An investigation into the potential of using circular design principles for site works at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).
We were commissioned by the RHS to conduct a feasibility study into the potential reuse of materials from their de-constructed buildings within the gardens.
Our work was completed as part of a strategic investment program and promoted careful de-construction and reuse of buildings and features, good stewardship of materials and resources, and a visitor engagement proposal focusing on the reuse of materials, making and skills training.
Site-based waste materials could be seen as a resource for reuse, rather than an expensive problem for removal.
Our project informed the potential of material reuse that might otherwise have been missed, if a traditional linear construction program is followed: demolition; clearance; construction with new materials.
Most significantly after our report was issued decisions were made to de-construct and relocate two key structures and the reuse of many materials that might otherwise have become part of a demolition and removal program.
Project: Deconstruction and circular design
Date: 2019 – ongoing