Floriade Dialogue #10

Bio-based building


Webinar Floriade Dialogue Webinar #10 ‘Infrastructure for resource-use efficiency: Bio-based building’ took place on 19 November 2020. Theme: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation (SDG 9).


Floriade Dialogues is the knowledge exchange programme of the Floriade Expo 2022 on the Floriade central theme: ‘Growing Green Cities’. In each Dialogue one of the four Floriade subthemes will be the leading theme: ‘Green, Food, Health or Energy’. In light of the pandemic Covid-19 outbreak we changed from face to face Floriade Dialogue meetings to a monthly series of webinars until the end of this year.


This Floriade Dialogue edition is was about ‘Building with and by Nature’. We discussed building materials that have naturally grown and took a peek into the world of biomimicry; the design, technique and production of materials, structures, and systems that are modelled on biological entities and processes.

  • Download the presentation | Enhancing environmental performance integration and material efficiency by achieving high degrees of Computational Design Customization | Speaker: Pablo Esteban Zamorano, United Kingdom
  • Download the presentation | Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) of Biobased and Renewable materials utilisation: improvements across the value chain | Speaker: Andreja Kutnar, Director, InnoRenew CoE, Slovenia
  • Download the presentation | Possibilities and beauty of bio-based building; research and building journey of the “The Growing Pavilion” | Speaker: Lucas de Man, Founder and CEO ‘Nieuwe Helden’ (New Heroes), The Netherlands
  • Download the presentation | Peter Oei, Program manager SIGN / Ministry Agriculture, Nature and Food quality

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