Wood Joensuu

Insights for DWC 2023 – Part 15

This year, the DWC 2023 event will bring together notable speakers who are able to deliver powerful message related to use of wood, sustainability, circularity in building construction sector and city planning in a way that will ensure the event creates significant impact in this era of climate change mitigation strategies.

Learn more about our speakers from different sessions and their insights below.


Sustainability in Material & Design Considerations

Circularity in Architectural Design 

In this presenastion, the speakers will present how important Circular Economy (CE) will be in architecture and construction in the future and which principles are inherent in the planning of CE. To this aim, the pilot project ”Recyclinghaus” in Hanover is introduced as an example of circular construction. Furthermore, the associated changing design process, for circular design, is explained and which tools are currently available for this purpose.

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About the Speakers

Sina Hage (M. Sc.; M. Arch.) studied structural engineering at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany as well as architecture in Valencia, Spain. After finishing her studies, she gained experience as a research assistant at the Bauhaus University in Weimar and later on as a structural engineer at Arup, a global construcFon corporaFon. Now, she is researcher in the field of vernacular, sustainable architecture & circular economy in architecture at the Jade University of Oldenburg.

Sharina Alves holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering Construction Management (B.Eng.) and a master’s degree in Management and Engineering in Construction (M.Eng.). She worked for several years in technical facility management and is now a research assistant at the Jade University of Applied Sciences Oldenburg, Germany for a research project on the digitalisation of SME in the construction sector.


The second international Drivers for Wood Construction event will be held in Joensuu 15.-16.5.2023 with the theme Holistic Approach Towards Sustainable Wood Construction.


Drivers of Wood Construction 2023 event organized by the Karelia University of Applied Sciences
in cooperation with Natural Resources Institute Finland, University of Eastern Finland and European Forest Institute.


 Main Partners and Sponsor

Ministry of the Environment,  Wood Building Programme

Puuinfo Ltd.

RothoBlaas SRL

City of Joensuu