Computational Design X Circular Economy


Workshop series



Why a DRIVEN workshop series?

One of the key initiatives of the DRIVEN program is to provide a workshop series for the community. The workshops will provide training as an exploration ground on the four areas of knowledge of DRIVEN: Computational Design, Computational Fabrication, Data Visualization and Machine Learning.
With the workshop series we aim to:


  • Provide beginner training in computational design and digital fabrication to future incubated projects. For that, we crafted two specific beginner workshops.


  • Attract established designers, architects, makers, entrepreneurs that are interested in the topics of the DRIVEN program and are eager to learn more in order to grow a community with a wider sensibility of design within the circular economy.


  • Prototype, test, iterate — the results of the workshops could be the first step to showcase some proof of concepts, create precedents, and fuel further explorations for the incubation.


  • Support incubated projects that could implement circular economy principles in their projects from the initial design phase. We have some very promising applications and we’re looking for more entrepreneurs and designers willing to challenge themselves on such topics.
Parametric Engineering tools (Karamba 3d)
1st edition
January 11st to 15th, 2021

Circular economy in structural design

Tutored by Klaas de Rycke, Georgia Margariti, Sandie Fenton, Marie Paschke, Ludovic Regnault (Bollinger+Grohmann)

With focus on timber structures, the workshop will incorporate carbon footprint evaluation and life cycle assessment into a structural design workflow. Comparative and optimization strategies, enabled by the parametric engineering tool Karamba, will be used in order to mediate between purely structural and environmental criteria suggesting a more holistic design process.

Registrations are open!

Credits: Bollinger + Grohmann

Machine Learning x Circular Economy (Advanced)
2nd edition
March 11st to 17th, 2021*
weekend excluded

Machine Learning for Adaptive Temporary Architecture

Tutored by Mateusz Zwierzycki (Object)

During this workshop the participants will get a chance to learn about machine learning in the design context, with the applications ranging from clustering of elements to space planning applications for generating interior architecture responsive to user needs.

Registrations are open!

CREDITS : Mateusz Zwierzycki (Object)

Rhinoceros and Grasshopper for Beginners
2nd edition
May 3rd to 7th, 2021

Introduction to Computational Design

Tutored by Eugenio Bettucchi (Noumena)

Computational design applied to a circular economy and reuse of materials allows us to rethink and rearrange existing elements into new layouts suitable for temporary activities in the urban environment.

Registrations are open!

Image by Eugenio Bettucchi

Laser cutting, 3d printing and CNC milling (Beginners)
2nd edition
June 7th to 11st, 2021

Introduction to Digital Fabrication

Tutored by Arnaud Delente (Supercube)

This workshop will explore the various workflows to implement data driven design for circular economy. We will cover techniques to design with waste or left over from the building industry as input materials, from transforming data into 3d models, to physical prototypes using iterative and agile design processes. 

Registrations are open!

Credits: “Terrasse des canaux” WAO / SCU Copyright Aurélien Chen

Computational Fabrication x Circular Economy (Advanced)
1st edition
July 5th to 9th, 2021

Computation for Fabrication

Tutored by Andrea Graziano (Co-de-iT)

Computational design triggered the mass customization of the production processes integrating into the design phase the opportunity and constraints of production means allowing to take finally full advantage of automation. That’s what we call Computational Fabrication.

Registrations are open!

Credits: “Decorative wood panel” Computational Design by Co-de-iT / Digital Fabrication by Bruno DeMasi– Image by Bruno DeMasi



Starting at

219 € / week

  • Live teaching
  • Reviews
  • Access to the community
  • Special price for incubation
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Our next workshop

Machine Learning for Adaptive Temporary Architecture

Register for our next workshop tutored by Mateusz Zwierzycki (Object).
Online from 11st to 17th of March 2021.*
*excluding weekend.
Early birds tickets available until February 21st.