Drastic is a pioneering collaboration to transform the European built environment via a collection of circular, low carbon, affordable and innovative 'Demonstrators', located in key cities across Europe.


Drastic stands for Demonstrating Real and Affordable Sustainable Building Solutions with Top-level whole life cycle performance and Improved Circularity.

Working with 23 partners across eight European countries, Drastic is a four-year project which is supported by the European Union under grant number 101123330.

Through five ‘Demonstrator’ pilot projects, Drastic aims to showcase varied and innovative solutions to reduce whole life carbon and the climate impact of construction across the entire construction value chain in Europe, whilst increasing and improving circularity within the built environment.

The Drastic Demonstrators will target different layers of buildings, to achieve reduction of operational and embodied carbon emissions and foster material reclamation and reuse. Drastic will show how these solutions, combined with improved business models, can lead the way towards a whole life cycle decarbonisation of the European Union (EU) building stock by 2050.