Internationalism takes centre stage at Vision 2017

London’s Olympia will be buzzing with creative construction thinking in June, from advances in materials and software to reports on the latest research across multiple sectors

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This year’s Vision trade show will buck the Brexit trend, featuring products, experts and ideas from across Europe. Aimed at architects, designers, specifiers and their clients, the CPD-certified event provides an international focus for building solutions and this year’s programme and exhibition is centred around three main themes: Materials Innovations, Technological Insight and Architectural & Design Evolution.

The products that will be displayed at Vision 2017 range from stone screens to interactive software, from clay aggregates to timber structures. The event will explore the ways in which new and old materials are being used in incredible ways in the construction of buildings. This year Vision has partnered with various international trade authorities, from countries including Belgium, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Latvia and the Czech Republic. These nations will be represented at the event through a number of pavilions, each housing multiple participants. Live demonstrations and networking will provide opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with our continental counterparts. 

  • Woodscape, Vision 2017 exhibitor.
    Woodscape, Vision 2017 exhibitor.
  • StudioSaxe is providing one of the speakers at Vision 2017.
    StudioSaxe is providing one of the speakers at Vision 2017.
  • KME is another Vision 2017 exhibitor.
    KME is another Vision 2017 exhibitor.
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Vision has always believed in the strength of its programme, ensuring that visitors are exposed to the newest ideas from researchers, designers and experts across multiple sectors. This year is no different and the RIBA is heavily involved, with a major housing talk to be delivered by president elect Ben Derbyshire. Lynne Sullivan, chair of the RIBA Sustainable Futures Group, will explore building health and wellness, while key figures will debate the RIBA client survey. Other UK industry partnerships include BRE, the London Festival of Architecture, New London Architecture, the Museum of Architecture and designjunction, demonstrating a commitment to educate and inspire, through open and connected dialogues.

Speakers have been sourced from the best practices in the country and around the world, both small and large. Roger Ridsdill Smith from Foster + Partners will discuss the role of engineering in a global firm while Benjamin Garcia Saxe, based in Costa Rica, will explore new sustainable materials used in tropical architecture. Zaha Hadid Architects’ Stefano Paiocchi will reveal a new design approach that blends techniques between fashion and architectural processes, and Caroline Bos of UNStudio will talk about their research into the circular economy.

The free-to-attend exhibition is open for registration and will take place at Olympia from 6-7 June, featuring established companies alongside the brightest start-ups.

For more information and to register for your free ticket please visit www.visionlondon.com


 

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