Why visit?

The leading material innovation event for R&D and design professionals

Which (building) materials can we make from ‘waste’, what are the latest biobased materials that I can use for my next project, which products are made from 100% recycled material, what are the latest trends in materials? MaterialDistrict Utrecht gives you answers to all these questions and is the only annual event in the Netherlands that brings together material manufacturers and specifiers of materials from all sectors of spatial design.

The 18th edition of MaterialDistrict Utrecht will take place from 12 – 14 March 2024 in Werkspoorkathedraal, Utrecht. With presentations from 150 manufacturers, start-ups and designers, exhibitions with the latest materials and a line-up of 50 inspiring speakers, a visit offers you the unique opportunity to see and touch the latest materials and products with your own eyes, to meet suppliers and find out more about the latest developments in the field of sustainability and (interior) architecture.

“In just a few hours, you get an overview of the latest trends in materials.”

Atto Harsta

“I am overwhelmed by all the beautiful things that are here”

Iris van Asselt

MaterialDistrict Innovation Fund

This year, more exhibitors than ever showed (material) innovations within the themes Circularity, Wellbeing, and Energy Transition, a direct result of the MaterialDistrict Innovation Fund, founded in 2019 by MaterialDistrict. Start-ups and designers can receive subsidy from the fund for their participation with the event. An independent advisory board fulfils an important role in the scouting of start-ups and assessing the subsidy applications.

Material Exhibition

All 250 selected materials from the annual exhibition fall within one or more of the three sustainable themes.

High-profile lecture programME

MaterialDistrict Utrecht is known for its high-profile lecture programme in which renowned (inter)national architects, scientists, designers and other experts share the latest developments in the field of materials with the public. This year there will be two theater programs simultaneously in which a line-up of no fewer than 50 speakers will share their knowledge and experience with the visitor.

View photos

Curious about more impressions of MaterialDistrict Utrecht? View our photo album with all the beautiful stands and materials of the 2024 edition.

“You really have to come and see, there is so much inspiration and possibilities to be found here.”

Arnold Sterk


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