Next week on Wednesday the 13th of March, the Concrete Day will be held where renowned pioneers of the field of architecture will be on the stage and the winner of the completion “Concrete Building of the Year 2018” will be announced. The Concrete Day will take place from 13:00 to 19:00 in the Estonian Academy of Arts, Põhja pst 7 Tallinn.
12:30 – Registration
13:00 – Opening of the Concrete Day. Host of the day Urmas Vaino. Welcoming words Tiit Roots,, chairman of the Concrete Association of Estonia
13:10 – About good public space. Kalle Vellevoog, Architectural Bureau JVR
13:50 – In America as a detective. New information on the work of August Komendant. Carl-Dag Lige, architectural historian, the Museum of Estonian Architecture.
14:30 – Coffee break
15:00 – Concrete concrete. Roger Riewe, Prof. Arch. DI, Riegler Riewe Architekten, Graz/Berlin (Presentation in English)
16:30 – Summary of the competition “Concrete Building of the Year 2018” and the announcement of winners. Aadu Kana, chairman of the jury of the competition “Concrete Building of the Year 2018”, honorary member of the Concrete Association of Estonia.
17:15 – Speech by the winner of the competition
17.30 – Buffet reception
19:00 – End of the Concrete Day
Who is Roger Riewe?
Born in Bielefeld, Germany in 1959, Roger Riewe studied at the Rhein-Westfalen University of Technology in Aachen. After graduation, he founded with Florian Riegler the bureau Riegler Riewe Architects in Graz and Berlin.
Riegler Riewe Architects (RRA) has engaged in urban planning, infrastructural projects (e.g. train stations) and the design of cultural buildings. It has also contributed to the creation of research centres in Europe, Asia, and Africa. The works of RRA have been acknowledged widely, incl. AIT Global Architecture Award and several nominations for the Mies Van der Rohe Award. The projects of RRA have been thoroughly introduced in the international media and displayed at exhibitions.
Roger Riewe has worked as a visiting professor in Amsterdam, Prague, Barcelona, Venice, Calgary, Houston, and Graz. He is the professor and the head of the Institute of Architecture Technology at the Graz University of Technology (in Austria).
Furthermore, Roger Riewe belonged to the international jury of the architectural competition of the new faculty building of the EAA that took place in 2008. Roger Riewe held a speech at our concrete day for the first time in 2007.
At the Concrete Day, there will be a photo exhibition of the nominees of the competition “Concrete Building of the Year 2018” and the award winners of the years 2000-2007.
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