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An impressive list of industry experts from architecture, development and the arts are set to share their knowledge at ARCHITECT@WORK, 29th to 30th January.

This unique two-day trade event with a focus on architectural innovation will take place at the Old Truman Brewery, in the heart of Shoreditch. It includes free admission for trade visitors and complimentary catering throughout, which encourages networking and downtime as well as deal-making opportunities. 

The 2020 edition of ARCHITECT@WORK focuses on ways design and architecture intersect with nature. This theme is illustrated throughout the exciting talks program, which is always one of this trade fairs hotly anticipated features. Timber revolutionary Waugh Thistleton Architects is confirmed in the line up, as are architectural practices Invisible Studio, Palladian London, Sarah Wigglesworth Architects and Tate Harmer. Talks touching on how natural materials are being brought into our spaces, the importance of natural learning environments and a hot debate on the pros and cons of designing for countryside vs city.

There is no clearer example of the relationship between urbanism and nature than along the green belt, which was created to protect against the sprawl of London. However some believe it has become a stranglehold on development. Peter Murray, of New London Architecture who has played a key role in promoting the green belt concept will use his talk at ARCHITECT@WORK as a platform detailing why he is calling for a review of the concept to ensure it is still fit for purpose.

Landscape designer and personality Dan Pearson will be in conversation with journalist Helen Parton as the final talks event. Also on site RIBA will present their pop-up bookshop, and the Material Driven exhibition is a must-see for all. As a design agency and materials library, Material Driven curates exhibitions by working with both established and emerging materials manufacturers, supporting and promoting their journey from prototype to product.

Visitors should allow plenty of time to explore the wide variety of manufactures exhibiting their latest wares at the show. Architects, specifiers and interior/landscape designers can explore the latest product innovations from dozens of exhibitors from all over the world. Leading international architectural product suppliers are showing over 200 innovative products and offering the latest innovations in surface solutions, lighting technology as well as interior and exterior fixtures and fittings.

All exhibitors go through a rigorous selection process, with an external judging panel overseeing the product selection, to ensure that this is one of the UKs most highly respected trade shows of its kind. This two day event allows visitors to get a deeper understanding of how particular new products can add value within both large and small scale projects. 


Building envelope:

Exterior joinery, facade and exterior cladding, insulation, air and water tightness, roof construction, load bearing structures, roof covering, drainage and rainwater systems.

Building systems:

Fixed lighting, sanitary ware, heating, air conditioning, electricity and controls, plumbing, renewable energy

Interior finishing:

Interior layout/design, interior joinery, floor coverings, wall coverings, partition walls and ceilings, paints and adhesives, door fittings

ARCHITECT@WORK will be held on the 29th and 30th of January at the Old Truman Brewery, levels G1 & T1, Brick Lane in London, E1 6QL.  

Trade register for free herehttps://registration.n200.com/


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