• About the event

    LAUD 2016



    The 5th edition of LAUD International Landscape Architecture and Urban Infrastructure Expo Conference is taking place in Warsaw, on 11th October 2016, at Marriott Hotel, within SHARE Warsaw 2016 International Architecture Forum.

    LAUD International Architecture Expo Conference is dedicated to landscape architecture and urban infrastructure.

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

    The latest editions of our LAUD international expo conferences had great guests that have brought their contribution to the program with presentations of their latest projects: prof. emeritus Peter LATZ; arch. Martí FRANCH; prof. Robert TREGAY; arch. Maria GONZALEZ; Leon JH SMET;arch. LUCA PERALTA; arch. Grzegorz BUCZEK, President of the Executive Board of TUP – the Society of Polish Town Planners; arch. Urszula FORCZEK-BRATANIEC; Piotr MURDZA, SAK-Landscape Architecture Association, Poland.

    Information regarding the access at LAUD International Conference 2016 edition:

    Date: 11 October 2016

    Location: Marriott Warsaw Hotel, Baltic Ballroom

    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 LAUD past editions can be read here.

    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!


    Landscape architect Niek Roozen

    NIEK ROOZEN bv landscape architects, The Netherlands
    Keynote Speaker LAUD 2016 edition


    Green is not the only solution, but there is no solution without green. The future Green City is being built today. An important aspect of our designs in the past 15 years that has appealed to clients and governments around the world is the application of the Green City theory in the designs.

    Prof. emeritus Peter LATZ

    LATZ+PARTNER, Germany
    Special Guest LAUD Bucharest 2015


    The communication at LAUD lectures was very interesting and I have seen many people that had experience. I held a master class about post-industrial landscape architecture, it was very relaxed. I had a good time. The presentations were very good and they had a lot of information.

    Prof. Robert TREGAY

    Keynote Speaker LAUD Warsaw 2015


    LAUD is very well organized and there are interesting speakers. About the audience, the first funny thing is I don’t know anybody, and usually, if I go to a conference in England, I know a lot of the people there. It is a very interesting experience to meet new people and share ideas.

    Arch. Martí FRANCH

    Founder, ESTUDI MARTÍ FRANCH, SPAIN, Winner of the European Biennial of Landscape Architecture and Special Guest of LAUD 2014

    LAUD is a very good idea, it helps to grow culture between local practitioners because you can mirror with other people. I was positively surprised with all the projects presented from Eastern Europe I did not know about, also about the plans of the municipality in Bucharest – it looks positive to me. These examples show that it’s a growing culture. The project I presented drew the attention because of the amazing mission. If you have the chance to go there, I can promise you that you will be very impressed of the place, because of the powerfulness of the landscape.

    What was amazing was that politicians decided to spend money to undo things, not build more, but to go backwards. And this is new for the discipline. Normally, most of the projects are about building new things or rebuilding. Here, we could really erase things that had been done. What caused the attention of so many people was the mission and the way we did it – we were very respectful in adding very few things.

    Arch. Maria GONZALEZ

    Sol89, Spain
    Keynote Speaker LAUD Bucharest 2015


    We found a very kind athmosphere at LAUD, and for us, these kinds of meetings are very interesting because they help us better the architecture of this part of understand Europe. It was great because it was so intense and we were impressed. So many interesting projects, so many great architects, it was a great conference.

    arch. Mariusz ŚCISŁO

    President of the Association of Polish Architects SARP

    I find important 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.

    Arch. Şerban ŢIGĂNAŞ

    President of THE ORDER OF THE ARCHITECTS OF ROMANIA, Co-organizer of the Romanian editions of LAUD

    LAUD conference was announced as being highly attractive in the field of landscape architecture and, through the presence of some outstanding speakers, has confirmed this appeal through the interest shown by the public and a full day of lectures and presentations, to which questions and interactions with participants were added. The field of landscape architecture at the top was covered with examples of international practice excellence. If we consider our situation, where the need for a higher quality of the communities in which we live, of green spaces and public spaces in general, well-designed and accessible is growing, we can say that LAUD came at the right time, drawing attention to the performances reached by others in the field, amid an uninterested attitude from the part of the authorities at different levels for this area. The natural and anthropic landscape must be considered as the fundamental infrastructure of the fabric of life, the continuing support of architecture and heritage essential to communities – this is the message that we are sending through LAUD to all those responsible of our state.

    Arch. Gheorghe PĂTRAŞCU

    Chief Architect of Bucharest Municipality

    I am an avid supporter of events of this kind that bring professional debate in the business area. The initiative behind this event is useful and commendable because the professionals often take risks in conceiving their projects in a utopian manner, a bit ‘in the clouds’, not connected enough to reality. I congratulate you for the organization, it does well to both forces, namely that it promotes an area that is less visible to the public. Moreover, through these expo conferences, the specialists are finally valued, even if many people raise their eyebrows when they find out about promotions that have a business-economic hue. I, however, believe that without this economically-nuanced promotion, we cannot develop our field. We should adapt to this Western style as regards the effectiveness of an activity. Landscape architecture is very closely linked to the business area and it should be treated as such, as well as an art. Architecture cannot be treated just as an art; architecture is a blend of science, technology and art. Through this event, ABplus Events has managed to establish a balance between the two opposing tendencies of architecture: art and business. I need your support to bring to life the project that I just presented in LAUD.

    Alin SEVASTRU, Hiwaters

    Speaker and Exhibitor

    Up until now, the event presents good aspects. By perpetuating the event, it will surely be very successful. I absolutely believe in the continuity of the event, with more experts in the audience.

    Răzvan TUDOR

    Semmelrock Stein + Design, Speaker and Exhibitor

    I have been waiting for an event like this for almost six years. I needed, at least from our direction as providers, a partner that I have not found until today and I think the initiative is outstanding. I said that somewhere there is a thread of light in our area, that of landscaping. Now I’m very pleasantly surprised by the participation, as well as the setup, location, topics, not only the participation of the public but also the speakers were very appropriate. The fact that Mr. Ţigănaş and Mr. Pătraşcu were involved, resonant voices in the social environment, means that the landscape area will evolve.

    Ruxandra DRACEA

    Aqua Design, Speaker and Exhibitor

    The idea and the concept are good, in the sense that in Romania people have not really focused on this side of architecture – landscaping. Architecture is done, but very little is spoken about urbanism, about a whole, meaning that each does only one part. We came to present our ideas of design, given that we are addressing architects, we have not come here to talk about execution, because this is the architects’ role, but about the design, specialized software for visualisation, specialized software for architectural lighting and fountains. We are coming to their aid with these simulations, these animations that help both the architect and the recipient actually visualize what will happen and therefore have the possibility to change, modify, bring solutions.

    Arpad ABRAM

    Bauder, Speaker and Exhibitor

    The event is very interesting, we like it. From my point of view, LAUD is most welcome, being, in recent years, the first event of its kind in Romania. We were reluctant to exhibit, however, this event seemed interesting through the program, the specialized audience, the concept, and this is why we have participated.