Superuse Design Workshops

The design principles and processes of ‘superuse’:
designing from reusable ‘waste’ materials in architecture, landscape and urban design

wikado_rotterdam_webWorkshop led by: Jos de Krieger, Partner Architect, Superuse Studios, The Netherlands

This workshop will provide you inspiring and useful knowledge from a Dutch leader in innovative sustainable design practice. Jos de Krieger is a partner with Superuse Studios (NL), a globally pioneering architecture and design practice in the reuse of ‘waste’ materials in new design solutions. This is a necessary methodology to transforming to a sustainable society. It limits the environmental impact of architecture and design while opening up ingenious, beautiful and functional design solutions and unlocking latent economic potential from locally available ‘waste’ materials.

This workshop is offered to architects, design professionals, architecture and design graduates, clients, government and NGO staff, academics and interior architects. It will offer you a new and innovative tool to help you to create truly sustainable projects, benefit local communities, and stimulate new business.

The workshop will cover:

  • Understanding the blue/circular economy and material flows (amongst others) as a tool for architecture, design, landscape architecture and urbanism
  • Learning about Superuse’s means-oriented design methodology
  • Understanding the four main sources of materials, their pros and cons, and how they can be put to ‘superuse’ in architecture, landscape and urban design
  • Learning about the systems and platforms Superuse Studios (and others) have designed to support their way of thinking and can be used globally to make your personal and business endeavours more environmentally conscious


For 10 years, Jos de Krieger has been working in the field of architecture, especially innovative architecture and design made from leftover and waste materials. After his graduation at TU Delft, he joined Superuse Studios (formerly 2012Architecten) to push the boundaries of architecture beyond traditional building methods into cyclical processes

Auckland: Unitec School of Architecture, Friday 29 July, 9-12pm
Christchurch: Ara, Institute of Technology, Friday 5 August, 9-12pm
Wellington: College of Creative Arts, Massey, Wednesday 10 August, 9-12pm

Cost: $150

NZRAB: 30 CPD Pts (15 Design, 15 Professional Core)     ADNZ: 5 CPD Pts        NZILA: 3 CPD Pts

This workshop is presented by Te Pūtahi – Christchurch centre for architecture and city-making. Jos de Krieger’s visit to New Zealand is sponsored by Metalcraft Roofing and Colorsteel, and supported by the Warren Architects Education Charitable Trust. The Auckland workshop is supported by the NZIA Auckland branch. Venues kindly provided by Unitec, Ara and Massey.

Registration: To attend the workshop, please book here