Future

Arena

A look to the future...

A living, experiential space of more than 2000 square metres devoted to innovations and the latest trends.

Unique in Europe.

* Open to all trade professionals during show hours.

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+ innovation

  • Technology centres
  • Showroom
  • Startups
  • Technical Corner

+ experiences

  • Exhibitions
  • Demonstrations
  • Simulations
  • Presentations

An innovation that you can see, touch, consider and experiment with

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Zone Technology centres and universities

A space organized into the six phases that make up a building's lifecycle, featuring the most innovative research projects in the sector implemented by the most cutting-edge universities and technology centres.

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1. Screening
  • Virtual Reality: Discover intuitive techniques for exploring virtual environments in a truly immersive way, projects in the context of their location, real-time calculation of solar exposure maps, human interaction with buildings, and more.
  • BimporTABLE: Interactive table for collaborative working.

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2. Materials

Exhibition that presents an itinerary from innovation in the industry, through a representation of materials commercially available, to the research and experimentation, represented in projects of universities and research centers, offering a complete market and future research analysis.

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3. Site execution

Combining technological advances in robotics (cable robots and drones), natural materials and CAD/CAM software, the project's objective is to take automation to the construction site itself, allowing both the production of high-performance buildings and real-time monitoring during the construction process.


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4. Finished building

Integration of the IoT in the personalisation of homes and buildings and its interactivity with different devices to generate a learning capacity and anticipate the needs of the building and its inhabitants.

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5. Building Renovation

Detection of pathologies in building façades using tools such as digitisation with Leica BLK laser, rehabilitation with KUKA, Building Information Modelling (BIM), simulations and computer-assisted fabrication and storytelling.

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6. Circular economy

How the construction sector needs to go from a linear economic model based on production, consumption and elimination to a circular model based on reducing, reusing and recycling waste.

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7. BIM

A virtual environment for learning about BIM, how it affects you, how to adapt to it and what will be the trends of the future.

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Zone Showroom

Display of the most pioneering materials and products being shown by exhibitors at the show.

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The very latest in:
  • Interior space: flooring, wall coverings, stoneware, kitchens, bathrooms, paints, furniture, etc.
  • Building envelope: claddings, structures, renewable energies, electricity, etc.
  • Exterior space: Bespoke and precision appliances, transport, urban furniture, etc.

The selection of products exhibited in this area will be made by a Technical Committee.

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Zone Technical Corner

The forum for presenting the most notable and innovative projects and best practices by exhibitors at the show.

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The innovative projects and practices selected for this forum will cover the role of biotechnology in the construction process, artificial ecosystems, the circular economy, BIM, design, 3D technology, decoration and building renovation, amongst other topics.

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Zone Startups

For the first time, 4YFN is going to be part of BB Construmat within the Future Arena. A selected group of startups related to one of the 6 phases of the construction life cycle will exhibit and pitch their projects on stage. Come and discover disruptive innovations at 4YFN Building Innovation Village.

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These are the 12 selected startups:
  • You can deco
  • Unic pools
  • Decoramus
  • SIMBIM Solutions
  • Smart Engineering, S.L.
  • Cocoplan
  • Exploded View, S.L.
  • SAALG Geomechanics
  • 3 S'Tech
  • Protopixel
  • CL3VER
  • ArqVR

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Future Arena
Unique in Europe

+ innovation
+ experiences

Barcelona Building Construmat is organized in 4 Arenas:

Industry

Arena

Main exhibition space representing the sector's entire value chain.

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Future

Arena

A dynamic and experiential format where visitors can access the sector's main international advances.

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Talks

Arena

A discussion forum for understanding the future as an opportunity for growth

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Meetings

Arena

New networking formats to promote new business opportunities and internationalisation.

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