Kaja Chrosczilewska
studied Architecture at Technische Universiteit Eindhoven in the Netherlands and Gdańsk University of Technology in Poland, where she received a Master’s degree. She has worked for several architecture and interior architecture offices around Poland. Since 2012 she has been working in architecture studio Atelier in Warsaw. Kaja specializes in architectural and urban design. She has worked on large scale projects of retail centres, offices and residential developments. She is interested in design of buildings and public spaces with attention to human scale, believing that even a large scale commercial infrastructure can be developed in a way that connects people and place. Kaja is a traveler and rock climber by passion. She travels the world through the “other” places, little towns and great outdoors. She sees France through Fontainebleau, Spain as El Chorro and Sicily as San Vito lo Capo. She likes her tea with a drop of raspberry cordial.

Kaja’s projects: Genova, Białystok, Łódź, Stalowa Wola, 5 corner square Warsaw

Urszula Cryer
architect, landscape architect
holds a Master’s degree in Architecture from Gdansk University of Technology and a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan- Triesdorf. Since 2011 she has been living and working in Germany, first at Joachim Eble Architektur in Tübingen, currently at grabner huber lipp landschaftsarchitekten in Freising. She worked on big strategic projects, like developing an eco-region in Indonesia or city development strategies in Germany and Poland, as well as medium and small scale sustainable neighbourhoods in several other countries in Europe. Ula specializes in resilient urbanism, landscape rehabilitation and design and green - blue infrastructure. She is researching a concept of a “hologram city” - one that resolves the problems it creates within its borders, creating a possibly minimum impact on the surrounding environment. She loves outdoors, trail running, paragliding and growing plants. Ula takes her tea with a bit of lemon and a spoonful of sugar.

Ula’s projects: Genova, Gdańsk, Białystok, Łódź, Stalowa Wola

Marcelo Rivera Leyton
architect, regional planner
holds a Master´s degree in Human Settlements and in Urbanism and Strategic Planning, both from the KULeuven in Belgium. He participated in international workshops such as the Mexico Summer School from the AA and in Lille, organized by the ENS(AP). Since 2008 he has been working in Tübingen, Germany for Joachim Eble Architektur and Loco Architektur with different scales of interventions, from regional sustainable planning, concept visions for cities, to small strategic redevelopment, mobility strategies for neighborhoods and housing projects. In 2013 he worked in Bolivia, sponsored by the GIZ, and propose the recovery of public spaces and ravines in Sucre. Marcelo is currently working on affordable housing projects in timber construction under the principle of building cooperatives and participatory design, but still focuses on ecological and landscape urbanism, public space and mobility, always thinking about the relation between people architecture, urbanism and ecology. He likes photography, playing football, dancing and once in a while he plays cajón.

Marcelo’s projects: Genova, Sucre, Libramont, Predazzo.

Martina Troilo
architect, sustainability consultant
graduated in Architecture and Urban Planning at the University La Sapienza in Rome and received a Master’s degree in Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development from University Lumsa in Rome. She has been working in Italy and Germany as a freelance professional. She developed personal projects and collaborated, among others, with Atenastudio in Rome and Joachim Eble Architektur in Tübingen, being engaged in numerous projects at a range of scale from masterplanning to detailed design. She currently works at Kulka Architects in Cologne. Martina focuses in sustainable development, energy efficiency and context sensitive architecture. She is particularly interested in public spaces and is fascinated by the impact that the urban design has on the everyday quality of life, thus shaping the profile of the society. She loves land- and cityscapes and symphonic music. She starts every day with a tiny cup of espresso coffee.

Martina’s projects: Genova, Łódź, Libramont, Predazzo