Isabel Ordóñez


Riga City Hall, Riga Energy Agency, Tartu City Hall, Hogeschool van Amsterdam (AUAS), Kavala City Hall

Research Group

Materials & Wellbeing

Research Lab

Design x City Making


European Climate Initiative (EUKI)

Construction and demolition waste (CWD) is the most important waste stream in the EU in terms of mass, with around 340 million tonnes between 2010 and 2018 (EEA, 2020). Therefore, the Circular Economy Action Plan (EC, 2015) has identified RCD as a priority waste stream to close the cycle. Following the framework directive on waste, most member states achieved a recovery target of 70% of the RCD. However, the recovery rate was mainly based on backfilling or downcycling, actions that make it difficult to implement the objectives. Material streams arising from demolition and renovation work are currently not available for reuse or recycling activities.

The Cure+ Centers for Urban Resources, Reuse and Remanufacture project will promote and design urban practices to track, reduce, reuse, repair, remanufacture and recycle household RCDs, as well as learn from best practices elsewhere and develop locally adapted solutions, putting citizens in the foreground.

This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI) of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK).