Architecture Festival - the movie

A meeting of architects, developers, investors and real estate specialists – Eurobuild’s first Festival of Architecture, which took place at the Polish Association of Architects in Warsaw’s Zamoyski Palace on September 14th.
The festival, organised by Eurobuild Conferences with the support and patronage of the Polish Association of Architects, was the first event of its kind. “The idea for the conference came from the market, you were its originators. You are the experts who have specific needs,” declared Ewa Andrzejewska, the editor-in-chief of ‘Eurobuild CEE’ magazine, in her welcoming speech. She also emphasised the need to create a space where the development sector and architectural environments can meet and talk to each other. “The festival is a response to this need,” she said. “We hope that it will be a celebration of architecture,” Mariusz Ścisło, the president of the Polish Association of Architects, added.

After the panels, which went on until late in the afternoon, awards were presented to the best projects entered in the Eurobuild Awards architectural competition. This was the first such ceremony organised by the Eurobuild media group with the support of the Associated of Polish Architects. It included six categories, the winners of which were: Tarasy Zamkowe in Lublin (Shopping Centre of the Year), the Ubiq 34 complex in Poznań (Office Building of the Year and Revitalisation of the Year), the Centrum Rekreacyjno-Sportowe sports and recreation complex on lake Ukiel in Olsztyn (Public Utility Building of the Year), the European Geological Education Centre in Chęciny (Eco-Friendly Building of the Year) and the offices of Skanska group in the Atrium 1 building in Warsaw (Workplace Solution of the Year). And the winners proudly bore their statuettes not only on the stage but also during the farewell cocktail party that brought the event to a close.