BASAJAUN is a major European innovation action about sustainable building with wood. The main objective is to demonstrate how wood construction chains can be optimized to foster both rural development and urban transformation whilst being connected with sustainable forest management in Europe.
The global purpose of BASAJAUN is to foster the adoption of wood as raw material in products and building solutions and demonstrate that they contribute to increase the quality, habitability and performance of the European building stock with many benefits for healthier, sustainable cities. Better integration of wood products in the construction sector stimulates more sustainable development of rural regions.
BASAJAUN demonstrates a series of industry-led innovations including bio-based materials, products, building systems and digital solutions for a sustainable, circular wood construction sector. The idea is to correlate an area of forest to a typical medium sized building. The goal is to exploit close to 100% of the raw materials obtained from harvested wood and to use close to 100% based in products and sub-products from all these materials.
BASAJAUN addresses novel concepts in building materials, products, systems and technology to improve the wood construction value chain. The project achieves a techno-economical assessment of the approaches and a business plan of the proposed demonstrators. All will be integrated in industrial setting to allow for a broad uptake of the solutions.
Two full-scale demo demonstration projects will be realized with multiple partners using innovative architecture. The Northern demo building is being built in Jyväskylä in Finland at the VTT headquarters. The Southern demo building is being built in Bordeaux France in cooperation with the Departement de Gironde. The demonstration is devoted to products manufacturing regarding scalability and replicability in a system prototype within an operational environment.
Digitalization is a main driver to boost performance and decarbonization in the construction sector. To ensure traceability of building materials throughout the whole engineering process and the lifetime of the building, a full digital twin is developed. The Forest to Building Digital Framework (F2BDF) helps to overcome gaps in the data flow, to increase the transparency of the engineering process, and to optimize efficiency in the of whole value chain.
The project consortium comprises 30 partners from 12 countries including leading research and technology organizations, universities, companies and other public and sectoral organizations. They include broad competence in wood construction systems and buildings, innovative materials, architecture, forestry, digitalisation, environmental assessment and business development. The project is coordinated by the Tecnalia Research and Innovation Foundation in Spain.
The project consortium comprises 30 partners from 12 countries
European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 862942 from 2019-2023.
Tecnalia Research and Innovation Foundation