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

How can you build circularly? Which materials contribute to a healthy living environment? Will we soon be saving or generating energy with smart materials? MaterialDistrict Utrecht is the only annual event in the Netherlands that brings together material manufacturers and specifiers of materials from all sectors of spatial design.

The 17th edition of MaterialDistrict Utrecht will take place from 6 to 8 March 2024 in Werkspoorkathedraal, Utrecht. With 150 exhibitors, a materials exhibition of 250 materials and a lecture programme with 50 speakers, the materials event for (interior) architects and R&D professionals is completely devoted to material innovations for the spatial domain: Architecture, Interior, Garden & Landscape Architecture, Leisure , Exhibition & Decor Construction and Furniture & Interior Construction.


Freek Rademakers

“It was a nice and inspiring day, where I stayed around much longer than expected”

Sustainable interior stylist

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 2023 edition.

“Very inspiring, varied range of sessions and exhibitors; my favoUrite event of the year!”

Nienke Klaassen


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