COMPAC joins the global debate on access to housing promoted by the 2022 UIA International Forum – “Affordable Housing Activation: Removing Barriers”
COMPAC will provide exemplary cases of good practices in the development of housing with sustainable materials, to be published on ahamadrid.com, the number-one platform for content concerning access to housing
The Forum will be held in Madrid from 18 to 20 May 2022, transforming the Spanish capital into the centre of the global debate on access to housing
Madrid, 6 May 2022.
The High Council of Spanish Architects’ Associations (CSCAE, for its initials in Spanish) – as the driving force behind the 2022 UIA International Forum on “Affordable Housing Activation: Removing Barriers” – has announced that COMPAC, the leading Spanish firm in the manufacture and distribution of terrazzo, quartz and obsidian surfaces, will be present at the 2022 UIA International Forum, leading the debate around the development of housing with sustainable materials.
As such, COMPAC will be taking part in the global debate on access to housing promoted by the 2022 UIA International Forum. Likewise, the company undertakes to promote the event on both a national and international level and will create exemplary cases of good practices for the development of housing with sustainable materials, to be posted on the 2022 UIA Forum’s content platform: ahamadrid.com.
The president of the CSCAE, Marta Vall-Ilossera, has expressed her satisfaction with the signing of this agreement, which demonstrates the interest that this forum has been able to arouse among construction-sector agents in tackling one of the main problems of our contemporary society, on a global level, joining forces to find medium- and long-term solutions capable of ensuring the existence of a universal right to decent and adequate housing. “The 2022 UIA International Forum has assembled the most prestigious international bodies, public administrations on all scales, businesses and institutions, and the greatest experts in the field. To date, more than 30 side events have been held across the world and, over the next few days – on 18, 19 and 20 May – Madrid will become the world epicentre of the debate regarding a challenge requiring the participation of all parties in order to offer an effective response that improves people’s lives”.
COMPACT CEO, Paco Sanchis, highlights that, “At COMPAC, we offer our support to the architecture sector, both for future generations and for established professionals. We remain at the service of architects and are committed to meeting the most demanding technical needs with unique and creative designs”. COMPAC’s collaboration with the 2022 UIA International Forum forms part of the company’s commitment to bring itself closer to citizens by opening a fundamental dialogue between design, architecture and society: “Our collaborations with prestigious architects, designers and artists represent one of the company’s most distinctive features, as we continue pursuing customisation and the very best solutions, adapted to each specific case, thereby taking an active role in the relationship between industry and architecture”.
A global movement, accessible from the platform for content concerning access to housing
As part of the 2022 UIA International Forum on “Affordable Housing Activation: Removing Barriers”, the International Union of Architects (UIA) and the High Council of Spanish Architects’ Associations (CSCAE) are leading the debate on access to housing by hosting over 30 side events across the world. These events, organised by various international entities, have been organised with the aim of launching a process of reflection regarding the main barriers that prevent access to housing – such as funding and imbalances between housing needs and production, for example – with the aim of tackling the problem from various fields: funding, regulations or issues related to urban planning and design.
The debate, which will be concluded at the 2022 UIA International Forum on “Affordable Housing Activation: Removing Barriers” in Madrid, from 18 to 20 May 2022, will transform the Spanish capital into the centre of the global debate on access to housing. The event can also be followed on www.ahamadrid.com, the number-one global platform for content concerning access to housing, on which the side events held across the world will be broadcast and exemplary cases will be shared from all six inhabited continents, alongside specific presentations analysing the barriers that impede access to housing. For this, comprehensive solutions and approaches have been offered, capable of breaking down these barriers through architecture and urban planning and involving all relevant agents in order to develop long-term action plans around a future international agreement, benefitting from the maximum support of organisations, governments, companies and institutions, and with the capacity to bring together and reach a consensus on the minimum keys to habitability, through sustainability.
About the International Union of Architects (UIA)
The UIA was born as a federation of organisations in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1948. Today, it is made up of 104 member organisations, representing 115 countries and more than 1,500,000 architects across the world. This makes it the international organisation with the greatest capacity for global influence within the world of architecture, and one of the most influential in terms of urban planning, design and heritage, relating all of its activities and commitments to international agendas and sustainability. The UIA Forum was first launched in order to promote roundtables focusing on the greatest challenges faced by the profession and to create links between architecture and other disciplines and perspectives for the resolution of shared issues. For more information visit www.uia-architectes.org
About the CSCAE
Created in 1931, the CSCAE is the body that brings together all Spanish architects’ associations for the defence of architecture and the achievement of general mutual-interest goals. It represents the associations and more than 47,000 chartered professionals providing architectural services in our country, before both public and private companies and international bodies.
For more information visit www.cscae.com