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Building, dwelling, thinking is back with great international architecture

Conferences will be held in person with COVID safety protocols in place

Building, dwelling, thinking is Cersaie’s cultural programme dedicated to architecture and design.

Each year Cersaie invites famous architects from all over the world to discuss their projects and their visions of contemporary architecture. The International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings will be held this year as an in-person event and will be welcoming Pritzker Architecture Prize laureate Shigeru Ban to this year’s show.

The appointment with the Japanese architect - the first in-person conference to be held since the outbreak of the pandemic - will take place on Friday 1 October 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in the Palazzo dei Congressi at BolognaFiere and will be introduced by architecture historian Professor Francesco Dal Co.

Shigeru Ban will be the tenth Pritzker Prize winner to give a keynote lecture at Cersaie, following Tom Mayne, Renzo Piano, Kazuyo Sejima, Eduardo Souto De Moura, Rafael Moneo, Toyo Ito, Glenn Murcutt, Norman Foster and Richard Rogers.

Shigeru Ban

Winner of the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize, Shigeru Ban has demonstrated to the world the unlimited architectural potential of inexpensive and completely natural materials and has made lightness and sustainability his signature style.
He took part in Cersaie for the first time in 2012, when he gave a talk discussing his experience in designing housing for areas devastated by natural disasters such as earthquakes.
As cited in the jury statement for the award known as the Nobel Prize of architecture, “For Shigeru Ban, sustainability is not a concept to add on after the fact; rather, it is intrinsic to architecture. His works strive for appropriate products and systems that are in concert with the environment and the specific context, using renewable and locally produced materials, whenever possible.”

In collaboration with:
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Supported by:
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11.00 a.m. Thursday 30/09/2021 - EuropAuditorium Palazzo dei Congressi

Sensitive Architecture

Speakers: Odile Decq - Benedetta Tagliabue - Fulvio Irace
3.00 p.m. Thursday 30/09/2021 - EuropAuditorium Palazzo dei Congressi

Small Talks reloaded - To travel is to study

Speakers: Simone Sfriso - TAMassociati - Alfonso Femia - Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia AF517 - Fiorenzo Valbonesi - asv3 officina di architettura - Francesco Isidori - Labics - Francesca Falsarella e Filippo Bricolo - Bricolo Falsarella Architetti - Simone Gheduzzi - Diverserighestudio - Paolo Iotti e Marco Pavarani - Iotti + Pavarani Architetti - Margherita Manfra - Orizzontale - Traudy Pelzel - MAP studio - Francesco Magnani - MAP Studio - Werner Tscholl - Werner Tscholl Architecture - Cino Zucchi - CZA - Cino Zucchi Architetti - Roberto Bosi
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