UMAR prime example

Future-Oriented. Recyclable. Emission-Free.

Our sustainability expert Claudia Lüling gave an advance interview at the HSLU (Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts) about her presentation at the Swiss Building Forum on 16 November 2022.

Claudia Lüling’s contribution focuses on the urgently needed paradigm shift in the building industry in the face of rapidly advancing climate change. In the desired “close loop design“, a building is understood as the life cycle of the materials it uses. Ideally, these bind CO2 and can be completely recycled at the end of their useful life.

Buildings produced in this way in turn serve as raw material suppliers of the future – Claudia Lüling cites the experimental unit “UMAR (Urban Mining & Recycling)” by Werner Sobek, Dirk E. Hebel and Felix Heisel on the NEST campus in Dübendorf, Switzerland, as a prime example.

Read the interview

Photo: Zooey Braun, Stuttgart