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Architecture at Marmomacc 2016: panel discussion about „Materials, Sustainability and Context“

Photo: Luca Morandini

Experts will discuss trends, in particular construction methods, sustainability and strategies to adapt projects to local contexts and conditions

„The Future of Design: Materials, Sustainability and Context” – in collaboration with Architectural Record, a leading international magazine published by BNP Media who also issues Stone World magazine – is the topic of a panel discussion scheduled during Marmomacc, on Thursday, September 29, from 15.00 to 17.00, in the Forum Area of Hall 1 – The Italian Stone Theatre.

Moderated by Cathleen McGuigan, the magazine’s editor‐in-chief, the panel will consist of Duncan Swinhoe, Managing Director of Gensler, London, Shawn Duffy, Managing Principal of KPF, London, and Richard Olcott, Design Partner with Ennead, New York City.

These architects, representing three equally prestigious firms, were invited to discuss current trends in architecture, in particular construction methods, sustainability and strategies to adapt projects to local contexts and conditions.

Naturally, natural stone will feature prominently in this discussion.

Photo: Luca Morandini

After presenting representative works from each firm to illustrate future directions in their work, the guest speakers will consider future trends in architectural design.

Professionals attending the panel presentation will hopefully be active players in this dialogue.

Through this event, Marmomacc hopes to strengthen its mission of promoting the use of the stone in design and architectural applications in Italy and abroad. This approach is reflected in Marmomacc’s main message for 2016: „Yes, With Stone You Can“ and through initiatives aimed at involving leading architectural firms in order to facilitate best practices in stone design.

Marmomacc, September 28 – October 01, 2016

Source: Veronafiere

(30.07.2016, USA: 07.30.2016)