Light + Building 2022: Countdown is running
"Breaking new ground" – this is the motto for the reunion at Light + Building from 13 to 18 March 2022. The new concept is in place and preparations are in full swing. In future, face-to-face meetings on the exhibition grounds will be possible, but also digital encounters.
Digitalisation, infrastructure expansion and the pandemic: upheaval in the planning and construction sector
From planning and building to the operating phase, numerous people work together over the life cycle of a construction project. Throughout, digital technologies have an enormous potential for exactly coordinated timing, improved quality assurance and cost reductions.
Luminale: Biennale for Light Art and Urban Design to pause in 2022
Since 2002, the Luminale festival in the German cities of Frankfurt and Offenbach has accompanied Light + Building, the world's leading trade fair for light and building services technology, which takes place every two years in Frankfurt am Main. Initiated by Messe Frankfurt as a "bridge from the exhibition grounds to the city", the public event has since developed into an internationally recognised light and culture festival with over 250,000 visitors. Messe Frankfurt as the organiser holds all trademarks and funds the project office, the promotion of Luminale and a beacon project. Due to Messe Frankfurt's economic situation, this is not viable for 2022. Therefore, the will not take place in 2022.
The impact of light
An interview with Dr Jürgen Waldorf, Managing Director of the Lighting Division of the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (ZVEI)
Light + Building Digital Extension: the new digital features of Light + Building 2022
How will we live, work and get around in the future? What have we learnt from recent experiences and how can we combine these lessons with existing knowledge? In this case, innovation is the key. Physical encounters are the core of every fair. Today, however, a variety of digital experiences have been made. So how will trade fairs develop in the future?
Health and light: clean, energy efficient and people-centred
Whether natural growth, optimum conditions for concentrating or staying healthy, light has a variety of operating mechanisms. It influences the body’s messenger substances and ensures the inner clock keeps time. The wavelength of the light used is decisive for the application concerned.
In contact all year – the Light + Building Contactor
Crises boost creativity. Useful products emerge in the search for new solutions. In this respect, 2020 was a highly creative year – and this includes the trade-fair sector. On the one hand, it showed just how important personal encounters are. On the other hand, this creativity resulted in many new forms of interaction. An interview with Light + Building Brand Manager Johannes Möller about working from home, the yearning for personal encounters and digital reach.
Cutting edge and future oriented: the top themes of Light + Building
Yesterday experimental, today a practical everyday application: the growing pace of digitalisation is generating chances, new opportunities and challenges. Innovative ideas are welcome and there is a great willingness to try something new. Nevertheless, the increasing use of digital communication solutions is leading to a greater appreciation of tried and tested products.
Architects of our own destiny: the new normal
What to do when a global crisis causes sales to plummet? Hope, wait, ruminate? Make a virtue of necessity, take anticyclical steps – slogans are two a penny nowadays. In many cases, however, the appropriate follow-up actions are not mentioned.
Breaking New Ground
It all revolved around bits and bytes. The sector used the last season as an ideas booster. And focused exclusively on the digital sphere. With intensive use being made of its special capabilities as an interface. At the same time, the digital sphere can only be as successful as its physical basis.
Style as a therapy
From entertaining to curative – sensory impressions are no less important for the soul than the interior. The challenge: stimuli must continuously be generated anew.
Architecture+Technology Innovation Award
Design, texture, mood, body and function – the key factors with which luminaires, lighting components, electrical technology and house and building automation influenced the judges were many, varied and, in some cases, surprising.
The show goes on
The past months have been more than challenging. Now, however, it almost feels as though spring is in the air with exhibitors and visitors in Shanghai enjoying a refreshing renewal of personal contacts and boosting business via a wealth of product innovations. With detailed hygiene concepts, the concurrent Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology, Shanghai Smart Home Technology and Parking China opened their doors in the Chinese metropolis between 2 and 4 September. These three events are Asia’s first building-technologies trade fairs to once again welcome visitors in Corona Year Zero.
Light + Building expands the digital sphere
Never before has ‘digital space’ been so valuable. Besides all the negative consequences, the corona virus has also generated an impulse that many have been waiting for. After all, users find it difficult to choose from the great variety of relevant offers. The spectrum is broad and, in many cases, credibility questionable to a certain extent – especially when it comes to obtaining first-hand information relating to the sector. At the same time, there can be no doubt: personal encounters are irreplaceable.
Light + Building: What was, what is, and what will be?
As of July 2020 Maria Hasselman has passed on the baton for Light + Building to Johannes Möller. And – just as it should be in high-performance sport – at a sprint. Nevertheless, the present and future head of this leading international trade fair have taken some time out – to give an interview, together.
New Light + Building Director: Maria Hasselman hands over to Johannes Möller
She put Light + Building on track to becoming the world’s leading trade fair for the sector. Now, he will lead the trade fair for lighting and building-services technology into the future. At the beginning of July 2020, Maria Hasselman hands over the management of Light + Building to Johannes Möller.
Intersec Building: integrated concept for connected security in buildings has been given a warm reception
The market has reacted with a great response to a new offer. Embedding an international platform for connected security in the leading international trade fair Light + Building catches the spirit of the times and reflects the demand shown by a rising number of users. Here is the good news: preparation for Intersec Building 2022 will be getting underway right now.
New date: Light + Building will be held again in its normal sequence in 2022
In view of the world-wide situation caused by the Corona pandemic, and the prohibitions on events and travel restrictions associated with it, Messe Frankfurt has decided, jointly with its partners – ZVEI and ZVEH – and with the Trade Fair Advisory Council, to defer the eleventh Light + Building and to hold it, in accordance with its normal sequence, from 13 to 18 March 2022.
Exhibitor Advisory Council gives full backing to Light + Building
The Light + Building Exhibitor Advisory Council held an extra ordinary meeting during the morning of 10 March 2020. The most important item on the agenda: the postponement of the world’s leading trade fair for the sector until September 2020. The Advisory Council was unanimously in favour of this decision and gave Light + Building their full backing.
Messe Frankfurt, in close cooperation with the Frankfurt Health Authority, has decided to cancel Luminale at short notice. It was to be held in Frankfurt and Offenbach from 12 to 15 March.
Light + Building │ 27. September to 2. Oktober 2020
Light + Building has an alternative date. The world's leading trade fair for lighting and building services technology will take place from 27. September to 2. October 2020 at the Frankfurt exhibition center. Visitor tickets already purchased remain fully valid for the new date. The shift had become necessary due to the increased spread of the coronavirus.
Postponed: Light + Building to be held in September 2020
In view of the increasing spread of the coronavirus in Europe and after intensive consultations, Messe Frankfurt has decided to postpone Light + Building. The world’s leading trade fair for lighting and building-services technology will now be held in Frankfurt am Main between the middle and end of September 2020. The cooperation partners of the international trade fair, ZVEI and ZVEH, support this decision.
Facts first: international technology leaders are coming to Light + Building
2,640 manufacturers from the field of lighting and building-services technology are currently preparing for the sector’s highlight event –Light + Building 2020 in Frankfurt am Main. From 8 to 13 March, the world’s leading trade fair will attract a host of international experts from the industry, trade, planning and architecture. The leading companies are standing by the sector’s most important event. All have based their decision on the recommendations of the World Health Organisation, public-health authorities and experts. Their tenor: the risk of becoming infected by the coronavirus is very low.
More than beautiful: Design Plus competition awards prizes for lighting designs and building-technology innovations
The winners of the international Design Plus competition powered by Light + Building have now been decided. The competition's jury of top experts is presenting awards to innovative products which meet the highest standards of design, ease of use, sustainability and technical quality. The prize-giving will take place on 8 March as part of Light + Building, the international trade fair for the industry, in Frankfurt am Main.
A shining example – the Light + Building Trend Forum 2020-21
Longing, delight, hope – few factors shape innovative design as much as strong emotions. Most of them have their origins in economic or political circumstances. In addition to this, the influence of ecology has grown exponentially over the last few years. This is reflected in the number of prominent activists all around the globe.
The Who’s Who of the sector: top global brands at Light + Building 2020
Some 2,700 exhibitors will be presenting their new products at Light + Building, the world’s largest trade fair for lighting and building services technology, in Frankfurt am Main from 8 to 13 March 2020. They include numerous international leading brands in the fields of lighting, security technology and electrotechnology, as well as home and building automation.
Functional aesthetics – when light beams take over from lamps
It is sometimes quite nice if details remain unseen. According to the maxim of the now hundred-year-old Bauhaus movement, both internal and external architecture can be enhanced when ‘form follows function’. This effect is particularly visible where lighting is concerned. Along with the strategic use of windows or light shafts, cleverly placed light sources are, therefore, increasingly taking on the job of light provision. Thanks to high-efficiency LED technology, such light sources are already almost without housing and no longer have any kind of form of their own. Leaving the focus on the light itself.
XaaS – What’s that? New business models on the upswing
Products and services in the field of lighting and building-services technology are increasingly being marketed in the form of subscription models. Known as ‘X as a Service’ (XaaS), ‘Light as a Service’ (LaaS), ‘Security as a Service’ and ‘Safety as a Service’, this trend offers benefits for both providers and customers. Digitalisation is not only driving this development but also giving rise to new business models. Light + Building, the leading trade fair for the sector, will put the spotlight on the innovations when it opens its doors in Frankfurt am Main from 8 to 13 March.
BIM: more efficient processes through digitalisation
Building information modeling (BIM), the IT-supported working method, is gaining increasingly in importance. BIM is being increasingly employed particularly in the design of building technology and in the process of maintenance during the operational stage. This ensures more efficient workflows, shorter planning and construction times, and better collaboration between all those involved. Light + Building, the leading international trade fair, will be providing an overview of the BIM process in Frankfurt am Main from 8 to 13 March 2020.
Connectivity offers efficiency, safety, security and convenience of tomorrow’s urban spaces
More and more people are moving into cities. And the growing shortage of space and resources is a huge challenge for municipalities. The smart city – a connected and intelligent conurbation – is a solution to these problems. The use of digital technologies makes cities safer, more efficient and increasingly sustainable. Light + Building 2020, the world’s leading trade fair for the sector in Frankfurt, presents products for the smart city and provides a platform for smart building automation, intelligent energy management and connected safety and security.
‘Power for Mobility’ special show presents electrical infrastructure solutions
The efficient use of resources and energy not only avoids unnecessary CO2 emissions. It is also an essential prerequisite for maintaining our standard of living. At the same time, e-mobility can make an important contribution to the reduction of CO2 emissions and is thus a key to achieving climate goals. According to calculations by the National Platform for Electrical Mobility, the number of electrical vehicles in Germany is expected to rise to between 7 and 10.5 million by 2030.
Intelligent, connected and secure: smart buildings open up new possibilities
Increasing urbanisation and the necessity of conserving resources demand intelligent, connected building services in so-called ‘smart buildings’. Once the digital control systems are intelligently interlinked, they can make buildings more economic and more secure, as well as reducing their energy needs. Solutions for this will be on show at the world’s leading trade fair in its field, Light + Building, in Frankfurt am Main from 8 to 13 March 2020.
BUILTWORLD Contest selects 25 finalists at Light + Building 2020
The 25 most innovative companies in the field of construction and building technologies (ConTech) have been named and are practically on their way to participate in the finals and exhibition at Light + Building in March 2020. The renowned international jury of the Construction Innovation Contest at the end of October selected the startups and innovation companies out of 50 applicants. Their business ideas and solutions are considered to have the potential to revolutionise the construction and real estate industries.
Illuminating: focusing on the future
A new generation of luminaires is creating light settings for all circumstances. The key is digitalisation, which is the driving force for synchronous functions, new application options and designs in innovative spheres. Light + Building in Frankfurt am Main from 8 to 13 March 2020 will focus on lighting trends and developments. And, in combination with progressive building services, the international exhibitors taking part will offer an impressive show of tomorrow’s technologies.
Connectivity brings artificial intelligence into buildings
The process of connecting the various building services with modern safety and security technology is entering the next phase: initial research projects and application platforms permit future-oriented forecasts for the benefits offered by smart-building and smart-city applications. For all experts from the field of technical building planning and construction, the 5th Intersec Forum – Conference for Connected Security Technology – will examine the future of safety and security technology in buildings.
Messe Frankfurt partners with Builtworld for the ‘built world’ of the future
The future of buildings is digital! In the face of demands for CO2 neutral economies and buildings that take into account the requirements of the climate, buildings too will need to be digitalised. As organisers of leading trade fairs for modern building services technology, Messe Frankfurt will now be offering experts from the building planning, construction and realty sectors another structure for the dissemination of innovation, contacts and new business, offering an exclusive opportunity for industry and the building services engineering trades to join up with the innovative new field of ‘Property Technology’ – including start-ups, project developers and investors in the real-estate business.
World market leaders meet with global demand for security technology at Light + Building
Security installations are becoming increasingly important – right across the world. To achieve adequate levels of security, individuals, institutions and buildings must constantly meet new standards. And, in 2020, Light + Building will be making ‘Connected Security’ a central focus of the trade fair. The Intersec Building platform, a congress format and a special-interest guide will provide discussion, information and orientation.
20 years of Light + Building: Fascinating and pioneering work on lighting and connected building technology
Achieve more as a team, be the first to explore new worlds and relive the fascination of new discoveries. Lighting and connected building-services technology create visionary networks. Light + Building brings them to life – 2020 in its twentieth year.