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Reversible Experience Modules – Built to be rebuilt


In January 2018 a big journey will start, and it will be a circular one! the Buildings As Materials Banks project launches the largest travelling exhibition of circularity in the built environment. The Reversible Experience Modules exhibition is built from more than 70 products and systems designed for reuse, recovery and recycling, and available on the market today. Also QbiQ makes part of this project. Together, they form an exhibition showcasing how to realize adaptable, modular and circular buildings. The key tool to make this possible is the BAMB Materials Passports Platform; providing information to architects, project developers, contractors, planners and all relevant stakeholders on the circular potential of products, systems and buildings. Materials and products in the Reversible Experience Modules are labelled with Materials Passports that describe what they are, where they come from and where they can go next. These reveal their true potential in a circular economy and will be accessible from multiple devices.

You are invited

The Reversible Experience Modules will be launched in January in Brussels, and then go on tour throughout Europe. See and experience them at ecobuild 2018 in London, Building Holland 2018 in Amsterdam or any of the other locations that are shown and continuously updated on our website: www.epea.nl/rems. At each location there will be presentations, workshops and trainings for professionals from the built environment about Materials Passports, Circularity, and reversible building design.

Building like nature does

Imagine if an entire building, the concrete, the wood, the steel, and all of the products inside such as chairs, computers and lighting were designed to be fully reusable and recyclable; if a former office can be transformed into a new apartment building. While this is done sometimes today at a basic level, Reversible Experience Modules show the visitor how buildings can be transformed from demolition cost and liabilities, into the material banks of the future, based on circularity and the Cradle to Cradle design concept. Materials passports will let designers select products for their healthy use and reuse potential during design, and let building owners find partners to reuse the materials during maintenance and dismantling. Every day millions of products inside buildings are replaced and hundreds of buildings are torn down. The take, make waste linear pathway leads from new products made of new materials to old materials that are thrown away. Reversible Experience Modules demonstrate the transition from linear pathways to continuous cycles.

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