Innovative reuse of building materials


Cities and rural areas are closely linked within the construction sector. The building materials needed in urban areas are often obtained from the surrounding countryside. At the same time, waste is dumped into the landfills of the rural areas. These two factors lead to the consumption of natural resources in rural areas. A sustainable balance is missing.

Goals and approach

WieBauin aims to reduce the use of land and raw material resources in the construction sector by reusing components and recycling building materials. Value chains from the owners of buildings, which are ready for demolition, to the users of the building components and materials obtained during demolition are developed. A mutual economic and ecological advantage is created in the process. A building and materials cadastre will be established and opportunities for village and urban development will be opened up through central development areas.

Expected results and transfer

The results of WieBauin will range from instructions on how to address owners, to the development of a building and material cadastre as well as a material flow model for reducing the consumption of resources. Transferable business models for urban-rural recycling management will be linked to the approach.
Training modules will support architects, builders and craftsmen in the use of recyclable building components.

Project Lead / Contact

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans Joachim Linke
Technische Universität Darmstadt
Franziska-Braun-Str. 7
64287 Darmstadt
Telephone: +49 6151 16-21964
Email: linke@geod.tu-darmstadt.de

WieBauin: Active reuse instead of landfilling © Linke
WieBauin: Active reuse instead of landfilling © Linke

Project Profile

Funding Measure:

Project Cluster:
Regional Material Cycles

Project Title:
WieBauIn – Innovative reuse of building materials

01.10.2018 – 30.09.2023

Project Number:

Funding amount:
1.509.488 €

- Gemeinde Münster
- Gemeinde Otzberg
- Landkreis Darmstadt-Dieburg

Co-operation Partners:
- Stadt Darmstadt
- Kompetenzzentrum Innenentwicklung
- Institut für kommunale Geoinformationssysteme IKGIS e.V.

Website: www.wiebauin.de

June 2020