Case Studies

The Eiffel Tower

When Gustave Eiffel constructed his famous tower in 1889 for the International Exposition and centennial celebrations of the French Revolution, it was envisaged to be a temporary structure. Little did he know that it would still stand as the much-loved landmark of Paris over 130 years later. 

Please be seated

Please Be Seated, comprises of a series of rising and falling concentric circles, providing benches and arches for people to sit on and walk under.

Garsington Opera – Demountable pavilion

Garsington Opera’s move to Wormsley, a lush English pastoral estate between London and Oxford, has significantly upgraded their facilities in line with the expectations of 21st Century opera goers. The new pavilion offers superb acoustics and a perfect setting in which to experience opera performances of the very highest quality.

Railway Building in Bavaria – 120 years life and still going strong

In June 1898, the Royal Bavarian State Railways commissioned the section of the Ammersee Railway from Mering to Schondorf along with the station in St. Ottilien.

Lydlinch Bridge – Built 1942 and in great condition

As early as 1942 the Ministry of Defence was considering outline plans for the D-Day invasion. Where and when the landings would take place were top secret, but the speedy movement of the invasion force to the south coast ports was a common factor to all alternatives.

Thinking Ahead – Repurposing of galvanized steel

Galvanized steel components are standard solutions in a wide range of applications. In this innovative example, BeL - Sozietät für Architektur anticipated a viable next use phase by selecting components from a modular galvanized steel formwork system that would otherwise be used during concrete construction.

House D6 – Sustainable, reversible housing

The design task for this house in the Oberberg region of Germany was to construct a sustainable single-family dwelling, which incorporates the surrounding landscape into the living space and creates covered outdoor spaces for the rainy summer days in the region.

Leeuwarden Energy Knowledge Centre

The Leeuwarden Energy Knowledge Centre is built on the former Skinkeskâns waste disposal site to the west of Leeuwarden in the Netherlands. This innovative office building is part of an Energy Campus and will house a wide range of research and knowledge institutions in the field of sustainability and is architecturally integrated into the landscape.

Dursley Treehouse

Built on a small plot in the centre of Dursley, England, this house was designed to have minimal impact on the surrounding trees and to preserve the natural habitat of the site.

The Green House – Design for flexibility and reuse

The Green House houses a restaurant with its own urban farm and a conference centre. True to the principles of the circular economy, the entire building can be disassembled.

Grandstand at Gramsbergen - Rebirth after 40 years

An existing Elascon stand was saved from demolition thanks to the enthusiasm and decisiveness of one man.

Designed for deconstruction - Fraunhofer IWKS

The Fraunhofer IWKS (Institute for Materials Recycling and Resource Strategies) is at the forefront of research into the responsible use of natural resources – based on the principle that resources should be used but not consumed.

Information Point - Ready for relocation and repurpose

The Les Glòries development on the eastern flank of Barcelona has been one of the city’s most significant urban upgrades. During the regeneration of the area, Barcelona City Hall wanted an Information Point that would inform local residents about the development but also provide information for tourists.

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