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The R&I team of archipelago is extending its reach with new research projects

The R&I team of archipelago is extending its reach with several new research projects, the selection of an academic paper and a 4-day course for clients in the health sector.

Implementation of Circular Economy in the Built Environment – a European research project in collaboration with 40 academic institutes, in which archipelago participates as one of the few architectural offices, has been granted by the European Commission.

Transformation Capacity Toolarchipelago will adapt the evaluation criteria of the Transformation Capacity Tool, developed during the BAMB project, to the specific context of the Brussels Capital Region.

OVAM manual for adaptive buildingarchipelago will work together with CERAA on a manual for adaptive building, commissioned by OVAM, the Public Waste Agency in the region of Flanders, striving for a sustainable waste and materials management and a transition to a circular economy.

Academic paper selected for Sustainable Build Environment Conference (SBE) in Berlin – the scientific committee of the SBE conference has selected archipelago’s submittal ‘An urban hospital based on the principles of circular economy: the case of Joseph Bracops hospital’ for a full oral presentation. The paper is written by Giulia Scialpi (first author and presenter), Joost Declercq and Laurent Grisay, in collaboration with prof. Daniella Perrotti of UCL.

Teaching on Framework for Sustainable Healthcare projects (Zorgaddendum GRO) for VIPA – at the request of VIPA (the Flemish administration on healthcare infrastructure) archipelago will co-host in September and October a 4-day course for clients in the healthcare sector on the new sustainability framework for healthcare projects, which archipelago also co-authored. This project is led by KULeuven.

Contributing to the interregional version of the sustainability framework GRO – the mission of archipelago to assist regional administrations on the elaboration of the new interregional version of the sustainability framework GRO is prolonged. In this mission archipelago is co-shaping the backbone of the framework and is working in depth on the topics Climate Responsive Design and Circular Building.

With these research projects, archipelago’s R&I team aims to consolidate its position between academic research and building practice. On both a national and international level, the R&I team is increasingly recognized as a valuable partner with unique insights in sustainable, circular and adaptable building.




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