11-13 Oct 2021
Darling Harbour, ICC SYDNEY

DesignBUILD 2018: Day one wrap-up

May 2, 2018 DesignBUILD News

Day one of DesignBUILD 2018 has started with a bang, seeing crowds of visitors, over 300 exciting brands displaying new products and ground-breaking speaker sessions that could change the industry.

A range of new products and service providers were on display this year, with fixtures, fittings, electricals and new home innovations.

The first of the speaker and education programs also commenced with packed audiences. In the seminar theatre, Stephen Crafti spoke with Simon Knott, BKK Architects, Michael McCormack, Milieu Property and Robert Simeoni, Robert Simeoni Architects to discuss how town planners and architects are effectively working together.

In the education theatre, crowds were engaged by Sam Hunter and Adam Pustola of Lyons Architecture, who shared their thoughts on design as dialogue, showcasing key examples of their latest projects with RMIT University.

Conference Director Pia Argiratos says that the success of day one is just a taste of what is to come.

“It’s so exciting to see so many attendees through the doors on day one. We still have many more industry leaders presenting across the remaining two days,” says Argiratos.

“DesignBUILD is about bringing together people who are talking about the big topics that the industry is starting to deal with, and we’ve certainly seen that already.”

Further, DesignBUILD’s ‘Incubator’ program was also a highlight, with audiences visiting the pavilion of innovative new products judged by an industry advisory panel including the Porous Pave from Dirk’s Backyard Creations; a solution for water runoff, drainage, and improving water quality.

DesignBUILD is open on Thursday 3 May 10:00am – 6:00pm and Friday 4 May 10:00am – 4:00pm at Melbourne’s Convention and Exhibition Centre.


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