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Embassy of Circular & Biobased Building

The question we ask at The Embassy of Circular & Biobased Building is challenging but clear: How do we ensure that the millions of houses that have to be built and renovated are CO2 and nitrogen negative, contribute to soil quality and biodiversity and ensure a healthier living environment?

With an extensive network of designers, material producers, construction companies, researchers, nature experts and policymakers, we have been looking for new perspectives and solutions for this question for several years now.

During DDW 22 we will look back in the form of the exhibition ‘Ode to the Frontrunners’ and set the tone for the coming years. In addition, we present our new program ‘Possible Landscapes’.

Possible Landscapes

In this multi-year programme, we investigate new perspectives for a sustainable living environment. With storytelling and imagination, we convert those perspectives into model installations. These installations can be used locally by the stakeholders to share their stories and to enter into a dialogue with other stakeholders and residents. The model installations together form an experiential exhibition about what is possible now, tomorrow and the day after tomorrow. What the landscape of the Netherlands can literally look like, but especially what the associated chains and value systems are.

Ode to the Frontrunners

Last year DDW, we presented The Exploded View Beyond Building. An exhibition in the form of a house in which more than 100 pioneers presented their research and materials for biobased and sustainable building. Since then, more than 500,000 visitors, from construction professionals to citizens, have visited this installation. But more importantly, in the meantime, our pioneers have worked incredibly hard to develop their products and plans further. In recent months, they have taken serious steps, often together, to make our construction more sustainable than ever. This takes guts and perseverance. In this exhibition, we show the quest of some of these frontrunners and the results of the Fieldlab for zero-emission construction.

In recent months, TNO has tested 9 innovative materials and building methods from The Exploded View Beyond Building in a field lab to see whether and how they can contribute to CO2 and nitrogen reduction in construction.

We present the results of this research as well as an agenda with action points that are crucial to making the switch to a sustainable building system and that the producers alone cannot tackle. A call to action for everyone who sees a role for themselves in this transition to take the next steps together.

This Embassy has two curators, one of which is Lucas De Man. He graduated in Germanic Languages from the KU Leuven in 2004. Subsequently, he studied directing at the Amsterdam School of the Arts. Besides his work as director of Stichting Nieuwe Helden and Biobased Creations, Lucas works as a (freelance) director, actor and concept developer. He presents several cultural TV programs including Man and Art and Kunstuur (AVROTROS). He often hosts large and small events in the Netherlands and Belgium and gives lectures.

The other curator of the Embassy is Pascal Leboucq. He is a designer and a scenographer. He was classically trained as a sculptor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and specialized in public space at Design Academy in Eindhoven. He is chief designer at Stichting Nieuwe Helden and Biobased Creations, creating biobased pavilions, exhibitions and cross-disciplinary installations. He also works as a freelance scenographer for several theatre companies in the Netherlands and abroad.

Programme

Embassy of Circular & Biobased Building
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The Exploded View – Beyond Building

16 Oct 2021

The Exploded View Materials & Methods

18 Nov 2021

The Growing Pavilion

8 Jul 2022

Dryland

10 Oct 2022

TNO Fieldlab for zero-emission construction

10 Oct 2022

Exie

10 Oct 2022

Strotec

10 Oct 2022

Waterweg

10 Oct 2022

Mogu

10 Oct 2022

Scape Agency

10 Oct 2022

Omlab

10 Oct 2022

Blueblocks

10 Oct 2022

Studio Klarenbeek & Dros

10 Oct 2022

Rik Makes

10 Oct 2022

Possible Landscapes

9 Oct 2022

Nature Building Project

9 Oct 2022

Ode to the Frontrunners

20 Oct 2022

Call to action! TNO Fieldlab zero-emission construction

10 Oct 2022

Da Vinci Green… an example of a biobased house

10 Oct 2022

Do you know the key to circularity?

10 Oct 2022

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2022 Retrospective: Embassy of Circular & Biobased Building

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Curator Tour: The next steps for the Embassy of Circular & Biobased Building

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Circular construction requires a different landscape

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The Exploded View is longlisted for the Dezeen Awards 2022

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Watch the WDE Talk: How can biobased construction contribute to a sustainable future?

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WDE Spotlight: Shaakira Jassat

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Visit The Exploded View at Floriade 2022

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Retrospective 2021: Embassy of Circular & Biobased Building

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Breaking the long building chain together

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Curator Tour: Lucas De Man takes you through The Exploded View Beyond Building

The Exploded View: Beyond Building by the Embassy of Circular & Biobased Building
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Embassy of Circular & Biobased Building at DDW

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WDE Spotlight: RikMakes

Dutch Design Week
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This is what the Embassies will present at Dutch Design Week

The Exploded View: Beyond Building by the Embassy of Circular & Biobased Building
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The Exploded View: a biobased house as a starting point for a different value system

The Exploded View
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Visit The Exploded View in Design Museum Gent

Image by Nanno Simonis and Eric Melander
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Retrospective 2020: Embassy of Circular & Biobased Building

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Clay and straw as modern building materials

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BPD will provide 1,000 new homes with a materials passport in 2020

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Partners of Embassy of Circular & Biobased Building share their expertise and their questions

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A house of popcorn and mushrooms: join the creation process of The Exploded View

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Retrospective 2019: Embassy of Circular & Biobased Building

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Retrospective 2018: Embassy of Circular & Biobased Building

Partners of Embassy of Circular & Biobased Building

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