November 10, 2023 - 11:30 am | Center for Architecture

A Steel Stadium and a Wood Stair: Two Circular Economy Case Studies

We are excited to announce an upcoming symposium dedicated to exploring the profound intersections of sustainability, resiliency, design decisions, and policy within the context of decarbonization. This full-day program includes discussion topics ranging from “Whole Building Life Cycle Analysis” and “Materials” to “Resiliency” and “Policy Response to the Climate Crisis,” among other sessions. Our distinguished speakers, each possessing extensive expertise in their respective fields, will offer insight on the considerations and decisions that intricately shape our built environment in the pursuit of decarbonization.


Stadium 974 and Circulating Matters—one a steel-frame stadium built for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the other a small temporary timber installation—are two different case studies in implementing Circular Economy principles in construction. This brief presentation highlights some of the design methods used to allow for design for disassembly, and for the use of salvaged materials in new construction projects.


Further information on the symposium can be found here.

Dan Bergsagel