The first lockdown, the one announced in March 2020, had a major impact on the construction sector in many European countries. Projects were postponed and in many countries it took months until the situation stabilized. According to the results of the Q1 2021 report of the European Architectural Barometer, a continual research by USP Marketing Consultancy among architectural firms in eight European countries, most countries have only just returned to the level they were at before the lockdown. Aside from economic developments, this report provides insights in architects’ expectations of trends resulting from the corona pandemic.


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