ULI Poland's PLACES + SPACES series is a year-long series of events focused on issues that impact you and your city!
On 28 January 2020 we organize another PLACES + SPACES another event in the series and the leading theme will be:
THE ART OF A TALL BUILDING
How can a skyscraper be a solution to urban growth and create a successful public realm.
This time, the event will focus on the functions and impact of high-rise buildings on the quality of life in cities, with architects from leading international studios and European real-estate investors and developers coming to share their experience with the participants.
The confirmed speakers and panelists include:
- JAMES GOLDSMITH, Head of Leasing, AXA IM - Real Assets – London
- KENT JACKSON, Design Partner, Skidmore Owings and Merrill – London
- YAMA KARIM, Partner, Studio Libeskind – New York
- BILL PRICE, Director of Strategic Growth, WSP – London
- PETER PECNIK, Country CEO Poland, HB Reavis – Warsaw
- KATARZYNA ZAWODNA-BIJOCH, CEO, Skanska commercial development unit in CEE - Warsaw
- Moderator: JOHN BANKA, Managing Partner, Project Partners International - Warsaw
Bill Price, Director of Strategic Growth at the UK brand of the global studio WSP participated in the early design development stages of the Shard and the transformation of the neighbourhood at London Bridge, much of his experience involving high-rise projects situated next to transport hubs.
Another firm that is renowned for designing emblematic high-rises will be represented by Kent Jackson, Design Partner at Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM). SOM’s architects contributed to buildings such as the tallest structure in the world Burj Khalifa in Dubai; Willis Tower in Chicago, and One World Trade Center in New York.
The conference will also be attended by Yama Karim, Partner at Studio Libeskind, a studio that also enjoys a high profile in Poland. Yama is currently participating in several projects, including the redevelopment of the former fairgrounds in Milan; the Downtown Tower in Vilnius, and several high-rise projects across the Middle East.
The investors’ perspective on the role of skyscrapers and their users’ needs will be presented by James Goldsmith, Head of Leasing at AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets. James is responsible for seeking and negotiating with tenants at 22 Bishopsgate, a 278-metre tower developed in the City of London.
Making sure the Polish perspective will be covered at the expert panel, the event will also be attended by Peter Pecnik, Country CEO Poland at HB Reavis, a company developing Varso Place, a complex of three towers in Warsaw, including the tallest building in the EU, as well as Katarzyna Zawodna-Bijoch, President and CEO at Skanska’s commercial development unit in CEE, currently developing, among many other projects, the highest building of the Generation Park complex in the Polish capital city.
More about speakers and panelists below.
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The PLACES +SPACES series presents high-profile, international projects and speakers to discuss how “best practice” development principles and initiatives can be adapted to deliver positive impacts to Warsaw and other Polish cities. Each event is envisioned as a two-hour, theatre-style presentation and a panel discussion, followed by a mixer.
Registration is open to all.
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