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Cersaie 2011: Conferences and Seminars
From the envelope to the surface: renovation and sustainability

Thursday 22 September - 2.00 p.m.
Galleria dell'Architettura - Gallery 25/26

Processes of technological innovation for urban and architectural regeneration
In collaboration with Aster

The ceramic sector has always had strong links with the remodelling and refurbishing sector. The factors that prompt individual citizens to undertake refurbishing work often concern areas of the home where ceramic surfaces are much in evidence. This relationship between individuals and ceramic materials is far from trivial. It is therefore more important than ever to exploit the design of surfaces and building envelopes in order to promote an integrated process of urban and architectural regeneration of cities and the built fabric. For this purpose, material and process innovations offer an important opportunity in terms of quality for technicians and companies.
The “degrees of sustainability” of the sector’s manufacturing chains serve to define a credible and ethically consistent product. However, these factors are even more important when associated with a remodelling process that exploits a sector’s traditions in order to propose a regeneration project that engages with the existing buildings and urban fabric.

Speakers

Marco Savoia More

Marco Savoia

Scientific Director CIRI (Interdepartmental Industrial research Centre) for Building and Constructions, University of Bologna
Abstract
Issues relating to the safety of the envelope in architectural, functional and static restoration of buildings

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Arturo Salomoni More

Arturo Salomoni

Scientific Director of Centro Ceramico di Bologna
Biographical notes
Degree in Industrial Chemistry from University of Bologna. Coordinator of Advanced Technical Ceramics Section of Centro Ceramico Bologna, Centre of Research and Experimentation for the Ceramic Industry – Laboratory of Emilia-Romagna Region High Technology Network – and director of the Centro Ceramico thermal analysis laboratory. He works on national and international research projects with specific scientific management roles. He carries out scientific and research activities in the following fields: preparation of colloidal suspensions of ceramic powders, technologies for forming advanced ceramic materials (slip casting, pressure slip casting and injection moulding), functionalisation of ceramic surfaces. He has written more than 70 scientific and general ublications on the above themes invarious Italian and foreign trade magazines, monographs and books.
Abstract
The role of ceramic tiles in building restoration: needs and innovative proposals of designers and producers

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Sandra Dei Svaldi More

Sandra Dei Svaldi

Larco Icos
Biographical notes
Engineer, senior researcher at  ICIE, Institute for applied research and technology transfer. Since 1991 she has participated in the creation, design and management of complex projects., in collaboration with research institutions and companies operating in the construction industry.
On behalf of the European Commission has carried out studies on the diffusion of innovative energy technologies.
As the head of the national lines of research has followed the development and application of experimental building technologies and innovative plant designed to ensure comfort and well-being in confined spaces and sustainable energy in buildings.
She is responsible since 2006, within the ambit of two Laboratories of the High Technology Network of the Region of Emilia Romagna, Larco Icos and Lisea, for research lines that develop studies on new buildings envelope components and technologies, on new plants technologies and on integration of buildings envelope and equipments for the energy efficiency of new and existing buildings.
She is currently responsible for coordinating and managing the program BIPV- Building Integrated Photovolaics, industrial research program co-financed by Italian Ministry of Economic Development.
Abstract
Ceramics and the sustainability of building envelopes

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Antonello Stella More

Antonello Stella

n!studio, Rome
Biographical notes
Antonello Stella was born in Legnano (MI) in 1961. He graduates from University of Rome “La Sapienza”, School of Architecture, where he accomplishes his Architectural Design PHd and Improvement Course in Architecture Theory. In 1998 he becomes Teaching Fellow at University of Ferrara, School of Architecture. In 2002 he is named substitute professor in the Interior Design Studio at University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Valle Giulia School of Interior Design
In 1991 he is among the founders of n!studio, in 2002 he is partner of  ferrini::stella:;n!studio associated architects. Projects have been published inside the most relevant architectural magazines, among which Casabella (Archaeological Museum in Pitigliano, 1998) Domus, Architecture Cree (River Museum in Nazzano 2002) Detail , Architectural Review (Laboratory-Storage for Archaeological finds at the  Villa dei Quintili – Rome 2007) AD, (Archaeological Museum in San Vincenzo al Volturno 2007); They have been presented to numerous International Architecture Exhibitions (Venice Biennale 1996, 2000; Milan Triennale 1997, 2003) and have received several awards and recognitions (Inarch Award Lazio 2000 and 2001, Special Price at Medaglia D’Oro for Italian Architecture 2003-2005).
He took part to many conferences both in Italian and Foreign Istitutes ((Ecole Polytecnique in Losanna, Cornell University in Rome,  Ascoli, Pescara, Rome and Venice School of Architecture).
Abstract
The envelope and the process of urban and architectural regeneration of cities and the built fabric

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Mischa Gorchov Brearley More

Mischa Gorchov Brearley

Architect

Abstract
The envelope and the surface convey the image of a sustainable project: restoring memory as a tool for technological innovation

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Bettina Magistretti More

Bettina Magistretti

Architect Studio Sauerbruch Hutton

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Moderator Marcello Balzani More
Moderatore

Marcello Balzani

Scientific Director, Construction Platform Emilia Romagna advanced technology network
Biographical notes
Marcello Balzani was born in Forlì, Italy on 5 August 1962. He is associate professor at the Department of Architecture of the University of Ferrara and has also taught at the universities of Florence and Ferrara.  As Director of the DIAPReM (Development of Integrated Automatic Procedures for Restoration of Monuments) centre of the University of Ferrara, he is responsible for dozens of national and international research projects in various archaeological areas (Pompei, Benevento and Rome) and monumental contexts (in Italy: Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa, Michelangelo in Florence, Leon Battista Alberti in Mantova, Ferrara, Florence and Rimini; internationally: in the fortified citadel of Gozo in Malta, in Mexico City, Cairo and Salvador de Bahia), as well as in smaller Italian towns throughout the country. Since his appointment as director, he has overseen agreements with research centres, ministries, archaeological heritage offices and study centres, and has led DIAPReM to undertake scientific and industrial partnerships and training agreements in Italy and abroad. Since June 2008 he has held the position of Vice Director of the Architecture Department of the University of Ferrara. In March 2010 he was appointed Scientific Director of the TekneHub Laboratory of the University of Ferrara Technopole, part of the Regione Emilia-Romagna High-Technology Network Construction Platform, and in October Scientific Director of the Constructions Platform. He is a member of the Italian Design Union, the National Urban Planning Institute  and the Focus Area Cultural Heritage, Horizontal Issue “Archaeology”, of the European Construction Technology Platform. He has been a jury member and jury chairman for national and international architecture competitions and awards, including the “Innovazione e Qualità Urbana” award, the “International Prize for Sustainable Architecture”, and the “International Domus Restoration and Preservation Prize”, which he helped found and support. He is associated with the “Architettura>Energia” Centre of the Department of Architecture of the University of Ferrara and is scientific director of WebgisLab of the Consorzio Ferrara Ricerche. He is editor of the architecture magazines Paesaggio Urbano and Architetti, idee cultura e progetto.
marcello.balzani@unife.it

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Video interview

Marco Savoia
Mischa Gorchov Brearley
Antonello Stella
Marcello Balzani
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