With 175 exhibitors, an exhibition with 400 materials, and a lecture programme with 50 speakers, MaterialDistrict Rotterdam is once again imbued with material innovation. As the only annual even for material specifiers from all sectors of spatial design, MaterialDistrict commits fully to the Circular Economy.
How can you build circularly? Which materials contribute to a healthy living environment? Will we save or generate energy in the future using smart materials? MaterialDistrict Rotterdam (formerly Material Xperience) is the only annual event in the Netherlands that brings together material manufacturers and specifiers of materials of all sectors of spatial design and gives an answer to the most important questions on the road to a circularly built and designed environment.
MaterialDistrict Innovation Fund
This year, more exhibitors than ever will show (material) innovations within the themes Circularity, Wellbeing, and Energy Transition, a direct result of the MaterialDistrict Innovation Fund, founded last year by MaterialDistrict. Start-ups and designers can receive subsidy from the fund for their participation with the event. An independent advisory board, of which Leonne Cuppen (Yksi Expo), David Heldt (Connecting the Dots), and Daan Bruggink (ORGA architects) are part, fulfils an important role in the scouting of start-ups and assessing the subsidy applications.