For over two decades, the Philippine World Building and Construction Expo or simply WORLDBEX, has exhibited its capacity to comprehensively nurture all sectors of the building and construction industry. Particularly, WORLDBEX has established itself as a purveyor of creativity and design through event highlights that especially cater to interior design and architecture; urging practitioners and enthusiasts alike to not just build, build, and build but to do so in consideration of sophisticated and mindful design planning and creative execution.
As the much-anticipated trade show returns to deliver its 23rd edition, WORLDBEX upholds its promise to promote the significant role that design assumes in building and construction as it presents this year’s Architect’s Gallery and the City of Tomorrow exhibit. Conforming to this year’s WORLDBEX theme of “Shaping Innovations Toward Sustainability”, the driving philosophy that informs these design-centered show highlights is a commitment to incorporate sustainable and innovative practices in the conceptualization of designs.
Throughout the five-day expo, attendees are encouraged to visit the Architect’s Gallery. Here, a select handful of the industry’s top architects along with their respective firms are allotted spaces where they are to present an installation of their latest design concepts. Apart from gaining a firsthand look at the most up to date architectural trends, visitors may take advantage of free consultations and a chance to interact with the architects themselves.
Participating at this year’s Architect’s Gallery include the Angeles Architectural Studio, Jagnus Design Studio, Buensalido Architects, Arco Group, Carunungan and Partners, Delab Collaborative, ES Prints, WTA, Primea Group, Jonathan Gan, Edward Co Tan Architects, Oyek Designs, and UO2.
But beyond being a mere gathering of industry players, attesting to the groundbreaking edge of the Architect’s Gallery is the City of Tomorrow. Launched for the very first time back in WORLDBEX 2014, City of Tomorrow has come to be an integral component of the Architect’s Gallery as it challenges the most influential architects to come up with their unique structural visions for the future. Collectively, these design models will make up a scale model exhibit of an imagined metropolis.
Sponsored by E.S. Print Media Inc., Norde, and Delab Collaborative Inc., this year’s City of Tomorrow welcomes the return of the Angeles Architectural Studio, Jagnus Design Studio, Buensalido Architects, Carunungan and Partners, WTA, and Jonathan Gan who have expressed their support for the exhibit as its signature participants. Meanwhile, guaranteed to provide an unprecedented and multidimensional element to the exhibit are firms that will debut for the first time at City of Tomorrow.
Spearheading the new crop of presenters at this year’s City of Tomorrow is Delab Collaborative Inc. with their holographic display. Another must-see at the exhibit is the glasshouse by Jaro Glass Solutions and K Plast. To be located at the center of the SMX mezzanine, the glasshouse spectacle will serve as the WORLDBEX VIP Lounge.
Aside from turning the spotlight on the ingenuity of contemporary Philippine architecture, the exhibit celebrates the industry’s capacity to envision and realize a more progressive future of the country’s urban landscape.
The Architect’s Gallery and the City of Tomorrow are just two of the major event highlights at WORDLBEX 2018. Happening on March 14 to 18 from 10:00am to 8:00pm at the three mega venues of World Trade Center Metro Manila (WTCMM), Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC) and the SMX Convention Center, Pasay, don’t miss out on WORLDBEX 2018 – the biggest construction exposition of the year!
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