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Concrete Elegance is a book by David Bennett documenting the 2004 Concrete Elegance lecture series, which he also organised. This series of architectural presentations is a Concrete Centre initiative in collaboration with The Building Centre Trust. The lectures, given by leading concrete designers, innovators and manufacturers, examine the wide-ranging versatility of concrete - from small-scale artefacts and sculptures, through domestic-scale architecture to multi-storey buildings, and the use of concrete in the built environment and urban landscape.

Lectures given during the 2004 series were:

Precast 'prefabulous' technology: The Canongate Wall of the Scottish Parliament Building David Shillito, Malling Products, and Gary Lucas, Patterns and Moulds Spiral dreams: CRC challenges metal for slimness Bendt Aarup, CRC Technology, and Hans Exner, Ramboll Engineers Residential delights: elegant concrete houses Alex de Rijke, dRMM, and Ferhan Azman, Azman Architects Sculptural inspirations: concrete as art Sculptor Carole Vincent and artist David Undery Prefabricated perfection: the Bridge of Peace in Seoul Mouloud Behloul, Lafarge DUCTAL Concrete Elegance is available, priced £10 plus p&p, from The Concrete Centre, tel 0700 4 500 500, or The Building Centre Trust, tel 020 7692 6208

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