The two-day international trade show returns to London’s Old Truman Brewery in January 2020

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Marek Sikora

An impressive list of industry experts from architecture, development and the arts are set to share their knowledge at ARCHITECT@WORK on the 29th and 30th January 2020. Focusing on architectural innovation, the unique trade event with a will take place at the Old Truman Brewery in the heart of London’s Shoreditch. It includes free admission for trade visitors and complimentary catering throughout, which is intended to encourage networking and downtime, as well as deal-making opportunities.

The 2020 edition of ARCHITECT@WORK will focus on the ways design and architecture intersect with nature. This will be is explored through an exciting talks program, which is always one of the show’s most hotly anticipated features. Timber revolutionary Waugh Thistleton Architects is confirmed in the line up, along with architectural practices Invisible Studio, Palladian London, Sarah Wigglesworth Architects and Tate Harmer. The talks will explore how natural materials are being brought into spaces, the importance of natural learning environments and the pros and cons of designing for the countryside versus the city.


There is no clearer example of the relationship between urbanism and nature than along the green belt, which was created to protect against London sprawl. However, some people believe it has become a stranglehold on development. New London Architecture’s Peter Murray, who has played a key role in promoting the green belt concept, will use his talk at ARCHITECT@WORK to explain why he is calling for a review of the concept to ensure that it remains fit for purpose.

Landscape designer and personality Dan Pearson will be ‘in-conversation’ with journalist Helen Parton at the final talks event. Also on site will be RIBA’s pop-up bookshop, and the Material Driven exhibition, which is a must-see for all material-o-philes. As a design agency and materials library, Material Driven curates exhibitions by working with both established and emerging materials manufacturers supporting and promoting their journey from prototype to product.


Visitors should allow plenty of time to explore the wide variety of manufactures exhibiting their latest wares at the show. Architects, specifiers and interior/landscape designers can explore the latest product innovations from dozens of exhibitors from all over the world. Leading international architectural product suppliers are showing more than 200 innovative products and providing the latest innovations in surface solutions and lighting technology, as well as interior and exterior fixtures and fittings. All exhibitors go through a rigorous selection process, with an external judging panel overseeing product selection. This ensures that ARCHITECT@WORK remains one of the UK’s most highly respected trade shows. The two-day event allows visitors to get a deeper understanding of how particular new products can add value within both large- and small-scale projects.


Product Categories

Carcass/building envelope
Exterior joinery, facade and exterior cladding, insulation, air and water tightness, roof construction, loadbearing structures, roof covering, drainage and rainwater systems.


Building systems
Fixed lighting, sanitaryware, heating, air conditioning, electricity and controls, plumbing, and renewable energy.


Interior finishing
Interior layout/design, interior joinery, floor coverings, wall coverings, partition walls and ceilings, paints and adhesives, plus door fittings.

Contact Details
ARCHITECT@WORK runs on the 29th and 30th January 2020 at Old Truman Brewery, levels G1 & T1, Brick Lane, London E1 6QL.

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To register for free (trade only) please click here.