This event, organised by the Association of European Gypsum Industries (Eurogypsum), will take place on 27 September 2017 from 9am to 1pm in Brussels, Belgium. The event aims to demonstrate solutions to overcome the challenges in urban housing, by promoting affordable and modern ways to speedily increase available housing, a better quality and more sustainable living, and an optimised cost of investment. These solutions are based around the transformation of the existing building at a significantly reduced cost when compared to the more radical approach of demolition and redevelopment. They rely on modern, lightweight methods of construction.
The event's schedule includes the following speeches:
- Keynote speech: The Urban Housing Crisis Europe faces today, Mrs. Lowri Evans, Director General of DG Grow
- The Reality and Potential of Vertical Extensions, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karsten Tichelmann, TU Darmstadt
- Increasing Density without impacting on Urban Green Space, Mr. Daniel Dethier, Dethier Architecture
- Never demolish but transform and utilise existing buildings, Mr. Vassal, Cabinet Lacaton-Vassal
The speeches will be followed by the Roundtable: Delivering Affordable Solutions to overcome the Challenges in Urban Housing, with Julie Girling, MEP (President of the European Parliament Gypsum Forum), Daniel Calleja (Director General of DG Environment), Bernard Lekien (President of Eurogypsum), and Patrick Liébus (President of EBC).
During the break, a real life project demonstration-3D printing will take place.
Simultaneous translation: English-French-German.