R+T, the leading world trade fair for roller shutters, doors/gates and sun protection systems will be held in Stuttgart from 24 to 28 February 2015.

R+T 2015 will address current concerns regarding energy efficiency in buildings and will present prospects for sustainable development of architecture-related elements through the accompanying programme featuring numerous shows, forums and congresses with content specially geared towards architects and planners to provide interesting insights into the latest developments and trends in the roller shutter, door/gate and sun protection industry.

The Art of Planning – Architects’ Congress

The event series ‘The Art of Planning’ will feature the International Façade Congress ‘Façades 2015’ concurrently with R+T. Renowned architects, engineers and researchers will present developments, pioneering projects and experiments for the façades of today and tomorrow in the ICS International Congress Center, Stuttgart on 26 February 2015. Focussing on new technologies and materials that extend the scope of façades, the event will include keynote reports and talks by Volker Staab (Staab Architects), Matthias Schuler (Transsolar) and Manuelle Gautrand (Manuelle Gautrand Architecture). The Congress is being initiated in cooperation with BauNetz and sponsored by ROMA and Hunter Douglas.

The GID Day – Trend barometer for interior rooms

The German Interior Designers' Day 2015, GID Day for short, will make R+T 2015 the hub of the German architectural debate on the interior of the built room. Architects, interior architects, interior designers and a large number of planning, practical and research experts are invited to come to the Stuttgart trade fair grounds on 27 February 2015 to discuss the latest developments in architectural interior rooms and the future of interior design. High-ranking speakers during the Congress will include Sou Fujimoto, Enrique Sobejano, Jan Kleihues, J. Mayer H. and Tracy Pepe. The German Interior Designers’ Day will be staged in cooperation with the Baden-Württemberg Chamber of Architects and the Congress will be curated by Dr.-Ing. Dietmar Danner. MADEby, the new special medium of HEINZE/DocuGroup for interior architecture is the media partner.

R+T 2015 with new attractive programmes

In addition to the GID Day, the Gentner Forum ‘The networked building’ will also première at R+T 2015 on 26 February 2015, providing deep insights into the complex topic of building control and automation. This will include the individual components for efficient use and monitoring of a smart home, as well as information on the best possible combination of elements from the point of view of the planner. The accompanying programme will also include the planners’ meeting for the real estate industry; the guided tour of important trade fair innovations, which will be held on the same day, is designed especially for planners and architects from the real estate industry and for building energy consultants.

R+T Innovation Prize

A permanent fixture in the accompanying programme of the leading world trade fair for roller shutters, doors/gates and sun protection, the R+T Innovation Prize honours innovative and pioneering products in nine categories. Innovations will be recognised and honoured in categories including roller shutters, awnings, gathering blinds, internal sun protection systems, technical textiles, doors/gates and special solutions through to drives and control systems. Special prizes will be awarded for design, energy efficiency, craftsmanship and talented young craftsmen. The Innovation Prize will be awarded for the ninth time by Messe Stuttgart, the Federal Association for Manufacturers of Roller Shutters and Sun Protection (BVRS), the National Federation of Door and Gate Manufacturers (BVT), and the Industrial Association of Technical Textiles, Roller Shutters and Sun Protection (ITRS). The award ceremony will take place one day before the start of the trade fair on 23 February 2015.

R+T 2015 – Accompanying programme

The special show of ift Rosenheim ‘More than light and shade!’ will explore the requirements relating to the comfort, energy efficiency and security of sun protection systems, anti-dazzle protection systems, daylight systems, doors and gates. Using products from leading manufacturers, the special show of ift Rosenheim on Stand 9B52 in Alfred Kärcher Hall (Hall 9) will present all relevant technical parameters as well as the scientific, normative and legal requirements.

The programme will be supplemented by the ES-SO Workshop (in English) on 26 February 2015, which will also focus on the topic of sun protection and energy efficiency. Keynote speakers from the Federal Association for Manufacturers of Roller Shutters and Sun Protection (BVRS) will chair corresponding technical seminars during this session.

The R+T International Forum on 25 February 2015 will provide an overview of the activities of R+T outside Germany. Industry experts and international professional associations will present the satellite trade fairs of R+T and the respective foreign market, and will be available to answer questions from interested exhibitors.

The special show ‘Young Talents 2015’ will show visitors to R+T selected pieces of work from talented young craftsmen.