An initiative of Royal Jaarbeurs, European Facade Network, TU Delft and TU Darmstadt

In spring 2025, a new biennial trade event for the European facade industry will take place at Royal Jaarbeurs: Future Facade. Achieving a circular facade industry requires international knowledge sharing and cooperation. For Jaarbeurs the reason, in addition to its trade fairs BouwBeurs, VSK and DigiBouw, to introduce this new event in cooperation with the European Facade Network, TU Delft and TU Darmstadt. Future Facade aims to build a bridge between knowledge and practice. Themes such as digitization, industrialization and circularity are central. Simultaneously with Future Facade, TU Delft, TU Darmstadt and the European Facade Network are organizing an international conference on the topic of circularity in the facade industry. Future Facade will take place on Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 May 2025 at Royal Jaarbeurs.

International knowledge sharing and cooperation necessary

Future Facade is an international trade event with a wide range of keynote sessions and workshops in which experts share knowledge about the latest developments in the building envelope. Target audience: architects, consultants, clients, builders and anyone with an interest in the facade industry. The event offers a wide and high-quality range of products, materials and systems, shows innovations and experiments, builds a bridge between knowledge and practice and has an eye for the social context.
Jeroen van Hooff, CEO Royal Jaarbeurs: "The Netherlands is a frontrunner in circular facades and enjoys great international prestige. To achieve a fully circular building economy in 2050, the need to share knowledge and cooperate internationally is great. I am therefore proud that, together with the most innovative and progressive knowledge institutions in the field of the building envelope, we are organizing this brand new event."

International conference

Simultaneously with Future Facade, TU Delft,TU Darmstadt and European Facade Network are organizing an international conference on the topic of circularity in the facade industry. During this conference, leading speakers will take visitors through the latest developments within circular facades.
Ulrich Knaack, Professor of Design of Construction TU Delft: "With the launch of Future Facade, we are taking the European facade industry to the next level. The unique collaboration with Royal Jaarbeurs ensures that we bring innovation, knowledge and network together at one central location in Europe. Future Facade and the international conference are an incubator for ideas and innovations that transform the way we design and construct buildings in a circular way."

Jaarbeurs and the construction & installation industry

Jaarbeurs is the hub of the Construction & Installation sector and has organized the largest trade fairs BouwBeurs and VSK for many years. In 2024, Jaarbeurs introduced DigiBouw. Every year Jaarbeurs hosts many guest events for this sector. In 2023, Jaarbeurs launched the online platform the Construction and Installation Hub; the content platform for the construction and installation sector with the aim of strengthening cooperation within the construction and installation sector, sharing knowledge and accelerating sustainable growth.

More information about Future Facade can be found at www.future-facade.com