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Modern lightweight construction for 21th Century smart cities

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What do the Brunfaut Tower of Brussels, the Parkgärten cooperative of Berlin and the Saint-Nazaire housing project in Western France all have in common? These are three examples of radical and affordable lightweight transformations using vertical and horizontal extensions, that are positively influencing the urban built environment in Europe with high architectural and resource efficient standards allowing for the creation of new housing without demolishing.

This September 27, the European Parliament Gypsum Forum will assemble architects, engineers, policy makers, developers, small contractors, business leaders and other experts to define, assess and tackle the critical questions and challenges faced by an increasing urbanisation close to saturation in terms of new affordable housing (...)


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