Construction made circular

Circle Bank addresses climate change and resource depletion on a societal level by outcompeting the linear construction sector on market terms.

 

In recent years, innovation in circular construction and small-scale experiments have provided us with a glimpse of a more circular future within the construction sector.

 

However, it is still more efficient, cheaper and faster to build using a traditional linear approach, which is a major systemic challenge for the circular transition. That’s why we’ve launched the Circle Bank-project.

 

We want to create an integrated, scalable and cost-effective circular value chain able to outcompete the linear construction practice on market terms by solving the existing research and market challenges.

We’re launching a digital platform, which aims to become the circular construction sector’s main collaboration hub – from design to demolition.

About the Circle Bank project
  • Quantify the environmental & social value related to circular economy within the construction sector.
  • Create a decision support tool to guide building owners through circular choices.
  • Make design of new buildings with secondary building materials and components (SBMC) more efficient through coherent value chains.
  • Support a transparent and steady supply of SBMC.
  • Address uncertainties related to technical & environmental quality of SBMC
  • We’re launching a digital platform, which aims to become the circular construction sector’s main collaboration hub – from design to demolition.

As the 'circular' approach to sustainability begins to gather ground, we humans are finding ourselves within the circle, not without.

Michiel Schwarz

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Our team

The Circle Bank Grand Solution Project is a collaboration between a consortium of both knowledge, commercial, and market partners, co-funded by Innovation Fund Denmark and Realdania.

 

The Circle Bank digital platform is developed by CB Nordic ApS, which is jointly owned by five key players within the circular construction sector.

Commercial Partners
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Thomas Fabian Delman

TWENTYFIFTY

Twentyfifty is a strategic design agency offering innovation management, branding, communication, business development, and strategic advisory within the circular economy and green transition.

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Lene Damsbo Brix

MATTER BYBRIX

Matter byBrix is an architectural company engaged within the sustainable transition of the construction industry. Core competences are strategic innovation within architecture and sustainable change.

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Thomas Søgård Sinding

J. JENSEN A/S

J. Jensen A/S is a modern demolition company whose goal is to create better conditions for circular construction. As a pioneer in our industry, we consider it our biggest aim to pioneer new ways of getting most out of the existing building.

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Flemming Rafn

THIRD NATURE 

Third Nature (Tredje Natur in Danish) are architectural front runners in designing regenerative cities and resilient spaces. Our studio design and build systemic solutions on all scales to bridge the gap between people and planet.

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Rolf Büchmann-Slorup

HDLAB

HD Lab deliver the technologies to support the human processes in circular construction. Our systems handle added complexity when registering, upcycling and reusing building components in new design and construction.

Knowledge Partners
Katrine-Hauge-Schmidt

Katrine Hauge Smith

DANISH TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE

Danish Technological Institute (TI) provide profound knowledge on circular construction, expertise in quality schemes and aspects related to both technical and environmental quality, LCA-expertise, as well as data management.

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Morten Birkved

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN DENMARK

University of Southern Denmark Life Cycle Engineering develop methods for quantitative sustainability assessment of material consumption, recycling, buildings, built environments and relevant economic models.

Market Partners
Robert-Nellemann

Robert V. S. Nellemann

DANICA REAL ESTATE

Danica Real Estate supports corporate social responsibility and sustainability as key elements in our core business. Climate and Environment is among our strategic themes supporting the UN’s World Sustainability towards 2025.

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Klaus Kellermann

THE CITY OF ROSKILDE

The City of Roskilde works on several projects with focus on Circular Economy in the built environment. We have now established a procedure to promote reuse and recycling of leftover building materials from construction sites.

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Tine Veng Basse

THE CITY OF MIDDELFART

The City of Middelfart has during the last years gained experience with selective demolition and marketing of used building materials. We want to contribute to the acceleration of circular economy.

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Jesper Kort Andersen

LEJERBO

Lejerbo is one of the major social housing companies in Denmark. In recent years we have defined specific sustainability goals, and sustainability is now integrated in tenders, construction, supply chains and on residential level.

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