Artemide: Design, Craftsmanship and Technology

As the world’s leading manufacturer of designer luminaires and architectural lighting, Artemide has always worked with outstanding designers and architects. Artemide products are synonymous with exceptional design, traditional craftsmanship and technological innovation. The company’s philosophy focuses on people and their well-being. “The Human Light” places Artemide’s expertise at the service of people and meets their need for flexibility, optimum light output and minimum resource consumption.

Today, the light of Artemide goes beyond pure lighting. It is intelligent and interactive to an ever greater extent and thus enables ever more flexible and needs-based use. The company offers digital instruments and services that can be integrated into numerous products and systems of the collection to create the perfect lighting solution from an innovative interpretation of interaction and service.

The Design & Architectural collections include a wide range of high-quality luminaires and comprehensive lighting solutions, with the development of individual special solutions being a self-evident part of Artemide’s services. The high standard of innovation, quality and design makes Artemide an indispensable specialist for technical and decorative indoor and outdoor lighting.

Intelligent light: Li-Fi (left) can be integrated into numerous Artemide products. Neri&Hu designed Yanzi S (centre), BIG developed the Alphabet of Light (right).

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Euramax – Knowledge centre in metal envelopes

Euramax Coated Products supports architects to make the right choice in metal façade design. With a history of over 50 years delivering coated metals to premium façade panel manufacturers across the globe our knowledge is based on a long market presence. We offer advice to architect agencies on metal façade developments since over 10 years. Our specialist specification support team is called EuramaxLab and consists of eight representatives in Europe, Middle East and China.

Preferably from the concept design phase, our added value starts with consultancy on different panel types from a technical-, sustainability- and aesthetical point of view. Clearly, as coating company painting over 15.000 km of aluminium per year, we extend this basis with in-depth knowledge on coating specifications and a large, contemporary colour range. If necessary, our coatings can be adapted to local project needs both in technical paint build-up and aesthetical aspects.

A continuous focus on service, flexibility and innovation together with a market driven approach enabled us to create a reputation for excellence.

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GIRA Giersiepen GmbH & Co. KG: Building Technology – integrated and intelligent

Innovation, transparency and communication represent the corporate philosophy of Gira. The company established in 1905 ranks among the premium manufacturers in the electro-technical industry, and as a provider of electric installation systems the company has acquired renown for its quality: Modern building systems technology by Gira stands for intelligent, future-oriented technology and flexible solutions . At its production facility in Radevormwald, over 1000 employees manufacture switches and sockets but also system components for intelligent building technology. The Gira product range furthermore includes alarm and door communication systems and LED applications. On the Gira design platforms, new technologies grow together with electrical installations and become integral parts of the Gira world of switches. Gira stands for great innovative strength and product quality, but first of all for multiple award-winning design.

Gira offers user-friendly devices for convenient control of lighting, heating and blinds as well as door communication, multimedia and security systems.

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Light + Building
The world’s leading trade fair for lighting and building services technology

The Frankfurt-based trade fair light+building as one of the leading architectural fairs is another partner of the AIT Award. As specialised trade fair for architectural lighting, electrical engineering and building services it covers both architecturally relevant as well as technically indispensable areas of contemporary architecture. Every two years in spring, the Frankfurt exhibition grounds are thus a highly attractive trade fair location and international meeting point for architects, interior designers, lighting designers and planners.

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dormakaba: Security and Access Solutions

Dorma and Kaba – two strong brands joined forces in 2015 and merged to form the dormakaba Group.

The dormakaba Group is a specialist for products, solutions and services from a single source in the areas of security and access to buildings. The company is one of the leading suppliers in the fields of door technology, glass fittings, security and access solutions as well as time and data management. The extensive portfolio includes door closers and fittings, swing door operators, automatic, revolving and security doors, security technology, escape route security, glass fittings technology, interior door fittings, sliding door solutions, mechanical locking cylinders, digital and mechatronic locking technology, hotel locking systems, safe locks, security and access management systems as well as time and data systems.

With over 150 years of experience and millions of installed products and solutions worldwide, dormakaba is a reliable partner with a comprehensive portfolio related to doors.

The listed dormakaba Group is one of the top 3 suppliers in the global market for access and security solutions. With around 16,000 employees and numerous cooperation partners in over 130 countries, dormakaba is active worldwide. The group is headquartered in Rümlang (Zurich/Switzerland) and generates an annual turnover of more than 2.5 billion Swiss francs.

Modern and reliable access and security solutions from dormakaba can be found in buildings around the globe – such as in the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie.



AIT Architecture Interior Design Technical Solutions
Published since 1890, the AIT magazine is known as a brand in the international architecture scene, and as a specialist medium it has received several awards. Ten bilingual issues (German / English) are published every year, each focusing on a particular type of building project.

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In four issues per year — sorted according to the elements fire, water, earth and air — the architecture magazine xia deals with all aspects of contemporary building — from the counter to the city. Agile and internationally oriented, bilingual and graphically appealing, xia shows how architecture for the 21st century can succeed by means of current, outstanding projects in terms of design, structural engineering and construction.

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AIT-Dialog is the brand of GKT, which – like Verlagsanstalt Alexander Koch GmbH (VAK) – belongs to the Weinbrenner publishing group, a company now in its fourth generation. The aim is to establish contacts and intensive relationships between partners from the industry and architects/interior designers as well as decision-makers in the contract segment. AIT-Dialog conceives and organises architectural congresses and symposia, competitions, workshops and explorations, editorial events, roadshows, focus groups, and exhibitions worldwide. In addition, the corporate publishing division currently issues four architecture magazines in various languages and produces numerous architecture books and publications.

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Since 2009, AIT-Dialog has been operating galleries in Hamburg, Cologne, and Munich – the AIT ArchitekturSalons, which deal with issues of building culture and design ranging from urban planning, architecture, and interior design to construction-related product design. In order to pass on the passion for architecture in a vivid way, a diverse mixture of different aspects of the building sector is presented in changing exhibitions: numerous themed and group exhibitions as well as extensive work shows by established, international architecture firms and presentations by the young generation that will determine the building sector in the future.


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