5th European ETICS Forum 2021
Successful online event with participants from 30 countries
As EAE President Jacek Kulig (SSO/Poland) mentioned in his opening speech, the European Association for ETICS (EAE) would have preferred welcoming the audience face-to-face. With all the uncertainties given in spring 2021 related to the Covid-19 pandemic, EAE’s members decided to have the 2021 edition of the European ETICS Forum online. Finally, participants from around 30 countries across Europe and even beyond followed the high-level presentations of the speakers. Topics focused on ETICS & Politics and ETICS & Architecture.
The latter included the first ever celebration of the EAE Awards 2021 with around 50 applications received from 10 different countries showcasing that energy-efficient construction with ETICS and superb architecture can coexist.
Questions & Answers
The following questions have been raised in the chat during the online conference or after. We have consulted the speakers.
Please, find the respective answers below.
Stephen Sears (EIMA): We refer to the definition as described on the
website of www.phius.org.
Ralf Pasker (EAE): The questionnaire EAE circulated to its members and partners did not explicitly differentiate. The market share of insulation products used in ETICS was asked. Therefore, we assume that replicants considered mineral wool products as defined in the respective European product standard EN 13162.
Ralf Pasker (EAE): In the presentation shown countries have been grouped to create a more detailed picture of the huge European ETICS market. Basic criteria were geographics and ETICS market structure, not geo-political aspects. The Baltic ETICS markets (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) show more similarities with the Eastern countries than with the Nordic countries. For that reason they have been grouped to Eastern Europe.
Georg Pendl (Architects Council of Europe): Actually, you match a good point, which is – with all respect of the basic idea of the initiative – the weakest point in the initial communication. Fortunately, this aspect has vanished in the following papers.
Of course, 100 years ago and having been a quite coherent group of people active, there has been a kind of mutual speech of design, remember/or look to the classical of the time, Stuttgart Weissenhof, Dessau, or the White City in Tel Aviv.
Today we live in a different world, and the mutual starting point is embedded in the approach, attitude, way of thinking and starting projects, in German „Haltung“, definitely not in a mutual or common state of design in its visual expression. Life has become more complicated, more various, more plural, any kind of design building rules wouldn’t be successful in any case.
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Our 6th European ETICS Forum will be held on 19 May 2022 in Prague/Czech Republic.
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