6 Top Shows and Expos for Landscape Architects You Don’t Want to Miss
Article by Amela Đurakovac – We highlight 6 top shows and expos for landscape architectures that are packed with information and inspiration to keep you motivated.
In the field of landscape architecture, there are many events over the year bringing together all the great news from the profession. In almost all countries, organized events are held which have a lot to offer like a variety of workshops, lectures, seminars with exhibitions, installations, trending products, new services, key skills and new trends and they represent a real pleasure for all visitors and exhibitors. In addition to offering knowledge and entertainment, these events also may provide important business opportunities for every professional.
Every landscape architect should know where some of the best shows and expos take place and visit them if there is a possibility for it. The list of such events is very long and all are equally important. Sometimes, choosing the right show or expo for a visit demands good information about the event and preparation. Here are just some of the events that every landscape architect should visit at least once in their lives.
Shows and Expos for Landscape Architects
1. Landscape Show, London
Many seminars with leading trending products from the profession of landscape architecture can be seen in this show. This is truly an opportunity for all suppliers or manufacturers to exhibit here and visitors can meet with representatives who offer products such as artificial trees, artificial turf, decking, flooring, fencing, water features, water fountains, commercial furniture, garden furniture, garden buildings, lighting, irrigation, living walls, living roofs, metalwork, outdoor kitchens, barbecues, outdoor fireplaces, sculptures, planters, containers, pools, hot tubs, spas, soils, composts, structures, mulches, stone, paving, aggregates, commercial lighting, tools, and much more.
WATCH >>> The Landscape Show 2015, London
2. Singapore Garden Festival
This event is a joy for those who want to escape from everyday life and enjoy the beautiful creations that stretch to the spectacular borders of design. World-renowned and award-winning designers are responsible for all these creations. In addition, this festival is characterized by a series of performances by popular local artistes, music of different genres, and a marketplace. What is perhaps most interesting is the landscape design challenge where teams race against time to create one type of garden for a limited–time display:
WATCH >>> Singapore Garden Festival 2014
3. World Congress of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA)
The IFLA congress is one of the most significant events for all landscape architects, held each year in a different country. Representatives from all countries find their place in this gathering, which deals with many topics in the landscape architecture profession, current projects, and education.
This event is itself a large show because it gathers experts that are involved in the knowledge, analyses, active conservation, design and management of open spaces and also younger students and professionals who want to progress.
4. International Biennial of Landscape Architecture, Barselona
The first biennal of landscape architecture was organized in the year 1999 with the desire to gather landscape architects and students not only from Europe but from all over the world. With many associations in support, the biennial became a professional point; a symposium where they hold conferences and one of the main features of this event is the Rosa Barba Landscape Prize awarded to the best projects. Each biennial carries
Each biennial carries symbolic name as the main topic. Some of the names of previous biennials are :“Remaking Landscapes” (1999), “Gardens in Arms” (2001), “Only with Nature” (2003), “Landscape: a Product/a Production” (2006)— “Storm & Stress” (2008), “Liquid Landscape” (2010) and “Biennial versus Biennial” (2012).
5. Expo Milano, Italy
The first Expo in Milano was held in the year 2008 and since then, it can be said that this event became the very symbol of Milan. More than 20 million visitors, 150 participants and about 5000 events – the total duration is 184 days – wow, that is really a statistic that shows the quality of contents that can be seen here!
People who visit the expo are going home with a lot of enthusiasm, due to many facilities dealing with life issues and the future. Other features have included pavilions, clusters and important heritage, projects of biodiversity, and the impact of climate change on food production, the economy, and society.
Many important and famous people like Ban Ki Moon, Angela Merkel and others also visited this expo and increased the importance of this event.
WATCH >>> Expo Milano 2015, Milan, Italy – Crystal Fountains
6. The ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO
One of the greatest and also one of the largest events in the field of landscape architecture is held every year in different cities throughout the United States. The ASLA Expo each year offers new products, services, technology applications, and design solutions through exclusive show hours .
All participants of this event are very satisfied because of the benefits offered to exhibitors and the visitors are even more pleased because of all the phenomenal chance for their professional development. Every ASLA meeting offers many courses and workshops and if you are not up-to-date with the news in landscape architecture, here you will certainly come to know all about it.
WATCH >>> Watch ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO Highlights
Shows and Expos for Landscape Architects
Why are these events really important? Because the profession of landscape architecture is constantly evolving and brings amazing opportunities with the help of which we can be very professional and creative in our work. All these gatherings can help you meet quality people or to create a platform to promote your product or service.
Now knowledge is an infinite thing, you can always learn something, make new experiences, gain contact with new technologies, release your everyday stress and enjoy networking with new friends, discover new design solutions and go home with a great deal of inspiration. There’s nothing to lose, that’s for sure!
What shows and expos for landscape architects would you recommend? Let us know in the comments!
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