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Deceuninck at the 5th ARCHISTREFA SARP Workshop

12 of November '22

How to combine PVC and aluminum joinery, which composite decking boards will have the most natural look, and how to lower the ecological footprint with PVC recycling measures - among other things, specialists from Deceuninck and Decalu Solutions discussed these issues with architects from local chapters of the Association of Polish Architects during the 5th ARCHISTREFA SARP Workshop. This was the second edition, which took place... at sea, and the participants' destination was, not coincidentally, Stockholm - one of the most architecturally beautiful capitals of Europe, sometimes called the ecological gem of the continent.

The Deceuninck team already proved in the summer that it feels perfectly at sea (the crew of the yacht Elegant won the XV Open Regatta of the Construction Industry in its class), so participation in the 5th edition of the ARCHISTREFA SARP Workshop, which took place from November 2-4, 2022, was like setting sail on wide waters. The purpose of this cyclical event organized by the Association of Polish Architects is to integrate and exchange the experience of experts and representatives of companies from the broader construction industry with the community of architects. For the second time in history, the event took the form of a cruise - participants sailed from Gdansk to Nynäshamn on the ferry M/F NOVA STAR of the Polish Baltic Shipping SA "Polferries".




Best solutions for architects

Panel discussions and training sessions were attended by representatives of more than a dozen companies from Poland and Europe. Deceuninck products were presented by Eliza Zalewska and Mariusz Babski, responsible for PVC systems (Deceuninck Poland), and Karol Chyła and Sebastian Jasinski, responsible for ALU systems (Decalu Solutions). The presence of manufacturer's representatives both familiar with aluminum and PVC products made it possible to answer all questions about the full visual and technical compatibility of Elegant Abstract and Decalu88 systems, which can be used within the same building project, combining efficiency and the best design.

TheArchistrefa 2022 workshop was an excellent opportunity to integrate architects and representatives of manufacturers of solutions for the construction industry. Deceuninck participated in this event for the first time, but I am sure that it will not be the last. During the workshop we had the honor of presenting a wide range of window systems and terrace systems to the participants. Archistrefa 2022 was also an opportunity for us to exchange valuable experience, gain new knowledge, learn about the needs of architects, and identify trends in architecture and construction. And for all this I would like to thank both the participants and the organizers," says Mariusz Babski, facilities sales manager from Deceuninck.

During the presentation part, Deceuninck representatives had a lecture on PVC and ALU window and door profiles and Twinson terrace systems, and presented the latest product developed within the Elegant platform - 100% recycled Phoenix profiles.




Talking about sustainability

The Belgian manufacturer, which earlier this year ambitiously committed to targets under the Science Based Targets (SBTi) initiative, will therefore seek toreduce carbon emissions in Scopes 1, 2 and 3, could not fail to mention during the presentation the pillars of sustainability on which its mission - building a sustainable home- is based. Deceuninck bases its business on, among other things, a conscious manufacturing process certified by Vinyl Plus, the manufacture of sustainable and recyclable products, and closing the raw material cycle - recycled PVC is used in both Elegant profiles and Twinson composite decking.

The organizers of the event not only took care of the substantive layer of the workshop, but also prepared a number of attractions for the participants. This included a tour in the footsteps of the architecture of Stockholm, which can be set as a model for most European cities. It's not just about the visual and historical qualities of the buildings or the numerous green areas (including seven nature reserves and one urban national park!), the Swedish capital's authorities have for years placed great emphasis on sustainable development of the city, which was the first to be awarded the title of Green Capital of Europe in 2010.

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