BAU to be shortened 15 March 2024

Messe München has announced that from 2025, the next trade fair for architecture, materials and systems, BAU, will be shortened from six to five days, taking place in Munich from 13th – 17th January.

In around ten months, the world’s leading trade fair for architecture, materials and systems will return to its usual winter slot, from Monday to Friday. BAU in Munich will be the international meeting place for architects, engineers, investors, retailers, and tradespeople. The focus will be on solutions and products for the future of construction.

 “The last event was a resounding success. The exhibitors and visitors were full of praise for BAU in the survey. In our discussions with the key accounts during the trade fair, however, it became increasingly apparent that the companies would welcome a shorter fair,” explains Dr Reinhard Pfeiffer, CEO of Messe München.  

Dieter Schäfer, long-standing chairman of the BAU advisory board and board of trustees points out: “At our recent meetings with Messe München, we took a critical look at this issue together with Messe München and received a similar opinion from the large majority of our members.” Friday will remain a full trade show day with the same opening hours as on all other trade show days. 

Halls booked out

Just under a year before the trade fair is due to start, the registration figures for exhibitors and exhibition space are on par with BAU 2023. It means that BAU 2025 will once again be booked out and achieve full occupancy of the 18 halls. To date, a host of companies have already confirmed their participation at BAU 2025. 

“With this clear commitment to BAU, the leading companies are sending a clear signal to the market despite the somewhat difficult situation. As a result, we are convinced that BAU 2025 will provide fresh impetus for the industry,” comments Dr Reinhard Pfeiffer.

Next year’s key topics at BAU include urban/rural/neighborhood transformation, resource conservation, resilient and climate
friendly construction in the face of natural disasters or pandemics, boosting productivity through modular construction and cost-effective construction with the use of robotics and Artificial Intelligence.  

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