Designer    News 27 Sep 2017

Explore the future use of ceramics and technology in architecture at Cerámica 2017

Cerámica, a new exhibition at RIBA North will explore the future use of ceramics and technology in architecture.

From 28 October 2017, a series of full-scale installations by ECAlab will feature at RIBA’s new centre on the Liverpool waterfront. ECAlab (Environmental Ceramics for Architecture Laboratory) and its collaborators at ASCER (The Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association) have conducted a 6-year research project involving numerous students, universities, industry partners and internationally respected ceramicists. The results of their experimental and dynamic research will be on show at RIBA North, the RIBA’s new national architecture centre on the Liverpool waterfront, which will highlight the future use of ceramics and technology in architecture. As well as some very diverse creative input by well-known ceramic artists, the RIBA North exhibition will also feature a film explaining the experimental design methodologies explored at the ECAlab.

The exhibition is open to the public on the 28th October with a talk from ECAlab’s founder Dr Rosa Urbano Gutiérrez.

Speaking of the exhibition, Director of RIBA North, Suzy Jones says, “Ceilings, facades and walls may seem rather banal, but this exhibition showcases how we could inject beautiful, hand-crafted products into our buildings and spaces.”