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Roundtable & opening speech: Saturday, 18 March, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Exhibition opening: Saturday, 18 March, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Exhibition on view: from 18 to 30 March, from 10:00am to 9:00pm
The City University of Hong Kong, in cooperation with the Italian Council of Architects, Planners, Landscapers and Conservationists (CNAPPC), are pleased to present the first exhibition of the most prestigious Italian Architecture Prize to be shown in Hong Kong. This exhibition explores the most recent trends in contemporary Italian architecture, by displaying the inspiring works of distinguished Italian architects and studios, which were recently awarded the Italian Architect Prize and the Young Talent of Italian Architecture Prize.
This exhibition is promoted by the Italian Council of Architects, Planners, Landscapers and Conservationists (CNAPPC) and organized by City University Hong Kong and supported by the Italian Cultural Institute, the Consulate General of Italy in Hong Kong and Fedrigoni Asia Group.
"MADE IN ITALY - ITALIAN CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE"
Saturday, 18th of March 2017 - PROGRAMME
11:00am - 12:00pm: Press conference
Invited Italian and Hong Kong newspapers correspondents and guided tour through the exhibition.
4:00pm - 4:30pm: Keynote
Chaired by Ms. Beatrice Leanza (Director Overseas Program at Beijing Design Week; Creative Director at Baitasi Remade Urban Plan).
4:30pm - 5:30pm: Roundtable discussion "Made in Italy. Italian Contemporary Architecture - a Hong Kong perspective"
Chaired by Dr. Gianni Talamini (Assistant Professor Architecture and Civil Engineering, City University, Hong Kong); with Mr. Livio Sacchi (Department of Foreign Affairs, CNAPPC, Rome), Mr. Joseph Wong (Associate Professor Architecture and Civil Engineering, City University, Hong Kong), Ms. Raffaella Bernasconi (Senior Interior Architect, Hong Kong), Mr. Antonio Inglese (Founder and Director, Metrostudio), Mr. Manfredi Valenti (Co-Founder and Design Director, Z.E.N. Architecture, Shenzhen).
6:00pm - 6:15pm: Warm welcome
Chaired by Professor Way Kuo (President, City University Hong Kong); by Professor Hong Yan (Dean of College of Science and Engineering, City University Hong Kong).
6:15pm - 6:20pm: Warm welcome
Chaired by Mr. Antonello De Riu (Consul General of Italy in Hong Kong).
6:20pm - 6:25pm: Warm welcome
Chaired by Ivan Ho (Vice President HKIA).
6.25pm-6.35pm Warm welcome and introduction
Chaired by Livio Sacchi (CNAPPC, Department of Foreign Affairs, CNAPPC, Rome).
The event will be followed by the opening of the exhibition with a small reception.