MaterialDistrict Utrecht announces its 16th edition

MaterialDistrict Utrecht, the show for the latest trends in material innovation for architecture and interior design, announces its 16th edition, taking place from 8-10 March 2023 at Werkspoorkathedraal Utrecht, the Netherlands. This year’s event, themed “Meet the Innovators”, will feature 125 exhibitors showcasing their latest products and materials, as well as a material exhibition with over 250 samples and a lecture programme with more than 50 expert speakers.

As a leading material innovation platform for architects and designers, MaterialDistrict is dedicated to providing attendees the opportunity to see and touch new materials and products, meet with suppliers, and learn about the latest design and sustainability trends. The event is a must-attend for architects, interior designers, and forward-thinkers looking to discover new solutions for their next projects. “We are excited to bring this event to Utrecht again, and to offer the community an opportunity to learn about the latest sustainable materials available,” said Jeroen van Oostveen, organizer of the event. “Our goal is to raise awareness about the importance of using sustainable materials in the built environment, and to inspire architects, designers, and builders to make more sustainable choices.”

Curated Material Exhibition
As the demand for sustainable and innovative materials in the built environment grows rapidly, the industry is seeing a surge in new and exciting materials that offers unique properties and design possibilities. With 250 material samples on display, this exhibition provides an overview of the latest sustainable materials available on the market. The exhibition will showcase a range of materials, such as 3D printing filament made of recycled fishing nets, tiles made from e-waste glass, wall tiles made of mycelium (the root system of mushrooms), and sheet material made of the invasive Japanese knotweed.

Lecture Programme
In addition to the exhibition, the lecture programme includes more than 50 speakers, highlighting game-changing ideas and technologies driving the industry forward. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from industry leaders, connect with like-minded professionals and gain valuable insights into the latest developments in the field.

The lecture programme will feature presentations from industry experts on a range of topics, including the latest trends in material innovation, sustainable design, and the future of architecture & interior design. This year’s line-up ranges from well-known designers, including Rob van Lith (New Horizon), Marjanne Cuypers (BlueBlocks), Wessel van Beerendonk (Studio Rap), and Simone Post (Studio Simone Post), to numerous young designers and start-ups.

The show is the perfect opportunity to find the right suppliers for your next projects, with exhibitors showcasing an array of innovative materials that have the potential to revolutionize the way we design and build. From sustainable and biodegradable materials to high-tech materials that can adapt to their surroundings, there is something for everyone at this year’s event.

Some of the exhibitors at this year’s event include Huis Veendam, Interface, Planq, Leoxx, The Good Plastic Company, Vescom, Holland Composites, Arcelor Mittal, Finsa, and many more.

The 16th edition of MaterialDistrict Utrecht will take place from 8 to 10 March 2023 in Werkspoorkathedraal in Utrecht. With 5,000 expected visitors, 125 exhibitors and 5,800 m2 of exhibition area, the materials event for (interior) architects and R&D professionals is entirely devoted to material innovations for the spatial domain: Architecture, Interior Design, Garden & Landscape Architecture, Leisure, Exhibition & Set Construction and Furniture & Interior Construction.

For more information about MaterialDistrict Utrecht and to purchase tickets, visit

Opening hours
Wednesday 8 March, 10:00-18:00
Thursday 9 March, 10:00-18:00
Friday 10 March, 10:00-17:00