Saturday, November 2, 2019
Location: Piazza della Rotonda
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am
Rick Haldenby will conduct a visit to Hadrian’s Temple of All the Gods in which he will discuss the latest research on the building, the recent controversy regarding its authorship, its technical excellence and the resonances of this extraordinary “world-room.”
Location: Auditorium of the MAXXI Museum
Via Guido Reni, 4A
Time 2:00 pm
The Symposium takes place in the MAXXI Museum designed by Zaha Hadid, named the Best Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival in 2010.
The current exhibition in the Architecture Galleries, “At HOME. Projects for contemporary housing.” Well worth the time to visit before the Symposium starts.
Rome: Contemporary Perspectives
The Symposium features six speakers, one of the foremost and most innovative historians of antiquity, four architects currently practicing in Rome and, finally, a leading Canadian author who has a special connection to the Waterloo Rome Program.
Dr. Greg Woolf
Dr. Woolf is Professor of Classics and Director of the Institute of Classical Studies at the University of London. He is a graduate of both Oxford and Cambridge Universities and has published widely on ancient Rome. His recent book, “Rome: An Empire’s Story” offers a brilliant comparison of Rome to other empires, ancient and modern. It provides a novel, systemic and incisive view of the history, politics, culture, economy and ecology of the Roman Empire from its origins to its collapse. Dr. Woolf’s next book is even closer to us. He will soon release “The Life and Death of the Ancient City: A Natural History.”
Maria Claudia Clemente
Co-Founder in 2002 of Labics, an experimental architecture and urban planning practice located in Rome.
Co-founder in 2016 of BAN: Baglivo Negrini Architetti in Rome. The firm has a record of provocative competition entries and specializes in the design of primary schools and environments for children. Baglivo Negrini Architetti
Of Zaha Hadid Architects, a Graduate of Waterloo Architecture and project director for the new Beijing airport.
This event is generously sponsored by KPMB Architects
World Building of the Year in 2010.
Gala Dinner - semi formal
Palazzo delle Esposizioni
Entrance: Via Piacenza and Via Milano
Time: 8:00 -11:30 pm
The Gala dinner will take place in the spectacular rooftop restaurant recently added to the Palazzo delle Esposizioni on Via Nazionale. The space was designed by ABDR Architects, long time friends of the Waterloo Rome Program. We will have a splendid evening under the great glass tent on the lower slopes of the Quirinal Hill.