The Bio-based Materials and Materials Cycles in Architecture Group (BioMat) was founded by Prof. Dr.-Ing Hanaa Dahy in 2016 at the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning of the University of Stuttgart, followed by the opening of a second branch in 2022 at the Institute of Planning in the Technical Faculty of IT and Design (TECH) of the Aalborg University, Copenhagen Campus.
Our goal at BioMat is to explore innovative solutions for future sustainable Architecture. The design philosophy of BioMat sees material properties as a design tool, merging the fields of Material Research, Architectural Design, and Digital Fabrication to create feasible sustainable applications for the built environment.
The high-tech bridge constructed with Flax Fibre in Almere(NL) is an example of modern innovation in bridge construction. Rather than using conventional material such as wood or concrete and steel, the bio-based material provides an impetus to how alternative, biomass-based and renewable resource can be used in the construction industry. It provides a path towards solving the major challenges such as high CO2 emission and high energy consumption in the manufacturing of building material.
Project: Mittendrin – Energieoptimierte vertikale Landwirtschaft als integraler Bestandteil der urbanen Architektur
Role: Project Leader and Partner
Period: 01.05.2022 – 30.06.2025
Funding: Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung (BLE)
‘Natürliche Intelligenz: Eine neue Ära der Nachhaltigkeit
12. May on 19:40 h, in the framework of the ‘LEICHT & LICHT’ Event. organised by ‘ELEMENTE materialForum in Berlin’.