Exploring Circular Housing

Embassy of Circularity

Embassy of Circularity

The exhibition Exploring Circular Housing in the Embassy of Circularity examines together with approximately 35 exhibitors what it means to design and live in 2020 circular apartment buildings in the year 2020. With this embassy, Dutch Design Week is showcasing the power of circular design.

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ABN AMRO Circular E-talks @ DDW
Over the course of five days, designers, organizations and companies will question themselves and one another to find out how this ambition provokes new questions. In a lively series of ABN AMRO ‘E-talks’ on circularity, new speakers will explore the research and design questions as we approach 2020 and beyond.

Exploring the Embassy of Circularity
Monday october 22th
12:15 – 13:15
The first Circular Talk offers a concise overview of what’s on show at DDW 2018. In addition, we pose the question: how can we stimulate circular design in all its facets?

Exploring circular housing/apartment
Tuesday october 23th
11:00 – 17:00
What does it mean to live pleasantly and affordably in a circular manner? Using the example of apartments accessed from a shared staircase, we will investigate the issues raised by the circular design of private housing. What can we learn from circular office buildings? What should we keep in mind when building or renovating such apartments? And what should we expect from residents when it comes to behaviour? During the afternoon we will present new building materials.

The three sessions on Tuesday can be attended individually or together.
11:00 – 12:30 The circular apartment
13:00 – 14:30 Designing circular living
15:30 – 17:00 New materials for housing

Workshop ‘Implementing Circular Business Models’ – from vision to action
Wednesday october 24th
11:00hrs – 13:30hrs
As an entrepreneurial bank, ABN AMRO wants to be an action leader in the transition to the circular economy. We support companies that want to make the step towards a circular business model, with our knowledge, network and experience with revenue models. We will make the transition to circular revenue models concrete in our ambition to finance at least 100 one-billion-euro deals in 2020, saving together at least one million tons of CO2 emissions. Last summer we drew up the circular financing guidelines. A basis on which financing options can be further developed for a sustainable and circular economy.
Together with designers, city makers and co-action leaders like you we will to further explore the impact of circular revenue models on the central issue: How do we realize 2020 circular houses in the year 2020? Work with us on the vision of circular living and come into action during the workshop: ‘Implementing Circular Business Models’.

Learning from circular real estate design                                                                       https://www.ddw.nl/en/programme/491/learning-from-circular-real-estate-design-embassy-of-circularity
Thursday october 25th
12:15 – 13:30
In the real estate office market, we see successful circular development projects. The market also reveals the first experiences gained with residential real estate. Those involved will openly discuss what is needed to speed up the development of circular housing.

Exploring a circular push by technology                                                                                            https://www.ddw.nl/en/programme/470/exploring-a-circular-push-by-technology-embassy-of-circularity                                 Friday october 26th
12:15 – 13:30
Data is sometimes referred to as the oil that lubricates a circular society. What possibilities does technology offer in becoming more circular? How do pioneers deploy it? What are the expectations of designers of the digital circular future? What sorts of issues are waiting to be studied?