Farbe, Ausbau & Fassade

Farbe, Ausbau & Fassade is brightening up Munich

  • 22 Feb 2016

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FARBE, AUSBAU & FASSADE (Paint, Finishing & Façade) is an exhibition introducing new innovations and services; a platform for information and networking and a forum for advice and professional development.

Europe’s trade fair for façade and interior design takes place in Munich from 2-5 March 2016. In four exhibition halls, around 400 exhibitors from more than 15 countries will offer an overview of the latest products and methods.

Numerous practical demonstrations and presentations by experts on the future development of the industry also await the painters, decorators, plasterers, drywallers, interior decorators and flooring layers who attend…

FARBE, AUSBAU & FASSADE kicks off in March 2016 with a varied programme which includes special exhibitions and fora, themed days for architects and real estate agents, giving a comprehensive overview.

“After intensive interaction with the industry, we were able to work on strengthening the profile of the trade fair even further, and we are delighted to be able to show off some new dashes of colour in the exhibition hall in Munich,” said Dieter Dohr, CEO and president of the trade fair organiser GHM Gessellschaft für Handwerksmessen mbH.

“Alongside themes such as healthy living, heat efficiency, fire prevention, refurbishment, renovation and modernisation, the latest use of surfaces, such as plaster, will be among some of the key topics,” revealed Dohr.

The spectrum of products and services at the trade fair ranges from paints and colours, installing ceilings, walls and floors and thermal insulation systems, all the way through to tools and equipment.

FARBE, AUSBAU & FASSADE offers a comprehensive overview of the market to visitors from the trade and industry, from the craft trade sector to architects, planners and property developers. According to Dohr, innovative, high-tech products are just as represented at the fair as products for traditional craft trades.

Plaster 2.0: Work lab, forum and exhibition

Does plaster have a future potential in architecture? This question was examined by university students in Hildesheim in a joint research project by the Institute of Trendscouting IIT from HAWK and DETAIL.

The study shows views on plaster from the past, present and future and the results will be presented for the first time in an exhibition at the show. In the work lab (a laboratory with workshops), trade visitors will be able to test sustainable materials and surfaces and have discussions with experts.

The study will also tie in thematically with the open interdisciplinary forum of the trade fair. Experts and well-known architects will take to the podium and share their views in short presentations on the technological, creative and social issues of the future. At the same time, new innovations and research projects will be presented.


The Bundesverband Farbe Gestaltung Bautenschutz and the Bundesverband Ausbau und Fassade are the promotional sponsors of Paint, Finishing and Façade and offer some real action with an appearance from the national painting and plastering team.

A selection contest held during the trade fair will determine the candidate for the European professional skills competition, EuroSkills, due to take place in Autumn 2016 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

In Hall A3, trade visitors can also witness the complexity of the painting and plastering trades in live workshops, from restoring historical objects and using digital planning and design to working with new, high-tech materials.

The Bundesverband Ausbau und Fassade, together with universities, vocational colleges and an industry partner, will also present innovations for façades from the field of technology and design.

“In the next five to ten years, façades will be the building component with the greatest potential for innovation,” said Rainer König, president of the Bundesverband Ausbau und Fassade im ZDB. “Integrating energy production, extension elements and technology are the tasks for innovative plasterers.”

This special exhibition should offer some first glimpses of this. According to König, these centres of expertise will also provide advice on innovative construction, finishing and façade work, under the topics of competitive advantage of prefabrication and new developments in plaster and energy efficiency.


Over the course of four days, trade visitors can receive further training and pick up plenty of useful information.

Alongside all of this, there is a chance to speak to colleagues at the trade fair. “A visit to the trade fair allows artisans to broaden their horizons and stay connected with current developments. This is professional development at its best,” says Karl-August Siepelmeyer, president of the Bundesverband Farbe Gestaltung Bautenschutz.

“FARBE, AUSBAU & FASSADE is a great opportunity to meet up with former colleagues and associates every three years as well as to make new contacts.”

To make finding the right contact person easier, FARBE, AUSBAU & FASSADE 2016 will provide helpful tools, including an app and a comprehensive online catalogue, which will be available in the run-up to the trade fair.

Discounted ticket prices are available in advance online.

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