Dr.ir. M. (Magdalena) Zabek

Dr.ir. M. (Magdalena) Zabek



AEGIR DigitAl and physical incrEmental renovation packaGes/systems enhancing envIronmental and energetic behaviour and use of Resources

The main objective of the AEGIR project is to demonstrate a physical and digital sustainable framework that boosts the take up of deep retrofitting achieving nearly zero energy buildings. This approach is supported by innovative, industrialized, high performance and non-intrusive multifunctional plug-and-play envelope solution to increase the use of locally deployed renewable technologies.


Magdalena Zabek studied Architecture at the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule RWTH Aachen University, Germany.
In 2015, she graduated from the Master of Science programme. Her master thesis Allothouse was nominated  for the Helmut-Hentrich Prize and honoured by the Euregional Prize for Architecture. After her studies, she worked in multiple teaching and research projects at the Chair of Reuse in Architecture, RWTH Aachen and Chair of Sustainable Construction, Karlsruhe KIT University.

From 2016 till 2019 as a project coordinator and from 2019 till 2022 as a project leader she worked for a Project (ReBAU), funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) at the Zukunftsagentur Rheinisches Revier GmbH, where she implemented circular economy strategies in the construction industry on a regional scale.

In December 2022 she concluded her PhD research at the Faculty of Architecture, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule RWTH Aachen University, Germany. Her research on the topic of information flows during a circular design process of buildings with mineral building material was funded by the doctoral scholarship programme of the German Federal Environmental Foundation (Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt).
She is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Architectural Engineering and Technology of the Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology. Her activities are related to research and education, focusing on circular economy, circular design of constructions and renovations. The project that she actively participates is the research project " ÆGIR ", a European co-funded project aiming at the design, construction and monitoring of refurbished façade prototypes and the development of a sustainability road map for façade refurbishment.

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