On Friday 30 October, the new building of the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Materials Recycling and Resource Strategies IWKS in Hanau was officially opened — as a digital event with video messages, a virtual tour of the new building and interviews. In an Interview, conducted via Livestream, Nils Krause answers questions about the central Design idea and the special challenges faced by the Architects.
Sustainability in construction – The special research priorities of the Fraunhofer IWKS have provided important impulses. The new building in Hanau was constructed according to the guidelines of the Assessment System for Sustainable Building for Federal Buildings (BNB). Together with our client we are striving for certification with the BNB silver status.
Designed for deconstruction – The ability of the materials used to be deconstructed and sorted according to type is a prerequisite for a resource-efficient circular economy, or Cradle to Cradle (C2C for short). Decisive for this are the separability, which is ensured by the type of construction, and the absence of pollutants in the building materials used, thus extending the material cycle and optimising it economically.