The VELUX Group have collaborated with Arup, Frener & Reifer, BAM and other partners to create the ‘Circular Building’ to demonstrate how the circular economy can benefit the industry and the built environment.
The Circular Building (open until 7th October 2016) was designed and constructed as part of London Design Festival (17th-25th September 2016), an annual event held to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world.
The Circular Building tests the maturity of circular economy thinking in the built environment. Designing buildings where, at the end of life, all components and materials can be re-used, re-manufactured or re-cycled, profoundly alters design and construction priorities.
The Circular Building is a prototype, designed by Arup, and features award-winning VELUX Modular Skylights (VMS).
Designed in collaboration with Foster + Partners, VMS offers innovative, modular and sustainable solutions for glass roofs in larger building spaces
No adhesives are used in manufacture or installation and fully modular design means that units can be easily replaced without affecting existing structures.
Michael K. Rasmussen, SVP Global Brand and Marketing, the VELUX Group: “VELUX is excited to be a partner in the Circular Building. Not only does the project embody many of the sustainability ideals that the VELUX Group has held dear for 75 years, but it also allows us to showcase some of our most innovative products, which are changing the way that architects bring daylight and fresh air into larger buildings.”
Carol Lemmens, Director, Global Leader Management Consulting, Arup: “At the highest level of engagement about the circular economy we need to start a dialogue about mutual gains, one that influences all stakeholders. The circular economy model can drive innovation and new ways of working; we see this as a way of rethinking design and redesign thinking”,
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