An image of Cevisama 2017

Talking Tiles

An image of Cevisama 2017
An image of Cevisama 2017

Cevisama 2018 will be more than just a tile exhibition.  The organisers wanted the progress in exhibitor numbers to be matched by a qualitative leap in the programme of parallel events.  They have thus invested considerable effort in attracting international architectural pace-setters to Valencia.   As a result two winners of the Pritzker Prize –  the Nobel Prize of the architectural world – will be participating.

Emilio Tuñón, Rafael de la Hoz, and Eduardo Souto Moura.
From left: Emilio Tuñón, Rafael de la Hoz, and Eduardo Souto de Moura.

The Architecture and Design Forum programme for 2018 has been put together by architect and critic Luis Fernández-Galiano.  Sub-titled Material Architecture, the Forum will comprise two sessions on 5th and 6th February.   The first will bring Francisco Mangado and Emilio Tuñón together, who will talk about the projects that earned them the Spanish Architecture Prize: the Palma Conference Centre and the Royal Collections Museum in Madrid (designed by the late Luis Moreno Mansilla).  The session will finish with a presentation by Portuguese Pritzker prize-winner Eduardo Souto de Moura on the market in Braga.

Rafael Moneo, Joan Roig, and Francisco Mangado.
From left: Rafael Moneo, Joan Roig, and Francisco Mangado.

The second session will bring the two practices that have won the Senior Council of Colleges of Architects Medal.  Joan Roig of Batlle I Roig will present two university buildings in Barcelona; while Rafael de La-Hoz will give a detailed analysis of the Rey Juan Carlos Hospital in Móstoles.  Pritzker prize-winner Rafael Moneo will provide the final touch to the day with a presentation on the J Palacios winery in El Bierzo.

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A new post by Joe Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, January 2018.

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