Hosted by Dezeen's founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs, the panel will include architect Marco Vermeulen, architect and author Thomas Rau and Hester van Dijk, co-founder of design agency Overtreders W .
The circular economy is a sustainable economic model in which waste and pollution are eliminated while ecosystems are nurtured rather than exploited.
The panel will explore how the circular economy applies to the built environment and how architects can implement its principles to the buildings they design.
Examples of architectural projects that embrace principles of the circular economy include a reusable, recyclable and compostable building made from cork designed by Studio Bark, and the People's Pavilion at Dutch Design Week in 2017 by Overtreders W, which was built using borrowed and recycled materials.
The concept has been gaining media attention as of late with London mayor Sadiq Khan calling for architects to design for the circular economy and designer Richard Hutten warning that brands will go out of business unless they embrace the economic model.
Vermeulen is the founder of Studio Marco Vermeulen, a design office working within architecture, urban design and landscape architecture.
Its projects considers how energy transition, food production and cycles of raw materials can help improve the quality of our cities. The studio has previously designed an energy-efficient museum embedded into a wetland area in Rotterdam.
Rau is the founder of Amsterdam-based firm RAU Architects. The practice aims to incorporate circular practices into their projects such as a thatched reed-covered bird observatory that can be easily dismantled and rebuilt in a different location.
He is also the co-author of Material Matters, a book written with Sabine Oberhuber, which explores sustainable ways of consumption and production.
Van Dijk is the co-founder of Amsterdam design agency Overtreders W. The agency's projects often employ the principles of the circular economy such as its temporary, zero-waste barn and restaurant made from borrowed materials.
The talk will be held at the Entresol Klokgebouw stage in the Strijp-S neighbourhood in Eindhoven at 5:00pm on Saturday 19 October. It will be livestreamed here on Dezeen.
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Dutch Design Week 2019 takes place in 120 venues across Eindhoven from 17-29 October.