BAU 2019 – The trade fair on a new scale
According to the organisers, no other trade fair in the world attracts as many planners and architects as BAU. Accounting for 26 % of the trade visitors, this latter group is of great relevance for the exhibitors – and for the trade fair itself, which aims to promote and expand the dialogue and network between the disciplines involved in construction. From 14 to 19 January 2019, Munich will once again offer ample opportunity for doing precisely this.
Two new, recently completed halls in the north-east of the exhibition grounds mean that BAU is bigger than ever before in its 55-year history. As usual, architects will be interested in the product shows and new developments in materials, components, construction methods, construction chemistry and energy and air-conditioning technology, which are now spread across 18 exhibition buildings. This also includes a newly-created cluster dedicated to lighting, daylight and artificial lighting control and building automation in Hall C2. Bau-IT, the largest show of its kind in Europe, is for the first time assigned an entire hall in the new C5 wing. Last but not least, Hall B0 at the west entrance offers a stage for research institutions, associations and service providers who are promoting developments in the construction industry.
BAU 2019 features a full and varied supporting programme, with contributions from, among others, Detail. At the Forum in Hall A4, on all six afternoons of the trade fair, renowned architects and industry representatives will discuss their views on the latest architectural developments. In addition, Hall B0 contains the "Lab", a special show on prototypes, material and system innovations curated by Detail research. The Digital Village in Hall C5, newly created by BAU with the participation of Detail, is also a promising format in which founders can present their business ideas for digital solutions for the construction industry at the trade fair. As always, Detail is represented with its own stand in the west entrance of the trade fair.