2017 - 2020
Social Housing designed for reuse
Circle House will lead the way for Circular Construction
Circle House is the world’s first Social Housing built from circular principles. This entails that the building is designed for reversibility – to be disassembled, and it is the goal that 90% of used materials can be reused without losing value.
30 companies from all part of the value chain of construction form the partner group of the project. While we would usually work with wood-based construction systems that are nearly always built to be reversible, concrete is the main material in this project.
Prefabricated concrete is the most commonly used structural system in Denmark, and because concrete is so dominant in the national building culture, even small steps towards a more sustainable use has a large impact.
Project name: Circle House
Client: Lejerbo and supported by MUDP, Realdania and Aarhus Kommune
Location: Lisbjerg, Århus
Date: 2017 - 2020
Status: In tender
Number of units: 60
Activity: New construction and development
Job type: Development project
Construction system: Concrete designed for disassembly
Contact: Søren Nielsen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Project group: Katrine West Kristensen
Architect: 'Fællestegnestuen': Vandkunsten, 3XN, and Lendager Group
Consultant: Steering committee: Lejerbo, GXN Innovation, Foreningen for Byggeriets Samfundsansvar (FBSA), MT Højgaard, Statens Byggeforskningsinstitut (SBi). Industripartnere: Dansk Beton, Spæncom, Peikko, Kalk, Dovista, Velfac, Komproment, Rockwool, Caverion, Gyproc, Tarkett, NCC Construction, Kingo Karlsen, Tscherning, RGS Nordic, Troldtekt. Konsulenter: Responsible Assets, Horten Advokatpartnerselskab, Lauritzen Advising, Hildebrandt og Brandi