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.

logo IBA festival

IBA Festival 2016

24 June 2016, 10:00 - 16:00

Heerlen, Netherlands

Get to know the projects of IBA. The future of Parkstad in 360 degrees. Columbus Earth Theater, Kerkrade.

Girl sniffing sunflower

International symposium on reversible building design

10 June 2016, 9:00 - 16:30

Maastricht, Netherlands

Laboratory for Green Transformable Buildings: What progress has been made?

EXACTLY 1 YEAR AGO we held a kick off symposium on the start of Dr. Durmisevic’ GTB Lab in coproduction with IBA Parkstad, Zuyd Hogeschool and S-Built. Now, a year later, we would like to look back with you to the first results of the start-up phase, international research and the design studios with students from University of Twente, Istanbul Technical University and University of Sarajevo. We will also be looking at future developments of spin off projects and implementation for existing buildings. At the same time we will highlight the first building phase of the GTB Lab at Avantis. All of this takes place within the context of the BAMB project, of which Zuyd Hogeschool, University of Twente and Sarajevo Green Design Foundation are partners. Please, visit

Lecture during BAMB event

Launch of the BAMB stakeholder network - Circular economy in the built environment

2 May 2018, 9:30 - 14:30

Brussels, Belgium

The BAMB -Buildings As Material Banks- Project Consortium has had the pleasure to host the launch of its stakeholder network. The first BAMB Stakeholder Network meeting introduced the project agenda and provided the opportunity to get involved by joining the Stakeholder Network.