The University of Architecture and Urbanism “Ion Mincu” of Bucharest will be celebrating its 120th anniversary this year in an ample event known as the Romanian Convention of Architecture and Design (ROCAD), that is going to take place at Parliament Palace in Bucharest from May 16-18. ROCAD, who are media partners of ArchDaily will offer a unique concept – a balanced mix of conferences and exhibitions – has created a stir among the architects and designers from Romania and thus over 1200 professionals at the May event are expected. More information on the event after the break.
ROCAD has begun to welcome its guests – top international architects and designers among which Eduardo Souto de Moura (Pritzker Prize 2011), Gottfried Bohm (Pritzker Prize 1986), Peter Zumthor (Pritzker Prize 2009), Mario Botta, Jacques Herzog si Pierre de Meuron (Pritzker Prize 2001), Mies van der Rohe Prize – Esteve Bonell (1992), Peter Bohm, Antón García-Abril, Matias del Campo, Rene Davids, Sandra Manninger, Gaetano Pesce, Kostas Terzidis. The design exhibition gathers market leaders in 7 industries such as: furniture, lighting, outdoor design, kitchen and bathroom, textiles, ecodesign, retail. ROCAD searches for the latest trends and products on the market, the most fashionable and the most exquisite. On the other hand Romanian architecture and design are celebrated through a unique series of exhibitions displaying the best works of Romanian architects over the last 120 years and fashion clothing inspired by Ion Mincu the name of which the university bears. For more information, please visit here.