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    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.

  • CI:RCLE – Circular Ithaca: Researching Construction in the Local Economy

    The Circular Construction Lab, together with the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business has been awarded an Engaged Cornell public purpose research grant. We are happy and proud, and excited to combine our research and teaching within this exciting project!

  • Felix Heisel founding member of CROWD: Circularity, Reuse and Zero Waste Development

    The Circular Construction Lab is a founding member of CR0WD: Circularity, Reuse and Zero Waste Development, which is comprised of Historic Ithaca/Significant Elements, the Susan Christopherson Community Planning Center, the Circular Construction Lab and the Just Places Lab of Cornell University, Finger Lakes Reuse, and Cortland Reuse.

    Mehr.WERT.Pavillon has moved to permanent site

    With the end of the German Federal Garden Show , the Mehr.WERT.Pavillon by 2hs Architekten und Ingenieur PartGmbB and KIT Karlsruhe has been relocated to a permanent location at the head of Bleichinselbrücke, the bridge leading into the new city quarter Neckarbogen in Heilbronn.

    Mehr.WERT.Pavillon

    The Mehr.WERT.Pavillon by 2hs and KIT Karlsruhe addresses the question how we can perform a paradigm shift in the way we use our resources, from the currently dominant linear economy towards a circular economy of closed and pure material cycles. On the one hand, the pavilion makes use of the existing urban mine – all materials used in the project have already undergone at least one life cycle, either in the same or in a different form. On the other hand, it acts as a material depot, which will become available again for future constructions at the end of the exhibition.

    Urban Mining and Recycling (UMAR) Unit

    The Urban Mining and Recycling (UMAR) Unit is located within the NEST research building of Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Science and Technology (Empa) in Dübendorf, Switzerland. The building design created by Werner Sobek with Dirk E. Hebel and Felix Heisel proves that circular construction is possible already today.