Tile of Spain: a professional seminar

Ceramic Facades: New possibilities, new finishes, new technologies 22 October 2015, 12.30 – 2:30pm (presentation from 1-2pm) The SCIN Gallery, Morelands, 27 Old Street, London, EC1V 9HL To register please email: eve@scin.co.uk

In association with
Bespoke advanced porcelain facade by Natucer with UV resistant glazing for a Children’s Centre in Valencia
Bespoke advanced porcelain facade by Natucer with UV resistant glazing for a Children’s Centre in Valencia

Tile of Spain is hosting a free lunchtime seminar on advanced ceramic solutions for facades on October 22nd at the SCIN Gallery in Clerkenwell, featuring a presentation by leading facades expert Ignacio Fernández Solla of ARUP Madrid. Solla will explore what makes ceramic tile a forward-thinking specification for building envelopes and will give a technical overview of the various installations methods – from rain-screen facades to completely bespoke solutions. He will also look at the latest innovations from Spanish manufacturers, such as bio active finishes and ultrathin, large-format technical porcelain.

The event will also include a curated product showcase demonstrating the variety of ceramics solutions from Spanish manufacturers for facades applications.

  • Technical porcelain from the ArchConcept range by Apavisa with Corten steel effects
    Technical porcelain from the ArchConcept range by Apavisa with Corten steel effects
  • The bespoke facade ceramics of Villa Nurbs in Costa Brava were produced using digitally cut moulds by Ceramica Cumella.
    The bespoke facade ceramics of Villa Nurbs in Costa Brava were produced using digitally cut moulds by Ceramica Cumella.
  • Renovating with ceramics can both preserve valuable heritage and enhance energy-efficiency in older buildings – as with this Tile of Spain Award-winning project in Lisbon’s historic quarter.
    Renovating with ceramics can both preserve valuable heritage and enhance energy-efficiency in older buildings – as with this Tile of Spain Award-winning project in Lisbon’s historic quarter.
  • Tempio ventilated facade systems and advanced extruded porcelain tiles by Ceramica Mayor clad this mixed-use London building by Squire and Partners
    Tempio ventilated facade systems and advanced extruded porcelain tiles by Ceramica Mayor clad this mixed-use London building by Squire and Partners
  • Levantina’s TECHLAM® NEU slim profile 1x3m porcelain panels clad the Arena Corinthians World Cup Stadium in Brazil
    Levantina’s TECHLAM® NEU slim profile 1x3m porcelain panels clad the Arena Corinthians World Cup Stadium in Brazil

Ignacio Fernández Solla is a recognised expert in facade design with more than 25 years of experience spanning the design, specification and the supervision of construction for facades. Solla has consulted for world renowned architectural practices such as Herzog & de Meuron, Zaha Hadid, Foster and Partners, Richard Rogers, Luis Vidal and Juan Herreros He teaches building envelopes at the School of Architecture, Princeton University, and at the Universidad Europea de Madrid and is an active consultant, writer and lecturer.

Tile of Spain is the voice of the Spanish tile industry, encompassing more than 100 tile manufacturers. Championing both innovation and education is a longstanding commitment for the association and each year the prestigious Tile of Spain Awards honour the creative use of ceramics in architecture, interior design and student work. www.tileofspain.com