It is nothing new; it is an expression of the desire to emphasise even more the importance of architecture as a key part of the entire construction process.
Materials in Architecture
The next edition of the Strada di Architettura project will be held as part of the Forum of Architecture. It is a special visiting path for architects and designers, serving e.g. for showing a direct connection between the creators of architecture and manufacturers of building materials. In addition to numerous debates, conferences and meetings with architecture authorities, Strada di Architettura is a must-see for every architect visiting the BUDMA Fair.
The Forum also provides a chance to win valuable prizes and publicity. Organisers of the BUDMA fair along with the National Chamber of Polish Architects prepare a competition for students of architecture entitled "My favourite material in architecture". Subject of the competition will be a hand drawing which is to present how the materials used form the architecture in the real world or in the imagination of a participant. All drawings shall be A2 size and black and white with only one additional colour. The results will be announced on the last day of the fair, i.e. 14 March 2014.
Closer to the Stars
As usual, you will be able to meet a star of world architecture during the fair. This time it is the Finnish architect Rainer Mahlamäki, President of the Finnish Association of Architects and President of the International Architecture Awards Jury in the year 2009, who is going to present in front of a wide audience his viewpoint on architectural shapes that surround us. He is known for designing the building of the Forest Museum in Punkaharju region in Finland, Vaasa City Library, and, first and foremost, the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. Another guest of the BUDMA fair will be Jakub Szczęsny, who defines himself as an architect working on the edge of architecture, design and art, designer of the Keret House, one of the narrowest houses in the world.
Healthy Spirit in a Healthy Space.
"Good cities are the ones where the residents live well. It means sustainable development, friendly public transport and high quality public space "- said Vincent Guallart, the Chief Architect of the city of Barcelona. The words are a mantra for modern urban development researchers, journalists, architects and urban planners. The reality is, however, often very different from the idea of a friendly city where architecture is created primarily for people, and is meant to serve the most functionally, setting, in a sense, the quality of life of the residents. How to create space and buildings to make them influence us in future? Find the answer to this question during the BUDMA fair, where a special space named "Healing the Architecture" will be arranged by the publishing house RAM, the issuer of "Architektura&Biznes" /Architecture&Business/ magazine. A debate is also planned as part of the space, which aims to stimulate a discussion about the state of the public space of urbanised complexes such as settlements, towns and cities, with the participation of eminent professionals in the fields of techniques and technology designed for the implementation of contemporary architecture and urbanism projects.
How to reconcile the requirements of modern technology, work organisation and economics with the humane requirements, friendly for people and working conditions? The question is to be put to the participants of the competition "Healing the Architecture - Open Space in Public and Service Facilities". A challenging task will therefore be required from them, which should be considered in the context of such objects as shopping malls, banks and office buildings that often do not provide healthy working conditions for people and adversely affect the mental sphere of employees.
Caring for Sport
An important element of the BUDMA fair is also the only one in Poland exhibition of products and portfolio of companies dealing with sports infrastructure. What is meant here is the CBS Fair – Sport & Leisure Construction, which is mainly addressed to the representatives of local governments and investors who plan to build or modernise sports facilities from football pitches, swimming pools and sports parks to playgrounds. A large number of CBS exhibitors makes the event an excellent opportunity for the visitors to see, in one place at one time, the latest trends and technologies existing in the sports facility construction. During the CBS Fair it will be possible to compare the offer of dozens of the most respected companies in the industry sector, as well as contact their representatives directly and develop the sports facility industry in Poland.
The Elements of BUDMA
Real fire at the fair and water grasped by ceramics are another ideas for architects and interior designers to be presented during the March BUDMA fair. Poznań is the only place on the map of Polish trade fair events where you can enjoy exhibitions burning with real fire during KOMINIKI International Fireplace Fair. For the first time during the BUDMA fair, one of the halls will attract the attention and tempt the visitors with the pleasant warmth and glow of flames aiming at promoting the idea of designing buildings with fireplaces. Similar aims are affiliated to the equally attractive AQUA-SAN Bathroom and Wellness Exhibition that will provide you with virtually unlimited designing possibilities. The Exhibition will include: sanitary ceramics, fittings, tiles, shower cubicles, saunas, wellness and bathroom accessories. As the companies participating in the Exhibition predict, it is going to be an event that will stay long in the memory of everyone who will visit this part of the BUDMA 2014 exhibition.
The Glass Future
The increasing spectrum of the use of the raw material, thanks to its extraordinary versatility, offers almost unlimited application possibilities - in such a way one can briefly describe the GLASS Glass Industry Fair. In the modern interiors, glass is an important element of interior design and arrangement. Self-cleaning façades, reduction of energy consumption, protection against burglary, or simply noise reduction are just a few examples - today's production and glass processing technologies enable versatile applications. The ways of application are presently limited only by the imagination of a designer or architect, and the latest solutions of the glass industry that are addressed, among others, to them, will be presented during the BUDMA fair.
BUDMA International Construction and Architecture Fair
INSPIRATION * CONSTRUCTION * RENOVATION
Poznań, 11-14 March 2014