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  • Opening Keynote at Decon+Reuse’21

    Felix Heisel has been invited as the opening keynote speaker at this years Deconstruction and Reuse 2021 Conference. Titled Circular Construction: from global aspiration to local implementation, the talk will span topics such as reuse, recycling, circular construction, design for disassembly, survey methods and policy using the Circular Construction Lab’s work and research as case studies.

    Quo Addis? Conflicts of Coexistence at 17th International Architecture Exhibition Venice Biennale

    From 22 May until 21 November 2021, La Biennale will take place in the Arsenale and the Giardini in Venice. The curator Hashim Sarkis calls on architects to imagine spaces in which we can generously live together in different ways, in the context of widening political divides and growing economic inequalities. As part of an intercontinental team spanning ETH Zürich, KIT Karlsruhe, EiABC Addis Ababa and Cornell University, Felix Heisel and Marta H. Wisniewska developed the contribution titled “Quo Addis? Conflicts of Coexistence”. In an urban model of Addis Ababa, the historical and architectural development of the Ethiopian capital from the age of Menelik’s empire in the 19th century until today is depicted in an abstract and at the same time precise and clear way.

  • Input Lecture
    Woods Bagot Digital Craft Exchange
    June 3rd 2021

    Felix Heisel to present at Woods Bagot Digital Craft Exchange

    Felix Heisel has been invited to present the work of the Circular Construction Lab and 2hs architects and engineers at the Digital Craft Exchange organised by Woods Bagot on June 3rd, 2021.

  • Felix Heisel to present at ACSA Teacher’s conference

    Felix Heisel presents two papers at this year’s ACSA Teacher’s Conference, Curriculum for Climate Agency. As a collaboration between the EAAE + ACSA, the event welcomes a range of formats for presentation and communication, from full‐paper and project-based presentations, to workshop‐based interactions, to graphic, visual and/or textual analyses of projects that respond to the 10 scholarship themes.

  • Public Lecture
    Penn State University
    March 11th, 2021

    Felix Heisel to Lecture at Penn State University

    On March 11th, 2021, Felix Heisel is presenting a lecture titled Prototypological Research towards Circular Construction at the Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture Graduate Research and Innovative Design (GRID) Lecture Series.

  • ‘Die Sendung mit der Maus’ visits UMAR Unit

    For its 50th anniversary episode, “Die Sendung mit der Maus” – Germany’s famous children TV show explaining how the world works – is showcasing strategies and concepts on the question how people will live in the future. Therefore Armin Maiwald, one of the hosts, visited the Urban Mining and Recycling Unit (UMAR) created by Werner Sobek with Dirk E. Hebel and Felix Heisel.

  • Felix Heisel to speak at the Industrialized Construction Forum

    Felix Heisel will be speaking at the 7th Annual CIFE Industrialized Construction Forum organised by the Center for Integrated Facility Engineering CIFE of Stanford University. The conference this year will be held via Zoom on Tuesday & Wednesday, January 26-27, 2021 from 8:00 – 13:00 US Pacific Standard Time (PST).

  • Input Lecture
    Tulane School of Architecture
    October 21st, 2020

    Felix Heisel to lecture at Tulane School of Architecture

    As part of the “Addis Ababa River City: The Upper Kebena River Project”, Felix Heisel will be speaking at Tulane University of Architecture in New Orleans on October 21st, 2020. His talk will address lessons drawn from research into informal processes and social networks within Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital from 2011-2020.

  • Public Lecture
    Cornell Engineering Ezra Roundtable
    September 25th, 2020

    Felix Heisel to lecture at the Ezra Roundtable Series

    Circular construction promotes a paradigm shift in how we design, construct, and operate buildings, and in the way resources are being managed within the built environment. This seminar will highlight ongoing research projects of the Circular Construction Lab at Cornell AAP and discuss systemic changes to today’s construction industry.

  • CCL exhibits at ‘Enough is Enough’ BetaCity 2020 – Timișoara Architecture Biennial

    The Circular Construction Lab and its partners exhibit three projects at this years Timișoara Architecture Biennial, BETA 2020. The exhibition is curated by Ilka Ruby, Brîndușa Tudor and Anca Cioarec and will open its doors between September 25th and October 25th in Timișoara, Romania.

  • UMAR Unit at Expo 2020

    The Urban Mining and Recycling Unit (UMAR) will be featured at the German Pavilion at the Expo 2020 in Dubai as part of the Future City Lab. The exhibition will be based around the research on circular materials and their construction details done by CCL and the Professorship of Sustainable Construction at KIT Karlsruhe.

  • Input Lecture
    Monash University & RMIT University
    May 28, 2020

    Felix Heisel invited to lecture at Monash & RMIT University

    Felix Heisel has been invited to hold an input lecture for students of Monash University and RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. Titled Informality and Circularity, the talk with address challenges and chances of circular construction in the specific setting of informality.

  • Panel Discussion
    grow.build.repeat Symposium
    New Date: December 03/04, 2020

    Felix Heisel invited to moderate grow.build.repeat Symposium in Karlsruhe

    Felix Heisel has been invited to moderate the panel discussion of the upcoming symposium grow.build.repeat, organized by the Professorship of Sustainable Construction at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.

  • Quo Addis? 2020 Venice Biennale

    Felix Heisel and Marta H. Wisniewska together with Marc Angelil of ETH Zürich, Dirk E. Hebel of KIT Karlsruhe and Bisrat Kifle of EiABC in Addis Ababa are presenting their long-standing research on Ethiopia and its capital Addis Ababa at the Venice Biennale 2020.

  • Public Lecture
    Sustainable Building Materials Summit
    New Date: Spring 2021

    Felix Heisel invited to lecture at Sustainable Building Materials Summit in Karlsruhe

    Felix Heisel has been invited to lecture at the Sustainable Building Materials Summit and Exhibition in Karlsruhe. The talk Kreislaufgerechtes Bauen – Entwerfen, Konstruieren und Bewirtschaften des Materiallagers Stadt will discuss the importance of a paradigm shift in architectural design when understanding the built environment as the resource for future construction.

  • Virtual Lecture
    Cornell AAP Lecture Series
    March 18, 2020

    Felix Heisel to introduce virtual lecture by Jan de Vylder on March 18 2020

    Gensler Visiting Critic Jan De Vylder will be presenting his virtual lecture That It Does Not Look Good Makes That It Looks Good simultaneously to the communities of Harvard GSD, Cooper Union, ETH Zurich and Cornell AAP. The talk will be introduced by Assistant Professor Felix Heisel.

  • Public Lecture
    Future Real Estate
    New Date: April 11/12, 2021

    Felix Heisel invited to Lecture at Future Real Estate in Berlin

    Felix Heisel has been invited to present his work at this years Future Real Estate Cradle to Cradle Conference. The lecture Zirkulär Bauen – Jetzt Umsetzen! will showcase the ongoing work of the Circular Construction Lab and stress the importance of a quick paradigm shift in construction.