ROCKWOOL Thought Leadership Series at Bayside

ROCKWOOL, in collaboration with Hines, Tridel and 3XN, has invited leading experts to take part in a series of three discussion panels aimed at connecting with the community and industry, while furthering the discourse on a range of topics central to the built environment.

Using the 3XN ‘Waterfront Architecture’ exhibition as a backdrop, the three events will take place at the Hines Tridel Bayside Presentation Center in Toronto.  


Discussion Panel Sessions

Part 1 - Innovation and Sustainability - April 24th

Part 2 - Wellbeing and the Workplace - May 8th

Part 3 - Waterfront Toronto - May 22nd



Hines Tridel Bayside Presentation Center
261 Queens Quay East, Toronto
5:30pm – 8:00pm
Light refreshments will be served.

Paid parking is available next to the event venue at 263 Queens Quay East.

Part 1 - Innovation and Sustainability

Wednesday April 24, 2019

Join leading experts in sustainable and innovative design to discuss how our buildings can ‘walk the talk’ when it comes to demolition waste, carbon footprints, recycling and responsible construction, as well as how we are engaging the future in today’s buildings and neighbourhoods; and what it means for new business models and the future of design.

Moderated by:

Terri Peters, BA, BEDS, DipArch, PhD 
Assistant Professor, Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University

Panel Participants:

Kasper Guldager Jensen, Architect MAA 
Senior Partner 3XN, Director GXN

Lisa King, MA 
Senior Policy Planner, City of Toronto

Alex Lukachko, M.Arch 
Principal, RDH Building Science

Luka Matutinovic, P.Eng, CPHC, LEED AP BD+C
Co-Founder & Principal, Purpose Building

Todd Kimmel, CPHD, CDT 
Regional Architectural Manager, ROCKWOOL

Part 2 - Wellbeing and the Workplace

Wednesday May 8, 2019

The Workplace is ever changing to reflect a different demographic, cross-cultural workflow and technology.  Experts in workplace design and wellbeing engage in dialogue on how the workplace is evolving to become more human centered and resulting in greater productivity and higher employee satisfaction. Register Now!

Moderated by:

Terri Peters, BA, BEDS, DipArch, PhD 
Assistant Professor, Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University

Panel Participants:

Kåre Stokholm Poulsgaard
Head of Innovation, GXN/3XN

Gary Madaras, Ph.D., Assoc. AIA
Acoustics Specialist, Rockfon (Part of the ROCKWOOL Group)

Joanne Chan,  ARIDO 
Principal, SDI Design

Sabrina Sdao
Senior Manager, Strategic Initiatives, Deloitte Consulting 

Meaghan Kahnert, P.Eng, LEED AP BD+C, RESET AP 
Senior Consultant, ARUP 

Part 3 - The Future of Toronto's Waterfront

Wednesday May 22, 2019

Toronto’s Waterfront is garnering International attention as it takes shape and develops out towards the Portlands.  Experts will discuss what they have heard from the community; how they envision the future of the Waterfront; and why the Toronto example is relevant for Waterfront projects around the world. Register Now! 

Moderated by:

Michael Gross
Vice President of Construction at Hines

Panel Participants:

Kim Herforth Nielsen, Architect MAA RIBA
Founding Partner and Creative Director, 3XN

David Kusturin
Chief Project Officer, Waterfront Toronto 

Nille Juul-Sorensen, Architect MAA RIBA 
Global Business Leader for Architecture, Arup 

Luigi Ferrara
Dean of the Centre for Arts, Design & Information Technology, George Brown College

Waterfront Architecture: Placemaking and Context Exhibition

This exhibition titled Waterfront Architecture: Placemaking and Context, is the backdrop for the ROCKWOOL Thought Leadership Series at Bayside and features several completed and in-progress waterfront projects by 3XN some of which include ROCKWOOL stone wool insulation products.

The exhibition is predicated on the idea that waterfronts should be the most valuable and desirable areas in harbor cities and that quality waterfront design has to go beyond the buildings themselves.

It highlights 3XN’s global and local waterfront expertise, showcasing eleven projects: Aqualuna, Aquabella, and T3 Bayside, all in Toronto; the Sydney Fish Market and Quay Quarter Tower in Sydney, Australia; the Museum of Liverpool in Liverpool, England; the Lighthouse in Aarhus, Denmark; Den Blå Planet National Aquarium; UN City; the Saxo Bank Headquarters and the Horten Headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Each project has been designed to amplify local waterfront sites and create a unique impact on the people that occupy them.