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Architecture detox

Vision 2017 exhibition will put health and wellbeing centre stage with a range of talks and debates that ask: can buildings make us healthier? It's CPD accredited too

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Elim Auditorium, 2011 by Studio Saxe. Benjamin Garcia Saxe is a Vision 2017 speaker.
Elim Auditorium, 2011 by Studio Saxe. Benjamin Garcia Saxe is a Vision 2017 speaker.

Vision 2017 is the UK's premier built environment event, offering industry intelligence on products, materials, trends and technology across the market.

Whether it’s environmental considerations or new standards, we need to think about how the places we live and work impact on our daily lives. Academics, designers and innovators will gather to discuss the ways which light, air, heat and space can be controlled for cities of the next generation.

New technologies and ideas will be presented across two days and five lecture theatres in one of the country’s most comprehensive melting pots of architectural exchange. Workplaces will never be the same according to the Anthesis Group as they explore the methods shaping office environments that have emerged on the global market over the last five years, or Elementa who believe that new standards such as Fitwel will change our perception wellbeing strategies across the industry.  

Technology will be put to good use as BuroHappold reveal tools to integrate wellbeing into the design process, while expert Dr Naghman Khan will show attendees how to use simulation techniques to model core health and wellbeing concepts. Researchers from the Mack and the Bartlett will discuss how indoor air quality has a major impact on the health and comfort of contemporary occupants and what can be done to ensure the future of good building design.

  • Argex, Vision 2017 exhibitor.
    Argex, Vision 2017 exhibitor.
  • A forest for a Moon Dazzler, 2010 by Studio Saxe.
    A forest for a Moon Dazzler, 2010 by Studio Saxe.
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This year’s Vision show will address some big global issues surrounding sustainability, with a live link-up to Costa Rica to hear from the multi award-winning architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe, and his ideas for new tropical typologies. The Americans will also get in on the act with cutting-edge proposals unveiled by the likes of the globe-trotting practices Gensler and NBBJ.

New London Architecture will return to Vision with their annual PechaKucha. This year’s will align with their major new Insight Study, London: Design Capital. The quick-fire talks will showcase the innovations, technologies and projects that are currently being developed for international projects. In a lively exchange of ideas, visitors will hear from industry experts and the next generation, investigating the breadth and scale of London's global reach.

As always, the programme will be accompanied by a selection of the best products, materials and solutions on the market. Woodscape – widely known for their beautiful hardwood street furniture and external structures for the UK’s most vibrant public spaces – will display features from their #designthenation projects that demonstrate the breadth of our urban design experience and working relationships with architects and landscape designers. Argex is an eco-friendly clay from Belgium that can be used for building, horticulture and public spaces, such as the Place Saint-Lambert, a square in the centre of Liège, Belgium.

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.

Register today for your free ticket to Vision 2017.

For more information visit: www.visionlondon.com 


 

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