BAU 2017 is getting ready to open its gates with four key topics that are critical to the future of building. Many exhibitors will orient their presentations to those topics and have corresponding solutions on display. In the fair's forums, architects, building engineers and project developers will explain and discuss various aspects of these key topics: intelligent facades; digital design, construction and management; smart buildings; living and building 2020. BAU, the World's Leading Trade Fair for Architecture, Materials and Systems, is the biggest and most important event in the sector. The next BAU takes place from January 16 to 21, 2017 at the Messe München exhibition center. Around 2,000 exhibitors from more than 40 countries and approximately 250,000 visitors from all around the world are expected to take part.