The two-day international show moves to London’s Old Truman Brewery for 2019

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ARCHITECT@WORK, a carefully curated annual two-day trade event aimed at architects, interior designers and specifiers will move to the Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch for the seventh London edition 30th to 31st January 2019. The two days include free admission for registered trade visitors and complimentary catering throughout, encouraging networking and downtime, as well as deal-making opportunities. For free admission please register on the ARCHITECT@WORK website using code 1610.

Leading international architectural suppliers will showcase more than 200 innovative products and provide the latest innovations in interior and exterior fixtures and fittings, surface solutions and lighting technology. All exhibitors are subject to a rigorous selection process overseen by an external judging panel to ensure that ARCHITECT@WORK UK 2019 is one of the UK’s most highly respected construction-based trade shows.


The theme for 2019 is future-proof. In an age when change is measured in seconds, and sustainability is a necessity not an ‘extra’, architects and designers are increasingly tasked with proposing schemes that provide longevity. How can practitioners ensure they are taking the lead when it comes to future-proofing their projects?

Design library MaterialDriven will present MATERIALS THAT…, a curated collection of materials and projects that have been future-proofed. ARE HEALTHY will focus on materials that contribute to health and well-being and are not only toxin-free, but also toxin-absorbing, including fabrics embedded with seaweed and carbon negative composites made with captured greenhouse gases. …ADAPT will showcase modular products that can easily be moved or made larger/smaller. …ARE RESILIENT will include durable materials that can withstand all the elements. …CLOSE THE LOOP will highlight materials that have longer lifecycles and can be reused, repaired and recycled rather than being sent to landfill, from bioplastics to bricks grown from mycelium.


ph: Jenny Stephens

Talks Programme

Wednesday 30 January

15:00 – Modern Methods

Offsite construction and prefabrication are the buzzwords of the day, and they are bringing about a quiet revolution within the built environment. A series of high-profile case studies will be explored in this talk, demonstrating how modern methods of construction are changing building design across all sectors. Speakers include Hazel Rounding of shedKM, Dave Lomax of Waugh Thistleton, BeFirst’s Kevin Gray, and Mark Rintoul of Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners.


ph: Sarah Wigglesworth Architects

16:15 – Sarah Wigglesworth in conversation

Architect Sarah Wiggleworth has been championing sustainable design for decades and has created projects that foster social wellbeing, while retaining environmental credentials. In this special interview she will reveal the key projects that have shaped the practice, as well as discussing upcoming work that demonstrates the evolution of her work.

17:30 – Back to the future

Demolishing old buildings and replacing them with new ones is expensive and bad for the environment. The truly sustainable approach for the city is one that renovates and reimagines its built heritage, making it fit for purpose. This panel of experts will look at a range of case studies from homes to offices, galleries to exhibition centres. Speakers include Catarina Kohut of Jonathan Tuckey Design, SPPARC’s Trevor Morris, and Nicola Rutt of Hawkins\Brown.


Thursday 31 January

13:00 – Eco is not a dirty word

Sustainability is integral to the future of the built environment, but there are still very few companies creating truly innovative projects and developments. The speakers on this panel will explain the power of green design, with small boutique projects that wrap around trees, mega structures and sustainable strategies for healthy city development. Speakers include Jerry Tate of Tate Harmer, Cany Ash of Ash Sakula, and Invisible Studio’s Piers Taylor.

16:15 – Zero carbon cities

What can we do to make our cities carbon neutral? The technology exists but we need good design coupled with developers and local government to make it a reality. This panel of experts will prove that zero carbon isn’t science fiction; it’s happening now and it’s achievable for everyone. Speakers include White Arkitekter’s Linda Thiel.


ph: Adam Nathaniel Furman

17:30 – Brave new world

Historically, architects and designers have played an important role in visualising what our world might look like in the near future. By using cutting-edge technologies and radical forms, we are encouraged to look ahead, not back. However, restrained and rational projects have become the fashion in the recent years. This talk explores the work of a few brave souls that are creating the places and spaces of the future, inspiring the next generation. Speakers include Aleksa Rizova of ALEKSA studio; Adam Nathaniel Furman, Dan Blaker of Nulty+, and ACME’s Stefano Dal Piva.

Contact Details

ARCHITECT@WORK UK runs 1pm – 8pm, 30th – 31st January 2019 at Old Truman Brewery

Register at the ARCHITECT@WORK website using code 1610.