A farm, a biomedical company and a building materials company, an area with a high landscape val- ue, some agricultural and food waste to be optimised, a team of researchers and a class of design and architecture students. These are the ingredients of the Designing Circularity experience. The article illustrates a field research activity and an educational experiment focused on identifying circularity scenarios for the territory and the development of a project based on the principles of the circular economy, with an appropriate technology approach. The result is that grape marc becomes bricks and hazelnut shells become insulating panels. The experience generated results for all the players in- volved: the companies strengthened their industrial symbiosis strategies; the university took respon- sibility for co-processing circularity scenarios and territorial development; the students developed a critical sense and the ability to design in close contact with real ‘challenges’.

Designing Circularity. The circular economy for landscape and territory / Montacchini, Elena; Tedesco, Silvia; Di Prima, Nicolò (PROJECT. ESSAYS AND RESEARCHES). - In: A New Life for Landscape, Architecture and DesIgn / Scalisi F.. - ELETTRONICO. - Palermo : Palermo University Press, 2021. - ISBN 978-88-5509-291-3. - pp. 158-173 [10.19229/978-88-5509-291-3/692021]

Designing Circularity. The circular economy for landscape and territory

Montacchini, Elena;Tedesco, Silvia;Di Prima, Nicolò
2021

Abstract

A farm, a biomedical company and a building materials company, an area with a high landscape val- ue, some agricultural and food waste to be optimised, a team of researchers and a class of design and architecture students. These are the ingredients of the Designing Circularity experience. The article illustrates a field research activity and an educational experiment focused on identifying circularity scenarios for the territory and the development of a project based on the principles of the circular economy, with an appropriate technology approach. The result is that grape marc becomes bricks and hazelnut shells become insulating panels. The experience generated results for all the players in- volved: the companies strengthened their industrial symbiosis strategies; the university took respon- sibility for co-processing circularity scenarios and territorial development; the students developed a critical sense and the ability to design in close contact with real ‘challenges’.
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