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’.
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.