OB EXPERTS IS A SERIES OF CONFERENCES AND TALKS DESIGNED AS AN INTEGRATED EXPERIENCE FOR PROFESSIONALS IN THE ARCHITECTURE, INTERIOR DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE SECTORS, INFUSED WITH INSPIRATION, LEARNING, AND IDEA EXCHANGES.
To ensure its success, OBE partened with Arquine – one of the most outstanding architecture editorials – achieving two master conferences with architects Rafael Moneo (winner of the Pritzker Prize in 1996) and Benedetta Tagliabue (jury at the Pritzker Prize).
The architect, Rafael Moneo, addressed an audience interested in learning, from his own account, about the ideas that have led him to develop construction sites with such composition freedom, without losing the building’s integrity as a structured entity and formally defined by the city’s tapestry. In his introduction, he led spectators through a description of his architectural thought process, displaying a selection of his projects, from the most prominent to the more recent ones.
The architect, Benedetta Tagliabue, shared with the audience the process she went through after losing her husband and partner, making clear the complexity of going through the grieving process and concluding pending projects. Afterwards, she led them through her new way of aproaching work and creating architecture that reflects her joy and interest in the development of space in a harmonious balance between users, materials, and the environment, showing a wide and assorted selection of finished projects as well as others in their conceptual stage.
Conferences were drawn to a close with a dialogue between both architects which was moderated by Dr. Arq. Miquel Adrià —Arquine director— a conversation among friends and colleagues where architecture was the main focus of an interesting talk.