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Lecture during DDC Showcase Event

DDC Showcase Event

8 June 2023, 10:00-17:00

Heerlen, Netherlands

The Digital Deconstruction Final Showcase Event brings together all partners involved in the circular economy of construction - policymakers, clients, industry, data and logistics managers, architects, (demolition) contractors, sustainability economists, etc. - to share insights, exchange experiences and find the way forward.

DDC 3rd Regional Innovation hub impression

DDC 3rd Regional Innovation hub

22 nov 2022, 13:30-17:30

Heerlen, Netherlands

Inspiring conversations and constructive feedbacks from divers stakeholders (architects, municipalities, regional governments, province, housing cooperation, contractors, manufactures, PhD and Master students) have marked the Dutch 3rd Regional Innovation Hub this week, around circular building and Digital Deconstruction in Heerlen Stadsregio Parkstad Limburg.
Participants were offered (during the RBIM (Reversible Building Information Modelling) workshop to experiment with DDC Platform presented by Annie Guerriero and Calin Boje from Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) and the RBIM and its application on digital inventory of reuse potential of materials within deconstruction pilot Roman Museum and new construction pilot GTB Lab, presented by Elma Durmisevic Green Transformable Building Lab (GTB Lab) 4D Architects Amsterdam. During the second workshop, information about the material data base and Block chain has been shared by Erol Oztan Block Materials. The event ended with an interactive session moderated by Yanick Dols Smart Service Campus based on the Q&A.

Green Design Biennale Mostar 2022 impression

10th Green Design Biennale Mostar

12-15 October

Mostar, Bosnia

Fantastic four days of 10th Green Design Biennale brought this year together international network and knowledge in the field of circular design, into a unique multidisciplinary, multi-layered and creative platform in Mostar.
This year’s Biennale themes were digitalization and circular architecture and design of healthy and inclusive green cities. Number of exhibitions, lectures, town hall discussions, green fashion show and students workshops involving 5 regional universities were highlighting these themes.
20 experts from 11 countries have shared their knowledge and pilot cases:
President of ACE Architects association of Europe Ruth Schagemann and board members of ACE Carl Bäckstrand and Selma Harrington presented the ACE vision and efforts in the field of circular architecture and taxonomy. Presentation of the EU Digital Deconstruction project (use of digital tools and platforms in transition towards circular buildings and resource management throughout the cities) has been done by Elma Durmisevic and Jean-Yves Marié. Great initiatives and examples of circular building projects in UK were highlighted by Duncan Baker-Brown. Efforts towards development of Digital material passports at University of Vienna were presented by Dominik Breitfuß. Education of architects was discussed by birgul colakoglu, Igor Kuvac talked about research and activism for awareness buildings. Gap between existing city planning regulations and planning regulation for circular cities was addressed by Nataša Pelja Tabori. Roll of certification and health in architecture were highlighted by Sanela Klaric and Aida Kulo Cesic. Senada Demirovic talked about heritage and socio-cultural indicators of sustainable cities together with Gil Peled while Damir Androsevic highlighted the infrastructural gap in energy transition within B&H.
Special part of this year’s program was dedicated to the opening of the first phase of the Innovation Park for Circular and Green Buildings (Green Design Centre for South East Europe) in Mostar envisioned by Dr Elma Durmisevic 4D Architects Amsterdam and founder of GTB Lab, Green Design Biennale. Green Design Centre is envisioned as an Innovation Park and Design Laboratory for South East Europe, being a part of an EU innovation network around circular buildings together with GTB Lab in the Netherlands.
BIM-Y, Green Transformable Building Lab, Block Materials, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Stadsregio Parkstad Limburg, IBA Parkstad, Provincie Limburg, WTCB-CSTC-BBRI, NOBATEK/INEF4, GreenFlex

10th Green Design Biennale Mostar
Lunch at GTB Lab

3rd international symposium on circular reversible building

22 June 2022, 12:00 - 17:00

Heerlen, Netherlands

Towards Circular Building Implementation: the symposium addresses lessons learned after the first construction stage of Laboratory for Green Transformable Buildings as the knowledge centre for Circular Buildings followed by regional strategies for the transition to circular economy in construction, state of the art of the implementation of Reversible / Circular building design and methods of construction / deconstruction. Focus will be on lessons learned from the best practices and next steps for the regional development.


Open Day

23 April 2022, 10:00 - 17:00

Heerlen, Netherlands

In the week of the Earth Day, Green Transformable Building Lab (GTB Lab) had its first open day and open-air expo organised by IBA Parkstad.

Porte Saint-Denis

DDC Mid-Term Event

7 April 2022, 9:15 - 17:30

Paris, France

How to boost the circular economy and how to speed it up. The Mid Term Event gave an overview of the progress made and challenges to come regarding the Digital Deconstruction project and more widely how to scale up the reuse of materials in building sector.

Elma Durmisevic

Stakeholders event GTB Lab

6 July 2021, 15:00-17:00

Heerlen, Netherlands

Start of the realisation of GTB Lab which is envisioned as a Laboratory for Green and Reversible Architecture by dr. Elma Durmisevic.

TWO YEARS AGO was the EU symposium on circular construction and realization of Dr. Durmisevic's GTB Lab in co-production with IBA Parkstad, Stadsregio Parkstad Limburg, Municipality of Heerlen, Province of Limburg and the Dutch Ministry of the Interior.

Participants DDC

Kick-off European project Digital DeConstruction

4-5 February 2020, 8:30-16:30

Heerlen, Netherlands

During the two-day founding event of the European DDC project the project partners formally agreed to jointly develop a digital deconstruction platform. The objectives and the organization of the project were discussed. GTB Lab leads the Work Package of the technological development. Reversible BIM is one of the four pillars of the project.

Participants at start of the event

2nd International Reversible Building Design Symposium

29 October 2018, 10:00 - 16:15

Heerlen, Netherlands

The symposium, held on october 29, and attended by a variety of people from various European countries, presented a full and rich program that offered a complete overview of where we stand in the transition towards circular and reversible building.

Team of BAMB event

Circularity in the built environment enabled by digitalization

20 September 2018, 10:00 - 16:00

Brussels, Belgium

View the various presentations on this inspiring event of BAMB and SBC One Planet network.

Facade system used at BAMB pilot GTB Lab

GTB Lab at the BAMB annual Meeting

23 January 2018, 10:00-18:00

Brussels, Belgium

View the 4 page poster presentation of the GTB Lab at the BAMB annual stakeholder meeting in Brussels.

BAMB Stakeholder meeting poster

BAMB stakeholder network annual meeting

23 January 2018, 10:00-18:00

Brussels, Belgium

The Stakeholder Network is open to all stakeholders in the building and construction industry, interested in exchanging ideas and knowledge and discussing the information and data needs necessary to enhance the European knowledge base.

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