ETEM officially joined the international professional association of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. The CTBUH was founded in 1969 and aims to promote the exchange of up-to-date information on tall buildings around the world through publications, research, events, workshops, web resources, and an extensive network of international representatives.
The association of ETEM with the expert organization is part of the company's strategy to keep track of recent trends in high-rise buildings and sustainable urban development to meet the specific needs of each market and to offer state-of-the-art system solutions for the most challenging projects. The company develops and offers state-of-the-art system solutions for high-rise buildings that are successfully applied in projects around the world.
ETEM's façade solutions are also part of the tallest buildings in Bulgaria. The project Sky Fort in Sofia that the company is working at the moment is one of them. The skyscraper will be the second site of the Sofia Capital City complex and will be 202 meters high. Previously ETEM participated actively in the implementation of the large-scale Capital Fort project, which is the first tall building project and has a height of 126 meters. In the building envelope of the new skyscraper of Sofia will be reintroduced the specially developed modular façade system E99. With the planned height, the facade of Sky Fort has interesting and challenging forms for which the ETEM team has found the best system solutions.
The company's multidisciplinary experts will also be actively involved in the scientific work of the High Buildings and Urban Environment Council. In the non-governmental organization exchange experience and useful practices for the design of skyscrapers more than 2 million professionals, including entrepreneurs, financiers, architects, engineers, designers of urban plans, suppliers and other specialists whose work is related to the creation of sustainable cities.
According to the latest CTBUH data, there are currently 133 ultra-high skyscrapers over 300 meters in the world. Three-quarters of them are built over the last 10 years, and over the next few years will be built by the same group another 20, and within a year or two, there will be another 7 ultra-high buildings over 420 meters.