GDC Pilot Blog

Weekly posts from the ongoing pilot project ‘Green Design Centre’ (GDC description)

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Facade system containing 95% of biobased materials

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The GDC facade system is fully reversible and contains 95% of biobased material. We assembled it without additional fixing devices. The process has been monitored by the University of Mostar.

05/12/2018

Dry wood connections without any fixing material

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A local construction company in Mostar is preparing dry demountable connections in wood without any fixing material. These are fully bio-based building components assembled for the GDC.

28/11/2018

Mapping the social impact of the GDC project

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The city of Mostar hosted a 2-day workshop on Social mapping and social impact of this circular construction project on the neighbourhood, the city and the region. It was co-organised by GDC Pilot leader SGDF, the city of Mostar, BRE and BAM UK, and involved local stakeholders.

22/11/2018

Reversible connection

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This reversible connection enables the disassembly of the facade finishing without affecting the facade frame. It is made possible by adding an intermediary element (made of steel) between two wooden elements.

13/11/2018

Individual modules can be configured differently

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GDC is designed with independent modules that can be organised in different configurations.
The form and configuration of five independent modules are presented here.

06/10/2018

Steel structure of a unit for the Green Design Centre

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Two such 3D modules will be placed on a steal grid. This will provide flexibility in moving and positionning the units.

29/10/2018

Modules including green roof and PV panels

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We are preparing the full prefabrication of the first 2 units of the Green Design Center: one with reversible green roof using local plants and one with a reversible PV roof. Once fully finished, they will be transported as 3D modules to the site.

24/10/2018

Disassembly of facade panel tested

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How easy is it to assemble and disassemble the reversible facade A++ panel? It worked well on this individual wooden box containing insulation once the connection with the finishing panel had been optimized.

17/10/2018

Reversibility options of facade system

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Overview of and assembly steps of reversible A++ façade system. The system permits four reuse and transformation options of the façade system.

17/10/2018

Preparing Green Design Center in Mostar

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Sarajevo Green Design Foundation has contracted “Konstrukcija” to produce the steel structure of the first 2+2 prefab units forming the first setup and transformation of the Green Design Center in Mostar.

11/10/2018