Groningen Ontwerpt – climate adaptive


sustainable and circular solutions for the innercity of Groningen

Now that the measures regarding covid-19 have been relaxed, we can continue with our third edition of Groningen Ontwerpt. We have planned the design route on Sunday 26 September.

Why Groningen Ontwerpt
In 2050, the Dutch economy must be completely circular: sustainable and based on reuse. Because design can play an important role in solving this problem, House of Design will start in 2018 with a new initiative: Groningen designs. Together with designers, retailers, policy makers and researchers, we work on sustainable and circular solutions for the city of Groningen.

Climate adaptation
Entrepreneurs will work with designers on the theme of climate adaptation. They develop solutions for heat stress, rainwater harvesting, natural sun protection and greening.

We have a nice list of participants in the city center of Groningen.
The linked entrepreneurs and designers are:
Laif & Nuver + Wieke Alberts
Stadscafe Pronk + Ditmar van Dam
Toet + Carolijn Slottje
Antiquarian Berger and de Vries + Lieve van Meegen
Diezijner and Salsashop + Zhen Tian

Circular materials
The project started in June with a design pressure cooker in which the participants developed their first ideas and concepts. The designers work with circular materials like old wood, stranded fishnets, packaging and other discarded materials from the entrepreneurs.

Design route
You can see the endresults on Sunday 26 September during the design route. The designers are present between 12:00 and 17:00 and are happy to discus the design and production process with you.
The route will be supplemented with sustainable initiatives and catering establishments in the city center, such as Wadapartja Zuiderdiep and Land van Kokanje.

GO Climate Party
At the Vismarkt you can visit the GO Climate Party and be inspired by climate-adaptive and circular designs and speculative future scenarios.
> René Notenbomer and Bram Peters present their climate smart wall. These are circular stackable flower boxes, made from waste plastic, with which you can easily build a green wall. Handy for greening your terrace, as a fence or as a vertical vegetable garden. Fill the building blocks with fermented green waste and your plants will bloom like never before. They are happy to show you how that works.
> ‘Off Course’ students from Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen talk to visitors about climate change and possible future scenarios.
> Students Industrial Product Design (IPO) of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences present their ideas and prototypes on the theme of climate adaptation.

In-depth program
Later in November, during Let’s Gro, we will organize an in-depth program on the theme of climate adaptation, in which we will further investigate the opportunities of circular design for climate adaptation.



Where: city centre of Groningen
When: design route on September 26th
Partners and financial support: Kunstraad Groningen, Het Fonds, Groningen City Club, Hanze Hogeschool, Kleintje Klimaat, Interreg Netzwerk+ project KlimaRe:Pair.