19 - 20 October 2022 | Bilbao, Spain
Sustainable wood construction for rural development and urban transformation
Horizon 2020 project no. 862942
Basajaun is a major European innovation action about sustainable building with wood. The main objective is to demonstrate how wood construction chains can be optimized to foster both rural development and urban transformation whilst being connected with sustainable forest management in Europe.
Context and objectives
Sustainable wood construction
Wood is a circular material par excellence: It stores CO2 in solid products for decades and can be recycled both biologically and technically. By using more wood, buildings can reduce emissions and become carbon sinks..
Digitalization and innovation
The digital transformation is leading to disruptive changes also in forestry and wood industries. Digital twins of forests and smart buildings with wood are becoming a reality.
Forestry and wood industries provide employment and income in Europe’s rural regions, which represent around 80% of the EU territory. Modernising cities through building with wood is an opportunity for more growth in disadvantaged regions.
Novel bio-based materials, products and building systems
Two full-scale demonstration projects realized with multiple partners
Digital twin F2DBF
Industry 4.0 platform to ensure traceability and transparency of engineering process
Studies and Reports
Building with wood addressing a holistic value chain and rural development
Upscaling of results together with more regional companies an stakeholders