Pro-Lab World Cafe was created for the ideal society 4.0., which thanks to the specially created space filled with new, cross-linking technology, creates perfect background for building interpersonal relationships, combining the world of real and virtual meetings with very good coffee, food and company.
This is the arrangement of the future world – new competences, new qualities, new harmony of technical and social progress.
Opening soon. We invite you to participate in on- and off-line events!
The department is coordinated by dr inż. arch. Agnieszka Labus (Ph. D. eng. arch.), doctor of technical sciences in architecture and urban planning. Scientific adjunct at the Department of Urban Planning at the Faculty of Architecture of the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice. President of the Management Board of the Laboratory of Architecture 60+ Foundation (LAB 60+), first organisation in Poland which works on innovative approach to designing for the needs of ageing society. As first in Poland she undertook the scientific discourse concerning the concept of renovation of European cities in XXI century as people-friendly places. She coordinated and co-implemented many projects, including developing the programme of implementation and settlement of first in Poland Multigenerational House in Łódź, on behalf of the City Hall in Łódź, or developing socio-spatial issues of the masterplan for the Warsaw Social District in cooperation with BBGK Architects. A graduate of the largest government programme to support innovation in science TOP 500 Innovators. She has completed numerous foreign scientific and training practices at the world’s best universities: University of California, Berkeley, USA, University of Westminster in Great Britain, University in Edinburgh and University in Madrid, Spain. She participates in conferences and seminars, conducts lectures and workshops for the beneficiaries of local and regional centres in: Poland, Germany, Austria, Great Britain, Serbia, Estonia and Australia. She is a valued and awarded expert. For her achievements she was awarded by many assembles, including: laureate of the Polityka Science Award (2014).,laureate of the „Start” programme of the Foundation for Polish Science (2015), laureate of the scholarship for prominent young scientists (2013-2016), laureate of the „O” 2018 Award granted by the Polish Culture Portal O.pl.
dr inż. arch. Iwona Benek (Ph. D. eng. arch.), an architect, assistant professor at the Department of Design and Quality Research in Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture of the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, vice-president of the Architecture Laboratory 60+ Foundation (LAB 60+). An expert in universal design, certified availability coordinator. She specialises in designing for the senior-friendly architecture. She conducts research on creating therapeutic environment for elder people with the use of modern technologies in cooperation with the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science of the Silesian University of Technology. An author and co-author of over 50 scientific papers dedicated to issues related to universal design. She conducts scientific and technical activity connected with architectural design related to the forms of care for seniors, educational, training and promotional activity related to including the needs of elder people during the planning and implementation of spatial policy. A member of following organisations: Polish Gerontological Society, Upper Silesian branch, Polish Ergonomic Society, Upper Silesian branch and the Senior Policy Team Metropolia GZM.