Futurebuild 2024: Shaping the future of architecture through innovation and collaboration

Futurebuild, the built environment’s most influential event for innovation and collaboration is back for its 18th year, taking place at London’s ExCeL from March 5 – 7 2024. The event, which is set to be the most impactful yet, will continue its mission in taking a stand for a better built environment, providing architects with a platform to explore groundbreaking ideas, creative innovations, and essential collaboration aimed at building a greener and more resilient future.

More than 20,000 professionals from across the entire supply chain including architects, planners, urban designers, landscape architects, housebuilders, developers, consultants, contractors and manufacturers will come together to explore real sustainable building materials and practices and methods of delivering construction projects that are smart and sustainable.

Martin Hurn, Event Director at Futurebuild, emphasises the event’s mission to create real, lasting and tangible change in the industry:

“Futurebuild is more than just an event; it’s a call for action. A platform to engage, debate and educate. It’s where global industry leaders, experts and professionals passionate about improving their industry come together to shape the future, which requires substantial change and real courage. We exist to amplify the voices of others, bringing their ideas, initiatives, and innovations to the forefront of our collective conscious. By uniting the industry, we can drive real change and create a better built environment for future generations.”

This year, Futurebuild encourages participants to act on the pledges that were made at the 2023 event, urging architects to demonstrate their commitment to a better built environment and showcase their climate-conscious initiatives.

Collaboration is key

Futurebuild collaborates with over 70 partners and more than 500 speakers to make sure it can continue to spearhead innovation through collaboration in the built environment. Partners this year include UK Green Building Council, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the Passivhaus Trust, Architecture Magazine and many more.

What’s new for 2024: more collaboration, more innovation

  • Share your vision, show your stripes, and embrace the change underscores the conference’s focus on climate change action and collaboration for a better built environment.
  • The National Retrofit Conference curated by the Retrofit Academy is a three-day programme that will delve into delivering retrofit solutions across the UK, from policy to practical implementation.
  • The FutureX Innovation Area returns for start-ups and SMEs to showcase scalable innovations for architects, and features a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style Big Ideas Pitch to recognise the best innovative idea or solution for 2024.
  • Innovation Gallery, Big Innovation Pitch, and Innovation Trail will be platforms for partners to present groundbreaking products, solutions, and materials to excel the architectural industry, with live announcements of winners.

Knowledge sharing

Visitors can expect seven zones, including The FutureX Innovation Area all with dedicated exhibitors and a targeted seminar programme for each zone. Other show sections include Materials, Retrofit, Sustainable Infrastructure, Energy, Buildings and Digital.

Architects are invited to join Futurebuild 2024, take a stand, and be a part of the solution in shaping the future of the built environment. For more information and exhibitor enquiries, please visit www.futurebuild.co.uk.

To attend Futurebuild 2024, click here to register.