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WOOD. BUILDING THE FUTURE. Sustainable, green cities made of wood.Conference in Milan on Friday 21st March 2014.

18 March 2014

WOOD. BUILDING THE FUTURE. Sustainable, green cities made of wood.Conference in Milan on Friday 21st March 2014.

WOODBOX & WOODDAYS 21 - 31 March, Milan, Piazza Cordusio.
For 10 days, a 'walk-in' wooden container will be planted right in the centre of Milan. Examples of international architecture projects will be exhibited in the WOODBOX, a compact mobile exhibition presenting the building material of the future for urban constructions and for living – wood.
WOODDAYS is the name of the accompanying programmr focusing on wood as the building material for the growing, green cities of tomorrow. The international roadshow will be launched in Milan, from there WOODBOX & WOODDAYS travel to the European capital cities Bratislava, Ljubljana and Brussels.
The road show "WOOD. BUILDING THE FUTURE" is an initiative of proHolz Austria in cooperation with the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS) and the European Panel Federation (EPF), the respective municipalities and many national partners. We cordially invite you to our :

Press conference
Friday, 21 March 2014, 10:45 a.m. in the Urban Center of Milan, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, 11/12.

10:45 Breakfast.
11:15 Start of the press conference.
11:15 Welcome & introduction: Lorena de Agostini, Promo_Legno
11:25 How forests & timber protect our climate - opportunities & potentials for urban timber construction in Europe: Laszlo Döry, Vice-Chairman CEI-Bois European Confederation of woodworking industries.
11:40 Wood in the city - architecture and recent developments in Italy: Elsa Garavaglia, President CCS Scuola di Architettura Civile del Politecnico di Milano.
11:50 Building with wood – market share and market potential in Italy Claudio Giust, President Promo_Legno.
12:00 Sustainable city development in Milan – 'wooden paths': Avv. Ada Lucia De Cesaris, Vice Mayor of the municipality of Milan.
12:10 Discussion and Q&A.
12:30 Opening & photo possibility WOODBOX, Piazza Cordusio, Milan.

For more information and registration contact:

Promo_Legno, Lorena De Agostini

proHolz Austria, Karin Giselbrecht