Our Purpose

Together We Build
A Better Future


Andreas and Robert

We stand for Circularity

Polycare was founded in response to the earthquake in Haiti in 2010. Originally, our mission was to empower people to build their own homes in an affordable and fast way. Building on this initial idea, we have continuously evolved. Robert, our CTO, has been part of this development from 2012. Andreas, our Co-CEO joined the company in 2019. In 2020 we shifted our company strategy to follow the circular economy principles. Today, we proudly offer a portfolio of solutions from material science to production technology of our building solutions.

Closing the loop
with Circular Materials

Circularity is an integral part of Polycare - and therefore also an essential field of research. We identify secondary raw materials for the production of our building blocks. In doing so, we completely eliminate cement as a binder for our geopolymer concrete, paving the way for the construction industry to majorly reduce its carbon footprint. Therefore, we integrate readily available industrial by-products such as fly ash and slags as well as recycled mineral feedstock such as construction demolition waste.

Recycling industrial waste to make bricks

Closing the loop
with Circular Architecture

By ensuring the reuse through design for disassembly and capturing the data and value of the components in a material bank, every component of our building system becomes a valuable asset for the circular economy.
We believe using the principle of design for disassembly and reuse is one of the most important paradigm shifts needed in architecture. We see a future of reuse and repair, creating new possibilities and unseen flexibility for future buildings to contribute to the circular economy and to create new business models.

Recycling industrial waste to produce building blocks for use in the construction industry

Our Values

Think Circular
Creating New Value Chains

We shift away from linear value chains and design regenerative new processes that push products designed for the future. The principles of Reuse, Repair and Recycle guide us in everything we do.

Circular Alternative Building Material stacks
Two co-workers are planning and designing

Value Community
Networks and Technology Transfer

Our mission is to revolutionise the building industry - we cannot do that alone. That is why we build partnerships and enable businesses around the globe to lead their own local building industries sector towards a sustainable future.

Be Flexible
Adaptability and Functionality

From the blueprint of our company ethos to the functionality of our building system - adaptability is how we break barriers and respond to change quickly. This agile mindset fosters high productivity through ownership and shared success.

A modular buildings wall
View on planet earth

Create Global Impact
Purpose Driven

The impact of climate change is a matter that affects us all. Our purpose is to address the challenges within the building industry and focus on developing impactful ways to combat them.

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