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LARGE ALUMINIUM CASTINGS IN ARCHITECTURE AND BEYOND

Detail of the Cast Aluminium Facade of XOCO 325 building in New York. Photo Marta Tonelli

ALCAB

Alcab conference wants to offer an insight into Aluminium casting in Architecture and beyond, investigating all the aspects of a technology that has been used for more than a century.

The historical perspective runs side by side with an accurate analysis of material science, advanced engineering and experimental applications; to describe advantages and new possibilities for the building environment.

50

projects analyzed

1000

photographs archive

121

years span case histories

1894

the year of earliest aluminium casting

8

% of earth core mass is made of Aluminium

75

% of Al ever produced is still in use

400

million Al tons in use today

95

% energy savings producing recycled aluminium

HIGHLIGHTS

01

UNIQUE EVENT ON AN INTERNATIONAL SCALE

02

OPEN INNOVATION (SHARE TO CREATE SYNERGIES)

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INTEGRATED APPROACH (HISTORY, PHOTOGRAPHY, STYLISTIC EVOLUTION, ECONOMIC VALUATION, PROCESSES, DESIGN,, MANUFACTURING, TECHNOLOGICAL ACCESS, CASE HISTORIES, NEW DIRECTIONS...)

VENUE

PALAZZO DELLE STELLINE

Corso Magenta, 61 – 20123 Milano (Italy)

HOW TO GET THERE

Metro:  MM1/MM2 Cadorna, MM1 Conciliazione, MM2 S.Ambrogio
Treno:  FNM Stazione Cadorna
Tram:   16 – 19
Autobus: 50 – 58 – 67 – 94

CREDITS

CONCEPT AND CONTENT DEVELOPMENT

RICCARDO SELF, LEO KOPACIN, EZIO MICELLI

PHOTO RESEARCH

ANDREA PERTOLDEO

ORGANIZATION

INFO PROGETTO/ACTION GROUP IN COLLABORATION WITH CASTALIA FOUNDRY