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Thursday 09 December 2021

To control Climate Change, transitions from the linear to a circular Built Environment is necessary on all counts!

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Exciting sessions organised by "NEN" & "BTIC"
on Dec 09, 2021

VRT 7.36,Groene Loper 6, 

Eindhoven 5612AE 

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Learn from world-changing thinkers and innovators in the Circular Design community

Welcome to the second International Conference on Circular Systems for the Built Environment; Advanced Social and Technological Solutions for Transitions. It is our pleasure to provide a platform for scientists, professionals, and students to discuss the state of the art and solutions towards an environmentally responsible built environment.

Multi-scale robust strategies are the only solutions because they cover holistic approaches encompassing all the domains and disciplines within the Built Environment (BE), integrating all the concepts and details in a comprehensive and practical setting. The built environment is indeed a multi-disciplinary area; on the one hand, it provides us enormous freedoms and possibilities to choose, work, and evolve in our wished direction. On the other hand, however, such a broad and large field incorporates a heavily loaded sector, in which changes take place at a relatively slower pace in practice. Studying the situation by many research groups and individuals from institutions and universities has proven that the building sector should start transitions towards circularity in all aspects for tackling the current socio-technical challenges.

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Organizing Committee

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Masi Mohammadi

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Frits Schultheiss

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Shore Shahnoori

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Perica Savanovic

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Scientific Committee

  • Prof Chris Backes, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

  • Dr Marcel Loomans, Assistant Professor, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands

  • Dr Mohammad Taleghani, Associate Professor at Leads Beckett University, United Kingdom

  • Prof Nurhan Abujidi, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, and the KU Leuven, Belgium

  • Dr Shore Shahnoori, Researcher and Teacher, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

  • Dr Olivia Guerra-Santin, Assistant Professor, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

  • Dr Perica Savanovic, Applied research Professor (Lector), Avans University of Applied Science

  • Dr Rijk Blok, Assistant Professor, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

  • Dr Torsten Schroder, Assistant professor, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Planning & website support: 

Ing. Novin Kamyab

Dr Karel Vollers
Intro & Welcome
Prof. Mohammadi & Prof. Teuffel
Prof. Michael Braungart
Key Note
Prof. Eekhout
From not-allowed to possible dreams
Delegates gr.1.,
Scaling up the façade retrofitting of Soviet-era housing estates.
Delegates gr. 2.,
Towards a Digital Infrastructure for a Circular Built Environment: The Data Pipeline, Passport Generator and Passport Pool
Prof. van den Dobbelsteen
Creating circular systems for the campus – towards the sustainable university of the future
Prof. Teuffel
Innovative Circular Structural Design in practice
Delegates gr. 3.,
The Container Park: Towards the Application of Circular Economy Principles into the Turkish Built Environment
Delegates gr. 4.,
A Framework for policy coherence for circular built environment implementation: An analysis of European cases
Poster present.1
A Review of studies Conducted on Building Information Modeling and Green Building to identify Research Gaps
Dr Shahnoori
Health and Circular Systems in the Built Environment
Dr Durmisevic
Digital assessment of building reversibility and reuse potential of building materials
Delegate gr. 5.,
Management control and business model innovation control in the context of the circular economy in the Dutch construction industry.”
Delegate gr. 6.,
(Re)Organizing circular design projects: Four tool applications and reflections
Assoc. Prof. Taleghani
The impact of land surface properties on the development of the urban heat islands
Prof. Robeller
Digital Technologies for Sustainable design - Challenging materials and local resources
Delegates gr. 7.,
Cost comparison of Typical and Adaptable Precast Parking Structures in the US
Delegate gr. 8.,
How Can Digital Technologies Support the Circular Transition of Social Housing Organizations? Empirical Evidence from Two Cases
Prof. Muszynski
“Conceptualizing the End of Life for Mass Timber Panel Buildings towards Circularity: Mapping the Gaps in Knowledge”
Practical session
Provided forum by NEN
Circularity in the built environment; an innovation eco-system perspective
Final talk, recap


Dr. Ir. Karel Vollers with his thesis Twist & Build (PhD cum laude at TUDelft, 2001), bridged the gap between digital twisted façades and their materialising. Next, with Prof. Dr. Ir. M. Eekhout, Dr. B. Tuncer, Dr. R. Stouffs and A. Borgart, he initiated the Blob group for exploring, teaching and researching innovative building structures. In 2012, as Assistant Professor, he joined the complex geometry focused Hyperbody Group, ended his Researcher position at the Faculty, and founded the firm Free-D Geometries BV.

Karel Vollers is deeply involved in the development of CNC reconfigurable molds to shape freely curved panels. Such molds minimise waste in labor, material, energy, logistics and time.

In 2012, he presented the first active pinbed. It has an array of 196 simultaneously moving actuators. Free-D Geometries in 2015, supported by a SMEinst Phase 1 disruptive technologies subsidy, linked the dynamic mold technology to transforming glass panels. At the NL 2017 BouwBeurs building fair, the firm presented the world’s first freely curving glass panels produced on a dynamic mold.

The CNC Dynamic Glass Mold allows manufacturers to produce high value-added freely curved glass panels through a resource- and energy efficient production process with high speed and high quality.


Karel Vollers presented at congresses of IASS (International Association of Shell and Spatial Structures), CTBUH (Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat) and GPD (Glass Processing Days).



Prof. Masi Mohammadi

Masi Mohammadi has a PhD on smart homes for active ageing, holds the chair of ‘Smart Architectural Technologies’ at Eindhoven University of Technology, and heads the KIVI-chair of ‘Architecture in Health’ at HAN University of applied sciences, in the Netherlands.
As a senior researcher and project manager in different nationwide projects based in the field of smart healthy cities, she gained large experience in interdisciplinary studies. In this regard, she has served as chair and/or board member of more than 20 (inter)national committees and research networks, e.g. a member of the Board Science, Technology and Society of The Royal Institution of Engineers (KIVI), and as visiting professor at University of Technology Sydney. She has contributed to various publications on interdisciplinary domains of smart healthy homes, and is a well-known speaker who has delivered more 120 academic and professional keynotes or invited talks at national and international level.

Prof. Dr. Mick Eekhout

1950, 1973 diploma TU Delft. 1975 start architect’s office Mick Eekhout. 1983 start of ‘design & build’ company Octatube in innovative space structures and glass facades and roofs. In 2021 over 120 staff and 50% turnover in export. Worked with Renzo Piano, Frei Otto, Norman Foster, Moshe Safdie, and Shigeru Ban. 1991 full professor Chair of Product Development TU Delft. In 2002 was awarded ‘Pioneer Award‘ for Space Structures’ by the University of Surrey. 2003 elected full member Royal Academy Science and Arts/KNAW. Wrote 20 books and over 400 publications.. Supervised 20 Ph.D. students. Was created in 2012 ‘Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion’ by HM Queen Beatrix. In 2017 Queen Maxima visited the Octatube factory.

Dr. Mohammad Taleghani

Dr. Mohammad Taleghani is Senior Lecturer in Landscape Architecture. He is a level 6 coordinator.


Dr. Taleghani has worked previously at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles (USA), Portland State University (USA), Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands), and University of Salford (Manchester).

His primary focus in research is on the impact of the urban heat islands on human thermal comfort, and energy consumption of buildings. Mohammad received prestigious grants from European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), and the United States National Science Foundation (NSF). He has published numerous papers in prominent journals in the field of built environments.

Dr. Shore Shahnoori

Shore Shahnoori is a senior lecturer and researcher in the field of sustainability in architectural engineering, building performance, construction, and materials. in addition to the managerial roles that she has in her portfolio, Shore has years of experience in academic and practical works in the Built Environment. She currently works for the chair SAT (Smart Architectural Technologies) at the Eindhoven University of Technology. The subject of her research is Health & Construction for Circular Houses. She also teaches building technology and advanced circular construction and materials related to her expertise.

Dr. Elma Durmišević

Dr. Elma Durmišević architect BNA, head of 4D Architects office in Amsterdam and founding director of Laboratory for Green Transformable Buildings in the Netherlands, holds a Ph.D. at the Delft University of Technology on Transformable Building Structures-Design for Disassembly in Architecture.  As Associate Professor at the University of Twente, Durmisevic developed a master program for dynamic and sustainable buildings that introduced green engineering in the industrial design of architecture. Durmisevic formed a consortium for the development and construction of an innovation platform for circular green buildings in The Netherlands and established Dutch national hub for circular buildings, is a member of a number of juries and scientific committees, reviewer of scientific books and journals, EU expert on EU Urban Innovative Actions circular building project, leads the development of EU Digital Deconstruction Platform for circular economy in construction, head of reversible building platform has lead EU H2020 BAMB Reversible Buildings research. Durmisevic developed circularity tools assessing building’s and products circularity such as reuse potential tool, transformation capacity tool including virtual simulator and Reversible BIM module.


As head of 4D architects, Durmisevic is the architect of two EU circular building demonstration pilots which demonstrate the implementation of reversible/circular building design approach in real construction projects as well as the designer and developer of a number of innovative reversible building systems and products.


Durmisevic developed reversible building measurement tools, design guidelines, and protocols for circular buildings and advises EU cities and regions on circular building strategies.

Prof. Muszynski

Dr. Lech Muszyński is a Professor in the Department of Wood Science and
Engineering at the Oregon State University. A native of Poland, he received his M.S. in
Wood Technology and Ph.D. in Forestry and Wood Technology from the University of
Life Sciences in Poznań, Poland. In 1998-2004 he worked in the Advanced Engineered
Wood Composites Center at the University of Maine. Lech joined OSU in 2004. His
research area includes the mechanical performance of solid wood, engineered wood-based composites, with stress on interface performance, bonding, durability, fire
resistance, damage assessment, and hygro-mechanical behavior. Since 2010 one of
the focus areas of his research has been the cross-laminated timber (CLT) technology
and other mass-timber panel (MTP) products. Lech has toured MTP manufacturing
plants, construction sites, MTP-focused research centers, and related businesses
across the globe tracking the complex supply and value chains of the industry and its
fascinating evolution

Prof. Patrick Teuffel

Patrick Teuffel is a Full Professor and Chair of Innovative Structural Design (ISD) at the Faculty of the Built Environment of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Patrick’s vision for the research of ISD focuses on lightweight and adaptive structures, as well as the application of innovative materials, such as smart materials or bio-based materials. In the context of lightweight and adaptive structures, he is using numerical and experimental models to optimize the design and construction processes. In addition, he is conducting research for the development of 'smart skins' using textiles with integrated smart materials, which have variable properties in shape, stiffness, viscosity, and transmission. Based on this research, he is building a connection between structural design to building physics criteria such as light, acoustics, and wind. The research on bio-based materials focuses on innovative composite materials, based on hemp, flax or mycelium, in order to find a new application in the built environment, such as the world-wide first pedestrian bio-based bridge, realised in Eindhoven in 2016.

Prof. Andy van den Dobbelsteen

Andy van den Dobbelsteen is a full professor of Climate Design & Sustainability and Sustainability Coordinator at the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), The Netherlands. Next to this, he is Principal Investigator with the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS). Together with his team, Andy has conducted many national and international research projects on sustainability, energy transition in particular. He is faculty advisor to the successful TU Delft Solar Decathlon teams and responsible for the Zero-Energy Design MOOC, winner of the edX Online Prize 2020. The short film made for the MOOC, Energy Slaves, about domestic energy consumption, won a Gouden Reiger, the Dutch Oscar for commissioned films.
For his work in the field of sustainability, Andy became Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion. In 2019 he received the Academic Society Award from the Dutch Royal Institute of Engineers, for the way he communicates scientific knowledge to society.

Prof. Christopher  Robeller 

Christopher  Robeller is a Professor at the University of Applied Sciences Bremen, where he leads the Digital Planning and Building Team DPB. he explores teaches, and researches innovative building structures at the intersection of architecture, structural engineering, manufacturing technology, and computer science. Previously he has worked as a Junior Professor at TU Kaiserslautern, leading the Digital Timber Construction DTC lab, as a Postdoc at the Swiss National Centre of Competence for Digital Fabrication NCCR dfab at ETH Zurich, as a Ph.D. assistant at the Timber Construction Laboratory IBOIS at EPFL Lausanne, and as a research associate at the Institute of Computational Design ICD, University of Stuttgart. he received a Doctor of Sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology EPFL, and a Professional Diploma in Architecture with Distinction from London Metropolitan University. The research has been implemented in projects such as the 2010 ICD/itke pavilion, 2013 IBOIS curved folded shell, 2017 Lausanne Vidy Theater, 2015-2020 Factory hall in Manternach, 2019 HexBox Canopy, the 2019 Recycleshell, and the 2021 Chestnut Cabin.

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