The Circular Building opens its doors to the public
The installation - raised in front of The Building Centre in London and open to the public Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm - intends to explore how we might apply circular economy principles to the design and construction of buildings.
The Circular Building offers a solid example of how we might:
- Lease rather than purchase materials and products
- Maximise off-site fabrication
- Select materials that can be re-used, remanufactured or recycled at end of life
- Choose mechanical and push-fit connections rather than adhesives to allow deconstruction
- Avoid wet trades
- Design fit-out to comprise interchangeable panels leased from suppliers
- Ventilation provided by prototype equipment made from recycled plastic, cardboard and re-manufactured drinks cans
- Electrical system is low voltage and off-grid, facilitating future flexibility and ease-of-maintenance
The installation is also accompanied by Circular Living - an exhibition exploring the impact of the circular economy in a range of industries, from fashion to product design- and by the conference 'Circular economy in the built environment' to take place on 21 September 2016.
Further information is available here.