Bruno Andreșoiu – architect, co-founder and chairman of igloomedia publishing house, president of Igloo – Habitat and Architecture Association, coordinator of iglooarchitecture office. He graduated from “Ion Mincu” Institute of Architecture in Bucharest in 1996 and set up his own design office 3 years later. Since 2001, he has been the editor of the architecture and design magazine IGLOO. He signs most of the architecture and interior design projects of iglooarchitecture, while also coordinating the editorial projects of igloomedia (the magazine, specialized albums, books and translations).

Arjan Dingsté has worked over the past 20 years at UNStudio where he has significantly contributed to some of UNStudio’s most iconic projects, including the Arnhem Central Public Transportation Terminal in The Netherlands, and the Architectural Design for the Doha Metro network, as well as key high-end mixed-use projects like the Booking.com headquarters, that is close to completion. Arjan’s integrated approach towards design management from the early project phases is combined with a wide spread experience in leading complex multidisciplinary engineering projects. With his deep involvement in UNStudio’s key projects, he has gained a high level of expertise through all project phases.

Krzysztof Ingarden – architect, professor and the Dean of Faculty of Architecture and Fine Arts, Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University. Graduated Krakow Polytechnics in 1982. In 1983-1985 doctorate internship at the School of Art & Design, University of Tsukuba, Japan; 1984-1985 staff of Arata Isozaki & Assoc., Tokyo; 1987 J.S. Polshek & Partners, New York. Principal of Ingarden & Ewy; General Honorary Consul of Japan in Krakow, member of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences. Curator of the exhibitions: Kengo Kuma, Experimenting with Materials, Manggha Museum 12/2021; Arata Isozaki – Ostrava, Prague, Brno, 2019; Localized Modernism. Contemporary Chinese Architecture, Manggha Museum, Krakow, 2017; Poland, UIA Congress, Tokyo 2011.

Dimitris Pergamalis – civil engineer and Group Head of Construction & Development, Globalworth Group. With more than 23 years of experience in project and construction management in Romania and abroad, Dimitris Pergamalis joined the team in 2011 as Head of Construction and Development in Romania. He has managed the development of landmark projects in the company’s portfolio: Globalworth Tower, BOC office building, City Offices, Gara Herăstrău, Globalworth Campus, Renault Bucharest Connected and Globalworth Square. In 2021, he undertook the Group role, managing the departments from both Poland and Romania. He holds a Master of Science in Engineering Project Management from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, and a Civil Engineering diploma from the National Technical University of Athens.

Jakub Szczęsny – architect, founder of SZCZ. He studied architecture at Warsaw Institute of Technology, Ecole d’Architecture Paris La Defense and Escuela Tecnica Superior de Barcelona. Started his career as illustrator at Fantastyka, Playboy (Polish edition) and Fluid magazines. After years of working as freelance art director and storyboard artist with Upstairs, Young & Rubicam, he co-founded Centrala, a design cooperative operating from Warsaw since 2001. He has won several architecture competitions and built, between others: a sporthall in Bieruń, Instituto Cervantes in Warsaw and OHEL, the temporary pavilion of the Museum of Polish Jews in Warsaw.

Andrei Șerbescu – architect, founder of ADNBA. He graduated from “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urban Planning in Bucharest in 2002 and has been a professor ever since. He is one of the two founding partners of ADNBA architecture office (2003), whose projects have been recognized and appreciated with numerous awards in national and international competitions: five nominations for the “European Prize for Contemporary Architecture Mies van der Rohe Awards” and finalist in the same competition in 2015, when the office also won the Milan Zlokovic Award for Best Architectural Success in the Balkans, and then again in 2019. It was a finalist at the World of Architecture Festival Awards and a winner of the National Architecture Biennale in Romania in 2014, winner of the Bucharest Architecture Annual in 2014, 2017, 2018 and 2020, as well as the East Centric Architecture Triennial and the Romanian Building Awards in 2016.

Note: For any questions or further details, you are welcome to contact Igloo – Habitat and Architecture Association staff as organizing committee using the following address: welcome@2031now.com.