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Date added: 2023-05-15

Polish and Ukrainian Architects Conference: "Reconstruction-Transformations-Renovations"

Picture of Faculty's representatives with Alexander Baranowski (NSAU)
Picture of Faculty's representatives with Alexander Baranowski (NSAU)
The Faculty of Architecture is delighted to announce the upcoming conference on "Reconstruction-Transformations-Renovations" organized jointly by Polish and Ukrainian architects. This event, titled "Architects for the Reconstruction of Ukraine," will take place on May 16-17 2023.

Accompanying the conference, there will be an exhibition titled "Peace and War: Architecture of Ukraine." The exhibition will be formally concluded in the presence of the esteemed Rector of Gdańsk University of Technology, Prof. Krzysztof Wilde.


Day 1

Part One: Reconstruction
  1. 9:00 Introduction Prof. Dr. Eng. Arch. Lucyna Nyka - Dean of the Faculty of Architecture Architect, PhD Alexander Czyżewski - President of the National Union of Architects of Ukraine (NSAU)
  2. 9:20 - 9:50 Concepts of post-World War II reconstruction in Northern European cities. Middelburg, Rotterdam, Kiel, Lübeck, Szczecin, Gdańsk, Königsberg - Prof. Dr. Eng. Arch. Jakub Szczepański, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Architecture
  3. 10:00 - 10:15 Official closing of the "Peace and War: Architecture of Ukraine" exhibition, with the participation of Rector Prof. Dr. Eng. Krzysztof Wilde
  4. 10:15 - 10:30 Coffee break
Part Two: Transformations
  1. 10:30 - 11:00 Transformations in Ukraine and the legal framework for construction during wartime - Architect, PhD Alexander Czyżewski, President of NSAU
  2. 11:00 - 11:15 Political transformation in Poland after 1989 using the example of Gdańsk - positive and negative effects on spatial planning and urban design. Post-war reconstruction of Polish cities and their current transformations - Prof. Dr. Eng. Arch. Piotr Lorens, Gdańsk University of Technology, City Architect of Gdańsk
  3. 11:15 - 11:30 Discussion - Aleksander Baranowski, Ryszard Gruda, Bartosz Macikowski
Part Three: Renovations
  1. 11:30 - 11:50 Destruction in Ukraine and the specific nature of monument restoration during wartime - Architect, Alexander Baranowski - Project Coordinator at NSAU
  2. 11:50 - 12:10 The phenomenon of the "Polish Conservation School" 1945-60 (1980) - Dr. Eng. Arch. Łukasz Bugalski, Faculty of Architecture
  3. 12:10 - 12:30 Renovations in Ukraine - Architect Wolodymyr Derbeniow, Foundation Ukrainian Europe, Vice-President for Urban and Planning Restoration
  4. 12:30 - 12:50 Modern techniques of documentation, inventory, and digitalization of material heritage - M.Sc. Eng. Arch. Szymon Kowalski
  5. 12:50 - 13:00 Discussion Moderator: Bartosz Macikowski
  6. 13:00 Closing

Day 2

Meeting with representatives of IARP and SARP
  1. 16:30 Golden Hall (headquarters of the Pomeranian Regional Chamber of Architects) and SARP headquarters - Gdańsk, Targ Węglowy 27
  2. 16:30 - 16:40 Greeting of guests arch. Paweł Wład. Kowalski - President of SARP, o. Wybrzeże arch. Bartosz Macikowski - Chairman of the POOIA Council
  3. 16:40 - 17:10 Speech by diplomat and historian from Ukraine Oswald Schneidratus
  4. 17:10 - 17:30 Presentation of the issues of destruction and reconstruction of Ukraine and also the challenges in the field of architecture and urban planning in Ukraine Architect, Volodymyr Derbeniov, Fondation Ukrainian Europe, Vice-President for urban and planning restoration Architect, Alexander Czyzewski, PhD, President of NSAU Architect, Alexander Baranovsky, coordinator of NSAU projects
  5. 17:30 - 17:45 Presentation of the Polish perspective and description of changes in urban planning and architecture in Poland after 1989 - representatives of POOIA and SARP
  6. 17:45 - 18:15 Discussion on forms of cooperation, exchange of experience,mutual assistance in co-creating development opportunities in urban planning and architecture of our countries
  7. 18:15 Refreshments and backstage discussions

Topics discussed

- cooperation of architecture departments
- cooperation in promoting experience
- principles of cooperation


Architect, PhD Alexander Czyzewski - President of NSAU,
Architect Volodymyr Derbeniov - Fondation Ukrainian Europe, Vice-President for urban and planning restoration
Architect, Alexander Baranowski - NSAU Projects Coordinator,
Prof. Dr. Eng. arch. Lucyna Nyka - Dean of WAPG
Prof. dr. hab. inż. arch. Piotr Lorens, Gdansk University of Technology, Architect of the City of Gdansk
prof. dr hab. inż. arch. Jakub Szczepański - Vice Dean for Science of WAPG \narch.
arch. Ryszard Gruda President of IARP
arch. Bartosz Macikowski - Chairman of the POOIA Council.
arch. Pawel Kowalski - President of SARP o. Wybrzeże
dr inż. arch. Łukasz Bugalski
M.Sc. arch. Szymon Kowalski
IARP and SARP architects