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Architecture and design events 2016

Last updated on Thursday, January 28, 2016

Written by Churchill Knight

2016 promises to be the biggest year yet for architecture and design exhibitions. With events taking place all over the world and predicted attendance of over 55,000 delegates, we give you a run-down of the key dates for your diary.

1. IDF Oman
February 15 – 17; Muscat, Oman

This event focuses on the construction and real estate sectors and establishes platforms for its exhibitors to display their innovations. From accessories and art to kitchen and carpets, IDF Oman has established itself as the ideal one stop shop for an overview of trends for 2016.

For more information see: IDF Oman

2. Feicon Batimat
April 12 – 16; Sao Paulo, Brazil

For the construction industry in Latin America, Batimat is the benchmark event. With the presence of major brands and brand new technology, keynote speakers and internationally recognised professionals, this is a key event for generating new business.

For more information see: Feicon Batimat

3. Media Architecture Biennale
June 02 – 04; Sydney, Australia

MAB 2016 brings together architects, designers, artists, academia, government and industry in a shared exploration of how technology and digital media as part of a ‘Smart Cities’ approach can lead to more liveable city environments.

For more information see: MAB

4. Design Junction
September 22 – 26; London, UK

Part of the London Design Festival, this record-breaking event sees almost 200 exhibitors, installations, restaurants and cafes split between to central London locations. Having seen over 26,000 visitors last year, this is bound to be a popular choice so make sure you register early. For its sheer creativity and ambition, circle this event on your calendar.


5. UK Construction Week
October 18 – 20; Birmingham, UK

The biggest trade event in the UK, this week-long exhibition hosts nine shows all in the same location. Design and Build form the key components of the event, with over 1,000 unique exhibitors, and of course the presence of organisers Media 10, the design and build event behemoths.

For more information see: UK Construction Week

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