EventsBuilding Turnaround

Building Turnaround

Andrea Klinge

ZRS Architekten Ingenieure, Berlin

20 June
Start 6:30 pm


Lecture and livestream are starting at 6:30 p.m.


Planetary boundaries are also increasingly felt in Europe. As a key driver of the current climate crisis, the building industry is called upon to develop new approaches to significantly reduce the massive consumption of resources and CO2 emissions. How can we still build today and what can future-oriented architecture look like?

Andrea Klinge provides insights from her work and the discourse at ZRS Architects and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

Lecture in German.

Photo © Philipp Zwanzig

Andrea Klinge

Prof. Andrea Klinge, Dipl.-Ing. Architect, BDA, M.Sc. Sustainability, part of the management team at ZRS Architects, studied architecture at the TU Berlin and specialised in sustainable building at London Metropolitan University.

She has worked in various architectural offices in London, Rome and Berlin. Andrea Klinge joined ZRS Architects in 2013, where she has established the research department and implemented several EU research projects.

Her research focuses on circular, low-tech construction and the use of natural and recycled building materials. Due to her background as a carpenter, Andrea Klinge always works in a practical way to make research results directly applicable.

From 2018 to 2023, as an honorary member of the supervisory board of TRNSFRM eG, she will support the CRCLR House and Alltag construction projects on the Rollberg site in Berlin Neukölln, with the aim of implementing circular, social and sustainable projects there.

From 2021 to 2022, she was part of the working group management for the DIN circular economy roadmap for buildings and municipalities.

In 2021, Andrea Klinge was appointed Professor for Circular Construction at the fhnw in Basel and has been working at the Institute for Sustainability and Energy in Construction since 2022.
Since 2023, Andrea Klinge has held the Chair of Construction and Design at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and is a member of the Design Advisory Board of the City of Wolfsburg.

Her research has won the Hans Sauer Award for Circularity, the Best Paper Award from ETH Zurich and recognition at the German Timber Construction Award. She also won the DGNB Sustainability Challenge with the RE4 project.

Workshop building Konrad-Zuse-Schule; Berlin-Pankow © Giacomo Morelli
Workshop building Konrad-Zuse-Schule; Berlin-Pankow © Giacomo Morelli
Torfremise_Kolbermoor © Malte Fuchs_ZRS Architekten Ingenieure
Torfremise_Kolbermoor © Malte Fuchs_ZRS Architekten Ingenieure