MaterialDistrict Expo: Healthy Heroes

The buildings of the future are sustainable and healthy. But what is a healthy building? And which materials have the right properties to contribute to healthy buildings and a healthy planet? With the materials exhibition “Healthy Heroes” during ARCHITECT@WORK in Kortrijk (21 & 22 October 2021), MaterialDistrict answers some of these questions.

Conventional construction methods often only pay attention to economic efficiency when choosing materials, and the consequences for a healthy indoor and outdoor climate take second place. Fortunately, more and more attention is being paid to sustainable and healthy construction, and more and more (interior) architects are discovering the advantages of building with (unconventional) materials that have a positive effect on energy, circularity and health.

Exhibition Healthy Heroes
During the exhibition “Heathy Heroes”, specially curated for ARCHITECT@WORK, MaterialDistrict shows a wide range of more than 120 innovative material samples. The exhibition is divided into two main themes.

Healthy Spaces shows a selection of materials that contribute to a healthy indoor climate (ventilating, air-purifying, moisture-regulating, thermally insulating), materials that protect us (antibacterial, UV-protected, anti-radiation, non-toxic, anti-allergenic) and materials that contribute to good acoustics and connection with the outside (daylight, greenery).

Healthy Planet pays ample attention to materials with a low CO2 footprint (biobased, circular), materials that generate or save energy, materials that are recyclable or reusable, and materials that are waste-saving or made from waste.


See you in Kortrijk!