In September 2021, the Topic Group Construction had a two-day meeting in Amsterdam, the Nether-lands. The theme of the meeting was: ‘Circularity in the Construction Sector’.
The findings, insights and conclusions of this event are now published in a brochure.
A total of 30 persons joined the meeting (in person or online), representing the following organisations: TU Delft, Habitare Plus, Gewobag, Vilogia, L&Q Group, Zonnige Kempen, Inter-Vilvoordse, Eigen Haard, Chill Services, Drees & Sommer, and Paris Habitat.
Vincent Gruis + project visits
On the first day, eminent prof. dr. Vincent Gruis of TU Delft, expert in circularity in the built environment, was our keynote speaker. TU Delft is also the lead partner of Interreg NWE funded project CHARM. Also, members of the Topic Group showed the national state of play and highlighted some circular pilot projects in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, the United Kingdom and France. We visited three projects (Patch 22, Top-Up, and Circl), where the participants got guided tours and detailed information on the construction of the buildings and the circular measures, which has been taken.
Thomas Rau + workshop
On the second day, prominent architect Thomas Rau was our keynote speaker. His presentation on treating (raw) materials in the light of performance, using a circular mindset, and with the knowledge of limited availability was spot on. His presentation on treating (raw) materials in the light of performance, using a circular mindset, and with the knowledge of limited availability was spot on. We then spoke about how to make our organisations (more) aware of the need of becoming sustainable and circular.