In 2023 Veszprém on Lake Balaton in Hungary will be the European Capital of Culture. In this framework, an intermediary conference about the achievement and results of the REcube partnership will be organised at the Petőfi Theatre in Veszprém, the first European theatre to be built with a reinforced concrete structure in 1908. The multiplier event will be organised by the Politecnico di Milano and the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) with the active involvement of the Fédération internationale du Béton and the Getty Foundation Keeping it Modern associate partners of the REcube project. The Recube event will last two days: An exhibition of the students’ material resulting from the second REgenerate workshop, will be displayed on the premises of the congressional activities, the Petőfi Theatre.
The exhibition will be connected also to the architecture and history of this building, presenting an exercise specifically conducted by the students participating in the 2023 REgenerate Workshop on the juxtaposition between this pioneering work in reinforced concrete and the futuristic Torino Esposizioni Pavillion by Pier Luigi Nervi. The conference will focus on the first day on architecture and the second day on the engineering aspects of green concrete heritage regeneration. The Getty Foundation Keeping it Modern Initiative will assist the organisers by providing insight into some of the most interesting and challenging regeneration projects in recent time, which will be presented during the sessions. The conference will be streamed on the REcube Vimeo channel.