The planning work for Light + Building 2016 is in full swing with all the signs indicating an equally large number of exhibitors as at the previous event. The world’s biggest trade fair for lighting and building-services technology brings all market leaders together at the Fair and Exhibition Centre in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. At Light+Building from 13 to 18 March 2016, everything will revolve around the latest trends and innovations in the sector. Around 2,400 companies are expected to present and launch their latest products for the fields of lighting, electrical engineering and house and building automation during the six-day event.
Light + Building 2016: ‘Where modern spaces come to life’
‘Modern Rooms’ will be brought to life at the fair using future-oriented new products. The leitmotif ‘digital – individual – networked’ outlines the way modern commercial, industrial, public and residential buildings are designed. For these three aspects are the keystones for creating ‘Modern Rooms’ that also provide a high standard of living.
Building-services technology plays an important role by bundling all technical disciplines together and caters not only for growing expectations in terms of energy efficiency, safety, security and comfort. The increasing interlinkage of electrical installations, modern house and building automation and individual lighting technology increases the quality of life at home and work. Also, the industry presents solutions and technologies aimed at low energy consumption and modern safety and security demands, as well as at individual creative opportunities and a high degree of comfort.
At the same time, Light + Building is the world’s biggest platform for the lighting market – a market dominated by the current transition to LED technology. National and international manufacturers present a broad spectrum of products – from technical, via design-oriented and decorative lighting for the home and contract sectors, to street lighting. The integrated presentation of lighting and building-services technology makes Light + Building in Frankfurt am Main the world’s leading trade fair with a product range unrivalled worldwide in terms of both depth and breadth.
The programme of events at Light + Building 2016
In addition to the exhibitor product innovations, which are spread over 21 exhibition halls, Light + Building 2016 will also be distinguished by an extensive programme of events. The main themes at the coming fair will be safety and security technology, building information modelling, smart powered buildings and trends in the lighting market. A themed programme, some of which has already been implemented, is being prepared for all trade visitors, e.g., architects, engineers, planners, interior architects, designers, craftspeople, retailers and the industry.
The Building Performance lectures and seminars give trade visitors the chance to gather information revolving around the subjects of lighting and integrated building-services technology. In their lectures, renowned experts from home and abroad explain the latest developments and hold discussions with participants about them.
A magnet for architects, interior architects, specialist retailers and designers is the Trendforum, which presents the home trends for 2015/16 exclusively at Light + Building. It visualises a number of different home scenarios and shows selected products integrated into unusual room settings. In each case, the focal point is a specific style, which is reflected in the home worlds. The Trendforum is the work of the internationally renowned designers of Stilbüro bora.herke.palmisano from Frankfurt am Main and Berlin.
The Design Plus powered by Light + Building competition presents innovative and future-oriented products of Light + Building exhibitors from the lighting, electrical engineering and house and building automation sectors. The award-winning products are chosen by a jury of international experts in accordance with the criteria technology, ecology and design. The competition is organised by Messe Frankfurt in cooperation with the German Design Council (Rat für Formgebung), Germany’s centre of excellence for design.
A cultural highlight during Light + Building is Luminale. The biennale for lighting is held concurrently with the fair in Frankfurt am Main and constitutes the evening programme for Light + Building visitors.
Further information can be found at www.light-building.com.