ASA to host Architect’19 themed ‘Living Green’
 
Jan 27, 2019
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Bangkok, 24 January 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- The Association of Siamese Architects under the Royal Patronage (ASA), in cooperation with N.C.C. Exhibition Organizer, announced the plan to hold Architect’19 Living Green, which will take place between 30 April – 5 May 2019 spanning over 60,000 sq.m. at Challenger Hall 1-3, IMPACT.

Ajaphol Dusitnanond, president of the ASA said “ASA’s Architect Expo is the largest expo of its kind in ASEAN. It has been hosted annually by the ASA since 1986. The purpose in this 33rd year remains to be a stage in which potential and progress in the field of architecture are to be displayed to the public. Meanwhile, it also aims to create an awareness regarding social roles and responsibility among architectural practitioners through exhibitions and activities in the event. Last year’s success was proven by achieving over 400,000 visitors.”

The Architect Expo showcases wide-ranging products for architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture. It includes exhibitions, activities, international conferences, and services which are open to ASA’s members as well as the general public.

ASA introduces a new concept for the Expo each year to reflect global ever-changing concerns. This year’s concept is ‘Living Green’, which endorses an eco-friendly approach to architectural design with a view to achieving sustainable living.

On the same day, Dr Acharawan Chutarat, the chairperson of the Architect’19 committee, spoke about the theme: “Irregular extreme weathers resulting from the global warming condition have so much perverse impact on the economy, society, and quality of our lives in the world. It is one of the most pressing issues that requires experts, especially those whose work directly impacts the environment like architects, to urgently find a solution – whether in design, materials, or methods.

“Architect’19 Living Green examines the idea of sustainability in architecture and design through thought-provoking exhibitions and activities. It considers aspects such as the use of innovative and also environmentally-friendly materials, the combination between local wisdom and modern technology, to hopefully find a solution which is suited to the current situation.

“The Expo will offer a “green experience” for the first time. The idea of sustainability is employed in every detail of the event; using eco-friendly materials, energy-efficient lighting in the exhibition area, reducing the use of paper, employing more effective management of the waste produced during the Expo, and recycling some of the waste.”

Architect’19, which spans an area of 60,000 sq.m., has two main zones: an exhibitor zone and an activity zone. While the former contains retailers of more than 850 brands, the latter is dedicated for themed exhibitions and an abundance of activities for the public, including:

‘Green Building Showcase’, an exhibition about eco-architectural design by Asia’s leading designers; ‘Wisdom from 3 Regions in the Modern World’ which finds a possible sustainable solution from old innovations; exploring a life without waste in ‘Go Zero Waste’; and ‘Innovative Green Products’ which features a selection of environmentally friendly building materials.

There is an opportunity to compete for 280,000 THB in the ASA International Design Competition 2019. The topic of this year, ‘Uncanny Sustainability’, looks for an outstanding and original sustainable design. The competition is open not only to architects, but to any interested members of the public from all over the world.

In addition, for the public visitors they also prepare activities, workshops, and a common area for leisure with some events for entertainment throughout the expo, including the ASA Clinic (Mobaan ASA) which will be available for those who have problems with houses and house design.

Another main annual event that can’t be missed is an international architecture conference ASA Forum 2019. Speakers include many famous architects and designers such as architect Nico Kienzl from New York’s Atelier Ten, who is an expert in high-rise building technology, along with architects from Foster + Partners, Eco Architect, and S/T/U/do.

Architect’19 is made possible with the support from many alliances such as the Thai Health Promotion Foundation, National Innovation Agency (NIA), Australian Embassy Bangkok, Thai Green Building Institute, and some private partners who value the idea of sustainability. The largest eco architecture and design expo in ASEAN is expected to draw 25% more visitors than last year’s event.

Sakchai Pattarapreechakul, President of N.C.C. Exhibition Organizer (NEO) and one of Architect’19’s committee members, revealed the latest progress of the event. On the first aspect, around 80% of the 60,000 sq.m. exhibition area has been booked, accounting for 850 companies.

Both domestic exhibitors and those from abroad, as far as USA, Germany, and Australia are among them. Some come from closer locales such as South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, and Hong Kong, as well as the neighbouring CLMV countries which are the main target of NEO. Brands set to participate include Jarakae, L & E (Lighting and Equipment), Modernform, Hafale, Canon, Mitsubishi Electric, BOSCH, 3M, and Modern Glass.

The second aspect focuses on special arrangements which are intended to facilitate the exhibitors to expand their businesses into the ASEAN market and conversely to export Thailand’s and ASEAN’s products to other regions. Several services have been prepared for B2B business pairing. For example, overseas buyers and associations related to architecture and property development have been invited to the networking event.

Sakchai Pattarapreechakul adds, “The reputation and success of the Architect Expo for over three decades, together with NEO’s long-standing expertise in organizing exhibitions domestically and internationally, instils confidence in brands around the world. It anticipates more than 500,000 visitors to participate in this expo.”

Architect’19 Living Green will take place between 30 April – 5 May 2019 at Challenger Hall 1-3, IMPACT.

Visitor pre-registration at www.asa.or.th/architectexpo
Facebook: ASAArchitectExposition
See details about ASA International Design Competition at www.asacompetition.com/

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