The EU-funded CIRCuIT project aims to provide innovative solutions to close the cycle of urban materials and resource flows in the construction sector. It is planned in Helsinki, Hamburg, Copenhagen and London to apply circular economic approaches to the built environment by 2023, thus closing the current implementation gap between theory and practical action.
Involving public authorities, the construction industry, municipal partners and innovative entrepreneurs and scientists, the feasibility of innovative solutions for circular construction in the construction sector should be promoted.
In each of the four participating European metropolises, three innovative solutions for "circular construction" will demonstrate how the cycle of urban material and resource flows can be closed.
The aim is to increase the regeneration capacity in the four cities, reduce the annual consumption of raw materials in new housing areas by 20% and achieve cost reduc-tions of 15%.
In addition, the CIRCuIT Academy aims to establish a knowledge sharing structure that will enable the scaling up and replication of circular economy solutions and the creation of wider reach across the project partners and stakeholders in the value chain.
In Hamburg, the Senate Chancellery as an interface to the administration, the Technical University of Hamburg as a scientific partner, and the companies Eggers Tiefbau, Otto Wulff and Otto Dörner as partners and experts for demolition, recycling and new construction work together on the implementation of the Hamburg project contribution