Building design that enables components and materials to be disassembled, deconstructed, salvaged, re-used or reassembled.
Designing for deconstruction enables buildings to be efficiently dismantled at end of life. Salvaged materials can be re-used, recycled or re-manufactured - recovering some of their inherent value.
Designing for flexibility enables significant changes to be made to the building during the course of its life. This can help to delay or avoid the building’s obsolescence.
Chartwell School, USA: Private School with a Green Vision for deconstruction and maintaining lifecycle value
Olympic and Paralympic Games Village, Stratford: Adaptable Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 residential units
Arup Campus, Solihull: Considering 'long life, loose fit, and low energy' to maximise material benefits at end of life
Manchester City Council: Implementing flexible learning facilities to schools and academies
Marks & Spencer, Cheshire Oaks: End of Life Plan to record how the building could be deconstructed and the potential uses for the dismantled materials
Hayesfield Girls’ School, Bath: Upgrading of a school campus
Glencoe Visitor Centre, Inveriggan: Sustainable visitors centre made using natural, renewable materials.
Project XX, Netherlands: designed to be deconstructed with 100% of the materials and components being re-used or recycled