We move whole buildings

In 2016 Amsterdam hosted the EU. At the nearby Living Lab FabCity, Studioninedots and StoneCycling developed and built The TrueTalker. The first pavilion in the world entirely made from WasteBasedBricks.

Having a fireplace in the heart of it, The TrueTalker served as a place for true conversation. New ideas, surprising visions, both heartwarming and heartbreaking stories were shared by people from all over the world.

In line with our with our circular ambitions we not only upcycled waste materials
but also gave the entire pavilion a new life. We moved it from FabCity, across the water, to a new and vibrant location.

Travel along and share your perspective on tomorrow’s world. Come in and sit down at the heart of The TrueTalker at our office in Amsterdam

Time for some TrueTalkin'

This spring, the city of Amsterdam is host to the European Union. On the Marineterrein politicians discuss and decide on Europe’s future, under bright artificial light, with cameras and microphones registering each and every word. 

In reaction, at the nearby temporary campus FabCity, Studioninedots built with StoneCycling a pavilion with a fireplace right in the heart of it. Because a good campfire triggers big ideas and storytelling everyone is invited to sit down, relax and share warming, unreasonable, crazy, unimaginable and hilarious ideas at The TrueTalker.

Photos by Peter Cuypers

The True Talker is a cone-shaped pavilion that consists of one wall twisting around itself, triggering people to come in and explore the core. The solid but transparent structure is made from StoneCycling’s innovative and circular WasteBasedBricks.

During the day, the open brick pattern creates a play of light within the volume – in the dark the pavilion’s surroundings are illuminated from the fire inside, presenting itself as a beacon.

This is the place to sit down, relax, and exchange ideas. Everyone is invited to come to FabCity, to sit down at the heart of The TrueTalker and share ideas on the future of Europe, the world, mankind or anything else. To trigger even more stories a series of events is initiated, find the overview here.  

The TrueTalker will be on show in Amsterdam until 26 June 2016. Do you know any significant place that could use some TrueTalkin'? Give us a call. We would be happy to explore if we can transport the TrueTalker to a next location.

Partners: SBB Smit’s Bouwbedrijf B.V., IC Netherlands B.V., St. Joris Keramische Industrie, Saint-Gobain Weber Beamix B.V., Amsterdam Academy of Architecture, FabCity

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Building from waste, soon a reality: first projects in the making

Exciting times for StoneCycling. Building from waste is not longer an idea, a concept or a thought. What started out as a dream is becoming a reality. 

In Amsterdam the TrueTalker is taking shape. Studioninedots and StoneCycling designed an open structure with a fireplace right in the heart of it. It is a structure that shields the fire and the ones around it, gradually connecting this comfortable zone with the world outside. This unique pavilion is called the TrueTalker. It invites people to sit around the campfire and share crazy, heartbreaking or heartwarming dreams and ideas. It is part of the arts program of the Netherlands presidency of the European Union 2016. Want to find out more?  Come and check it out at FabCity from the 27th of May onwards. 

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And in the center of Rotterdam the people of Architectuur Maken are building their very own house. They came up with a unique pattern of the Caramel Raw and Sliced.  

These are the brave early adaptors and we are proud to be able to work with them. Stay tuned for the results and sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page. 

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