Circle House

The revolutionary project Circle House demonstrates how sustainability and a good economy can be united in circular construction.

Recyclable housing

Circle House consists of 60 new social housing estates designed according to the principles of circular economy. The goal is that 90% of the construction can be disassembled and reused without losing significant value.

The increasing attention on resource consumption and the responsibility for future generations poses new demands and requirements for client consultancies and new constructions to reflect an integration of social responsibility and financial circumstances. Circle House is an example of this and provides insight into experiences in the circular housing development. The project demonstrates how sustainability and financial gain can go hand in hand to inspire future constructions, so that we get even more housing that reduce CO2 emissions, have lower maintenance costs, and can be recycled.

Sustainable construction on regular market conditions

The 60 new social housing estates are located in Lisbjerg outside Aarhus, Denmark. The properties are listed as a combination of townhouses and tower blocks, and they are expected to be completed by 2020.

Orbicon provides design of structures and technical installations, as well as consultancy on DGNB/sustainability. In addition, Orbicon, along with other companies, participates in describing and demonstrating solutions that make circular construction marketable and, thus, scalable. Therefore, it is an example of a project that lift circular construction from successful attempts to a combined technological solution at regular market conditions.

Circle House is supported by funding from the Danish Environmental Protection Agency's Eco-Innovation Program (In Danish: MUDP - Miljøteknologisk Udviklings- og Demonstrationsprojekt).

Besides Orbicon, the project includes more than 20 of the leading companies within the Danish construction industry; from producers of concrete and windows to architects, entrepreneurs and building demolishers.

Project
Client
Lejerbo
Location
Lisbjerg, Denmark
Years
2017-2020
Team
Architects
Lendager Arkitekter, Vandkunsten Architects, 3XN Architects
Contractors
MT Højgaard, NCC
Others
The Danish Association for Responsible Construction, Danish Building Research Institute, etc.
Competencies
Consultancy
on DGNB/sustainability
Design
of structures and technical installations