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Events February 2018

Further AfieldSymposium & Workshop

The Concrete Surface

February 9, 2018

This two-day event will explore built concrete works specifically through consideration of their surface. Valued for its strength and durability, concrete has challenged and expanded the meaning and role of the architectural surface during the material’s long and evolving deployment. The symposium will explore historical approaches to the finishing and surface treatment of concrete as well as its performance, deterioration, and conservation. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple, Eero Saarinen’s TWA Terminal, and Philadelphia's concrete Modernism are among the buildings and topics to be considered.

February 9 – 10, 8:00 am – 4:15 pm
University of Pennsylvania (day 1) and International Masonry Institute (day 2)
Philadelphia, PA
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Notre Dame du Haut, Ronchamp, France, Le Corbusier, 1960. 


Week of February 4th