SHS Delft is looking for enthusiastic students with an affinity for urban transformation and the circular economy. Those two aspects will be combined in a project initiated by SHS Delft, whereby circular, dismountable products for temporary transformation projects will be developed. With such products, vacant buildings without a residential use can easily and quickly be transformed into an attractive living environment. After the exploitation period, the products will be dismantled, so that they can be moved to the next building with ease. This idea is formulated, research has been conducted and relevant parties have been interviewed. The next step is to find a group of students who can help with the design. A circular economy is an attractive and viable alternative to the linear model that is reaching its physical limits. Many businesses have started exploring this alternative by writing about it, talking about it and investigating it. However, actual examples of implementations in practice are rare. With this project, SHS Delft intends to change that. Here, you will get the chance to transpose acquired knowledge into a concrete example.
Goal: To design circular products for temporary transformation projects, which then can be built.
Products: Kitchens and bathrooms consisting of separate parts which can be replaced independently and can easily be moved. Hereby, circular product design will be the main objective.
Approach: Allowing a group of students with different study backgrounds to brainstorm about possible design- and implementation options.
Guidance: Several researchers from the TU Delft, who research the Circular Economy at the Architecture and Industrial Design Engineering faculty. Experts on this topic who are already exploring new ways to create sustainable, resilient, long-lasting value in the circular economy. Martin Minkes; the contractor who will convert the design into usable products and systems.
When: Wednesday March 1, from 9 am until 5 pm
Registration: Before February 27, by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org