The façade, an evolving concept: seminar in the Spanish Academy in Rome

The Spanish Academy in Rome is hosting a day-long symposium on Friday 17th of April. Named Facciata, concetto in evoluzione, this series of conferences will bring together fifteen architects in ten interventions on the subject of the façade and its evolving meaning in the architectural design processes from the early twentieth century to today. This event has been sponsored by the AECID -Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Fundación Rafael del Pino and the BigMat Company.

 

Poster excerpt © Academia di Spagna in Roma

Poster excerpt © Academia di Spagna in Roma

 

The Spanish Academy in Rome is hosting a day-long symposium on Friday 17th of April. Named Facciata, concetto in evoluzione (Façade, an evolving concept), this series of conferences will bring together fifteen architects in ten interventions, from 10:00 to 19:00h.

The aim of the seminar is to look back on the history of the façade as an architectural element, examining its presence as part of the design process during the twentieth century to today. To this end, the curator of the symposium, Jesús Donaire -Secretary of the BigMat Award- has brought together renowned architects from the Spanish and Italian scene in order to discuss the subject both from a theoretical, academic point of view, as in a more practical approach.

Divided into morning and afternoon session, the Academia di Spagna will be host to actual proffesionals of architecture such as Alberto Morell, Héctor Fernández Elorza, Maria Claudia Clemente and Francesco Isidori, Carlos García and Begoña de Abajo, and Jesús Aparicio; as well as academic figures such as Claudia Conforti, Maria Margarita Segarra, Roberto Cherubini and Fernando Villalonga -head of the Spanish Academy in Rome.

This event has been sponsored by the AECID -Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Fundación Rafael del Pino and the BigMat Company.

 

Faculty of Cellular and Genetic Biology of Alcalá University, Alcalá de Henares, by Héctor Fernández Elorza © Montse Zamorano Gañán

Faculty of Cellular and Genetic Biology of Alcalá University, by Héctor Fernández Elorza © Montse Zamorano Gañán

 

Introduction

10:00     Fernando Villalonga, Director of the Real Academia de España
               Jesús Donaire, Curator of the symposium, professor at UPM Madrid, BigMat Award Secretary, and leader of his own office

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Morning session

10:30     Claudia Conforti, professor at Roma Tor Vergata

11:00     Eduardo Pérez, professor at UPM Madrid and co-founder of LLPS Arquitectos

11:30     Maria Claudia Clemente + Francesco Isidori, professors at Sapienza Roma and founders of
               Italian office Labics

12:00     Alberto Morell, professor at UPM Madrid and head of his own office

12:30     María Margarita Segarra, professor at Roma TRE University

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Afternoon session

15:30     Begoña de Abajo + Carlos García, professors at UPM Madrid, and founders of Spanish office c-gf

16:00     Giancarlo Floridi + Angelo Lunati, professors at Politecnico di Milano and founders of Italian
               office Onsitestudio

16:30     Héctor F. Elorza, professor at UPM Madrid, winner of the BigMat Young Architect Award, and leader of
               his own office

17:00     Roberto Cherubini, professor at Sapienza Roma and co-founder of CSIAA

17:30     Jesús Aparicio, professor at UPM Madrid, President of the BigMat Award and leader of his own office

18:00     Debate session

 

Symposium poster © Academia di Spagna in Roma

Symposium poster © Academia di Spagna in Roma