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Innovation Alley at DesignBUILD 2012.

Cameron Rosen speaks at DesignBUILD 2012.

DesignBUILD 2013 will feature Future Living, a new sustainability display.

DesignBUILD 2013 will feature Future Living, a new sustainability display.

DesignBUILD 2013

Creating or even visualizing a sustainable “home of the future” is virtually impossible without knowing the latest industry innovations and products. How can designers and architects create the best home for the future before they know about new products, how they compare or how they best work together?

At DesignBUILD 2013, sustainability expert Cameron Rosen of Australian Living will host workshops alongside the brand new dedicated sustainability feature, Future Living.

DesignBUILD exhibition manager Frank Matus said Future Living is the first feature of its kind that doesn’t just bring together relevant suppliers and manufacturers, but also integrates them into a display that showcases how they can best work together. “We will bring together the latest innovations in conjunction with leading suppliers and workshops presented by Cameron Rosen, who hosted sell-out seminars at DesignBUILD 2012, creating an unparalleled platform for architects, designers and specifiers to discover new sources of sustainable inspiration,” he said.

Matus added that the industry has never needed to be more focused, competitive, innovative and affordable. “As an industry, we all want to see a more productive, profitable and viable future, but no one can do it alone. To achieve success, the industry needs collaboration. Australian manufacturers need a platform to showcase their innovations, Australian architects and design professionals need easy access to see domestic and international ideas and experience state-of-the-art applications and that’s what DesignBUILD delivers,” he said.

The DesignBUILD expo showcases Austral Australia as principal partner and will be held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre from 8 to 10 May 2013. In addition to Future Living, the expo will include successful features such as Innovation Alley, the Seminar Series and tool demo stations as well as business workshops.

“At DesignBUILD, we go behind the scenes with manufacturers and suppliers and delve into the layers involved in the entire building process. This is where architects and designers can find their niche and make a difference in the way they create an end product, starting from conception,” Matus said. Online registrations are now open and entry to DesignBUILD remains free for trades and professionals who register online prior to the expo. Alternatively, entry is $20 at the door.

Opening times:

  • Wednesday 8 May 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
  • Thursday 9 May 10.00 am – 8.00 pm
  • Friday 10 May 10.00 am – 5.00 pm