Medite – SmartPly to sponsor Ecobuild DISCOVER feature

Medite – SmartPly has been announced as stand sponsor for a major new feature at Ecobuild 2016. DISCOVER will be a social hub showcasing one of the UK’s premier architectural awards shortlist, a national initiative to find the next eco-innovator and a platform for future materials.

To reinforce the event’s new focus on design and next generation solutions, DISCOVER will be staging a competition with Medite – SmartPly. It will challenge students from architecture school The Bartlett to create a highly engaging design for the area. The winning design will maximise the use of sustainable materials, including Medite MDF and SmartPly OSB, whilst minimising environmental impact and demonstrating how materials will be disposed of responsibly after the event.

As a showcase for forward-thinking construction, DISCOVER will also be displaying shortlisted entries from the BD Architect of the Year awards. It will also provide a platform for the Big Innovation Pitch 2016 and feature a central bar and networking space to provide a social hub for the show.

Medite – SmartPly marketing manager, Mike Harrison, commented: “As a company committed to environmental and corporate sustainability, Ecobuild is perfectly aligned with our own ethos. With the design competition it’s going to be exciting to see how students use our high performance products to create a stunning feature that minimises waste together with considerations for potential post-exhibition use for elements of the design.”

“The DISCOVER feature is set to become a hugely popular destination for Ecobuild 2016,” he added. “We are looking forward to demonstrating the performance and installation benefits that our Medite and SmartPly product ranges can offer to the next generation of architects, designers and contractors.”