The Super Circular Estate project contributes to a sustainable, low carbon, resource efficient economy by creating high-quality, desirable urban environment and affordable housing opportunities based on breakthrough innovative material and social circular solutions. Three vacant high-rise apartment buildings in the project-area in the city of Kerkrade contain valuable materials, qualities and former social structures. Demolition of the buildings will irreversibly impair these values. The objective of the Super Circular Estate is to circularly reuse these values within the project area, whilst boosting the local economy and creating a high-quality and desirable urban environment.
Recently, the first experiment in order to achieve the project’s objectives has been successfully conducted: the construction of a fully circular test building; the Expo building.
You are hereby invited to attend the Urban Innovative Actions launching event on February 23, 2018. During the symposium, keynote speakers discuss the practice of circularity in the building industry and the path towards a circular built environment, followed by a round table where professionals elaborate on a resource efficient Europe.
Afterwards we welcome you to join us for the official opening of the Expo building.
13:45 – 14:15 Welcome
14:15 – 14:20 Introduction – Mr. Huub Wiermans, city council member of the city of Kerkrade
14:20 – 14:30 Project plans – Mrs. Marjo Vankan, director housing association HEEMwonen
14:30 – 14:50 Keynote ‘The practice of circularity in the building industry: experiences and steps ahead’ – Mr. Jordi Schoffelen, Bouwbedrijven Jongen
14:50 – 15:10 Keynote ‘SUPERLOCAL on the path towards a circular built environment’ – Mr. Michiel Ritzen and Mr. John van Oorschot, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences
15:10 – 15:55 Round table ‘Towards a resource efficient Europe’
16:00 – 16:30 Drinks and bites
16:30 – 17:00 Official opening Expo building with opportunity to visit building and exhibition
Date and location
Date: february 23, 2018
Location: Ursulastraat 232, 6462 TZ
city of Kerkrade, the Netherlands
Contact of the project