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Suite No.4 Renault concept car by Mathieu Lehanneur

Five architecture and design events in March from Dezeen Events Guide

Melbourne Design Week and Maison&Objet are among the architecture and design events featured in Dezeen Events Guide this month.

Also taking place in March is MIPIM, the giant property conference in the south of France, and a theatrical performance inside Australian architect Gabriel Poole's home as part of the Asia Pacific Architecture Festival.

Read on for details of our five highlights of the month and see Dezeen Events Guide for more architecture and design events around the world.

Era by ODA Architecture
Upcoming New York architecture projects, such as a top-heavy tower by ODA (above), will be on display at the New York Build Expo, while Mathieu's Renault 4L (top image) will be exhibited at Maison&Objet

New York Build Expo
2 and 3 March, USA

Attended by more than 25,000 people, New York Build Expo is the largest construction and design event in New York. Among the 300 speakers at the conference are senior figures from major architecture studios HOK and Perkins Eastman.

The event also includes the Architect's Hub, where designs and 3D models of upcoming projects in New York will be on display alongside architecture photography.

Dezeen is a media partner for the expo, which is free to attend.

Forward Online Festival
10 to 12 March, online

Forward Festival celebrates "creativity, design and communication" and is returning with another online event having moved digital last year amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Over three days, the festival will host a series of live-streamed talks and workshops, with a focus on practical career skills including design techniques and client relations.

Designer Nicole McLaughlin and Pentagram's first female principal, graphic designer Paula Scher, will deliver keynotes alongside other high-profile designers.

Marina Tabbassum
Bangladeshi architect Marina Tabbassum is speaking at the Asia Pacific Architecture Festival

Asia Pacific Architecture Festival
12 to 25 March, Australia

Venues across the eastern Australian city of Brisbane will play host to exhibitions, installations and lectures at this year's Asia Pacific Architecture Festival.

The theme for 2022 is "co-operate, co-design, co-exist", with the programme intended to reflect a wide range of regional perspectives.

Leading architecture voices from across the region will be appearing at the festival's annual symposium, including Maori architect Elisapeta Heta, Benjee Mendoza of Philipino practice BAAD Studio and Soanen Medal-winner Marina Tabassum from Bangladesh.

There will also be a walking tour of Brisbane's Fortitude Valley and a performance of touring theatre show Man About the House in the self-designed Sherwood home of Australian architect Gabriel Poole.

Melbourne Design Week
17 to 27 March, Australia

This year's Melbourne Design Week will follow the same theme as the 2021 festival: "Design the world you want".

Designers at the 11-day event's talks, tours, exhibitions and workshops will be invited to think about how they can better shape the future.

Architecture, urban and industrial design, fashion, craft, communication design and gaming are all part of the creative programme.

Among those hosting events are Australian architecture studio ARM Architecture and the National Gallery of Victoria.

During Melbourne Design Week, the five-day Melbourne Design Fair will present work from more than 100 Australian designers.

A photograph of the Bocuse table which was presented at Maison & Objet
Maison&Objet will showcase thousands of products for the home, like the Bocuse dining table from Oakâme

24 to 28 March, France

Twice-yearly Paris trade show Maison&Objet is one of the biggest design fairs in the calendar.

Having been delayed by the pandemic, the first edition will run in late March with around 3,000 brands and designers exhibiting home decor, interior design and lifestyle products.

The theme for the event is "New Luxury", which will examine different interpretations of luxury design. Alongside the exhibitions, there will be more than 15 installations from well-known figures including art collective TeamLab and architect Franklin Azzi.

French designer Matthieu Lehanneur will also be showcasing his design for a reimagined 1960s Renault car.

Maison&Objet will take place at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Parc des Expositions convention centre, with a parallel event called Maison&Objet In The City running in showrooms across the French capital between 23 and 28 March.

About Dezeen Events Guide

Dezeen Events Guide is our guide to the best architecture and design events taking place across the world each year.

The guide is updated weekly and includes virtual events, conferences, trade fairs, major exhibitions and design weeks, as well as up-to-date information about what events have been cancelled or postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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