This year marks the 36th edition of Cevisama, slated to take place from February 5 to 9, 2018, at the Feria Valencia Center in Valencia, Spain. The international ceramic exhibition showcases the newest, most up-to-date products relating to architecture, bathroom and kitchen equipment, natural stone, raw materials, frits, glazes, colors and even machinery.

Last year, the event welcomed more than 80,000 visitors from all around the world — the largest crowd since its inception. It also broke records with more than 700 exhibitors from 40 countries, signaling a positive growth in the industry. Exhibitors were congratulating show organizers on last year’s success and new exhibitors were already onboard for this year’s edition, according to Cevisama president, Manuel Rubert.

This year, one of the show’s main exhibitions, Trans/Hitos, will highlight “Cycles.” Trans/Hitos is a central exhibition that began 13 years ago, which reflects upon new ways of applying ceramics in architecture. The exhibition is supported by the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER), and designed and executed by the Instituto de Tecnología Cerámica (ITC) each year.

At this year’s Trans/Hitos event, the collaboration of the Harvard Graduate School of Design has enabled creation of a space in which slim large-sized pieces become the basis for the generation of interlocking arches that form a pergola. Wesam Asali, winner of the ASCER 2017 Award in the Degree Project category, will also display “Ceramic Vault,” in which ceramic tiles become part of the load-bearing structure itself.

Complementing these two displays will be another area devoted to the exhibition of projects from the Ceramic Tile Studies Departments and of the winning projects in the 16th Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture and Interior Design. Both initiatives are also promoted by ASCER to foster the use of ceramics by those working in fields such as architecture, technical architecture, design and construction.

For more information about Cevisama, visit cevisama.feriavalencia.com.