Our Speakers & Partners
Chosen as “Teacher of the Year in Turkey” by public vote in 2015 and 2016
Top 10 Finalists, Global Teacher Prize 2018, Turkey. To remedy the low level of family participation in children’s education, Nurten Akkuș pioneered the project, “Daddy, Tell Me A Story”. This led to fathers’ participation in education, both in her county and Turkey as a whole. She has also run projects with UNICEF and the Turkish Ministry of National Education.
Marie-Christine Ghanbari Jahromi
Top 10 Finalists, Global Teacher Prize 2017, Germany. The Sportpaten project which was founded by Marie-Christine, in 2012, has as a central goal to support children with disadvantaged development conditions through a sportpate, like a mentor, with physical activities in their motor, social, emotional, cognitive and physical skills – giving all children equal opportunities.
Mark J. Moore
Headmaster at Akademeia High School, a new private high school based in Poland, famous for its innovative approach toward education. He has 11 years experience as the Head of College at Clifton, a school of 1250 pupils and an annual turnover of £30 million.
Founder Natrufied Architecture, the Netherlands
All designs starts from Nature: embedding the program into the surrounding environment, use of natural materials, natural shapes or more abstract representation of natural patterns, parametric structures and biotic material approach.
Marketing Manager, SAINT-GOBAIN CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS ROMANIA – Rigips Business Unit
Master Partner / With over 20 years of experience, Oana is leading the Marketing Department of Saint-Gobain Construction Products Romania – Rigips Business Unit, where she promotes the concept of “MultiConfort”.
Co-Founder and Director, Cottrell & Vermeulen Architecture, UK / Building Design Education Architect of the Year 2018
The architecture office has received multiple awards which include 5 RIBA Awards, RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize, RIBA Journal Sustainability Award and the prestigious BD Architect of the Year Gold Award.
President of the “Coalition for Education” Federation, Romania.
Moderator / Daniela Vişoianu coordinates several projects dedicated to children and the development of social economy structures within the C4C Communication for Community Association.
Founder Studio Leon Thier architecture
He has over 25 years of experience in the architecture of educational buildings. New views about education requires new architectural structures. As an architect of the new generation, Leon Thier helped shape this development in many educational buildings.
Mia Baarup Tofte
Partner, Nord Architects, Denmark
about how architecture can act as platform for new alliances between the public, private and the civic sectors. Since 2002, when Nord Architects has founded, they have received wide acclaim for their work as practicing architects, urbanists, academics and lecturers.
Category Manager, SAINT-GOBAIN CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS ROMANIA – Rigips Business Unit
Master Partner / Bogdan manages the main product range of Saint-Gobain Rigips Romania that includes Rigips® plaster and special boards. His main focuses are oriented towards finding innovative solutions for various building types based on lightweight partitioning systems to challenges concerning thermal and more.
Founder Studio Contini, Italy
About the use of building technologies, perceptual dimensions and symbolic spaces in architecture. As a designer and construction manager he has made schools, museums, churches, sports buildings and private residences as well as the renovation of public and private buildings.
Nominated in 2017 and 2018 for Global Teacher Prize, Romania.
Mirela Tanc teaches Romanian language and literature at the “Oltea Doamna” School in Oradea, Romania. The modern teaching methods have given her awards and global appreciation. Mirela Tanc thinks that each teacher has the duty to integrate the objectives of sustainable development into the teaching process,
Sales Manager, Gerflor, France
Professional Partner / “We are the number 1 Wall Protection Company in France and the leader in Europe. The development from Healthcare to Education is part of our success story. We are specialist in providing innovative, decorative, protective and eco-friendly solutions to these two different yet similar segments”.
State Advisor for Higher Education and Research in the Romanian Presidential Administration
President of The Order of the Architects of Romania
Ecological Children Activity and Education Center
The Children Activity and Learning Centre, which will provide visiting children a wide range of entertaining activities as well as raise the level of ecological awareness with them. This Den provides an Auditorium/Cinema for films, lectures and plays, a library with books on permaculture and local traditions, an Art room, a Music room and Fashion room.
Westborough Primary School
The development involved a major refurbishment of the school’s main Edwardian school buildings and adding a covered walkway, vastly improving circulation and the overall school environment. The project reduced carbon emissions by 90% in the school’s renovated areas, introducing a series of subtle changes that could be easily applied to a large number of existing schools.
Northeast Amager School
Being more than a school, the NORD Architects proposal provides new public spaces and social potentials for the whole area of North-East Amager. Nature is weaved together with the building, as the green environments expand onto the many outdoor terraces and the active floor of the city continues underneath. A school not only embedded with material sustainability, but educational and social too.
Streatham and Clapham High School
The first phase provides a new sixth form centre within a rooftop extension which sits over the main body of the existing school. This contains book-ended common and study spaces, connected by a spine of classrooms, offices, a science laboratory and service spaces.
Broadway School is the first sample school refurbishment completed as part of the Birmingham Building Schools for the Future programme. Working closely with the consortium team and the building’s users, the design transformed the school’s facilities within a sustainable environment, drastically upgrading selected existing buildings and rebuilding large areas of the site.
VMBO Herbert Vissers College
📍 the netherlands
In VMBO education, students are prepared for their later work by having them experience the practice in the school. In a sharpened emerald, the surroundings are mirrored, as it were, and the emerald itself sparkles the light from the inside to the outside. For the school administration, that was the metaphor for preparatory vocational education.
Krishna-Avanti Primary School
Awarded with: Harrow Heritage Trust / Harrow Observer Architectural and Environment Awards 2010, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Awards 2010 – Sustainability Award – Runner up, RIBA Awards 2010 – Shortlisted Telegraph – Top 10 Buildings of 2010 –Krishna-Avanti Primary School is no. 6 – by Ellis Woodman 14 December 2010.
Campus Den Haag
📍 the netherlands
The Campus The Hague of Leiden University has grown rapidly since its establishment in 1998. Education is closely aligned with the themes that characterize The Hague as an International City of Peace, Justice and Security and as the center of Dutch public administration and International Governance.
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