New Monuments in Leisure & Hospitality, by DUMO

Knowledge of materials and sustainable use in young, characteristic heritage

Materia co-operation
New materials offer opportunities for fascinating innovations. Materia stimulates and inspires architects, designers and producers to apply such materials in their designs. Materia is a knowledge centre for material development and innovation, as well as their applications in architecture and design. Every three months, Materia’s activities are set around a topical theme. The DuMo network is organising an afternoon programme on the conversion of Leisure oriented characteristic heritage (museums, theatres,libraries, cultural centres, venues, etc.) and materials. The seminar is meant for (interior) architects, contractors, manufacturers, clients and other interested professionals. Particular attention will be paid to sustainability, renovation, co-creation and technology.

The knowledge presented deals with materials, shortage of materials, material composition and so on and the possibilities for ‘older characteristic heritage’ (before 1920) is quite clear. We have a pretty good idea of ​​what can and can not be obtained from the Dutch and foreign markets. We’ve had time to build a pretty good impression of our experience with such buildings. For younger characteristic heritage (built between 1920 – 1980), however, the story is very different. In these buildings, many ‘new materials ‘ were used, such as concrete, steel, curtain walls, etc. There is less space here to gain experience with these buildings. Nowadays, restorers are faced with issues not previously encountered. Examples are the restoration of the Keim wall paintings by Piet Gerrits in the Cenacle Church in the east of the Netherlands, or the restoration of concrete and stucco at the National Education Museum in Dordrecht and ‘Zonnestraal’ in Hilversum.

Younger, characteristic heritage projects form something of a puzzle. What materials are available? What materials are suitable? With which materials has experience also been gained, at home or abroad? Can we can get materials from southern European countries? Aren’t climatic conditions and the composition of the components not very different? Shouldn’t we focus on Northern European countries? If we don’t have in-house knowledge of materials, where should we get it from? Can we invent our own solutions? How sustainable are new materials? Should we recycle or reuse any materials?



13:00 Reception & exhibition visit

13:30 Welcome by Els Zijlstra, Materia

13:45 Presentation on general themes
Job Roos, new chairman VAWR / Braaksma & Roos architects / Delft University of Technology

14:15 Stefanie Weser (Branch architects) Introduction case study 1 ‘Keim’
Restoration murals – Cenacle Church in Heilig Landstichting

14:30 Judy Bierman (Bierman/Henket Architects), Introduction Case study 2 ‘Concrete and Stucco’
Restoration concrete/stucco: the Holland in Dordrecht (not yet built)/Zonnestraal

14:45 Case study 3 ‘Mortar’ TU Delft PhD candidate

15:00 Break & exhibition visit

15:30 Getting started with the theme in groups, under guidance of the speakers

16:30 Feedback and formulating follow-up

16:45 Reflection by Els Zijlstra

17:00 Drinks

18:00 Close