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Oldcastle Glass® Sponsors Architecture Symposium

New York, NY – May 24, 2006 — Oldcastle Glass® is sponsoring a symposium at the Guggenheim Museum in New York on Saturday, June 3 from 10 AM to 4 PM. Titled “Contamination: Impure Architecture,” the symposium is free and open to all museum patrons courtesy of Oldcastle Glass®. The symposium is organized by Cynthia Davidson and LOG magazine.

As a product of culture, a time, and a process, architecture is contaminated and contaminates. This “impure architecture” may reflect and affect how we view civilizations today; it also brings into question our concepts of truth, ideality, utopia and progress as embodied in the built world, and the transformative power of contamination. These concepts and more will be explored in the day-long symposium.

The following roster of international architects and designers are participating:

• Kunlé Adeyemi, Rotterdam
• Gabriele Mastrigli, Rome
• Elizabeth Diller, New York
• Alex McDowell, Los Angeles
• Zaha Hadid, London
• Farshid Moussavi, London
• Sanford Kwinter, New York
• Patrik Schumacher, London
• Greg Lynn, Los Angeles
• Bernard Tschumi, New York

About Oldcastle Glass® – Today, the designers and creators of our modern world continually push the limits of what a building is and can be. Yet project timelines shorten and buildings become more complex. At Oldcastle Glass® our response is simple: unify glass and structure to create seamless building envelope solutions. Never before has glass and structure spoken the same language so fluently. We are where glass becomes architecture.

More on Oldcastle Glass® – High-profile architectural installations in North America that feature Oldcastle Glass® include the Getty Center, the William J. Clinton Presidential Library, the Hawaii Convention Center, and Santiago Calatrava’s Sundial Bridge near Sacramento, California. Oldcastle Glass® is a subsidiary of CRH plc, the world’s third largest international building products company.

For More Information contact
Susan Trimble: Director of Corporate Communications