MaterialDistrict Rotterdam is the leading event for design professionals held every March at Rotterdam Ahoy Sports Complex. This event is intended for creative architects, designers and all interested in materials and innovation. It is divided into 6 parts: architecture, interior, urban and landscape, products, textiles and textiles, and printing and signs. During a total of 3 days, you will meet about 150 exhibitors from all over the world and introduce more than 250 different materials.
Of the total of 6 parts, most attention is devoted to interior design and architecture. The main theme of the interior part is the materials and colors that allow the most comfortable stay in indoor and outdoor areas. Of course, in the 21st century, the protection of the entire planet from pollution becomes more and more important as the importance of circular construction. At this event, you will be able to find out which materials are available for reuse. There are also well-known new 3D printing technologies and many technological possibilities for glass.
This event is also known for its sensational lectures where architects, designers, and other experts share their latest ideas and visions of the material in the future. Some of the lecturers in 2019 are Maurizio Montalti of Mogu, Oliver Heath by Interface, Cees Donkers and many more!
Also, I will point out that in each of the corners of the hall, you can find places with food and drink. We decided to try out the well-known hot dogs Chez Jan, the winners of the first hot-dog awards in the Netherlands in the 2018/2019 season.
Tickets for this event are completely free and you can buy them at the following link. The whole area of the exhibition is beautifully designed. My opinion is that this event will be much more useful to interior designers than to architects. Of course, I recommend everyone to visit it in March next year. See you!