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The world’s leading construction trade show

From 4 to 8 November 2013, France’s three flagship building shows – BATIMAT, INTERCLIMA+ELEC and IDEO BAIN – will come together at Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre to create the world’s biggest and most comprehensive building and architecture showcase.

All trades, sectors, techniques and solutions will be brought under one banner, with maximum interconnection between the areas, to make this the world’s number one construction and architecture exhibition.
Over 3,000 exhibitors and 400,000 trade visitors, 20% international, and one third of them specifiers or clients/contracting authorities are expected.

The three exhibitions have teamed up in response to demand from manufacturers, keen to keep pace with the changes sweeping through the construction sector.

Joint exhibition reflecting the transformation of the sector

The construction world is undergoing profound changes. In recent years, the French and other European governments have introduced incentives to reduce energy bills. Since buildings account for around 40% of total energy consumption, boosting their energy performance is a key area for improvement. This drive for more energy-efficient buildings requires effective insulation, design, materials and control systems in new-builds, but above all concerns the renovation of existing buildings.

In France, the Plan Bâtiment Durable (sustainable building plan), a product of the government's Grenelle Environment Forum, has led to extensive changes in the regulatory framework, requiring the construction industry to achieve measurable energy performance results. The RT 2012 regulation, in force since 1 January 2013, requires all new buildings to be low energy (less than 50 kWh/m²/yr). A huge nationwide energy efficiency programme has also been launched, with the aim of renovating 500,000 homes each year from 2016.

With its huge energy saving potential, the building sector has a strategic role to play in the energy transition.

Bringing together these 3 exhibitions under one roof will, for the first time, provide professionals with a 360o overview of the industry, with access to all the expertise, innovations, solutions and materials needed to tackle common challenges.

The joint exhibition will have four main strands

● Energy efficiency and the low-energy building
● Accessibility and convenience: this is becoming a priority, as all buildings open to the public will have to comply with accessibility standards by 2015
● Architecture and the cities of the future (London will be the guest of honour at BATIMAT)
● Construction technologies (new digital tools, information technology)

All 3 exhibitions will host talks and events, giving visitors high-quality, relevant information to complement their stand visits.

Paris-Nord, a new venue with the capacity to host this mega event

Paris Nord Villepinte is a major exhibition centre that hosts some of France’s biggest international trade shows. With its proximity to Paris Charles de Gaulle international airport and TGV station, on-site RER regional rail station, motorway links, large number of hotels nearby and ample parking, the exhibition centre offers the capacity and facilities to successfully host an event on this scale.
This must-attend event for the entire construction industry will be clearly laid out in sectors organised by theme, with one badge giving access to all three exhibitions.

INTERCLIMA+ELEC is located in Halls 1, 2 and 3, alongside IDEO BAIN in Hall 4.
The various sectors of BATIMAT will occupy the rest of Paris Nord Villepinte. The Structure and Interior Fittings (Zoom) will occupy two connecting spaces in Halls 5A and 5B. Joinery & Fenestration will be together in one hall, Hall 6, rather than in separate halls as at Porte de Versailles. Worksite Equipment & Tools will have a prime position in Halls 7 and 8 with outdoor space.

Focus on innovation

96% of exhibitors and 99% of visitors cite innovation as the main reason for participating. Over 2,000 new products will be unveiled, making this the largest innovation showcase of 2013 for the entire construction industry.

The eagerly awaited and ever popular BATIMAT Innovation Awards have been completely revamped to encompass all 3 exhibitions. The competition will launch in May, and the deadline for entries is 6 September. Nominees will be announced in October and the Grand Prix winners unveiled on Monday 4 November, the opening day of the event.

To ensure these winning innovations receive as wide an audience as possible, Innovation Award showcases will be set up at the entrance to each hall, giving visitors a snapshot of innovative products in that sector, which they can then follow up with a visit to the manufacturers’ stands.

Greater appeal for specifiers (architects + design firms + building owners/contracting authorities)

Architects and design firms are a key focus of the new joint show in 2013. New events are being created to promote innovative projects and successes, and to stimulate discussion on building design, architecture and the urban environment.

At BATIMAT 2013:

BATIMAT IN SITU  will present 50 remarkable buildings in the Paris region that illustrate the modernity of urban transformations: an insight into building design and the way architects work, and the materials used in particular.
BATIMAT OFF, complementing BATIMAT IN SITU, will offer expert guided tours of the 50 buildings featured in BATIMAT IN SITU, as well as the showrooms of the exhibitors behind them.
• The Architecture & Cities conference (previously known as Rendez-vous des Architectes) will invite 30 well-known architects, most of them international, to present their current or flagship projects with an emphasis on sustainable development.
Zoom Touch/La matière autrement, will be an exhibit within the Zoom sector presenting the latest materials for interior fittings.
Zoom Lounge, a place for architects to meet.


• The Energy Performance Grand Prix + Architecture Award , which over the last four sessions has established itself as an internationally-recognised competition, will again single out the work of one architect and their approach to energy performance in building design, looking at their recent projects.
Kengo Kuma, Thom Mayne and Mario Cucinella are previous winners. The 2012 winner, the Berlin-based firm Sauerbruch Hutton, will chair the 2013 panel.
• The Smarthome awards will focus on home automation.  

At IDEO BAIN 2013:

ModesDeBains gets a new look and will present 20 of the most efficient technical solutions in a space designed by the architect Fabrice Knoll.