Virtual Facility Tours

Front and back-of-house facility tours are an illuminating part of the World Workplace Europe learning experience. Nothing brings FM to life better than seeing workplace strategy and creative problem-solving in action. Discuss processes and challenges and take away practical tips and new perspectives on managing unique spaces.

Day 1| Wednesday 17, March I 12:00 – 13:00 CET

The Warsaw Hub

Creating a New Office with Endless Possibilities

Take a virtual journey on a private 3D Google viewing tour of Cushman & Wakefield’s new office in Warsaw, Poland. Learn through first-hand experience from a workplace consultant and project manager discussing the design, fit-out works and implementation of a brand new office space. They will also share the obstacles, challenges and ideas working with one space. This presentation will allow professionals who are responsible for reshaping their company’s workplace to gain beneficial insights and see the whole process from different perspectives and angles.

Virtual Tour by Mariola Bitner and Aleksander Szybilski

Mariola Bitner is a project manager with over 15 years of professional experience.

During her career, she has been responsible for several cross-border commissions and projects. Most notably she led fit-out and workplace strategy projects for the likes of Huawei, Shell, Orange, and HP. During the last 2 years, she worked also with DEKA Immobilien, Unilever, and Nationale Nederlanden. Moreover, she was a project manager responsible for the fit-out of Cushman & Wakefield new HQ in Poland.

As the Client Account Manager, she was responsible for the European region. She played a key role in the management of the Client’s office portfolio account, dealing regularly with leadership, and ensuring the successful linkage between all stakeholders across multiple European geographies and service lines.

Currently Mariola takes care of operational and financial matters in the Project & Development Services Department, manages key internal and external client accounts and interfaces with other Cushman & Wakefield teams both in Poland and internationally.

Aleksander Szybilski is an architect with 6 years of professional experience within the design of office space and 4 years in workplace strategy/change management connected with opening new office spaces. Aleksander’s biggest project was creating and being responsible for the Samsung HQ office in Warsaw. In this project he was responsible for the corporate workplace, gathering workplace requirements from employees, change management, communication and presentation to senior management, coordination of space plans, and budget preparation.

Aleksander’s latest project for Cushman & Wakefield focused on developing the workplace strategy for Roche Diagnostics in Prague, UPC in Warsaw, GSK in Moscow, Novonordisk in Warsaw, Roche Diagnostics and Pharmaceutical in Bratislava, KMD in Warsaw, Roche Diagnostics in Warsaw, Roche Diagnostics in Basel, Takeda in Warsaw. Moreover, he was responsible for Unilever’s global portfolio in terms of space utilisation and space data management.

Day 2| Wednesday 18, March I 12:00 – 13:15 CET

Royal Museum of Fine Arts

After almost 10 years of renovation works, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp is almost ready. Delegates will get an exclusive sneak peek of what should become one of the most beautiful museums in Europe. Walter Hoogerwerf of KAAN Architecten and Wouter Covents, facility manager of the museum, accompany us through the historic halls and the surprising new architecture that has been added, giving the museum a surface of 21000m². The museum will stay closed for at least another year until opening to the public, so don’t miss out on this tour!

Virtual Tour by Walter Hoogerwerf and Wouter Convens

Walter Hoogerwerf (Vlaardingen, 1971) is an architect. He studied at TU Delft and worked in Rotterdam offices O.M.A. and Monolab before joining KAAN Architecten in 2004.

He successfully contributed to a wide range of projects such as the Institute of Molecular Sciences in Orsay, Erasmus MC Education Centre in Rotterdam, the Crematorium Siesegem in Aalst, the Governmental Office B30 in The Hague and ultimately the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp.

Wouter Covens (Brasschaat, 1981) is an engineer in electromechanics. He studied at Highschool Antwerp and also acquired a post master energy technics in buildings  at the University of Gent. He is an experienced facility and project manager. He worked for the University of Antwerp as maintenance and project manager and as a coordinator of buildings for Artesis Plantijn Highschool. April 1 2020 he started as operational manager at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp, he is responsible for facility, logistics and security.