The increasing of construction.

Two years later, Concreta returned to Exponor from November 21 to 24, 2019. For this 29th edition, it presented itself ambitious and sought to carry out the mission of affirming Porto as the creative heart of the country and as the largest national event in the fields of architecture, engineering, and construction, setting its place on the route of international fairs. Over its four days, it was reflected on the positive inversion that the construction sector is experiencing, an inversion marked by the high demand and need for response. The future was designed “by presenting new constructive solutions that addressed the urgency of sustainability, the circular economy, and 4.0 technology” – explained Carla Maia, Exponor Marketing Director. Regarding the universe of architecture, Concreta sought to look at it “in an integrated way and, meeting the needs and challenges of the sector, crossed it with new creative and complementary disciplines such as design, photography, and illustration” – highlighted Carla Maia.

The fair was attended by the award-winning architect Francis Keré and bet on the talent of young architects, through the 2nd edition of the Concrete Award Under 40 by CIN that distinguished the Portuguese creative studio AND-RÉ. More innovative and creative than ever, the 29th edition of Concreta ended well. It met expectations and the balance is very positive: more than 34,000 people went through Exponor over the four days of the fair. Also, there was a “considerable increase in the number of foreign visitors coming from Morocco, Turkey, Spain, Romania, Italy, Angola, France, and Belgium” – said the Marketing Director. Concreta was held at the same time as Eletrica – Exhibition of Electrical and Electronic Material, which made known the latest news and solutions for electricity and energy systems.

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