Marmomacc scholarships available for six RAIC members

Scholarships are once again being offered for six RAIC members to participate in a unique professional development opportunity – the popular course at Veronafiere and Marmomacc, taking place from September 24-30, 2012 in Verona, Italy.

The program is a unique combination of classroom lectures, guided architectural tours, and field trips to local quarries, as well as to natural stone processing facilities. This comprehensive approach enables architects to better understand stone’s full life-cycle — including how marble is quarried, cut, processed, finished, selected for specific jobs and installed, all using the latest technologies and products.

The 2012 edition will include visits to a nearby Rosso Verona quarry and stone-processing plant, and a case study on stone use in the Canadian Museum of Human Rights. To celebrate its 75th anniversary, MAPEI will host the group in Milan for two full days. The Milan program will include visits of MAPEI’s plant in Mediglia, its R&D labs in Milan, and the City Life project, a residential and business district currently under construction in Milan. City Life was designed by architects Arata Isozaki, Daniel Libeskind, Zaha Hadid, and Pier Paolo Maggiora and has been recognized for the redevelopment of the historic area originally occupied by Fiera Milano. MAPEI’s involvement has included specifying and supplying various construction products that have contributed to the sustainability of this project and assistance with specifications for the stone installation.

In addition, the course provides time to explore MARMOMACC, with its more than 1,500 exhibitors of stone and stone-related products from around the world.

Scholarships cover tuition, meals, accommodations, local transportation and registration fees. Those selected will be responsible for travel costs to and from Verona.

Candidates must submit a résumé and one-page cover letter (MAXIMUM) demonstrating their interest in designing with stone in their practice and how the scholarship will strengthen their career as an architect. The deadline for submission is May 25, 2012.

Participants earn 22.5 structured/core credits.

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