• Exhibition

Circwood: Recirculating Wood Within the Built Environment

  • Sustainability
Sep 5, Thu 08:00-21:00
Sep 6, Fri 08:00-20:00
Sep 7, Sat 09:00-17:00
Sep 9, Mon 08:00-21:00
Sep 10, Tue 08:00-21:00
Sep 11, Wed 08:00-21:00
Sep 12, Thu 08:00-21:00
Sep 13, Fri 08:00-20:00
Sep 14, Sat 09:00-17:00
Otaniementie 14
Event type
Free Admission
Accessibility for all

Our remaining carbon budget for this century, 800 million tons of CO2eq, might be overstepped because of the unsustainable use of material resources. Therefore, the recirculation of waste materials for new production is crucial.

In Finland, more than one-third of construction and demolition waste is wood. To meet the European recycling target by 2020 as well as the national circular economy strategy, we need to increase the amount of recycled and reused wood.

Wood is a temporal carbon storage, so prolonging the life cycle of wood products can contribute to mitigate climate change. Furthermore, the implementation of Design for Disassembly (DfD) principles in construction might increase the reuse of wood products.

CircWood aims at modelling the effect that recirculating wood materials within the built environment has on the sustainability of wood use. The exhibition shows how recirculating wood waste is both a technical issue and a creativity challenge.

Location: Väre, FE Lobby
Open: 5-26 September 2019

Working group: Chiara Piccardo, Post-doctoral Researcher; Andrea Bandoni, Designer in Residence; Saara Kantele, MA student; Pirjo Kääriäinen, Professor; Mark Hughes, Professor (all Aalto University). Contact: chiara.piccardo@aalto.fi

This exhibition is part of Aalto University’s Designs for a Cooler Planet exhibition ensemble at Otaniemi.
More info: bit.ly/acoolerplanet


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