BASAJAUN - Building A SustainAble Joint between rurAl and UrbaN Areas Through Circular And Innovative Wood Construction Value Chains

European rural areas will boost when their natural resources constitute the basis of innovative and sustainable value chains with a high positive economic impact. In this sense, forests constitute an asset that provide not only ecosystems and biodiversity, but also a valuable and sustainable raw material, "wood". Wood is consumed by various sectors, including one of the most "raw materials" demanding sector, the construction.

BASAJAUN project is a puzzle composed of 1st and 2nd transformation companies, research organizations, associations and public bodies that are focused on maximizing the forest value through its use in wood construction, with 30 partner organizations in total. Its main goal is to optimize the use of wood resources to enable the construction of a medium sized building (16 dwellings with 4 floors) with the lower possible forest hectares – that will depends on the tree species and the forest local peculiarities (climate, surface, ..). The whole process will be optimised to maximize the consume of wood products from the forest (solid wood, fibers, veneers, bark, sawdust, etc.).

For the purpose of the project, a) innovative wood-based construction materials (thermal insulation, composites, varnishes, SIPs) and systems (structure, facades, floors, walls, roof and fixings) will be developed and upscaled, b) two full -scale demo buildings (Finland and France) that use those products will be constructed, c) digitalization of the whole construction value chain (from forest to building) will be done and d) the rural development impact will be studied at regional level. The environmental impact of the products of these value chains will be assessed as well. Besides, to assure a sustainable impact of the project a novel thematic platform to integrate the stakeholders of the wood region with urban areas will be developed. Besides, BASAJAUN leverages the previous results of successful projects where the innovative materials and systems were designed at laboratory and semi-industrial scale.

Coordinator of project: Javier Garcia, TECNALIA (Spain).

Coordinator of Luke sub-project: Henrik Heräjärvi (Joensuu).

Duration: 1.10.2019 - 30.9.2023

Partners:

Spain: FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION, INDUSTRIAS QUIMICAS IRURENA SA, Grupo Garnica Plywood S.A.U., Peñascal S. Coop., ENVOLVENTES ARQUITECTONICAS ENAR SL, AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS

France: INSTITUT TECHNOLOGIQUE FCBA(FORETCELLULOSE BOIS-CONSTRUCTION AMEUBLEMENT), DEPARTEMENT DE LA GIRONDE, SOPREMA

Finland: Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy, LUONNONVARAKESKUS (LUKE), ELASTOPOLI OY, Vipura Oy

Sweden: RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB, LUNDS UNIVERSITET, MOELVEN TOREBODA AB, RemaSawco AB, STRUSOFT AB

Germany: TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN, FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Italy: FOCCHI SPA, ALPHA CONSULTANTS S.R.L.

The Netherlands: Etcetera Design&Innovation, Van Berkel & Bos U.N. Studio B.V.

Hungary: OMIKRON-DOKK MUANYAGIPARI KFT

Portugal: Treely.ai, Lda

Poland: INSTYTUT TECHNOLOGII DREWNA

Belgium: INNOVAWOOD ASBL

Chile: PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

hanke luotu 10.10.2019

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Materials engineeringArchitectureSmart buildingsSmart citiesUrban engineeringRural developmentWood constructionEnvironmental assessmentCircular economyUpscaling construction materials-productsConstruction systemsDemo buildingsDigital transformationOpen innovationsValue chains of wood construction