Bucking the Brexit trend at Vision 2017

Vision 2017 will see the meeting of minds from a range of disciplines, to discuss architecture, design, technology and fashion.

Across two days, a host of projects and products from across Europe will be presented, with technological innovation at their core. 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.

This international theme will be further explored through a carefully curated talks programme from researchers and practitioners from around the world. Dutch architecture practice UNStudio will reveal the findings of a new piece of research that explores the impact of the circular economy on the built environment. The Costa Rican rising star Benjamin Garcia Saxe will explain how he marries simple materials with innovative construction methods to create highly sustainable projects in tropical climates. Other speakers from the US and further afield will be speaking at the conference through a series of live link-ups, connecting the exhibition directly to every corner of the globe. New London Architecture will return to the Vision programme with their PechaKucha series but this time they will invite speakers from their membership to discuss their projects abroad as part of their own International Dialogues. All the talks and presentations at Vision will take place under the umbrella topics: Materials Innovations, Technological Insight and Architectural & Design Evolution. This framework will help delegates rethink the built environment and the manner in which we can shape places and spaces.

The exhibitors at Vision cover a range of products, materials and solutions, including research and development into the latest software, bringing together industry leaders to discuss challenges in today’s complex market and ways to deal with changing legislation. The international representatives will bring a broad range of new products in the market place, from intricate glass panels to timber structures. 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. Lumitrix, from the Czech Republic, produce smart projection mapping for interior spaces, as well as external equipment with the power to turn a building into an interactive work of art.

Partnering with key professional and cultural organisations – such as the RIBA, BRE, the London Festival of Architecture, New London Architecture and the Museum of Architecture – the exhibition is designed to educate and inspire, with international solutions to local problems. In addition, Vision 2017 will provide a matchmaking service to help facilitate meetings between companies that can work together to create better buildings for the future.

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 about exhibiting at Vision, contact Elliot Gard or Andrew Brabazon today on +44(0)20 3409 0623 or visit www.visionlondon.com.

Register Today for your free ticket to Vision 2017 at www.visionlondon.com/register