FAKRO Inspires – the motto of the training conference held between 4-7 March 2015 for participants of the architectural competition New Vision of the Loft 3 organized by FAKRO and A10 Magazine for European Architecture.
The conference organized by FAKRO – leading manufacturer of roof windows and loft ladders was attended by architects from Italy, Macedonia, Poland, Hungary and Romania. The meeting was graced with the presence of Indira van't Klooster – editor-in-chief of A10 Magazine and Chairman of the Competition Jury.
The conference schedule provided visiting the FAKRO Company. Participants had an excellent opportunity to familiarize with design process and manufacture of roof windows. An important item on the agenda was a discussion panel dedicated to conclusion of the competition. The meeting was inaugurated by Sławomir Gawlik, Marketing Director of FAKRO, with short presentation on the activities carried out by the company relating to cooperation with the architects. Next person to take the floor was Indira van't Klooster who discussed previous editions of the contest and the role of sustainable construction in the architecture. During the panel, the ceremony of granting diplomas to winners of New Vision of the Loft 3 took place. At the close of the conference, guests presented their own works and projects they are currently working on to other architects.
Participants of the conference had a chance to benefit from the number of attractions. FAKRO is headquartered in Nowy Sącz – the region of Poland extremely rich in original culture and customs. Architects could learn about it when visiting two of the many Orthodox churches in the area, the first one in Powroźnik which was listed by the UNESCO as World Heritage Site and the second one in Szczawnik. Nowy Sącz region is also famous for winter sports. Guests could try their hand on sledges, snowmobiles and trikke-skki. After attractions in the open air, they visited Salt Mine in Wieliczka.
Architects were leaving Nowy Sącz with smile on their faces. Happy and relaxed, full of new and creative ideas how to use FAKRO products in their projects.
Meetings for the architects participating in the competition are already a tradition. The conference in FAKRO headquarters was organized for the third time. We look forward to the next one and encourage all architects to send competition projects for a new edition of the contest FAKRO Inspires - Space for New Visions. We wait for your projects – as summarized by Małgorzata Respekta-Paszkiewicz, Specialist for Cooperation with Architects in FAKRO.