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.
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
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
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
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