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UHC Lecture Series: 4) “Pioneering Engineers - Economy of Materials from Robert Maillart to Shigeru Ban”

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 · 6:00 PM

Atlantida church, view of vaulted ceiling

View of vaulted ceiling, Church of Christ the Worker, Atlantida, Uruguay (1958-60) by Eladio Dieste

Dave Hampton, a practicing architect with Echo Studio and UHC Secretary, presents some groundbreaking engineering achievements from the last 100 years.

From Robert Maillart’s elegant concrete bridges in the Swiss Alps and Eladio Dieste’s curving brick churches in South America to Shigeru Ban’s paper tube architecture for earthquake victims in Japan, chart the path to a more sustainable, efficient use of materials that has resulted in strikingly beautiful places and structures.

The lecture will also feature some recent materials research by UHC with some samples and live demonstrations.

See the blog entry!

Lincoln Park Branch
Chicago Public Library
1150 W. Fullerton Ave.
(312) 744-1926

UHC lectures are free to the public.

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