Transforming cities through circular construction

18 April - 2024 , Online

10:00-11:45 CEST, Online

How can we decrease carbon emissions and boost resource efficiency within urban development? This webinar is from METREX Member Region Stockholm and Klimatarena Stockholm. Everyone is welcome to join.

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This webinar serves as a satellite event at the New European Bauhaus Festival. It aims to inspire actors across Europe, foster partnerships, and facilitate mutual learning on circular and sustainable solutions for the building and construction sector.

We will explore circular construction and how we can preserve buildings, plan our cities based on existing structures and circulate resources to create a sustainable and decarbonised building process. The webinar is hosted by Climate Arena Stockholm, a platform uniting businesses, public organisations, and academia with the goal to accelerate the transition to climate neutrality in the Stockholm region.

Learn more about how circular construction is linked to the values of the New European Bauhaus; sustainable, together and beautiful. Gain insights into the challenges for scaling up circular construction and draw inspiration from Swedish examples. We will use the mentimeter tool to gather insights on your experiences and approaches to circular construction in your city.

This webinar targets all stakeholders involved in urban development, as well as professionals in the construction and building sector. A link to join the webinar will be shared the day before the event.


  • Welcome! – Moderator Rebecca Timm, Stockholm Region EU Office
  • What is the Climate Arena Stockholm? – Hanna Kreplin, Region Stockholm
  • How does circular construction connect to the New European Bauhaus? – Patrik Karlsson Ryberg, RISE (Research Institutes in Sweden)
  • Key issues for circular construction in Sweden – Frida Görman, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute
  • Swedish cases on circular construction
    • Preserving instead of demolishing – Project Lumi in Uppsala, White Arkitekter
    • Transforming a factory into apartments – Spritfabriken in Eslöv, Link Arkitektur
  • Q&A session