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Napoli, 6 December – It marks a growth of 16% compared to 2019 (In the 2020 the fair did not take place due to the Covid emergency) the eighth edition of Arkeda, the Architecture Salon, building, design and surroundings, organized by Progecta, which took place from 3 al 5 December in the Mostra d'Oltremare of Naples.

After the stop imposed by the pandemic, the Show has once again thrilled customers and, above all, industry professionals. “There is a great desire to start again, both by exhibitors and visitors. A wave of enthusiasm – commented Roberto Cappelli, scientific director of Arkeda – which leads us to believe that the path taken is the right one, a path to follow for the years to come".

Rain of confirmations for the 2022, especially from design companies who continue to appreciate the innovations proposed by Arkeda. From the laboratory in person, to b2b comparisons, passing through the innovations presented in the Theater of Ideas, the Show continues to attract international buyers and global design brands.

“The increase in visitors and exhibitors is a strong sign of recovery. The hope – underlined Angioletto De Negri, Progecta administrator, company organizing the fair – is that the institutions are more involved: the exhibition sector needs the support but also the closeness and presence of institutional figures as it represents a fundamental springboard for the entire territory".

De Negri announced that Arkeda will return next year: the Show will be held from 2 al 4 December 2022 in the spaces of the Mostra d'Oltremare in Naples. “We already have numerous requests – has explained – by groups of exhibitors, great international design brands, and the certainty of participation from Ice which has already supported us this year with Gustus. The characteristic of the six fairs we organize is precisely internationalisation".

Next to the exhibitions, Arkeda has promoted training courses dedicated to ethics and more. "Arcade – explained Domenico Ceparano, vice president of the order of architects of Naples – it gives us the opportunity to present all those proposals that are useful not only to us architects and to businesses, but to the community. Arkeda has now become one of the largest events in the South".

Numerous events such as 'Casa Sicura' are organized by the architects' association, a comparison on how it is possible to combine design, comfort and safety even in domestic environments, 'Superbonus and ecobonus towards 2022: lights and shadows' and 'Architecture, Hospitality, Turismo, Pnrr’, dedicated to the combination of quality architecture and tourist attraction, without forgetting the new funds made available by Europe which see professionals as the main players in the delicate planning phase. “In this phase of restart, the role of professions is very important, there is a very high demand for technicians", recalled Edoardo Cosenza, municipal councilor for Infrastructure and Mobility of the Municipality of Naples and president of the order of engineers of Naples. “We engineers are also present with significant events and – Cosenza assured – we are planning an even more important presence for next year”.

Arkeda hosted a public reflection on 'Green economy and professional ethics', with magistrate Aldo De Chiara who highlighted how the regulations on the matter, starting from the last legislative decree 157/2021, has entrusted "the architect with the primary role of ensuring legality and transparency". The Italian design association is also present at Arkeda, protagonist of a conference on 'Territorial Design and Development'. “We believe – explained the president of Adi Campania Andrea Jandoli – that design can do a lot for the territory. It is a project methodology that activates mechanisms capable of looking at the development of the territory, the economy, the interfaces between the culture of the territory, the identity of the territory, the productive fabric, also artisanal, which can take action to generate new, more responsible consumption models, more culturally evolved".