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Contents:

 

1.1 Key-people identified:

  • Alex Langini – President of the National Committee of ICOMOS-Luxembourg.
  • Carlo Posing, Entrepreneur – Owner of Active.lu, in Luxembourg, building wooden structure with earth finishes.
  • Michael Thönnes, builder – Owner of DRUWID building company located in the east of Belgium, near Luxembourg. The company built and renovated several earthen dwellings in Luxembourg.
  • Annette Thönnes – Manager of DRUWID building company located in Belgium.
  • Andrea Rumpf , Art Historian - Director for the Fondation de l'Architecture et de l'Ingénierie (Foundation of Architecture and Engineering)
  • John Voncken - Service des Sites et Monuments Nationaux

 

1.2 Key-institutions identified:

  • Di Cato Construction Company - applied earthen plasters in several new buildings.
  • DRUWID - constructed several earthen buildings in Luxembourg (rammed earth, CEB, adobe, etc.).
  • CLAYTEC - Benelux – importer of CLAYTEC products in Belgium and Luxembourg area.
  • ICOMOS - Luxembourg
  • SSMN - Service des Sites et Monuments Nationaux
  • Company Active.lu - Building wooden houses with earth finishes.

 

1.3 Key-people contacted:

  • Alex Langini – President of the National Committee of ICOMOS-Luxembourg.
  • Carlo Posing, Entrepreneur – Owner of Active.lu, in Luxembourg, building wooden structure with earth finishes.
  • Michael Thönnes, builder – Owner of DRUWID building company located in the east of Belgium, near Luxembourg. The company built and renovated several earthen dwellings in Luxembourg.
  • Annette Thönnes – Manager of DRUWID building company located in Belgium.
  • Andrea Rumpf , Art Historian - Director for the Fondation de l'Architecture et de l'Ingénierie (Foundation of Architecture and Engineering)
  • John Voncken - Service des Sites et Monuments Nationaux

 

 

1.4 Sites identified:

  • Ettelbruck - two semi-detached houses with earth plasters.
  • Roulingen, Canton de Wiltz – house
  • Nocher-Route, Canton de Wiltz - interior renovation.
  • Winseler, Canton de Wiltz - family house

 

1.5 Sites visited:

  • Munshausen, Duerefstrooss, Canton de Clervaux

 

1.6 Contributors to the cartography:

  • Mariana Correia, Architect
  • Jacob Merten, Engineer
  • Michael Thönnes, Builder
  • Annette Thönnes

1.7 Notes:

  • On June 8th 2011, Active.lu will organize a conference on contemporary ecological constructions, with pure wood and clay, in the new "deichhall" in ettelbruck. the conference will be followed by a visit to the construction site of 2 buildings.
 
 
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