A New European Bauhaus - The Concrete Initiative Manifesto

The Concrete Initiative welcomes the New European Bauhaus Initiative as an opportunity to rethink the way we live and connect people through beautiful, green, innovative and inclusive design and wishes to engage with policy makers and the stakeholders in the construction value chain for a successful new edition within the framework of the Green Deal.

CTI manifestoThe Concrete Initiative welcomes the New European Bauhaus Initiative as an opportunity to rethink the way we live and connect people through beautiful, green, innovative and inclusive design and wishes to engage with policy makers and the stakeholders in the construction value chain for a successful new edition within the framework of the Green Deal.

Concrete was an essential component of the historic Bauhaus, due to its durable strength and embedded properties (like fire resistance, thermal mass, acoustic insulation). It enabled minimalistic structures and architectural versatility in forms and colours. The Concrete Initiative aims to continue playing a key role in the New European Bauhaus proving that it is able to bring answers to the challenges of the present: net-zero carbon, circular construction and digital transformation. By working together, the different actors of the concrete value chain and its main constituents (cement, aggregates and admixtures) will be able to provide future-proof concrete responding to Europe's needs.

No doubt, however, the Sustainable Built Environment of tomorrow will require a combination of building materials like the original movement promoted. To achieve this, our sectors would like the European Commission to consider ten principles for the built environment in the New European Bauhaus which will contribute to the aesthetics of cities, their liveability and the quality of life of their inhabitants.

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