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Repensar Bonpastor, Barcelona

International competition entry comprising of architectural, urban design and social intervention solutions; providing a gradual transformation of a poor quality, isolated social housing estate with a rising conflict situation into a modern, resident-friendly eco-district; detailed action plan ensuring flexibility and resident-focused approach





‘Che fare Pizzo Sella?’ Palermo


International Urban Design Competition in Palermo – ‘Che fare Pizzo Sella?’


Converting enclosed estate (original site area 8.9 hectares) with 73 three- to five storey partially abandoned and demolished dwellings into ‘Culture Village’ on slope of Capo Gallo mountain including out- and indoor arts presentation and creation areas, education and sports facilities, dwellings and visitors accommodation;


Awarded a Special Mention


January 2008












Town Centre Environmental Improvements, Bunclody

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Bunclody Environmental Improvements


for National Building Agency, Dublin; Client: Wexford County Council;


Guidelines on the potential future town development including design of pedestrian priority central public space as a result of provision of strategic parking area in the backlands;


December 2008








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Development at Hotel Europa site in Drogheda

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Development at Hotel Europa site in Drogheda
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(site area 3.308 hectares) consisting of three storey Hotel with penthouse (46 rooms), Three storey Restaurant (180 seats), Two storey Nursing home (70 bedrooms) and 43 one-storey, two bedroom assisted living units with community centre; tourism/entertainment function separated from semi-public elderly community area, nursing home design provided for group of dementia mobile and immobile patients separated, with common ancillary area;
for McClean Architects, Dublin
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Center of Experimental Theatre, Poznan

Experimental Theatre in old Slaughterhouse in Poznan –
converting protected structure urban complex into arts festival and education area;
in cooperation with ‘The Theatre of Eighth Day’ in Poznan



Stone-the Beauty of Nature, Lacko

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‘The Wandering Architects’ summer seat in Lacko for an architectural competition Stone-the Beauty of Nature; low budget structure using local materials and waste material from stone cladding fabricators;
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2003; Awarded 2nd prize
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Museum of Architecture, Poznan

Conceptual project for Museum of Architecture in Poznan, converting unused narrow, sloped site into sequence of public spaces, fluent transition from outdoor to indoor exhibition areas,
Awarded in students’ competition named after W.Czarnecki
June 2002


The Seat of Plus Discount in Krakow

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The Seat of Plus Discount in Krakow

young architects’ competition for a conceptual project of residential, commercial and office building with individual open spaces and common public areas on a site of a limited size;

2003, Awarded 1st prize

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CV

Name : Magdalena E. Gendek
e-mail : gendek@gmail.com
Date of Birth: 11th January 1980
Nationality: Polish


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


January 2010

Repensar Bonpastor in Barcelona (Spain)



International competition entry comprising of architectural, urban design and social intervention solutions; providing a gradual transformation of a poor quality, isolated social housing estate with a rising conflict situation into a modern, resident-friendly eco-district; detailed action plan ensuring flexibility and resident-focused attitude





April 2008 – January 2009


Urban Designer at National Building Agency in Dublin

Constraints Issues and Options Study for Abbey Street Block in Sligo for Sligo County Council; analysis and design (supported by specialized consultants) resulting with feasibility and procurement options for mixed use development (containing multi storey strategic car park) at town centre block (area 1.7 hectares) in historical Abbey context


• Barrack Lane, New Ross Town Centre Urban Design Framework, Area Action Plan for Wexford County Council, revitalisation of underutilized existing backlands (site area 1.6 hectares) in strategic location based on Public-Private Partnership, creation of small scale public pedestrian plaza in area of high commercial development pressure and complex community, traffic and topographical context

• Bunclody Environmental Improvements for Wexford County Council; guidelines on the potential future town development including design of pedestrian priority central public space as a result of provision of strategic parking area in the backlands

Environmental Improvements to Quay Area, New Ross – JFK Statue placement for Wexford County Council; public realm, landscape and traffic analysis and design; construction management




June 2006 – April 2008


Architect and Urban Designer at McClean Architects in Dublin

• Urban Designer for Edgworthstown Town Centre residential and commercial development (original site area 1.9 hectares) including Residential and Retail Units, Supermarket, Library
Area Feasibility, urban design and streetscape design –converting unused lanes into new pedestrian links with town focal points

• Architect for Audi and VW Car Showrooms and Workshop Buildings in M1 Retail Park, Drogheda (floor area of development 6,858sqm)
Fire certificate, tender, managing construction along with additional Planning process

• Urban Designer and Architect for Development at Hotel Europa site in Drogheda (site area 3.308 hectares) consisting of Three storey Hotel with penthouse (46 rooms), Three storey Restaurant (180 seats), Two storey Nursing home (70 bedrooms) and 43 one-storey, two bedroom assisted living units with community centre
Urban design, streetscape design – tourism/entertainment function separated from semi-public elderly community area, sketch design, planning – nursing home design provided for group of dementia mobile and immobile patients separated, with common ancillary area

July 2004 –Dec. 2005


Architect at Tom Duffy Architects in Dublin
Main commercial projects: Site feasibility, sketch Design, Planning for


• Spar shop Rathcoole – ground floor extension (area 672sqm)- creating attractive public space at typical supermarket entrance


• Eurospar Castlecomer – 3 storey extension (retail area, 4No app.’s - total area 1648sqm)- extending commercial retail area providing attractive residential units and exposing protected structure


Oct. 2003 -March 2004


Charged works at Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at Poznan University of Technology; teaching basics of Architectural and Urban composition

May 2001- 2004


Member of The Wandering Architects Association
Regional Rural Plans, architectural planning, education and social work for inhabitants of countryside

2002


Author of a part of The Regional Education Handbook for Lacko Village –
Handbook of Local Rural Development and traditional timber-frame technology



PRIZES

January 2008


Special mention in International Urban Design Competition in Palermo – ‘Che fare Pizzo Sella?’
converting enclosed estate (original site area 8.9 hectares) with 73 three to five storeys partially abandoned and demolished dwellings into ‘Culture Village’ on slope of Capo Gallo mountain including out- and indoor arts presentation and creation areas, education and sports facilities, dwellings and visitors accommodation.

2003


Award in competition Stone-the Beauty of Nature for ‘The Wandering Architects’ summer seat in Lacko low budget structure using local materials and waste material from stone cladding fabricators

2003


1st prize in young architects’ competition for The Seat of Plus Discount in Krakow – conceptual project of residential, commercial and office building with individual open spaces and common public areas on tight site

2003


1st prize in Velux-Poland competition for Dwelling in Nienawiszcz –sculpture-like multi-storey house with proposed unusual use of rooflights opening space to daylight and landscape

2002


Award in students’ conceptual competition named after W.Czarnecki for Museum of Architecture in Poznan, converting unused narrow, sloped site into sequence of public spaces, fluent transition from outdoor to indoor exhibition areas


EDUCATION

May 2005


Practising Architecture in Ireland - RIAI Course (Dublin)

1998-2003


Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at Poznan University of Technology (Poland) Master of Science Engineer /Eng. Arch./
Diploma: Experimental Theatre in old Slaughterhouse in Poznan –
converting protected structure urban complex into arts festival and education area; in cooperation with ‘The Theatre of Eighth Day’ in Poznan


SKILLS

Archicad, Autocad, VectorWorks, Photoshop, CorelDraw, Indesign, Freehand drawing
English - fluent, French – fluent, Polish - native