Experience Circular Building at Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven (Hall 3 Klokgebouw)

From the 20th until the 28th of October EPEA exhibited its ´Reversible Experience Modules´ (REMs) at the 2018 Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven!

The design of the exhibit was completely adjusted (see picture below) to fit the requirements of the largest design event in Northern Europe. Visitors to the REMs again got to work themselves with modular, detachable and Cradle to Cradle designed products and systems. Tours were organised for various interested parties showing the importance of Materials Passports in conjunction with Reversible Design.

The REMs are one of the key pilots for dynamic and flexibly designed buildings in the European ‘Buildings As Material Banks’ project. (www.bamb2020.eu) The project aims to integrate Materials Passports with Reversible Building Design principles to create zero-waste, completely circular buildings. The objective of the REMs exhibition is to let the visitor experience how circular construction works, with what materials and products it is already possible, and how Material Passports support circularity; from the design phase of products and buildings to the recycling phase.

On Wednesday, October 24th, EPEA director and Cradle to Cradle co-founder Michael Braungart spoke next to the REMs in the ABN-AMRO circular pavilion as part of the “Van Waste naar Winst” event.

On Thursday, October 25th, EPEA Nederland director Hein van Tuijl spoke at the Cradle to Cradle Café about Buildings as Materials Banks and Madaster at the Dutch Design Week. As part of this Cradle to Cradle café, visitors got a tour through the REMs, seeing how their products as well as others have become part of the innovative solutions to problems in circular building.

Hein van Tuijl giving an impromptu interview on the importance of Materials Passports at DDW.