Architects Ángela García de Paredes, Richard Southwick and Charles Kramer will give presentations on the use of high-performance durable materials that add character to urban environments.



Tile of Spain is set to host “Material Matters - Sustaining the Urban Environment with Natural Material” Thursday, October 20, 2011 at The Times Center - The Hall, in New York City.

Spanish architect Ángela García de Paredes and Beyer Blinder Belle architects Richard Southwick and Charles Kramer will give presentations on the use of high-performance durable materials that add character to urban environments. Paredes will speak to the use of ceramic tile in her firm’s work on the Kid University in Gandia, Valencia and the Congress Centre in Peñiscola. Southwick and Kramer will discuss the use of ceramic tile in the sensitive restoration and renovation of the Eero Saarinen-designed TWA terminal at the John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Following the formal presentations, a panel discussion led by Susan S. Szenazy, editor-in-chief of Metropolis, will explore the use of natural materials in our cities. The speakers will be joined by ceramic tile consultant Patti Fasan and Ignacio Fernandez Solla, architect and leader of the façade team at Spanish firm Arup.

This program is approved for CEU credits. While sampling Spanish wine and tapas, guests can also peruse new products from Spanish manufacturers Azulev, Ceramica Elias, Inalco, Keraben, Natucer, Pamesa, Porcelanosa, Roca and Saloni.

Date: October 20, 2011
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: The Times Center – The Hall
242 West 41st Street (between 7th and 8th Ave.), New York, New York

For more information or to RSVP, visit Tile of Spain.