What to do with wood from building renovations? Can we use robots to re-use this wood, and can we use digital design tools to create new applications? Find out more in this Project Showcase.

The Robot Lab of the HvA Faculty of Technology invites you this project showcase. Based on the “Circular Wood for the Neighborhood” project, the showcase will demonstrate how robots and digital design tools can be used to convert materials released during home renovations into high-quality applications. 

The showcase program consists of an introduction to the Robot Lab and a presentation of the three applications that have been designed and made from residual wood in recent months. Project partners Metabolic, the municipality of Amsterdam and housing corporation Rochdale share their vision on circular wood and these applications. Finally there will be time to discuss results, findings and challenges with you. 

Welcome – Tony Schoen, project coordinator, HvA
Introduction of the Robot Lab – Marta Malé Alemany, head of the Robot Lab, HvA
Circular Wood – its relevance – Nico Schouten, researcher, Metabolic
Three Case Studies – Marco Galli, senior researcher at the Robot Lab, HvA
Circular Wood – vision of the Municipality – Désirée Bernhardt, municipality of Amsterdam
Circular Wood – vision from the Housing Corporation – Ato Cardna, Projectmanager Development, Rochdale
Dare to Ask – Audience 

The showcase aims to provide a new perspective on the reuse of residual flows and to provide inspiration for new circular applications of valuable raw materials such as wood. 

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The project “Circular Wood for the Neighborhood” is a collaboration between AUAS and the housing associations Ymere and Rochdale, their co-creators Lenferink and Rutges, the municipality of Amsterdam, Platform31, Metabolic, TNO, TU Delft, GP Groot and Ter Steege. The project is co-financed by the SIA Directorate (RAAK-Publiek programme).