The University of Architecture and Urbanism „Ion Mincu” of Bucharest celebrates this year its 120th anniversary in an ample event that is going to take place at Parliament Palace in Bucharest, on 16-18th May: Romanian Convention of Architecture and Design (ROCAD). ROCAD’s unique concept – a balanced mix of conferences and exhibitions – has created a stir among the architects and designers from Romania and thus over 1200 professionals at the May event are expected. ROCAD has begun to welcome its guests – 18 top international architects and designers among which Eduardo Souto de Moura (Pritzker Prize 2011), Gottfried Bohm (Pritzker Prize 1986), Mario Botta, Mies van der Rohe Prize – Esteve Bonell (1992), Peter Bohm, Antón García-Abril, Matias del Campo, Rene Davids, Sandra Manninger, Gaetano Pesce, Kostas Terzidis, Elia Zenghelis and Carlos Ott. Over 7 representatives of the most prominent educational associations in Europe are expected to arrive in Bucharest to celebrate the 120th anniversary of “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism on May – European University Association (EUA), Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), International Union of Architects (IUA), European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE), The European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA), Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE). The design exhibition gathers market leaders in 7 industries such as: furniture, lighting, outdoor design, kitchen and bathroom, textiles, ecodesign, retail. ROCAD searches for the latest trends and products on the market, the most fashionable and the most exquisite. On the other hand Romanian architecture and design are celebrated through a unique series of exhibitions displaying the best works of Romanian architects over the last 120 years and fashion clothing inspired by Ion Mincu the name of which the university bears. For more information, please access www.rocad.org.ro or www.facebook.com/rocad.ro.