Record Bau with over 250 000 visitors

Over the six days of Bau, the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Architecture, Materials and Systems, which had long been fully booked, was attended by 251 200 visitors (over 16 000 more than in 2013). This handsome increase is not only down to the German visitors but above all due to the 20% more international guests (around 72 000 visitors­).

Once again Bau confirmed its reputation as an “architects’ trade fair”. Around 65 000 of the visitors came from architectural and planning offices, that is another increase on the figures for 2013.

China (2 083 visitors / 2013: 1 091 visitors) and South ­Korea (912 / 2013: 525) were among the countries with the biggest leap in numbers. The top-ten visitor countries included ­Russia (2 474 / 2013: 2 920). From the Middle East, in particular Saudi Arabia (477 / 2013: 280) and the United Arab Emirates (423 / 2013: 200), considerably more visitors came than in 2013. With 3 694 visitors (2013: 2 40...

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