MaterialDistrict Rotterdam commits to Circular Economy

With 175 exhibitors, an exhibition with 400 materials, and a lecture programme with 50 speakers, MaterialDistrict Rotterdam is once again imbued with material innovation. As the only annual even for material specifiers from all sectors of spatial design, MaterialDistrict commits fully to the Circular Economy.

How can you build circularly? Which materials contribute to a healthy living environment? Will we save or generate energy in the future using smart materials? MaterialDistrict Rotterdam (formerly Material Xperience) is the only annual event in the Netherlands that brings together material manufacturers and specifiers of materials of all sectors of spatial design and gives an answer to the most important questions on the road to a circularly built and designed environment.

MaterialDistrict Innovation Fund
This year, more exhibitors than ever will show (material) innovations within the themes Circularity, Wellbeing, and Energy Transition, a direct result of the MaterialDistrict Innovation Fund, founded last year by MaterialDistrict. Start-ups and designers can receive subsidy from the fund for their participation with the event. An independent advisory board, of which Leonne Cuppen (Yksi Expo), David Heldt (Connecting the Dots), and Daan Bruggink (ORGA architects) are part, fulfils an important role in the scouting of start-ups and assessing the subsidy applications.

Largest material exhibition ever
The annual material expo at MaterialDistrict Rotterdam is during the upcoming event larger than ever. Where in other years about 250 materials were on display, the visitor can see, feel, and experience no less than 400 samples this edition. All selected materials fall within one or more of the three sustainable themes.

Sensational lecture programme
MaterialDistrict Rotterdam is known for its high-profile lecture programme, which includes renowned (inter)national architects, scientists, designers and other experts. Once more, there will be two simultaneous theatre programmes this year, providing a line-up of 50 speakers who will share their knowledge and experience with the audience.

The 15th edition of MaterialDistrict Rotterdam takes place from 23 to 25 June 2020 in Rotterdam Ahoy, the Netherlands. With 7,500 expected visitors, 200 exhibitors and 9,000 m² surface area, the material event for (interior) architects and R&D professionals once again revolves around material innovation for spatial design: Architecture, Interior, Garden & Landscape, Leisure, Stage & Décor, and Furniture & Interior Construction.

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