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Demonstration of how sustainability and a good economy can be united in circular construction.
Circle House consists of 60 new social housing estates designed according to the principles of circular economy. The goal is that 90% of the construction can be disassembled and reused without losing significant value.
The increasing attention on resource consumption and the responsibility for future generations poses new demands and requirements for client consultancies and new constructions to reflect an integration of social responsibility and financial circumstances. Circle House is an example of this. Here, the construction will function as a demonstration building to provide insight into experiences in the circular housing development. The project will demonstrate how sustainability and financial gain can go hand in hand to inspire future constructions, so that we get even more housing that reduce CO2 emissions, have lower maintenance costs, and can be recycled.
Sustainable construction must be scalable
Specifically, the building will consist of 60 homes in combination with townhouses and tower blocks, located in Lisbjerg outside Aarhus, Denmark. The properties are expected to be completed by 2020.
Orbicon provides design of structures and technical installations, as well as consultancy on DGNB/sustainability. In addition, Orbicon, along with other companies, participates in describing and demonstrating solutions that make circular construction marketable and, thus, scalable.
The project is supported by funding from the Danish EPA’s Eco-Innovation Program (In Danish: MUDP – Miljøteknologisk Udviklings- og Demonstrationsprojekt).