Circular construction: virtual tour through demonstration box
The Potterij site in Mechelen housed an industrial laundry for a long time, which caused severe soil pollution. OVAM (Public Waste Agency in the region of Flanders (Belgium)) bought the building in 2014 with the intention of remediating the site and putting it back into circulation. In anticipation of the completion, Miss Miyagi and Buur explored a circular temporary use for the site. They received subsidies from Flanders Circular for this innovative project. With the help of DMOA Architects, VUB, VITO, Thomas More, VDAB and many circular suppliers, they built a demonstration box for circular construction called ‘Kijkbox voor circulair bouwen’ (Viewing box for circular construction). This temporary construction inside the building puts circular building materials and principles into practice. Because the box is easy to disassemble, all materials can be reused when De Potterij gets its final destination.
Commissioned by Interreg NSR ProCirc and Vlaanderen Circulair, Fugzia developed a virtual tour through the box. You can visit the box online and learn more about the circular building materials that are already on the market today. The texts are in Dutch only, but even without reading them the virtual tour might offer an inspiring experience.