Build Your House (BYH) Exhibition 2022 continues to serve as a platform that seeks to stimulate the real estate and construction sectors by gathering leading industry experts, government entities, and Qatari nationals in one venue.
On its second day, BYH welcomed a number of visitors, exhibitors, speakers, and Junior Interior Designer Competition taking part in the event being held at Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) Halls 8 and 9 until March 30.
The expo gives attendees the opportunity to locate the right consultants to oversee their new home build or renovation project, and a chance to browse and find the materials needed.
Visitors were able to explore more than 150 exhibitors and two international pavilions, featuring renowned brands from Turkey and Portugal, and discovering intelligent home technology and renewables, architectural trends, and wide array of new materials.
BYH showcased its support to Qatar’s future designers with its Best Interior Design Competition held in collaboration with Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar).
The exhibition held a special presentation to award this year’s winners on stage. Jood el-Beshti was awarded first place and Noor Abdulmalik landed as second runner-up, while Laura Alfardan got the third place. The winners received award certificates and the opportunity to display their designs at the exhibition.
El-Beshti said, “The design process was a fun challenge and knowing that it will be exhibited in the BYH was a driving factor for me and my classmates to do our best.”
Dr Haithem A el-Hammali, assistant professor Interior Design, Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar, said: “For our students to take their projects out of the classroom and into the real world is an invaluable educational opportunity.
“Therefore, I believe this event is also a platform for our talented young students who will become their potential designers in the future to promote their design ideas and skills to the potential professional or homeowner visitors who are looking to build or refurbish their homes.”
The Knowledge Sharing Conference and Smart and Future Living Conference help visitors gain information about the complete construction cycle, explore new architectural trends, and discover smart technology for assistive living.
This year’s conference follows a new format, which is divided into three sections: Each day starts with presentations given by government agencies; specialised topics for the latest innovations in smart home technology, sustainability, and modern lifestyle, which will start daily from 2:30pm, followed by lectures in co-operation with the American Society of Architects in the evening.
Tuesday’s speakers included Abdulrahman Khaled al-Mutawa, Engineering Drawings Department officer, Civil Defence; Ali A Alraouf, professor of Architecture and Urbanism, Hamad Bin Khalifa University; and Daniel Gereis, Mohamed Eid, and Ahmed el-Didi.
Wednesday's Knowledge Sharing Conference and Smart and Future Living Conference will run from 11am to 8pm.