arch. Dante O. Benini

Dante Benini began his professional training in Venice under the guidance of Carlo Scarpa, continued in England and then in Brazil, where he graduated as an architect of the Federal University in Brazil, as a student of Oscar Niemeyer.

In 1978 he worked as a guest architect in Frank Gehry’s office in Santa Monica, California. He established ‘Dante Benini Ingex Architecture’ with offices situated in Sao Paolo (Brazil) and later in Milan (Italy). In 1997 he founded the studio ‘Dante O. Benini & Partners Architects’, of which he continues to be the leader to this day. He works in collaboration with Frank O. Gehry, Richard Meier, Arup, Daniel Libeskind and many others.

Karl-Erik Norrman

Karl-Erik Norman is the founder (2002) and General Secretary of the European Cultural Parliament (ECP) – the only European forum for cultural personalities in all of the artistic fields.

Thierry Oppikofer

Thierry Oppikofer studied law in the University of Geneva and journalism in Geneva and Lausanne. At the age of 22 he became the youngest editor for foreign policy and the main journalist of ‘La Suisse’ – Geneva. Since 1987 he has been the main editor and/or associate of a myriad of Swiss and French newspapers and magazines that write about politics, economics and social issues.

In 1993 he specialised in the field of real estate, construction and architecture; he also issues a weekly newspaper ‘Tout l'Immobilier’, which is currently the main media in the French-speaking part of Switzerland with more than 160 000 copies produced every week. In 2014 Thierry Oppikofer was elected Federal President of ‘Cobaty’ - an international federation for professionals in the fields of real estate, construction and urban planning – with its Head Quarters in Paris. 


Prof. arch. Todor Krestev DSc

Graduate in Architecture in Sofia (1962). Director of the National Institute for Monuments of Culture (1982-1991). Honorary member of International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). Honorary President of ICOMOS/Bulgaria. Member of the ICOMOS Academy. Expert on the evaluation of the World cultural heritage of UNESCO and ICOMOS (1993-2020, implemented missions in: Avignon, Lion, Berlin, Budapest, Moscow/Kremlin, Sankt Petersburg, Yaroslavl, Solovetsky Islands, Kiev, L’viv, Kotor etc.). Expert of the European Commission and the Council of Europe. Professor in Preservation of the architectural heritage in the University of architecture in Sofia. Leader of international and national programs and projects in the field of cultural heritage. Author of more than 100 publications in Bulgaria and abroad. Laureate of international and national competitions. Laureate of the Alexei Komech International Prize 2018.


Prof. arch. Boyko Kadinov DSc

Studied architecture in Paris (BEAUX ARTS - UP1) and in Sofia (University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy’).
Exhibitions, projects and lectures in London, Geneva, Paris, Rome, Stockholm, Toulouse, Brussels, Moscow, Lisbon, Barcelona and elsewhewre.
Member of France’s Camber of Architects. Owner of the ‘Kadinovi Bros’ Architectural Agency.
Professor, Doctor of Architecture and Head of the ‘Public Buildings’ department in the Architectural faculty of the ‘University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy’ – Sofia.
Author ‘The ten Commandments of Architecture’, ‘Transgressions in Architecture’, ‘Public Buildings’, ‘Architecture and Media’ and ‘Architectural Sculars’  
Independent expert, the EU’s ‘Mies van der Rohe’ award for contemporary architecture.
Vice President of COBATY 11 – Geneva.
Chairman of the ‘VIZAR’ foundation – European awards for Bulgarian architecture.
Member of the European Cultural Parliament.

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