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delegates have the opportunity to go on an excursion to the city of Brno and the Tugendhat Villa. Designed by the German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the Tugendhat Villa is considered one of the pioneering prototypes of modern architecture in Europe.
!melk’s founding principal Jerry van Eyck possesses an unusual breadth and depth of skills that he applies to every project under his purview. Trained as a landscape architect and industrial designer, he approaches each commission balancing both the “macro” - how open and public space fit into the larger context of a city’s fabric and the urban experience, with the “micro” - materiality, ornamentation, and pattern as expressed through custom furniture, lighting, paving, and other details that provide each project its own singular identity.
Jerry recently completed “The Park” & Boulevard Public Realm in Las Vegas, “The Barn” in West Sacramento, as well as Tyufeleva Roshcha Park in the heart of Moscow’s “ZilArt,” one of the largest developments in Europe. He currently leads the design for Hudson River Park’s Pier 97 and the iconic Pier 57, both in NYC, among many other prestigious projects throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
Architect and city planner Daniela Allmeier is co-founder and managing director of the planning studio RAUMPOSITION. Scheuvens I Allmeier I Ziegler OG based in Vienna.
The studio’s core competencies are designing complex and “tailor made” planning processes - especially where dialogical aspects are of major importance, developing big- and small-scale urban design projects, regional development strategies and managing international competitions in architecture and urban planning. RAUMPOSITION distinguishes itself by its extraordinary and experimental approach to planning projects where the know-how in town planning, integrated urban development, strategic project development as well as the expertise in process and communication design are perfectly merged.
Besides her passionate engagement in various projects, she regularly speaks at national and international conferences, frequently publishes on urban development subjects
of various contexts, and regularly serves on diverse juries of architecture and urban projects. Furthermore Daniela Allmeier teaches urban planning and urban design in the bachelor and master program of Spatial Planning at the University of Technology in Vienna. She has studied Architecture at the University of Technology in Vienna and Graz, Austria as well as at the Shenzhen University in China. Her academic achievement was awarded with the ArchDiploma Prize of the University of Technology and the Rudolf-Wurzer-Prize, conferred by the City of Vienna.
Peter is a chartered landscape architect at the studio 2ka landscape andurban architects, which he co-founded and manages with his wife Ivana. Their broad portfolio includes public spaces in several major projects in Bratislava, including housing developments and revitalization projects for which the studio was recently nominated for the CEZAAR award. After graduating in landscape architecture he worked in several renowned architectural studios in Switzerland, Spain, Ireland and the Czech Republic. In 2009 he returned to Slovakia in order to bring international inspiration and quality to the local developments.
Peter’s interest is in innovative public spaces, urban environment while he also focuses on raising the awareness of landscape architecture field in the capital city and beyond.
Rowan is a Senior Associate, landscape architect and former studio lead for the aspirational design firm InSite – Planners / Landscape Architects, a division of KEO International Consultants.
Over eleven years as a landscape architect, Rowan’s professional experience spans a wide variety of landscape, public realm and environmental improvement schemes. Currently based in the United Arab Emirates, he has collaborated on projects that aim to enhance peoples
day to day lives on everything from world renowned mega projects, to streetscape renovations, to private villa courtyards, across the Middle East region.
He is currently responsible for InSite’s business development strategy, covering Europe, Middle East, North Africa and Asia
Matúš fell in love with the profession of architecture during his studies in Rome. A graduate of the Faculty of Architecture at the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Matúš has also participated in several research projects and conferences. He is a co-founder of the successful architecture studio Vallo Sadovsky Architects. Matúš started the Urban Interventions initiative, which has spawned over 900 projects to improve the public realm
in 20 Slovak and Czech cities since 2008. He is the founder of the civic association We are the City, and was involved
in the establishment of another civic association, Alliance
Old Market Hall.
Bratislava has long been the focal point of his work, which is why three years ago he initiated the preparation
of The Bratislava Plan, a document resulting from
the collaboration of a team of 76 experts on city planning, detailing the most in-depth solutions to Bratislava's problems. The content of the Bratislava Plan thus became the basis of Matúš's electoral program, and in
the municipal elections of 2018, he was elected mayor of Bratislava.
David Karásek is co-founder and art director of design studio mmcité and a renowned designer with a career spanning
25 years. He is the head of the mmcité design team, with whom he designs innovative street furniture for the public realm, oversees the implementation of top-level projects and participates in planning and creating an optimal, sustainable solution for both local and international clients.
His design award collection includesinternational honours such as Red Dot, Good Design Chicago and
IF Design awards, and he has been a judge at university competitions in both the CzechRepublic and the College of Environmental Design at Berkeley. In addition, he enjoys mentoring talented students, giving them the opportunity to design, produce and often sell their own products through the mmcité catalogue.
Chris is an urban design, master planning and landscape architecture practitioner with a global career that spans over 25 years. As Senior Principal and MD of InSite, an allied practice of KEO International Consultants, he is responsible for setting the design agenda of the studios as well as overseeing the holistic operations of the interdisciplinary practice.From large-scale land use and master planning developments to detail landscape designs, Chris has focused on bringing legible form to complex ecological, social and programmatic processes through elegant designs.
At InSite, Chris leverages both the talent within his international team as well as the KEO family of disciplines to mould a grounded and dynamic practice that brings site specific solutions to clients, communities and the challenging environment within which InSite’s portfolio resides.Chris was previously Senior Vice President and Global Director of Planning at HOK, a member of HOK’s Board of Directors and the Management Board. Throughout his career, he has taught at leading U.S. and U.K universities. He continues to serve as a visiting critic on design juries and currently lectures at UCL Bartlett.