Joining forces to accelerate the biobased building transformation
Built by Nature connects multiple local impact and global learning networks to build relationships, facilitate communication, enable action and amplify solutions that drive the transformation toward a built environment in unison in nature.
Built by Nature is a network of networks. We connect frontrunners and partners to drive systemic action to accelerate the uptake of bio-based materials in the built environment. Our networks share a common vision, aligning to confront industry perceptions and regulatory barriers, shaping the cross-sector initiatives required to drive transformation and sharing new knowledge and practical methodologies.
Our frontrunners are developers, designers, investors, insurers, asset owners and cities from across Europe with a track record of innovation in, and commitment to, the bio-based building transformation, and a desire to drive collective climate solutions for the public good.
Our partners are those whose leadership and work drives our collective vision and mission. They are part of Built by Nature’s DNA – each leading on critical solutions to the challenges of the timber building transformation.
Local network solutions
An active and highly engaged national network, Built by Nature is collaborating in the UK to address specific challenges around perceptions of mass timber – including insurability – while simultaneously promoting its environmental and wellbeing benefits.
As Amsterdam is the “home base” for Built by Nature, the country is well-represented by companies and organisations aligned with national and local governments’ goals and commitments to sustainable urban development.
Our presence in Spain was established with the launch of the Built by Nature-funded MASS MADERA network, at the “Mass is More” installation in Barcelona. Coordinated by IAAC (Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia) MASS MADERA includes cities, governments, companies, organizations and architects from across Spain promoting the development of mass timber construction, and the reduction of CO2 emissions associated with it.