Faculty of Architecture, Urban Planning Department, University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, and Teodora Stefanova, Architect GRADOSCOPE, Bulgaria
The sixth edition of the SHARE Sofia 2022 forum is coordinated by the organizing committee formed by Vladimir Milkov, Chairman of the Board of the Chamber of Architects in Bulgaria, Florin Mindirigiu, founder of SHARE Architects and Martin Hristov, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Architects in Bulgaria and is organized with the support of partners Şişecam Flat Glass, Zumtobel, Aliplast, Etem and Carea.
Through architectural presentations and debates, SHARE Sofia Forum offers the latest information and knowledge as well as the opportunity for professional networking at the highest level. The conference lectures will be given in Bulgarian and English.
Filippo Innocenti, director ZAHA HADID, UK
Filippo Innocenti has worked with Zaha Hadid for 20 years, since 2002. He has specialized in the design of transportation buildings.Thus opening ZHA’s successful entry into the infrastructural sector with the design of the first train stations. The multi awarded Naples-Afragola High-Speed Train Station, the Riyadh KAFD Metro Station, the Navi Mumbai International Airport, the Port of Tallin Masterplan in Estonia are just a few masterpieces, achievements of Filippo.
Gijs Rikken, Associate Design Director MVRDV, The Netherlands
Gijs Rikken is an architect and Associate Design Director at MVRDV since 2007. At MVRDV, Gijs is responsible for the design and execution of a wide variety of projects, ranging from large-scale, complex buildings to detailed innovative material research.
Rex Bombardelli, Associate Design Director 2Portzamparc, France
Rex Bombardelli graduated in 2004 from the University of Florence (Italy), the year he joined 2Portzamparc. He was made design director in 2017 and associate in 2019. Today, his areas of expertise include cultural institutions and music facilities: operas house, concert hall and theather. He is responsible for several site monitoring in France and abroad, such as the Shanghai Music Conservatory or the National Conference Center in Beijing, whose path he has followed since the conception.
Angel Zahariev, Founder of A&A Architects, Bulgaria
In 2005, Angel Zahariev founded the architectural bureau A&A Architects with Assen Milev. As a manager and leader of the design team, he has been rewarded with multiple professional awards: Architect of the Year, Building of the Year, Archinova, Student of the Year, among others.A&A Architects’ building, NV Tower, has won 3rd place in the world’s most renowned skyscraper architecture competition, the Emporis Skyscraper Award 2021.
Gilma Teodora Gylytė, Founding partner, Chief architect at DO ARCHITECTS, Lithuania
Gilma Teodora Gylytė is a driving force in human oriented architecture, where she is pushing for innovative and tremendous changes in Lithuania. She co-founded DO ARCHITECTS in 2013 and is renowned for many creative yet mundane projects. She strongly believes that even large-scale developments must be designed in human scale.
Gilma leads the projects which create positive impact and inspires others around. She created the concept and the prototype design of Naugarduko street-park in Vilnius, which led to the creation of the official City of Vilnius Street Design Manual – the first in the Baltics.
Arch. Tsvetan Petrov, Managing Director of Ivo Petrov Architects, Bulgaria
Tsvetan Petrov is the General Manager of the Bulgarian studio “Ivo Petrov-Architects”. He is a graduate from from the Faculty of Architecture of UACEG in Sofia, Bulgaria and has specialized in L’ecole National Superieured’architecture de Bretagne in Rennes, France. For the last 15 years, he has developed the studio and managed to turn IPA into one of the most successful companies for architecture, urbanism, and interior design in Bulgaria.
Bernard Stroch, Partner PLP Architecture, UK
Bernard has exceptional experience on a wide range of commercial, residential, institutional and hospitality projects in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. Recently completed work includes the award-winning Sky Central, which provides large and flexible workspaces for 3,500 employees of Sky Television along with multiple food, sports and leisure amenities.
AlperDerinboğaz, Founder of Salon AlperDerinboğaz, Turkey
AlperDerinboğaz has been recognized as an emerging and influential architect in Turkey and in Europe. Founder of architecture practice Salon, selected as one of Archdaily’s Best Young Practices of 2020, his work investigates the possibilities of the physical environment through the relationship between space and time. His designs vary from large scale cultural institutions to art installations, united by the desire to uncover and question the essential elements of site and concept.
Andreas Vardas, Founder of VARDAS STUDIO architects + designers, Cyprus
Andreas Vardas is the founder of VARDAS STUDIO architects + designers. His practice in Paphos has grown since 1997, designing and procuring a number of widely published projects that bear his unique aesthetic. He received his architectural education in the Bartlett School of Architecture, and practiced in a London office before returning to Cyprus and setting up his own practice.
Vlad Sebastian Rusu, Founder Vlad Sebastian Rusu Birou de Arhitectură, Romania
Vlad Sebastian Rusu is an architect and university lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism in Cluj, Romania. Since 2008, he has been active in his architecture office, having numerous projects and researches related to urban and architectural heritage, awarded with prizes in the country and abroad. Currently, his architecture office’s pursuits are focused on promoting responsible and innovative architecture that highlights the importance of recognizing and reclaiming the built heritage that exists in our cities.
Antoaneta Topalova, Managing Partner URBA-A LTD, Bulgaria
She is the head of the team behind the masterplans of cities like Plovdiv, Smolyan, Haskovo, Gabrovo, Sliven and Hisarya. Arch. Topalova has numerous publications and interviews in professional and wide-ranging regional, national and foreign publications. She is a participant in numerous national, regional and international discussions, round tables, expert councils and others. Her expert activity includes membership in the Supreme Council for Territorial Urban Planning and Architecture – Sofia (1985 – 1989) and in the OESUT, for 10 years; Higher Expert Council on Territorial and Settlement Planning (1989 – 1993); Management Board of KAB – three mandates until 2007; Management Board of SAB – three mandates until 2010; Member of the Management Board of KAB – RK Plovdiv – 2015.
SHARE Architects – main figures in Bulgaria
Present in Bulgaria since 2017, SHARE Architects has welcomed 1956 attendees and 178 speakers in the five editions of the forum in Sofia. 30 Bulgarian architectural personalities are members of the SHARE Architects Society, an exclusive group within SHARE Architects network that brings together 603 international architectural leaders from 42 countries. More than 1956 professionals from Bulgaria are registered in the SHARE Architects community.
SHARE Architects Network – Connecting architects and contractors in Central and South Eastern Europe
SHARE Architects Forums have become, over the past 25 years, an essential networking platform for architects and contractors in Central and South Eastern Europe. SHARE creates an effective platform for knowledge and understanding of the diversity of the architectural phenomenon of the contemporary architecture. Currently, SHARE Architects events take place in 16 countries in Central and Eastern Europe, and the SHARE Architects community counts more than 50,000 members from all over the world.
The tickets for the SHARE Sofia 2022 Forum can be purchased at share-architects.com.