The upcoming edition of Cevisama, the international fair for the ceramic tile, bathroom furnishings and natural stone sectors, which takes place from 28th January to 1st February 2019 at Feria Valencia, will be placing a bigger focus than ever on architecture and interior design. The international event has invested considerable effort to add value to the commercial offering by putting together a programme of top-level presentations set to be delivered by world-class figures. Swiss architect and Pritzker Prize winner Jacques Herzog and French architect Dominique Perrault, two of the most eminent.
Coordinated by Luis Fernández-Galiano and sub-titled “Material Arquitecture 2”, the programme of lectures will address the implementation of architectural projects through six case studies: six buildings completed recently by contemporary masters will be explained by the architects themselves. The first session – on 29th January – starts with Enrique Sobejano of the Nieto Sobejano studio, who will present the Arvo Pärt Centre in Estonia, which pays tribute to the great composer. Next up will be Carme Pinós, who will be delivering the new Barcelona base for the legendary Escola Massana, and the last speaker will be Jacques Herzog, who will be giving a detailed description of the successive projects that transformed London’s Bankside Power Station into today’s Tate Modern.
The second session – on 30th January – brings a member of Harquitectes, Josep Ricart, to Cevisama. He will describe how the Cristalerías Planell building in Barcelona was turned into a civic centre. Next, Ángela García de Paredes will show the Public Library built in Ceuta on an archaeological site and, lastly, Dominique Perrault will close the seminar with a presentation of his latest work, the colossal Exhibition and Congress Centre in León.
Full information on the speakers together with links to register for the seminars can be found at https://cevisama.feriavalencia.com/foro-arquitectura-diseno.