Circular construction in practice

”By 2030 increasing construction durability, maximising the value of buildings and their parts and using resources optimally can bring benefits for EU countries valued at over 1 Billion EUR”, according to a new report prepared by Polish Circular Hotspot/Innowo titled Circular Construction in Practice. The report was presented for the first time by Agnieszka Sznyk and Hubert Bukowski of Innowo during a seminar hosted and co-organised by the Embassy on 30 May 2019.

After the report presentation Mr Menno Rubbens, speaking on behalf of the Royal Institute of Dutch Architects, outlined the commercial and ecological advantages of applying circular business models in the construction sector. To illustrate his views Mr. Rubbens highlighted a number of state-of-the art Dutch construction projects, designed according to circular principles.

The seminar was concluded with a panel discussion of Polish and Dutch experts who all agreed that relevant stakeholders need to join forces to make the importance and necessity of circular construction known to the private sector, (local) governments and the wider public.