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    INGLASS 2016



    INGLASS International Glass Architecture and Engineering Expo Conference is taking place in Warsaw on 11th October 2016, at Marriott Hotel, within SHARE Warsaw 2016 International Architecture Forum.

    INGLASS International Architecture Expo Conference is addressed to architects, engineers, glass producers, glass processors, equipment providers and end-users.

    INGLASS is about glass architecture and engineering, glass innovations, energy efficiency and sustainability. Over 200 participants in the audience will attend the 2016 edition. The conference that is considered a continous trainning program for architects is organized under the Honorary Patronage of the Chamber of Architects of the Republic of Poland (IARP).

    Highly-awarded speakers, among whom the winners of the latest editions of the international architecture awards, present in the program of INGLASS Warsaw their latest glass projects and their interpretation, innovative uses of glass in the built environment, its spirit, its material and immaterial qualities.

    The program of the current edition comprises lectures from the following thematics:

    • Glass in architecture-Tall buildings;
    • Glass in architecture – offices & commercial & residential;
    • Design in architecture. Software. Printing. Parametric architecture;
    • Masterclass;

    Speakers coming from 12 countries and Polish guest speakers will lecture at the conference, together with representatives of outstading international architectural firms that present innovative products and solutions for the industry. The profiles of the guest speakers are available here.

    Our guests’ projects are winners or finalists in competitions known worldwide , such as RIBA – Royal Institute of British Architects Internațional Award; World Architecture Festival Award; Alvar Aalto Medal; 2015 AIA Honorary Fellowship; 2015 Iconic awards ; 2015 Wan 21 for 21 award; 2014 A+Architizer Awards; MIPIM Award (Le marché international des professionnels de l’immobilier), hosted in Cannes, France; International Architecture Awards; European Property; Green Good Design Awards; German Iconic Awards.

    Master class held by prof.dr. Jan Knippers from Germany

    Jan Knippers, Head of the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design at the University of Stuttgart’s School of Architecture and Urban Design is a specialist in complex parametrical generated structures for roofs and façades, as well as the use of innovative materials such as glass-fibre reinforced polymers. Since 2000 Jan Knippers he is involved in many research projects on fiber based materials and biomimetics in architecture. He is also founder of Knippers Helbig Advanced Engineering, Germany, with offices in Stuttgart, New York City (since 2009) and Berlin (since 2014). The focus of their work is on efficient structural design for international and architecturally demanding projects.

    Simultaneosly with INGLASS, in the same location, it is organized RIFF international conference dedicated to roofs, facades, floors and insulation, INGLASS international conference dedicated to glass architecture and engineering and LAUD international conference dedicated to landscape architecture and urban infrastructure. It is created this way an important architecture forum in Poland, a dynamic and vibrant event including three professional thematic conferences..

    The aim of the expo conferences is to promote at the European level the best practice examples in contemporary architecture, the transfer of know-how and the exchange of ideas.

    For 20 years, our professional architecture expo conferences act as an effective platform for promoting excellence in the fields of architecture and construction, a meeting point for practicing architects, landscape architects and contractors, bringing together great personalities in architecture and offering new opportunities of cooperation.

    The latest editions of our INGLASS expo conferences had great guests that have brought their contribution to the program with presentations of their latest projects among whom: prof. Wolf D. PRIX; dr. e.h. h.c. Werner SOBEK; arch. Stephen HODDER, past RIBA President; prof. dr. arch. Tony FRETTON; arch. Dan S. HANGANU; arch. Rainer MAHLAMÄKI; arch. Kristian Lars AHLMARK; arch. Matthew POTTER; arch. Charles WALKER; arch. Gokhan AVCIOGLU; arch. Lukasz PLATKOWSKI; arch. Andrea MAFFEI; arch. Peter van der Toorn VRIJTHOFF; arch. Ósbjørn JACOBSEN; arch. Krzysztof INGARDEN; arch. Andrzej BULANDA; arch. Juan Coll-Barreu.

    Information regarding the access at INGLASS International Conference 2016 edition:

    Date: 11 October 2016
    Location: Marriott Warsaw Hotel, Baltic conference room

    Access: solely based on previous subscription and confirmation from the organizer. The registration of the participation can be made online here.

    See details about the program here.

    The testimonials of the guests of INGLASS past editions can be read here.

    The INGLASS Expo Conference is part of a series of 14 international architecture expo conferences that ABplus Events has organized starting from 2010 in Romania, Poland and Hungary, alongside with the the thematic LAUD expo conferences ( landscape architecture and infrastructure); RIFF expoconferences (roofs, facades, insulation), GIS expo conferences (interior architecture and interior design); CONTRACTOR (entrepreneurs conference – installations and constructions).

    For the latest news regarding the program of the international conferences and the guest speakers, we invite you to access the communication platform www.share-architects.com.

    Organizer ABplus Events:

    For 20 years we have been in pursuit of excellence in the fields of architecture and construction, through international events organized for architects and contractors, in cooperation with our partners, the national chambers of architects, architecture institutions and associations.
    Our professional architecture expo conferences act as an effective platform for networking, business, inspiration and exchange of experience and know-how.

    ABplus Events, as Professional Trade Events and Congress Organizer, is the creator of the concept of national network of construction trade shows. Our experience on the Central and Eastern European market positions our events as one of the most effective international forums in the region, a source of constantly updated information, supporting the continuous training of specialists and the promotion of young talents.
    Bringing together hundreds of practicing architects and contractors in Europe, Asia and the United States of America, ABplus events promote projects, achievements and recent best practice examples in architecture and construction industry.

    Portofolio: you can also also consult our brochure and a selection of video testimonials from our international architecture conferences.
    We invite you to join us!


    Arch. Şerban ŢIGĂNAŞ

    Co-organizer of the Romanian editions of INGLASS


    I think the conference has exceeded the expectations of many and my explanation is that the format of the conference has been practised in Romania. After the 10 similar expo conferences that have taken place in Bucharest, an equilibrium has been reached, a science of compatible with each other, with the subject, with the expectations of the audience, and I think this is a good time to come to Poland, to export this event.

    I believe that things have started very well, I am extremely curious to see how they will continue. In Bucharest, I have followed the audience and found that it always consisted of a devoted public, certain people, certain faces that I would always see, which means something, and always new people as well. I am very curious to see how the Polish will act. Polish architecture is very interesting, and for me, as a Romanian, even though I know quite a lot about European architecture, visiting Poland has been relevant.

    Arch. Mariusz ŚCISŁO

    Co-organizer of the Polish editions of INGLASS


    It was a very good combination of fresh designers who are somewhere at the beginning or in full swing of their career and who allow us, in fact, to anticipate the future. What pleased me very much was that the public had the opportunity to see what it means to put in the effort to produce quality interiors, as the speakers presented their projects behind the scenes, where we saw huge labour, which one must be both driven and subtle to understand when decoding the result.

    Another thing that I find important is that this conference highlights the exceptions and things that can be inspiring, models to follow. The world does not know them, does not see them and this justifies the public’s appetite for this conference. A great benefit is also its educational role.

    Ferenc MAKOVÉNYI

    Member of the Board of the Chamber of Hungarian Architects
    Guest Speaker INGLASS Budapest 2015

    The Chamber of Hungarian Architects is glad, that INGLASS conference is here in our city, it is the highest professional gathering for architects, dealing with the material glass.

    We support all professional education and conference, which are in favor of our members. The conference is is an opportunity for every registered architect.

    Arch. Gijs Rikken

    Project Architect / Architect MVRDV bv, The Netherlands
    Guest Speaker, MVRDV

    Buildings are often heavy and solid things. Made to house, to contain, to shelter. There is often a blunt permanence in them, caused by the straightforwardness of their stone facades or concrete walls.
    But will they always remain so? Could they transform into something lighter, something more ephemeral in future
    times? Can they become less obvious and more coincidental?
    The glass bricks of the Crystal Houses show a building component on the edge of its existence. It is recognizable as a typical brick wall in texture, but at the same time escapes the naturally associated feeling of heaviness of such a wall, by changing material and becoming transparent. It is on the verge of disappearing.
    So what is next? A completely transparent wall? An entire facade that is there but can almost not be seen? A fully invisible building, unobtrusively occupying space whilst still fulfilling its primal functions? Can we push this until only the memory of the material remains?

    Prof. Wolf D. PRIX

    COOP HIMMELB(L)AU, Austria
    Special Guest INGLASS Bucharest 2013


    INGLASS was perfectly organized and had very interesting presentations. The lecture I held and the message addressed at the event was: “Don’t worry, in two days tomorrow will be yesterday.

    Arch. Ósbjørn JACOBSEN

    Henning Larsen Architects, The Winner of Mies van der Rohe 2013
    Special Guest of INGLASS 2014


    One of the most important forces behind architectural progress has always been the possibility of coming together, to create platforms where interaction and inspiration can take place. It has definitely been a positive experience. It was a very good blend, having a lot of very inspiring, different approaches, lectures, which went well with different shorter lectures in between that were more technical, showing what they are doing, quite inspiring also.

    I really feel that there is something bubbling in the Eastern part of Europe, which is very interesting for architects.

    Arch. Rainer MAHLAMAKI

    Guest Speaker INGLASS Warsaw 2014


    The reason why I accepted the invitation is because I saw in the program that this will be a very well prepared conference. My first reaction was that there is a list of very good speakers and also representatives of prominent architectural offices giving speeches about architectural use of glass. It has been a very big pleasure to be here.

    Arch. Krzysztof INGARDEN

    President of Ingarden & Ewy Architects, Poland
    Keynote Speaker INGLASS Bucharest 2015


    It was a big pleasure to come to the conference. It was my first visit to Bucharest so I was very excited to be here and very excited about the architecture conference in which I could understand some of the problems that Romanian architects and urban planners have.
    Some of the issues are quite similar with what we experience in Poland, so we can understand the situation. I am really fascinated with the architecture of the city and with the organization of the conference.

    Arch. Dan S. HANGANU

    Special Guest INGLASS Bucharest 2011


    It is my believe that the time of glass has come, it came a long time ago, maybe a decade ago, maybe even more. I am impressed by the contemporary Romanian architecture, in average I consider it very very good. Comparing to other countries I visit, the average is very very good.

    Arch. Andrzej BULANDA

    Principal of Bulanda Mucha Architects
    Guest Speaker INGLASS Bucharest 2015


    I admired the hospitallity and the additional program of INGLASS expo conference. The presentations were really interesting due to the level of the subjects spread out very well, from architecture to teaching. I think everyone could find everything for himself.

    Piotr KOMALA

    Marketing and Innovations Director, Saint-Gobain Glass, Official Partner

    It was a big opportunity to meet in one place so many people. It is a big challenge for us today to combine our forces for close cooperation between architects, glass producers and investors, to reach the ambitious goals of our customers. They are looking for better parameters, better design, performance, looking for a good service and smart communication, and to reach these dreams we have to combine forces and work together.

    Markus PLETTAU

    Regional Market leader, High Performance Building Solutions at Dow Corning, Speaker and Partner

    I am positively surprised to see that there are so many architects, that there are engineering companies as well, sharing all their knowledge. It is good to see the other side because we are coming from the industry and we have had an inside-out look from time to time in this kind of events. It is a really nice event, a lot of interest is generated through all these presentations. I am excited to see there is so much interest in the innovations we have presented today.

    Wolfgang RIEDER

    Rieder Group, Speaker and Sponsor

    The conference has been very good. I am astonished to having so many architects here, I am looking forward to conversation leads, whatever comes out of this conference. I am always positive, I hope my speech will be remembered, I tried to be really focused on what people are interested in. It is a great opportunity to spread the word, to get the news out. Many of my colleagues and speakers already did a kind of seeking for questions which need to be answered. The audience kind of steer you in a certain direction.