XII Congreso Internacional Historia de la Arquitectura Moderna Española
Call for Papers: until 10th May 2019
DATE: 25/3/2020
The Chair of Docomomo International, Ana Tostões, will be apart of the Jury Committee for the 12th International Congress - The History of Modern Spanish Architecture which will take place between the 25th and 27th of March 2020, in Pamplona.

This congress, organized by Escuela de Arquitectura de la Universidad de Navarra, will focus on "Los edificios de la Industria: icono y espacio de progreso para la arquitectura en el arranque de la modernidad" [The buildings of the Industry: icon and space of progress for architecture during early Modernity]. 

Industrial building forms (in all its aspects, from dams to warehouses and silos, to workshops and mills), on their eminent search for economical and spatial efficiency, became extremely evocative formal references for architects in the early stages of the Modern Movement, as Reyner Banham noticed. They also often inspired the designs of urban ordinary buildings. This took place in the Twenties in Europe, later on in Spain. On the one hand, industrial development needed new containers for which no historical references existed. On the other, state-ofthe-art materials were used in an uncompromised, nude way, due of not being dedicated to habitation. Therefore, these industrial buildings turned to be a field of experimentation of novel and progressive forms. Furthermore, the lack of references in local traditions triggered a remarkably global realm that favoured the internationalisation of architecture in general. This way, in a last instance, industrial architecture became catalyser, reference, locus of experimentation and source of inspiration for the progress of architecture, in the formal and material aspects.

A call for papers is now open and it will last until the 10th of May 2019.

More information can be found on the PDF below.
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