High Tech Pavilion built of residuals
To accelerate the Clean Tech Innovation, green architect GertJan Scholte has built a high tech pavilion of residuals in Amsterdam.
Building with bio-composites needs repetition – and therefore modular solutions – because the molds are expensive.
Residuals as raw materials
The concept of Cradle to Cradle is about quality and innovation. It’s main focus is striving for a large positive impact.
For the design of the pavilion, Scholte has chosen a six-sided base of bio-composite material. Supplemented with a triangle element.
The aim is to build a smart system for the collection of rainwater, with these elements. The hollow columns are designed to store rainwater.
More architects are experimenting with residuals and construction methods to contribute to a circular world. The engagement to a circular world is common. An example is the complete cradle to cradle business park 20 | 20 in Amsterdam.
Europe intents to develop a C2C Certified Community of Practice in Europe. The Europe government is facilitating a ‘living lab’ for industrial participants to learn, share, and collaborate, in order to identify opportunities and solutions for shared success.
Cradle to Cradle advantages
- Products and processes are designed in such a way that materials remain available to humans and their natural environment
- Products are designed so that the materials can be completely reused in the technical cycle
- Products in the technical cycle must act as a high-quality raw material for new products in the technological domain
- Absolutely no harmful waste substances may be released during the manufacturing process
- Products are manufactured using circular energy sources
- Continuous improvement required.
Criteria on 5 topics
- Material health
- Material reutilization & carbon management
- Renewable energy use
- Water stewardship
- Social responsibility
Learn more about Cradle to Cradle projects, realized in the built environment.
About the architect
Gert Jan Scholte
Architect, partner Cityblob
- Grace Farms Building green building example nr. #1
- Green and smart building design with 4D
- First Cradle-To-Cradle Business Park In The Netherlands
- 3 denim collections from recycled ocean plastic
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