In recognition of a need to raise the bar in terms of design quality within Nigeria’s built environment, particularly housing, the aim of Abuja International Housing Show is to give a national focus to key HOUSING issues of importance both the private and public sectors in Nigeria. These range from the development of low carbon design strategies to the complementary roles of design and sustainability within both public and private housing and a demonstration of how Nigeria’s built environment could look in the future.
The objectives of the show include:
– Showcasing innovative, sustainable housing and place-making to a wide audience and to help change attitudes towards house and place design;
– Stimulating the construction industry in terms of consideration of design-led housing solutions and high quality home-grown and manufactured skills, materials and products;
– Investigation and trial of ways of thinking about places, design and materials.
Abuja international housing show is the largest convening of real estate and community development, and affordable housing finance professionals in Africa, bringing together over 1,000 practitioners.
Described as Africa’s largest housing event, the 12th Abuja International Housing Show involves exhibitions designed to provoke discussion on alternative development scenarios: Future Homes, the House, Home/Homelessness and Year One. With the assistance of art and technology, these exhibitions are to focus on major questions of urban lifestyles, and how situations may change or be changed in the future.
The meaning, function and value of the home will be discussed and presented through a framework of different themes relating to home. Future possibilities for housing, Homes and living will be exhibited in what is to be the largest home exhibition of the era, involving specially furnished houses.
Visits to Affordable Housing Estates around Abuja municipality will highlight an opportunity to demonstrate how an occupant can become involved in the design process, including influencing house layout and fabric choices, and bringing individual needs more into focus in future design developments. This would allow the prospective occupant to engage directly with the house-builder, and could ultimately positively increase demand for home grown products and services.
The 12th Abuja International Housing Show, If YOU are not THERE, then YOU are not THERE.visit www.abujainternationalhousingshow.com to register
Kunle Faleti, US Based Mortgage Banker and Abuja International Housing Show Ambassador