Biobased, Inclusive & Circular

From 2020 to 2024, social work, activation and meeting center PlusPunt in Rotterdam redevelops a former municipal yard for people with limitations in their social functioning. Several sustainable work and meeting places are (re)built, forming a social and circular hotspot for the neighborhood. TU Delft is involved in this process, specifically aimed at circular and bio-based materialisation of non-load-bearing partition walls.

Many building materials and products that could qualify for a circular application face challenges in actually doing so. This is partly an organisational challenge and partly a technical one. With regard to the latter, there are concrete obstacles related to renewability and health of the material flows, manufacturing processes, joining techniques, and acoustic performance, amongst others. Within the Biobased, Inclusive & Circular (BIC) project, a modular wall component is developed that can cope with such challenges. In a co-creative Research-by-Design process with the project partners, a proof of concept emerged, based on existing innovations that obtain extra relevance in this new configuration. The main research question is: How can we generate an interior wall that is completely based on biobased material flows, performs circularly at material and product level, and has a strong emphasis on involvement, comfort and health of the user?

Facts

Funder: Delft University Fund with additional in-kind support of partners from the industry. 
Programme: TU Delft Alumni of the year grant 2013: Daan Bruggink.
Grant amount: € 7500
Contribution to TU Delft: € 7500
Role TU Delft: 

Lead partner

Project duration: September 2020 - December 2021
TU Delft researchers:                

Dr. Bob Geldermans

Project partners

Orga architect, Pluspunt, ECOR, Ekotex, Fairm, Quickpanell, CircuWall.

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