Let’s go circular! Opportunities for circularity in the built environment
The German construction industries require about 550 million tons of mineral raw materials in a year while producing 200 million tons of waste. This sector is also responsible for 40% of the energy consumption and 35% of the CO2 emissions. Therefore, it is high time to pave the way for a circular approach in these industries.
Investors, architects, government, building industry and research are invited to explore opportunities for a circular economy in the built environment. The event aims at creating awareness for the necessity and advantages of circular construction. It also focuses on promoting cooperation between Germany and the Netherlands for a resource efficient built environment and common standards in Europe.
The conference is a collaboration of the Consulate-General of the Netherlands, the TU Delft and the TUM Department of Architecture. It is supported by the TUM.wood group, the Royal Institute of Dutch architects BNA and Bayern Innovativ.
- 16:00-16:30 hrs Keynote by Dr. Thomas Rau (Material Matters)
- 16:30-17:30 hrs 3 lectures on policy (Wytze Kuijper, Cirkelstad), architecture (Mathias Lehner, Royal Institute of Dutch architects BNA) and industry-university collaboration (Tillmann Klein, CBE Hub, University of Technology in Delft)
- 17:30-18:00 hrs Break & networking
- 18:00-19:00 hrs Moderated discussion engaging speakers, presenting companies and audience
- 19:00-21:00 hrs Flying dinner, networking and poster presentations
Date and Time
Wednesday, 9th October 2019, 16 - 21 hrs
Vorhoelzer Forum at the Department of Architecture
Technical University of Munich (TUM)
Language of the event is English.
Contact at BayFOR
Dr Daniel Kiessling
Scientific Officer ICT, Engineering & Natural Sciences
Phone: +49 911 50715-920