Andrew Wallace, from Andrew Wallace Architects + Interior Designers, an architect and interior designer from Liverpool went to an exhibition in Rome.
The international competition for the Palazo Centro Congressi EUR was promoted by the City of Rome and won in 1998 by studio Fuksas. The project concept is articuladed in three images: the container, the Cloud and the blade of the adjacent hotal. The first is a steel and glass parallelepiped, some thirty metres in height, flanked by two public plazas that connect it to the neighbourhood. The clear geometry of the external box pays homage to the Rationalist architecture characteristic of the area, and underlines the contrast with the amorphous space of the Cloud, and supported atop three vertical elements. Its steel and Teflon appearance changes constantly in relaion to the direction from which it is viewed, as if were in movement.
Liverpool architects and achitects elsewhere in the UK may be interested to go to this exhibition.