For the Dutch Design Week 2017, Overtreders W developed a central meeting point and event location: the People’s Pavilion. The sustainable and temporary space drove the concept of circular economy to extremes: the pavilion consisted of 100% borrowed materials that were returned after the event!
The building materials such as concrete and wooden beams, facade elements and cladding made of recycled plastic come from suppliers and manufacturers, but also from residents. After nine days of use, they were returned to the owners. Since no screws, glue, drills, or saws were used in construction, they all remained intact.
In cooperation with the engineering office Arup, they developed a system in which lashing belts and cable ties were used. This is of course highly unusual and not easy to implement. Starting with the fact that such a construction method is not included in any calculation and construction program.
An innovative approach and a great project that proves how sustainable pop-up event locations can be!