LafargeHolcim Foundation International Symposiums on Sustainable Construction
1st Holcim Roundtable 2014
– “Re-materializing construction”

1st Holcim Roundtable 2014 – “Re-materializing construction”

Experts from all continents at the inaugural Holcim Roundtable (l-r, front): John Ochsendor f (USA), Marc Angélil (Switzerland), Shrashtant Patara (India), Guillaume Habert (France/Switzerland), Annette Aumann (Switzerland), Xuemei Bai (Australia), Anna Heringer (Austria), John Fernandez (USA) and (l-r, back): Jens Diebold (Switzerland), Michael Braungart (Germany), Maarten Gielen (Belgium), Werner Sobek (Germany), Mark Swilling (South Africa), Alejandro Aravena (Chile), Vivian Loftness (USA), Laila Seewang (Switzerland), Philippe Block (Switzerland), and Mark Jarzombek (USA).
1st Holcim Roundtable for Sustainable Construction: “Re-materializing Construction” – MIT …
1st Holcim Roundtable for Sustainable Construction: “Re-materializing Construction” – MIT Endicott House, Boston, MA, USA – June 30 to July 2, 2014.
The goal of the Roundtable was to develop strategies at two scales: resource use in individual buildings and the logistical chains distributing these materials across regions. The proposed strategies aim to “re-materialize” construction by reducing consumption throughout the material cycle from extraction to processing, transport, implementation, maintenance, and removal.
1st Holcim Roundtable 2014 in Boston
1st Holcim Roundtable 2014 in Boston
Group sessions exploring the theme of re-materialization at the first Holcim Roundtable 2014.
1st Holcim Roundtable for Sustainable Construction: “Re-materializing Construction” – MIT …
1st Holcim Roundtable for Sustainable Construction: “Re-materializing Construction” – MIT Endicott House, Boston, MA, USA – June 30 to July 2, 2014.
The Holcim Roundtable brings together experts from different fields – including material scientists, engineers, architects, sociologists, historians, policy makers, and industry leaders – to devise a clear agenda for retooling and reorienting construction towards a more sustainable future.
1st Holcim Roundtable for Sustainable Construction: “Re-materializing Construction” – MIT …
1st Holcim Roundtable for Sustainable Construction: “Re-materializing Construction” – MIT Endicott House, Boston, MA, USA – June 30 to July 2, 2014.
The 1st Holcim Roundtable on re-materialization revealed a clear set of harms and benefits that can be both quantified and qualified to help the building community achieve truly sustainable material decisions.
1st Holcim Roundtable for Sustainable Construction: “Re-materializing Construction” – MIT …
1st Holcim Roundtable for Sustainable Construction: “Re-materializing Construction” – MIT Endicott House, Boston, MA, USA – June 30 to July 2, 2014.
Concurrent group sessions explored the theme of re-materialization.
1st Holcim Roundtable for Sustainable Construction: “Re-materializing Construction” – MIT …
1st Holcim Roundtable for Sustainable Construction: “Re-materializing Construction” – MIT Endicott House, Boston, MA, USA – June 30 to July 2, 2014.
Alejandro Aravena, Executive Director, Elemental, Chile. “How do we choose a building material that reduces harm, or one that maximizes the benefits?”
1st Holcim Roundtable for Sustainable Construction: “Re-materializing Construction” – MIT …
1st Holcim Roundtable for Sustainable Construction: “Re-materializing Construction” – MIT Endicott House, Boston, MA, USA – June 30 to July 2, 2014.
Annette Aumann, Project and Program Manager for Sustainable Construction, City of Zurich, Switzerland (left), and Guillaume Habert, Professor of Sustainable Construction, Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), Switzerland.
1st Holcim Roundtable for Sustainable Construction: “Re-materializing Construction” – MIT …
1st Holcim Roundtable for Sustainable Construction: “Re-materializing Construction” – MIT Endicott House, Boston, MA, USA – June 30 to July 2, 2014.
Anna Heringer, Principal, Anna Heringer Architecture; Visiting Professor, Technical University Vienna, Austria (left); and John Ochsendorf, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA.
Alejandro Aravena (l), Executive Director, Elemental (Chile) and Werner Sobek, Director, Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK), University of Stuttgart (Germany), at the inaugural Holcim Roundtable held at MIT Endicott House, Boston, MA, USA in 2014.
Guillaume Habert, Professor of Sustainable Construction within the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at the inaugural Holcim Roundtable held at MIT Endicott House, Boston, MA, USA in 2014.
John Fernández, Professor of Architecture and Building, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at the inaugural Holcim Roundtable held at MIT Endicott House, Boston, MA, USA in 2014.
Vivian Loftness, Professor of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, USA at the inaugural Holcim Roundtable held at MIT Endicott House, Boston, MA, USA in 2014.
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“Re-materializing construction”: Contributing to a leaner industry
June 30 to July 2, 2014

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