Allianz MiCo
8 - 9 November 2023


Discovering Fab Futures

19 September 2023

ARCHITECT@WORK returns to Milan on 8 and 9 November. As always, the networking event dedicated to the architecture community will bring together at the Allianz MiCo an enthusiastic audience of professionals around the best new products for architecture, construction and interior design. In addition to the hundreds of innovations on display, this year's programme also includes a series of inspirational and educational contents inviting to reflect on the evolution of beauty.

Under the title 'Fab Futures - emerging languages for future generations', our ninth Milan edition focuses on the future and its ever-changing paradigms: climate crisis, new digital powers, new cultural factors that, as man and nature teach us, evolve over time. The intent of the theme is to give the cue for a perspective thought on the concept of beauty and well-being for the next generations.

Are you already familiar with ARCHITECT@WORK Milano? Get ready to relive the experience soon and discover all the novelties of the 2023 edition.

Haven't attended our event yet? Register now to visit, we are sure you will be won over by its unique format.
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Our road leads us back to Rome!

17 May 2023

Oh yeah, we will return to the Eternal City on 12 and 13 June 2024.
Are you too excited about this great news?

A@W Rome 2024 – official launch on 30 May 2023

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ARCHITECT@WORK Milan 2023: official launch on 22/11/22

21 November 2022

The ninth edition of ARCHITECT@WORK Milan will take place on 8 and 9 November 2023 at Allianz MiCo.

From 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday 22/11 it will be possible to apply to participate as an exhibitor.

We remind you that places are limited by product category and that participation is subject to approval by a technical committee, based on the products presented.

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Networking for 3,420 professionals at A@W Milan 2022

21 November 2022

They were two intense days, those of ARCHITECT@WORK Milan 2022 at Allianz MiCo, which since 2014 has been hosting the event dedicated par excellence to the world of architecture, building and interior design professionals.


On 9 and 10 November, as many as 3,420 specifiers visited ARCHITECT@WORK Milan. For a few hours in the afternoon, they left their work sites and work tables and were able to discover the innovations selected by the technical committee, aware of the high educational value of the experience of approaching and coming into direct contact with innovations and manufacturers in a context with a fully professional imprint, to be experienced in presence but also online, through the resources offered by the ARCHITECT@WORK Digital platform.


The moments of visit, in-depth analysis and dialogue between designers and exhibitors, the fulcrum and main centre of interest of the ARCHITECT@WORK format, have found their place in the usual layout designed by studio C4 -Creative Fo(u)r, recurring in all the international editions of the event and marked by a graphic and linear black&white, mirroring the transparency and democratic nature of the exhibition and the other interactive areas of the event.


The talks - in the new streamlined and interlocutory multi-voice structure on the theme 2022 Air, water, earth, fire -, the photographic exhibition of contemporary architecture portrayed by Luc Boegly and the Good Materials exhibit curated by Baolab, together with the opportunities for a break offered by the temporary bookstore and the refreshment areas, the panorama of proposals perfectly tailored to the designer, ready to be presented once again in Milan next year.


The dates to put in your diary are 8 and 9 November 2023.

ARCHITECT@WORK Milan 2023 will be launched as early as tomorrow Tuesday 22/11: companies interested in participating can register to book their stand.

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We’re all set for the eighth edition of ARCHITECT@WORK Milan

4 November 2022

With 200 enthusiastic exhibitors we have reached a full house, and everybody is really looking forward to meeting live again.

At Allianz MiCo on Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 November, over 500 innovations will be on display, the result of a selection by a judging panel of experts. The highly competent staff on the booths will be able to advise each visitor according to his or her needs. Architects and interior designers can therefore expect to go home with concrete solutions for their profession!

Each day you can participate in three talks with professional credits on the theme Air, Water, Earth, Fire, to investigate how the design world can respond to the challenges of the ecological transition with a conscious use of natural elements. Plus an exhibition of materials to be discovered, curated by Baolab, the Temporary Bookstore with themed publications, free catering and the ever-present joyful atmosphere typical of ARCHITECT@WORK.

We can’t wait to meet you!

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ARCHITECT@WORK Milan is getting ready to welcome the architecture community

21 September 2022

The time has finally come: manufacturers, architects and interior designers will meet again soon at the eighth edition of ARCHITECT@WORK Milan, on 9 and 10 November at the Allianz MiCo.

And there is much to be excited about, because a jury of experts has once again selected hundreds of new and innovative products with critical spirit and focus on research and sustainability, inviting visitors on an inspiring journey of discovery. With the same high quality standards, democratic presentation and joyful atmosphere as ever, in the consistent and now recognisable style of ARCHITECT@WORK: the most effective and entertaining way to learn about current trends and to stay in touch with the architecture and design community.

This year's theme for the seminars and the materials exhibition is Air, Water, Earth, Fire, a way to investigate how architectural design can respond to the challenge of ecological transition through the conscious use of natural elements.

The event will be held at the Allianz MiCo: a new name but a familiar location (it is the former MiCo Milano Congressi), a wide-ranging structure in the heart of the city, easily and quickly reached by public and private transport.

"Product innovation and quality win at ARCHITECT@WORK", "The key ingredients are networking, sharing and the possibility of collaboration". "We come here with clear ideas and go home with precise technical information", "More often than not, the contact established during the two-day event turns into something operational". 'Democratic'. 'Space for concreteness'. 'Everything well organised'.
In the words of some of the participants in the 2021 edition, the strengths of the event are explained.

The booths available to exhibitors are all identical in size, calibrated to offer the best visibility for the company and to invite visitors to stop and talk. The route between the showcased products, a very diversified offer selected by a jury of experts, is fluid and dynamic: it does not constrain and, above all, does not overwhelm those who walk along it with excesses of scenography and information. One stops when something catches one's attention and easily makes contact with the staff on the booth.

The strength of the ARCHITECT@WORK exhibition layout lies in two aspects that, although they may seem contradictory, in fact produce operability and generate opportunities for discussion and dialogue: the professionalism that dresses the exhibition space in the round, aimed at giving maximum relevance to the product and to the moment of encounter between visitor and exhibitor, and the informality that characterises the days of the event, giving it a unique communicative effectiveness, immediately visible and usable.

Accompanying the format of ARCHITECT@WORK as a showcase for innovations and a salon for networking, many interesting seminars, led by experts and emerging figures on the Italian and international architecture scene, reinforce the educational value of the event. This year, in particular, a series of round tables (three per day) is scheduled, where designers will dialogue with other stakeholders in the construction industry and environmental protection. Among others, the AMDL Circle and Lombardini22 studios, as well as the CNAPPC and the One Ocean Foundation, the Milan Polytechnic and the Green Building Council.

Also dedicated to natural elements is the materials exhibition curated by Baolab, entitled Good materials - The life force of matter. "We like to think... that the time is ripe for natural elements and human knowledge to come together to design good materials... capable of taking care of the biosphere, regenerating its resources... elements necessary for the rebirth of life," reads the exhibition description.

Visiting ARCHITECT@WORK therefore translates into a highly educational experience, a not-to-be-missed professional development opportunity in the fields of architecture, construction, interior design and design.

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Cancellation for A@W Turin 2022. A@W Milan is set to open its doors on 9th and 10th November 2022 at Allianz MiCo.

3 May 2022

The post-COVID era is one with many fluctuations for the trade show industry in general, which is affected massively by continuous postponements, new and a-typical timings, budget restrictions, … External factors all of which have contributed to our decision to cancel the 2nd edition of A@W Turin – which was scheduled for 5th and 6th October 2022.

A decision taken in the best interest of our customers and our Italian projects: hosting two A@W editions in Italy this Fall would not be feasible.

Our appointment in Milan however remains confirmed for 9th and 10th November 2022 at Allianz MiCo and we are confident that the future is very bright for a concept such as A@W!

Keep an eye on our websites for more information or contact our team for further details.

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A@W Milan 2021: Renewed consensus among the public

12 November 2021

The seventh edition of ARCHITECT@WORK Milan has come to a successful close: over 3,000 visitors for the 190 exhibitors present, with particular appreciation by participants for the quality of the proposals and the opportunity to finally meet live again.

At MiCo in Milan, during the two intense days of 3 and 4 November, we talked about an ingredient in architecture which, although impalpable and invisible, draws voids as opposed to solids and, par excellence, is synonymous with breath and lightness: Oxygen.

Alfonso Femia, one of the protagonists of the seminars on the calendar, talks about oxygen as a material and as a trigger for dilating and compressing. Rhythms and sequences concretize these actions and make them legible, almost without our being aware of it, on the facades of the buildings that design the landscape and form the backdrop to our daily lives.

Architecture, both in its outer shell and in its interior spaces, is therefore a real organism and, as such, lives on materials and technologies that are now increasingly developed with a view to sustainability, regeneration and ethical use throughout the entire life cycle.

Many proposals in line with these values have intrigued the audience of visitors and professionals from the architecture, construction and design sectors along the ARCHITECT@WORK Milan 2021 exhibition route.

The resumption of the event in presence, also followed online on a dedicated platform, saw an increase in products and solutions capable of combining several levels of sensitivity and, therefore, of generating an innovative design approach. After the prolonged solely digital sharing experienced during the pandemic, there emerged, in a strongly communicative way, a focus on the tactile aspect of surfaces, to be explored on the tips of the fingers and appreciated in their three-dimensional qualities.

Design and experience were the key words of the event, which, with perhaps even greater energy than in past editions (the last was in 2019, again in Milan), thrives on specific qualities that are difficult to associate with others in the sector: direct contact, in the space of the booth, between specifier and manufacturer, networking in the lounge areas created between the various exhibition blocks, immediate operability of the proposals, both in terms of novelties and updates.

ARCHITECT@WORK will return to Italy in autumn 2022 with two editions: in Turin on 5 and 6 October and again in Milan on 9 and 10 November.

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A@W Turin and Milan 2022: official launch on 16 November

10 November 2021

For next year in Italy, ARCHITECT@WORK is doubling up. This had already happened in 2019, with the customary stop in Milan in November anticipated by a first edition in Turin the month before, marked by great success in terms of audience and participation in the splendid location of the Lingotto, whose architectural features closely matched the content of the exhibition.

After the very positive closure of last edition in Milan, on 3 and 4 November, expectations are growing for the new products and services that architecture and design companies and professionals have been working on in recent months, thanks also to the boom in the construction sector, stimulated by tax breaks and promoted by the positive wave of recovery.

ARCHITECT@WORK Turin 2022 will take place at Lingotto on 5 and 6 October 2022.
ARCHITECT@WORK Milan 2022 will follow at MiCo Milano Congressi on 9 and 10 November 2022.

The mechanisms of sharing, dialogue and updating, already tested by ARCHITECT@WORK in many other international editions, bring the public of Italian professionals closer together in Milan and Turin, creating an opportunity for presentation and meeting that is unique in the panorama of trade fairs. Moreover, in 2023, the Rome edition will take over from Turin again, creating another participation hub and weaving a dense and complex project network at territorial level.

The complexity of ARCHITECT@WORK's training and exhibition offer goes hand in hand with the diversification of the proposals and the ability to trigger positive mechanisms of dialogue and sharing, both within the specific and circumscribed spatial and temporal context of the event, and in the wider context of the profession, thanks to the relationships generated and the continuous opportunities for updating, work and study.
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Attend ARCHITECT@WORK and collect professional credits!

11 October 2021

On Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th, we will be all set and ready to welcome you again after one year of absence.

Join us either live at Mico – Milano Congressi or online on our brand new portal: A@W Digital Milan.

By attending our seminars you can claim 2 professional credits per session. Training provider for the seminars: DDA Srl - for further info please contact

Members of the Ordine degli Architetti di Milano can also get and one professional credit for attending our live event. For further info click here.

Furthermore you will be able to watch all seminars on demand up until one week after the event (in this case no professional credits will be obtained).

Register now!

We are looking forward to seeing you all again soon.

Team Italy

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Let’s meet again

28 May 2021

Did you hear the good news? From 15 June trade fairs can re-start in Italy!

It’s time to focus again on establishing that precious face-to-face contact everyone has been longing for.

On Wednesday 3 and Thursday 4 November 2021, MiCo-Milano Congressi will open its doors again for the 7th edition of ARCHITECT@WORK Milan.

“Oxygen” is the theme of our live lectures, our materials exhibition and our photo galleries. Many exhibitors already confirmed their presence – now it’s you we are waiting for!

We are looking forward to inspiring you again, and to discovering together hundreds of innovative products.

Want to find out more about the programme? Click here.

Interested in joining us as an exhibitor? Get in touch via e-mail:

Be part of this unique experience!

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ARCHITECT@WORK Milan 2020 postponed to 3 & 4 November 2021

26 October 2020

Following up on the recent developments in Italy and the latest Government decree, which among other items states that trade fairs are no longer allowed to take place, it has been decided to postpone ARCHITECT@WORK Milan to 3 & 4 November 2021. A painful decision, but we would like to reassure all exhibitors and visitors that this is merely an Arrivederci.

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ARCHITECT@WORK Milan 2020 is ready to welcome you in the safest possible trade show setting!

20 October 2020

Following up on the most recent DPCM communicated by the Italian Government (president?), we hereby confirm that there (inter)national trade fairs have got the official permission to go ahead as scheduled.

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ARCHITECT@WORK introduces next level lead generation by adding a brand new hybrid dimension to all events!

11 June 2020

Face to face contact has always proven to boost the success of your relationships, whether they are personal or business related. It is the type of contact which enables us to pick up on body language, it satisfies our basic need for human interaction, encourages transparency and is the best basis for a solid, long-term business relationship.

This is the reason why we are convinced that now, more than ever, is the time to invest in face to face business opportunities such as ARCHITECT@WORK. Our flexible and cost-effective concept enables you to showcase your latest innovations, on various locations throughout Europe and beyond, to a community of architects and interior designers.

All of which will be brought in the same convivial and familiar atmosphere, but above all in a safe environment, respecting all preventive measures. Your health and safety is of the utmost importance to us!

Over the last couple of years however, we have also been working towards finding a good balance between solid, innovative on-site content and strong additional digital elements.

Recent developments accelerated our research and ARCHITECT@WORK is proud to announce that next level lead generation will be introduced from September 2020 onwards, as part of our strategic plan to add a hybrid dimension to all our events!

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13 May 2020

It goes without saying that COVID-19 has all of a sudden taken hold of all our lives, whether that be from a professional or private point of view with the extreme, yet necessary (confinement) measures that have been taken throughout Europe and the rest of the world.

The good news is that these measures have proven to be successful – the curve has flattened or is flattening – and multiple, phased exit scenarios are under construction in the different countries that we are active in.

We are positive and confident that our unique concept will once more prove its value: every single ARCHITECT@WORK is hosted nationally/regionally, right at the beating heart of a strong community of architects and interior designers.

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We are all in this together!

26 March 2020

COVID-19 has taken grip of all of our lives, whether that be from a private or professional point of view and it goes without saying that your health is a priority to our organization.

We are monitoring the situation closely, but would like to emphasize that our Fall 2020 editions are set to go ahead as planned. Each of us is working hard from his or her home office to prepare these editions thoroughly, giving it all our best and looking forward to meeting you all again soon at ARCHITECT@WORK.

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3 December 2019

With the event that took place on 13th and 14th November, Milan confirmed the success of the previous editions of ARCHITECT@WORK, reaching yet another positive achievement. The MiCo pavilion which hosted the exhibition saw the succession of as many as 3,685 visitors wandering through the booths, the conference room, the bookshop and the lounge areas arranged to encourage networking and small meetings. 

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ARCHITECT@WORK successfully closes the last edition of Milan and returns in 2019 with a new event for Turin

11 December 2018

The Milan event on 14 and 15 November successfully closed the 2018 ARCHITECT@WORK calendar, with 3,885 traders visiting the event over the two days, or 8% more than in 2017.

The next event, scheduled for October next year and important in terms of the north west of Italy’s commitment to innovation in architecture, construction and design, will be held in Turin, on 23 and 24 October 2019. Turin alternates every two years with Rome, which hosts its fourth edition in 2020. In Milan, on the other hand, the annual two-day event is allocated its usual dates in mid-November.

This year, two hundred exhibitors have demonstrated, through the showcasing of their projects and products, what it means to create modern day architecture, finding environment-friendly, versatile and modular solutions, made with materials that are frequently inspired by tradition, but innovating and improving them with new unique features and by using high-performance technologies.

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ARCHITECT@WORK 2018 editions in Italy: Rome passes the baton to Milan

23 October 2018

The third edition of ARCHITECT@WORK Rome is only just over, but preparation is already under way for the second edition in Italy: Milan, 14th and 15th November in the beautiful setting of MiCo di Mario Bellini.

Light is a constant theme at the two days of the event in Italy, and is narrated through a series of four afternoon seminars (for which training credits are awarded), with several theme-based exhibitions that focus on the relationship between light, materials, architecture, photography and public and private spaces.

The interpreter of this relationship is the end user who as well as being a potential visitor at the event - which in a broad sense is dedicated to architects and designers - experiences the spaces specifically and appreciates their sensory qualities, which not only relate to aesthetics, but also to much more complex ideas.

Light, as shown in the immersive Light Boxes designed by APIL for ARCHITECT@WORK, plays a very powerful design role. If properly calibrated, it can add value to architecture, thus defining unexpected spaces and visuals.

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Third edition of ARCHITECT@WORK Rome

18 September 2018

ARCHITECT@WORK, the event designed to bring together companies and designers in a professional and informal environment, returns to Rome on 17 and 18 October 2018.

Innovative products that have been carefully selected by a technical committee will be showcased in a gallery of stands designed by the Belgian creative agency C-4/Creative Fo(u)r, as veritable containers of innovation, quality and expressive and communicative potential.

The layout of the exhibition has been perfectly planned for visitors, and is enriched by the visual experience of the photographic projects presented by the Dutch collective DAPh and wall creato by

The exhibition is abundant, varied and easy to view. It can be visited while paying the right amount of attention and having any necessary breaks. Breaks can be spent in the lounge areas or free catering area, and purchases can be made at the Temporary Bookstore, the pop-up bookshop dedicated to fans of architecture, design and photography, a store than can meet the needs of even the most demanding collectors.

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ARCHITECT@WORK Madrid will have its first edition!

3 May 2018

ARCHITECT@WORK Madrid, the carefully curated two-day trade show aimed at architects, interior designers and specifiers, will have its first edition on the 9th and 10th of May at IFEMA, hall 12. Over 160 leading national and international architectural suppliers will showcase their latest innovations in surface solutions, lighting technology as well as interior and exterior fixtures and fittings. All exhibitors go through a rigorous selection process, with an external judging panel overseeing the product selection, to ensure that this is Spain’s most highly respected trade shows of its kind.

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ARCHITECT@WORK: the international culture network

12 January 2018

The fourth edition of the event in Milan has confirmed the success of the formula

The recently concluded 4th edition of ARCHITECT@WORK Milan was a resounding success and again proved to be a winning formula. Welcoming 8.5% more visitors than last year and 3,597 professionals from the sector, who were given the chance to appreciate technology and innovation, on 29th and 30th November, at the stands of MiCo-Milan.

A uniquely creative and stylistic collaboration with the expertise of 200 companies exhibiting. These companies were approved by the technical committee to present new and innovative products, materials and services, to a selected group of professionals which included architects, interior designers and engineers. It was an opportunity to fully review the entire supply chain, where there is no division between design and architecture, with the elements uniting to create expertly designed products.

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ARCHITECT@WORK: The “living room” of architecture

12 January 2018

Over 2,000 visitors at the second edition in Rome

The second edition of ARCHITECT@WORK in Rome enjoyed great success with an increase in visitor numbers and with reports of numerous, successful conversations where information was exchanged. Again this year, the aim was to introduce a selected number of companies selling quality products to a qualified audience of designers.

From 11th to 12th October, at the Fiera di Roma, architects met approximately 100 companies from a wide range of product categories, from ceramics to lighting, door and window frames to flooring. All companies selected were manufacturers of products considered excellent in terms of the quality of materials used, functional and technological innovation and their aesthetics. It was also important for manufacturers that focus on specific market segments to meet the market their products are targeted at.

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ARCHITECT@WORK: architecture meets innovation

18 October 2017

The second edition of ARCHITECT@WORK in Rome receives a record number of visitors! This year’s objective was to introduce a selected number of companies manufacturing high-quality products to architects and designers.

On the 11th and 12th of October at the trade fair in Rome architects met approximately 100 companies in a wide variety of product categories, from ceramics to lighting, from window frames to floor coverings. All selected as manufactures of excellent and innovative products in terms of quality of the materials used, functional and technological innovation as well as design. Post the event architects and designers fed back that meeting companies offering such high quality innovations was of high priority to them. Feedback from the exhibitors stated it was imperative for them to meet with the right customer groups i.e. architects and interior designers. Architect at Work serves as an excellent forum for aligning the needs of both parties.

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Follow ARCHITECT@WORK on Instagram!

10 January 2017

Curious to find out what our teams are doing on a daily basis? Interested in knowing what the atmosphere is like during one of our editions? Enthusiastic about posting ARCHITECT@WORK content yourself?

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ARCHITECT@WORK launches a brand new edition in Barcelona!

11 April 2016

Spain has been on our radar for quite some time now and a lot of exhibitors have been asking for a Spanish version of ARCHITECT@WORK over these last couple of years. This, combined with the fact that the economy is headed in the right direction again is, is more than proof the market is ready for the very first Spanish edition of our exclusive exhibition concept.

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Premiere for ARCHITECT@WORK in Rome!

8 January 2016

On demand of both exhibitors and visitors this brand new edition will open its doors on 5-6 October 2016.

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35% more visitors than last year result in a stunning success for the second edition in Milan

7 December 2015

The second edition of ARCHITECT@WORK in Milan, which was held at MiCo on 25 and 26 November 2015, drew in a total of 2.960 visitors. A magnificent result which represents a 35% growth compared to last year’s edition. Over 140 manufacturers and exclusive distributors showcased their innovations to a very select audience of architects and interior designers.

ARCHITECT@WORK will be back in Milan on 23 – 24 November 2016 at MiCo – Milano Congressi.

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ARCHITECT@WORK Milan 2015 focusses on renewability

29 September 2015

As the very first Italian edition of ARCHITECT@WORK was a big hit last year, both exhibitors and visitors are already looking forward to the new 2015 edition on 25 & 26 November at MiCo – Milano Congressi.

After a very busy couple of months in Milan with among other things the World Expo, ARCHITECT@WORK is all geared up and ready to welcome you back in our trendy, innovative and lounge-like atmosphere.

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