If we want to achieve our climate targets, we need to change the building industry and develop other, bio-based materials. We can transform pure earth of construction sites to local building materials such as clay plasters, compressed earth blocks and rammed earth for walls and floors. These products are circular, carbon-neutral, healthy and possess minimal grey energy. This approach also puts new demands on architectural design and construction.
BC Architects (Brussels Cooperation) started as a loose cooperation between young Brussels architects and artists, which resulted in installations, re-search projects and open-source design networks. The company now has three organizational structures: BC Architects, an architectural design office in the normal sense; BC Studies, which researches how social design and architecture can contribute to the contemporary and global Zeitgeist in an independent way; and BC Materials, which uses urban mining to gather earth from building sites and transform it into circular building materials.
18:00 – 19:00 Doors open, drinks, bites and tunes
19:00 – 20:00 Lecture by Wesley Degreef and Jasper van der Linden of BC architects
20:00 – 20:30 Short film, selected by Jord den Hollander
20:30 – 22:00 Drinks, bites and tunes
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