Circular building design
Utilisation of the Existing Facilities at Green Solution House
Reclaim, Reuse, Renovate
‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’. At the Green Solution House we believe in the value of repurposing and eliminating waste. This thinking has been applied to many aspects of the refurbishment and expansion of the buildings as well as the landscape design. The parking space is built on a base of rubble from the demolished buildings that used to occupy the site - all 1500 tons of building materials were utilised. The remaining buildings received a facelift with new energy efficient facades and roofing, although most of the original features remain. Like the buildings, the furniture, light fixtures and much more were given a facelift and re-integrated in the hotel’s interior. Some furniture was reupholstered with Cradle-to-Cradle certified textiles. What could be used was reclaimed and repurposed, what couldn’t was donated to charity. Our approach is to be responsible. For us this is both better for the environment and the finances.