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Building biobased

Get inspired by Dutch pioneer on biobased building Daan Bruggink.
This event is in English
Wednesday 18 May 2016, 19.30
wo 18 mei 2016, 19.30
IJ Zaal

Nowadays building materials often have a short lifespan, after which they end up on the dump. What if we can change this? According to many, biobased building is the way of building in a circular society. Inspired by nature and working with an inexhaustible source of raw materials, which can be grown back on short term.

This evening we turn our eye on the future, together with Dutch pioneer on biobased building Daan Bruggink and the latest innovations. How does biobased building fit in realizing a circular Amsterdam region? How can we turn local organic waste into building materials? What is the business case for implementing biobased techniques?

In this program we follow one of the latest and oldest innovations: how do water-plants like duckweed become a reliable building material? And is there a comeback for ancient biobased materials like hemp?

The necessity to keep our water clean, healthy and free for recreation creates a lot of organic waste. No one ever thought of other options then to throw it away, but municipalities have changed their mindset to a circular economy. Technology has created options to do what no one ever thought was possible: building with floppy plants.

Multiple actors in the Metropolitan Region Amsterdam are looking into this new business now. Together we figure out the possibilities of biobased building.

This event is in English
Wednesday 18 May 2016, 19.30
IJ Zaal
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