24-25 Jul 2024

Session Information

24-Jul, 13:45 - 14:00

Circular Economy in Design: The Case for Adaptive Reuse

Seminar Theatre 1

Circular Economy in Design: The Case for Adaptive Reuse
Synopsis: The built environment presents a key opportunity to shift from a linear approach to a circular economy, contributing to making urban areas more sustainable. The earlier circular economy design strategies are embedded in projects, the more opportunities there will be to Design out Waste. Adaptive Reuse is one of the most critical strategies which involves the uplifting of assets while still retaining them in their current form.

Valentina will share key benefits of Adaptive Reuse, including embodied carbon conservation, reduction in the use of raw material, cost savings, preservation of historical buildings. She will also showcase recent WSP projects in Australia and overseas, where Adaptive Reuse was both implemented and measured.

This presentation will encourage all stakeholders to rethink the way we design our assets, and to play our role in the transition towards a circular economy.

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